The Center for Dermatology is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It is led by Dr. Abdul Hafeez, a board-certified dermatologist. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He then completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in dermatology at the University of Illinois’s Medical Center. In 1996, he earned his certification from the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Hafeez is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Dermatology.
What Kinds of Services Does the Center for Dermatology Provide?
The Center for Dermatology provides a wide array of dermatological services, both medical and cosmetic. They include the following:
• Acne treatments
• Skin cancer treatments
• Laser hair removal
• Chemical peels
• Psoriasis treatments
• Skin tag removal
• Laser tattoo removal
The Center for Dermatology treats both adults and children.
What is Molluscum?
Molluscum, more formally known as molluscum contagiosum, is a common skin infection caused by a virus. As the name suggests, it is contagious and can be spread either by direct contact with an infected person or by exposure to contaminated clothes, towels or similar items. The infection can also spread from one part of the body to another.
Molluscum causes clusters of small and painless bumps to develop on the skin. The condition is most common in children, but it can also affect adults, especially those with weakened immune systems.
While molluscum can go away on its own without treatment, the process can take months or years – and the patient will probably infect someone else in the meantime. Treatments for molluscum include topical medications, laser therapy, curettage and cryotherapy. Curettage is a procedure in which the doctor gently scrapes the bumps off, while cryotherapy involves freezing them.
What Pediatric Conditions Does the Center for Dermatology Treat?
The Center of Dermatology can treat any hair, nail or skin condition seen in a child or teenager. The most common conditions in a young patient are warts, molluscum and atopic dermatitis. The last condition is the most common form of eczema and causes itchy red rashes on the legs, arms and cheeks. It can be accompanied by contact dermatitis or other allergic reactions.
How Can Psoriasis Be Treated?
While there is currently no cure for psoriasis, there are many treatments that can control it. Topical medications like retinoids, corticosteroids and salicylic acid are generally used to treat mild to moderate psoriasis. They can decrease inflammation and itching and/or slow the abnormally fast production of skin cells seen in psoriasis.
Oral medications are prescribed in severe or resistant cases. Many of them work by suppressing the immune system. Biological medications also suppress the immune system. Most biological medications are given by injection and are used to treat people with severe psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis.
Light therapy is generally used to treat moderate psoriasis. The light or laser used slows down the production of skin cells and can also reduce inflammation. The patient may also be given a medication to increase their sensitivity to light and thus make the treatment more effective.
If you are searching for expertly provided dermatologic treatments, the Center for Dermatology in Lawrenceville can help you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the services we offer.