Remove Cysts, Warts, Skin Tags, & Angiomas

Skin and Cancer Institute offers patients surgical removal and other treatments for unwanted skin growths or conditions. For instance, lipoma which are deposits of fats in the shape of lumps can be removed by liposuction or surgically.

Cysts can be treated by laser, topical steroid, drained, or surgically removed. Eczema can be treated by light therapy.

Eczema typically appears on the hands, feet, ankles, arms and neck. It is best not to itch or scratch any patches of dry, cracked skin for risk of breaking open the lesion. Creams and ointments as well as oral corticosteroids may be prescribed by your board-certified dermatologist at Skin and Cancer Institute.

If you struggle with any of these unwanted skin conditions or concerns, schedule your appointment at our Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Phoenix offices.

Seborrheic Dermatitis in Newborns and Infants

Parents of newborn babies typically under the age of 3 months, find themselves noticing a skin condition on their newborns. Seborrheic dermatitis is very common and is the result of overproducing oil glands in the face and scalp. Conditions like cold or warm weather can also contribute. Hormones from a breastfeeding mother can also contribute to seborrheic dermatitis.

When seborrhea is found on the babies skin, it can be initially confused with baby acne. However, seborrheic dermatitis can originate in the form of tiny bumps on the face and evolve into red and yellow crusty patches. In a matter of days, the condition can worsen and become more severe and worrisome. Your dermatologist or pediatrician will most likely recommend a topical steroid hydrocortisone 1% to be used a few times daily until the rash and crust disappears. Seborrhea can be found on a newborn’s forehead between or covering the eyebrows, the cheeks and other prominent areas of the face.

This condition can also be noticed in the scalp, by its dry flakes which appear to look like dandruff, but in babies is called cradle cap. Cradle cap is identifiable by scaly yellow patches on the scalp. Shampoos for babies’ cradle cap should be used persistently until the cradle cap disappears. Shampoos including ingredients such as ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, 2% pyrithione zinc, or salicylic acid or tar-based shampoos will most likely be recommended for your little one.

If your little one shows signs of this medical skin condition, schedule your appointment today at Skin and Cancer Institute. Diagnosis and treatment are readily available.

Eczema in Young Children, Todders and Newborns

Eczema can be a disturbing skin condition for many adults and children. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes inflammation in the skin. Atopic dermatitis is one form of eczema. Dry scaly skin that appears raised, bumpy or has a rough texture like sandpaper can be difficult to live with.

Treatments include steroids, ointments, and creams. Eczema can be found in adults, but is also very common in newborn infants and toddlers. Eczema can cause discomfort and itchiness. It is advised not to itch these dry patches, because it can open up the lesion.

Eczema in Babies Can be Affected by Diet

Breastfed babies may find themselves more susceptible to developing eczema. Often times, lactating mothers try to eliminate certain foods and dairy from their diet to see if the eczema will go away. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that mothers who are nursing with infants at high risk of developing Atopic Dermatitis should avoid the following: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, cow’s milk, and fish from their diets

If you or a loved one face persistent eczema, call Skin and Cancer Institute to meet with our team of professional dermatologists. Click here for a list of all the skin conditions and medical concerns we can treat.

Plastic Surgery Options for Enhanced Breasts

Plastic surgery involving breast enhancement, reduction and lift are available to our Los Angeles patients. Patients seeking a change to the appearance and size of their breasts can benefit from these cosmetic procedures.

For example, a woman struggling with larger or heavier breasts may experience serious discomfort and back pain over time. Breast reduction surgery is a suitable option for an individual with those circumstances.

Breast lift surgery is suitable for women who deal with sagging breasts that have lost their perkiness or shape. Breast lifts offer a solution and revitalize the appearance of the breasts.

Contact Skin and Cancer Institute to schedule your appointment to discuss your surgical options for breast enhancement procedures.

What Changes To Watch Out For In Your Skin

Sun exposure can create and expand the development of cancerous cells. Since the sun’s UV light causes damage to the skin and eyes, there are warning signs to be on the lookout for. Click here to learn more about skin cancer, the removal methods, the types of cancer cells and more.

Sun exposure can cause benign tumors. If you notice freckles, yellow discoloration, pigmentation that is botchy or patchy, or dilated blood vessels under the skin, you may want to be seen by a board-certified dermatologist. Skin lesions can also develop in various forms prior to turning into full blown skin cancer. Such precancerous skin lesions include actinic keratosis which is typically found on the face, ears, scalp, arms and legs.

The Preferred Surgeries for Moms Postpartum: Breast Lift, Liposuction & Tummy Tuck

New mothers may notice many changes to their body during and after pregnancy as well as well after their baby is welcomed into the world. Many of our patients wait until their child rearing years are behind them, while other younger moms are eager to get their pre-motherhood bodies back. For every woman who is interested in plastic surgery to make their cosmetic dreams come true, LA Laser Center offers a variety of services and cosmetic procedures. Changes to the breasts after breastfeeding often occur. Sagging or droopy is one of the biggest complaints of mothers wanting a breast lift surgery.

The loose skin on the stomach and abdomen that never completely disappears with exercise and diet can also be corrected with a liposuction procedure or tummy tuck surgery. Many women find even after years it is difficult to combat the physical changes to the body despite many attempts to do so. This is when our patients opt for plastic surgery to the breasts, abdomen or buttocks. Call LA Laser Center for a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to discuss your treatment options, risks and benefits today.

Surgical Dermatologists Remove Pre-cancerous Lesions & Skin Cancer

Our team of dermatologic surgeons, nurses, and team are experienced to diagnose, treat and surgically remove any tumors, pre-cancerous skin lesions, dangerous or malignant moles, as well as any other unwanted or potentially worrisome growths on the skin. Various types of skin cancer can evolve or develop on different regions of the body and skin. Prior to the development of skin cancer, often times a malignant pre-cancerous lesion may be present. This is why seeing a board-certified dermatologist and skin can surgeon regularly can be beneficial in prevention and early detection.

If you notice your skin is prone to new growths, some of which change in size or shape, are elevated or raised, you should consider consulting with a dermatologist at LA Laser Center. We offer various techniques and removal recommendations depending on the type of cancer or lesion present, size, location and nature of the tumor or malignancy. For instance, for skin cancers or tumors present on the face, nose, forehead or cheeks, we would probably select the Mohs micrographic surgery technique for removal. If the tumor is present somewhere on the body and the risk for scarring is minimal, a different removal method may be selected. Call us for your consultation today.

Advantages of a Hydrafacial with a Board-Certified Dermatologist

Hydrafacial is a nourishing, hydrating cosmetic facial treatment. During a hydrafacial treatment, dead skin cells are removed and a serum is applied. Exfoliation and extractions are also done prior the application of the serum. The procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

The benefits of the hydrafacial include treating brown spots, enlarged pores, texture, elasticity and more. While it a relaxing, pampering treatment with all the perks of a facial, it has a more hydrating and refreshing result. With cleaner looking skin, your face will glow and look much healthier after just one treatment. If you are interested in a cosmetic relaxation yet rejuvenating facial treatment, you may opt for a hydrafacial at LA Laser Center with our team of experienced nurses and aestheticians.

What is a PDO Thread Lift?

A PDO thread lift is a rejuvenation treatment for the face. Specifically, it tightens loose, saggy facial skin and re-defining the contours of the face. While it lifts the cheeks, it also lifts the eyelids and brows. It allows for re-positioning of the facial skin without surgery.

Sutures are used during the procedure to complete the full effect. Some side effects may include swelling, bruising, and soreness which should subside within days.

Benefits of a Thread Lift

The result is a rejuvenated, refreshed more youthful face. With minimal downtime, the results are worthwhile. The procedure stimulates the production of collagen, minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, improves the skin tone and firms the skin. This procedure rejuvenates the facial tissues in the skin and is less invasive than a facelift.

If you are interested in learning more about a PDO thread lift, contact us online or by calling one of our many practices located throughout California, Arizona or Nevada.

Advanced Laser Cosmetic Treatments

LA Laser Center prides itself on offering our patients and residents throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Bullhead City, Centennial, Mesquite and beyond the finest laser technology and state of the art equipment for cosmetic treatments.

We utilize several different types of lasers, each with a distinct purpose. For acne treatment, any of the first three lasers can be used to eliminate or lessen the appearance of hypertrophic scars, acne scars and contracture scars:

The lasers are also used for facial rejuvenation treatments. This means our lasers are versatile and can be used to treat skin conditions such as stretch marks, discoloration, rosacea, wrinkles, skin cancer, dark circles, redness, spots, broken capillaries and enlarged pores.