Dermatology Services in Cannon Falls
Get effective medical and surgical treatments for skin, hair and nail conditions in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.
Our dermatology professionals treat these and other conditions:
Acne is a term for plugged pores, pimples and deeper lumps, such as cysts, that occur on the upper half of the body. Acne primarily affects teenagers, but adults can also have acne. Treating acne early can prevent scarring. Some acne scarring treatments also are available.
- Athlete's foot
A fungal infection causes athlete's foot. Moisture, such as sweating, and tight shoes and socks make the perfect setting for a fungus to grow on your feet.
- Cold sores
The herpes simplex virus can cause blisters, called cold sores, almost anywhere on a the skin. The virus has two types. One tends to occur around the mouth and nose, and the other often appears on the buttocks and genitals.
Also known as dermatitis, there are several types, including atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. It can be quite itchy, which is a common reason for seeking medical care.
- Hair loss
Hair loss can occur for many reasons, the most common of which is hereditary baldness. New medicines may help reduce baldness in some people.
Another name for hives is "wheals." These pink swellings occur in groups on any part of the skin. Each wheal lasts a few hours before fading away, leaving no trace. Hives usually itch and may also sting or burn. Allergic reactions to foods, drugs and other allergic triggers can cause hives.
Moles, a common type of skin growth, often are harmless. Rarely does a mole become cancerous. Moles have the potential to become melanoma, so it's important to see a qualified skin care provider for a mole check annually and perform monthly skin self-exams.
- Nail problems
Problems with your fingernails or toenails could be a sign of a health problem. Consider seeing a dermatologist if your nails are thick, tough or painful or have scaling, white spots or red lines on them.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease in which the skin forms red, thick patches covered by silvery scales. Most often, psoriasis affects the scalp, elbows, knees and lower part of the back. More than 5 million people in the U.S. have psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis also can develop psoriatic arthritis. It's important to see a dermatologist and rheumatologist if signs or symptoms of psoriasis and arthritis occur.
Rashes can occur for many different reasons. They can vary from simple and localized rashes to generalized and highly symptomatic. Seek the advice of a skincare provider for rash symptoms to determine the potential cause and get treatment.
- Skin cancer
This is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It's a common form of cancer that can develop on skin exposed to the sun as well as areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.
A virus causes warts. The four most common kinds of wart are hand, plantar (foot), flat and genital warts. Warts usually are skin-colored and feel rough.
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