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Skin Diseases Specialist

Apex Dermatology

Skin Care Specialists located in Westlake Village, CA

Skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo, and seborrhea all have their own unique symptoms, but one thing that all skin diseases have in common is that they can really hurt your self-image. With the help of the highly trained board-certified team at Apex Dermatology in Westlake Village, California, you can manage skin diseases effectively to enjoy your clearest and most beautiful skin ever. Book your appointment by phone or request a consultation online.

Skin Diseases Q & A

What is vitiligo?

Vitiligo causes skin pigment loss. It usually occurs in blotches on your face, hands, or feet, but vitiligo can develop anywhere. Vitiligo isn’t usually painful, but it can cause emotional distress and anxiety for some. However, some people with vitiligo choose to embrace the condition.

If you’d like to treat your vitiligo, the Apex Dermatology team is here for you.  Your provider can help you achieve repigmentation through XTRAC laser treatment. In a series of around 20 twice-weekly treatments, the targeted UVB light reduces your vitiligo dramatically. Each treatment session lasts about 15 minutes.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a group of skin diseases that cause scales, bumps, or other types of rashes. The most common kind of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, is often recognized by the silver or white scales that occur in patches on your scalp, elbows, knees, or back.

The XTRAC laser has a 95% success rate for psoriasis clearance, and it’s the only FDA-cleared form of ultraviolet laser treatment for psoriasis. Many Apex Dermatology patients have achieved total or near complete clearance of their psoriasis with about 10 twice-weekly treatment sessions, followed by a long-lasting remission.

What is eczema?

Eczema is a group of skin diseases that cause a bumpy, itchy, scaly rash. Usually, eczema starts in childhood. Some people with eczema grow out of it, but there are currently over 18 million American adults suffering from atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema.

Eczema management requires the support of a board-certified dermatology expert. Your Apex Dermatology team works with you to minimize flare-ups through lifestyle adjustments and effective treatments.

You may use topical treatments, oral medications, light treatment like Xtrac laser, or Dupixent injectable.

What is seborrhea?

Seborrhea, commonly known as dandruff when it affects your scalp, is a skin condition that causes an itchy, scaly, rash. There are a variety of different approaches to seborrhea treatment, including medicated shampoos and topical agents.

How can I prevent skin diseases from recurring?

After your skin is finally clear, the Apex Dermatology team recommends suggestions to help you avoid future flare-ups. This may include prescription ointments or creams, oral medication, and specialized skin care regimens.

You don’t have to deal with the itching, irritation, and other frustrating skin disease problems any longer. Book by phone or through the online tool.