Health & CareServices and General Information

GENERAL DERMATOLOGY

Our physicians and nurse practitioner provide a full range of services for common skin diseases such as:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Removal of Warts, Cysts, and benign lesions
  • Evaluation and Removal of Skin Cancer by a variety of techniques both surgical and non-surgical

They also promote healthy skin habits by performing regular mole checks and annual full
skin evaluations.

COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY

We offer a wide range of cosmetic services for our patients including:

  • Botox injections for unwanted wrinkles
  • Sclerotherapy for unwanted leg spider veins
  • Injectable fillers (Restylane/Perlane) for diminishing wrinkles, soft tissue augmentation and depressed scars

GENERAL DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY

In addition to skin cancer surgery our physicians and nurse practitioner can remove unwanted moles, cysts, fatty tumors and perform scar revisions.

LASER SURGERY

Lasers are surgical devices that use wavelengths of light to treat a variety of skin conditions.  Dr. Golomb combines expertise with a wide range of specialized lasers to provide safe and effective use for the following:

  • Acne scarring
  • Birthmarks
  • Prominent blood vessels and redness seen in rosacea, as well as,  other vascular skin lesions
  • Hair removal
  • Tattoo removal
  • Unwanted brown spots including
  • age spots and melasma

MOHS SURGERY

Dr. Burns is an American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Mohs surgery has been recognized as the skin cancer treatment with the highest reported cure rate.  Mohs surgery is a highly specialized procedure that allows the surgeon to remove all of the skin cancer with the smallest defect possible.

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PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY (PDT)

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is one choice available for the treatment actinic keratoses (Ak's/pre-cancerous lesions) and some superficial skin cancers. PDT treatment uses a combination of a photosensitizing agent (Levulan), and a BLUE light. The photosensitizing agent (Levulan) is applied to the skin in the form of a liquid and is selectively absorbed by abnormal cells over a short span of time. When the photosensitizer is exposed to a specific wavelength of light, it produces a form of oxygen which selectively destroys the abnormal, pre-cancerous cells. Many patients see not only a significant clearing of AK's but, also experience photo-rejuvenation of the treated skin.

PHOTOTHERAPY

Clearwater Dermatology is proud to offer several Phototherapy (light therapy) options to our patients for psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Narrow-Band UVB phototherapy

Narrow-band UVB is an effective treatment for psoriasis.  Narrow-band UVB penetrates the skin and slows the growth of affected skin cells. Several studies indicate that Narrow-band UVB clears psoriasis faster and produces longer remissions than regular broad-band UVB treatment. It is also used in other inflammatory skin conditions, as well as, some pre-malignant or malignant skin diseases.

Psoralen + UVA (PUVA)

Unlike Narrow-band UVB, UVA is relatively ineffective unless used with a light-sensitizing medication psoralen, which is administered topically or orally.  This process, called PUVA, slows down excessive skin cell growth and can clear psoriasis symptoms for varying periods of  time.  Stable plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, and psoriasis of the palms and soles are most responsive to PUVA treatment.

EXCIMER LASER

Approved for treatment of chronic localized psoriasis plaques the excimer laser emits a high intensity beam of ultraviolet B (UVB) that permits more aggressive treatment of recalcitrant localized psoriasis such as areas of the scalp, palms, and soles. The Excimer Laser has also been shown to be effective in the treament of vitiligo.