MLD offers general dermatology services, which include the treatment of the skin, hair, nails, and their associated diseases. From acne to Zoster (Shingles,) MLD can help diagnose and treat your problem areas.
Skin Cancer and Surgical Dermatology
MLD’s providers show a strong focus on the early detection and treatment of skin cancers. There are three main types of Skin Cancers:
- Basal Cell Carcinomas
- Squamous Cell Carcinomas
- Malignant Melanomas
If the provider believes you may have an area at risk for one of these cancers, they will employ surgical dermatology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the possible skin cancer. Common surgical techniques include biopsy, shave removals, and excisions. With early identification, our providers can quickly treat skin cancers in the office setting.
Blu Light Therapy and Levulan Kerastick©
Our practice utilizes a specialized treatment for Actinic Keratoses (AK’s) on the face and neck called Levulan Kerastick and Blu Light Therapy. Levulan Kerastick is a topical solution applied to the affected area(s.) The solution is allowed to absorb into the skin for a pre-determined amount of time (usually a few hours.) The area(s) is then exposed to a Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy Illuminator which causes the solution to react with and destroy the AK cells.
Caution: Patients who undergo Blu Light Therapy should avoid exposure of the treated area(s) to sunlight or bright lights for at least 40 hours after the application of the solution.
For more detailed information and a short education video, please visit the Levulan Kerastick website at http://www.dusapharma.com/actinic-keratoses2.html