In addition to helping you achieve your cosmetic skin care goals, Dr. Krant can work closely with you to address a variety of medical concerns that you may have to help prevent future complications and ensure optimal skin health.
Two preventative dermatological treatments that are crucial to your skin health are regular skin cancer screenings and full body exams, which Dr. Krant provides in her New York office. Other medical issues that may require Dr. Krant’s professional expertise and treatment recommendations include persistent acne, skin rashes, warts, eczema, and dry skin.
There are three main types of skin cancer:
Basal cell carcinoma is most commonly characterized by a pearly translucent bump or a red patch of skin.
Squamous cell carcinoma most commonly presents as a crusted or scaly patch of skin or a red bump.
Malignant melanoma typically presents as an irregularly shaped and/or colored mole. although melanoma is one of the most serious types of skin cancer, it is also highly preventable and treatable if caught early on.
Melanoma is a malignant tumor of the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce pigment. When performing a self-exam for irregular moles that may be an indication of melanoma, look for the “ABCDEs”:
Borders that are irregular
Color that is varied
Diameter – melanomas are typically larger than the size of a pencil eraser
Evolution, or change, in any of these characteristics over time
Acne can be an embarrassing and difficult condition to manage, both for adults and teenagers. Dr. Krant can help you to not only better manage your acne symptoms, but also improve the appearance of any acne scarring that may have already developed.