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Jason Amato, MD offers a full array of dermatological services to help you maintain healthy skin. You can read more on this page about specific services.
Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. In normal skin, oil glands under the skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum. Read More »
Botox is a prescription medication that is injected into the muscles and used to improve the look of frown lines and wrinkles. It is the #1 prescribed product of its kind and over 11 million procedures have been performed since 2002. It is approved in 72 countries and has a satisfaction rate greater than 95%
This treatment is performed by a medical professional using an acid solution. The solution is applied to the skin and is used to improve the skin by removing the damaged outer layers of skin and enhancing and smoothing the texture. These will help to improve the appearance of photodamaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne-prone skin.
Cysts are sacs located under the skin that typically appear as bumps to the skin. These are typically not tender or sore, although with an infection that can become red, raised, and tender. Cysts do not usually require treatment unless they are growing quickly or causing pain. There are several ways to remove cysts, including injections and surgical excision.
Eczema is a common skin condition that typically includes itchy and irritated patches of skin. There are several types of eczema and many different treatment options. The condition is common in babies and children, but can also be seen in adults.
These substances can be injected into the skin to help erase fine lines and wrinkles, plump the lips, improve scars, and elevate deep folds. The result is a smoother, more youthful appearance with minimal downtime and maximum safety. The length of time the improvement lasts depends upon the filler used, but typically they are long-lasting, with results seen even after one year.
Laser Skin Treatment
Using a narrow beam of light, our diode laser can help eliminate superficial blood vessels to the face. This procedure is relative painless and quick, with results being seen quickly.
Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life. Read More »
This a rash caused by coming in contact with the oil of the poison ivy plant. The red, uncomfortable, and itchy rash usually shows up in lines or streaks and can contain blisters. The rash itself is not contagious. Without medications, the rash can become very uncomfortable and painful.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and trunk, but can appear anywhere on the body. The first episode usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. It is a chronic condition that will then cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million people in the United States. About 20,000 children under age 10 have been diagnosed with psoriasis. Read More »
"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. Read More »
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. There is also no link between rosacea and cancer. Read More »
These are marks created during the healing of damage to the skin or tissues.
Shingles is a painful rash caused by the Varicella virus (chicken pox). This rash usually appears to only one side of the body and can be red, scaly, or contain small blisters. Starting medication right away can help eliminate the rash and symptoms sooner.
Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Read More »
Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless. Read More »
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin). Read More »