Belle Meade provides medical and surgical care for our patients.
Regular skin exams are important. If you have seen a change in your skin contact us to help diagnose the best treatment for your skin.
Acne is a common skin condition affecting our teenage and adult patients. Early treatment of acne is important to prevent the development or worsening of acne scars. Acne treatment options include prescription-strength medications, including topical retinoids, antibiotics, or isotretinoin. Your dermatologist will recommend an acne treatment plan based on several factors, including the severity of acne (mild, moderate, or severe), its location, presence of acne scars, and your response to previous acne medications.
Rashes are an inflammation of the skin. It could have a variety of causes. At Belle Meade Dermatology we will help you diagnose what may be causing the rash.
Eczema/dermatitis is a rash that is typically hereditary. Eczema symptoms include itchy, red, and dry skin caused by inflammation. It's most commonly found in children, although adults can get it. It is also called atopic dermatitis and is treated with oral medications, steroid creams and light therapy.
If you have had the chicken pox, you could be susceptible to the Shingles virus. This is a painful rash that we can help treat with medication.
Hair & Nail Disorders
Hair loss is a common complaint among our patients, both men and women. Although it is normal to shed hair each day, excessive hair loss can lead to a thinning hair line and areas of baldness. There are several hair loss treatments that may help promote hair growth or hide hair loss.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes inflamed areas of thickened skin. There are several types of psoriasis, with plaque psoriasis being the most common. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are several effective psoriasis treatments that that can help bring psoriasis under control. Psoriasis medications include those applied topically to the skin such as topical steroids, oral medications such as methotrexate or Otezla, or newer injectable medications such as Enbrel, Humira, Taltz, Stelara and Tremfya to name a few. Your dermatologist will recommend a treatment based on the type of psoriasis, its location, severity, and your response to previous treatments.
Rosacea is a common skin disorder that causes redness and swelling of the face, usually among those 30 to 50 years old. Depending on the type of rosacea you are experiencing we can tailor a plan to help treat your symptoms.
Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by a viral infection. We are trained to use a variety of treatments, depending on the age of the patient and the type of wart.
Skin Cancer Screening
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are the two major forms of non-melanoma skin cancer. Skin cancer treatment options include medications (imiquimod, 5-FU), excision, and Mohs surgery. We strongly recommend the regular use of sunscreens and sun-avoidance measures to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer.
Also known as hyperhidrosis. Do you wear deodorant? You don’t have to! We offer the Mira Dry System which is a quick and safe procedure that permanently eliminates underarm sweat leaving you feeling clean, confident and carefree. Also, Botox was approved by the FDA in 2004 for the treatment of hyperhidrosis that is inadequately managed with topical agents.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) is an advanced two-step treatment for sunspots that are pink, red or rough.
Since sun damage caused by frequent sun exposure accumulated over many years, people in the second half of their life are most frequently effected by actinic keratoses. Actinic Keratoses (AK’s) are premalignant lesions that left untreated, can potentially develop into skin cancer. PDT is an effective, non-invasive, irradiation-free light therapy to treat AK’s, performed by a dermatologist. 63% of patients remain completely cleared from all AK’s one year after the last PDT session.
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Our practice takes pride in taking care of our younger patients from birth to 18 years of age. We evaluate and help manage common and uncommon skin conditions. We understand that each patient is at a unique developmental stage and we design treatment regimens for those needs.
We specialize in:
- Molluscum contagiosum: a viral skin infection that results in round, firm, painless bumps. This should only be treated by a physician.
- Hemangiomas: a birthmark appearing bright red nodule of extra blood vessels. These can be removed or can go away on their own.
- Cold Sores: also called fever blisters, a common viral infection.
- Ringworm: a contagious fungal infection caused by parasites. This can be treated with medication.
- Birthmarks, such as Port Wine Stains-these will never go away but can be treated at our facility.
- Other Skin Infections