Medical Dermatology

Dr. Finkelstein and his team at The Center for Skin Wellness offer treatments for a wide range of common skin disorders such as acne, warts, rashes, eczema and psoriasis, in addition to treatments for internal diseases affecting the skin, such as lupus, diabetes, various allergies, thyroid disease, cancer and other infectious diseases. We also offer both surgical and alternative medical procedures for actinic keratoses (“pre-cancers”) and skin cancers.

There are a variety of ways to treat benign as well as cancerous moles and lesions. Dr. Finkelstein will explain all of your choices, help you choose a treatment you are comfortable with, and encourage you to discuss the options presented with your primary care physician or other specialists. We always keep what’s most important in patient care in focus: safety and compassion. Your treatment will begin only after you are fully educated about all available options.

The Center for Skin Wellness is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical suites and most procedures can be performed in the convenience of our office under local anesthesia. Our CLIA and OSHA certified surgical facilities ensure that you are safe, will heal quickly, and come away with the best aesthetic appearance.

Skin Rashes

Acne

Acne is a skin condition characterized by plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), inflamed pimples (pustules), and deeper lumps (nodules). Occurring on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders, most teenagers get some form of acne, but adults can develop…

Eczema

Eczema usually itches and can be red, blistering, scaly, brownish, and thickened. Atopic eczema means there is a tendency for excess inflammation in the skin and linings of the nose and lungs, often occurring when there is a family history…

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition caused by an unusually rapid growth of skin cells, resulting in thick, red, white, or scaly patches usually on the knees, elbows, hands, feet, scalp, or back. These patches vary in size and can…

Acne
Eczema
Psoriasis

Infections

Warts

Warts are skin growths in the top layer of the skin that are caused by viral infections called human papillomavirus (HPV). Passed directly or indirectly from person to person, some people are more prone to catch the virus than others.…

Skin Fungus

Tinea versicolor is a common skin condition caused by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin’s surface, causing scaling and uneven skin color. Tinea sometimes causes itching. Tinea is treated with either oral or topical medications. Athlete’s foot, or tinea…

Bacterial Infections

Bacteria exist everywhere, inside our bodies and on our skin. Most are harmless and some are helpful. Some bacteria can cause disease. When there is a break in the skin, harmful bacteria can enter the body, causing infection. Impetigo is a…

Warts
Skin Fungus
Bacterial Infections

Skin Cancer

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic Keratosis are small, scaly spots found on people with fair skin who have had significant exposure to the sun. Without treatment, they may become cancerous. Actinic keratoses are easily removed in their early stages by freezing, the application of…

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma arises in the skin’s subcutaneous layers. Seldom metastasizing (spreading to other areas of the body), the major spreading mechanism of basal cell carcinoma is local invasion of surrounding tissue, sometimes extending down to the bone. While basal…

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma develops in the skin’s epidermal layer. Typically found on the ear, face, lip, or mouth, it appears as a bump or red scaly patch. It is capable of metastasizing if not treated early and is known to…

Actinic Keratosis
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma