Common disorders of the skin
At Dermatology & Laser Institute of Southwest Florida, we treat hundreds of different types of dermatological conditions, disorders and diseases, chronic and acute. A few of the skin disorders that we treat include:

Acne: A common skin condition consisting of blackheads, whiteheads, red bumps, and sometimes deeper boil-like lesions called nodules or cysts.  Affects most people during the teenage years.

Eczema: A condition characterized by a dry, red rash and sensitive skin, often accompanied by intense itching.

Melasma: This disease presents itself as brown spots or patches on both sides of the face, often found on the cheeks, upper lips, nose and chin. Usually seen in women of child-bearing age.

Psoriasis: A non-contagious chronic inflammatory skin disease, characterized by rapid growth of the outer skin layer, causing thick or thin pink to red lesions often with silvery flakes or scale and with well-defined margins.  Psoriasis occurs often on elbows, knees, nails, and scalp.

Rosacea: An inflammatory skin condition often resulting in redness of the face.  The characteristics of rosacea (red nose, flushed cheeks, and small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules) may be mistaken for acne.

Actinic Keratoses: Pre-skin cancers, presenting as dry, scaly, rough-textured patches or lesions that form on the outermost layer of the skin after years of sun exposure.

Skin Rashes: Skin rashes involve changes in the color or texture of your skin and can be determined by visible characteristics; sometimes by symptoms such as itching or burning. Skin rashes can be caused by Lupus, Granuloma Annulare, Contact Dermatitis, drug eruptions and urticaria (hives).

Alopecia Areata: A hair loss condition, usually affecting the scalp, but sometimes affects other parts of the body.  Hair loss tends to be rapid and affects the hair in a patchy distribution.

Onychomycosis: A fungal infection of the toenails or fingernails, causing them to thicken, discolor, disfigure and split.

Learn more about diseases and conditions of the skin by visiting Medline Plus.

Should you have questions or concerns about a skin condition, please call our office today to schedule an appointment. (941) 488-5300. We are here to serve you.
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