TREATMENTS /

General Dermatology

Restore your skin’s health

At Gold Coast Dermatology, we use our extensive dermatology training and experience to successfully treat various skin conditions with targeted protocols. Whether you need a solution for your skin infection, acne, cysts, or Rosacea, our goal is to renew your glow and self-confidence.


See a board-certified dermatologist virtually or at our Delray office. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


1Acne

Problem
Acne is not just a teenage problem–skin blemishes can affect people well into their 40s, 50s, and even 60s. Common issues include blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, and nodules, which can appear all over the body–not just the face. Acne can be extraordinarily persistent, often leaving lasting scars behind. Fortunately, people who take a proactive approach can prevent or minimize scarring at any age.

Solution
At Gold Coast Dermatology, we’ll create your acne treatment plan, combining various effective therapies. We may recommend topicals, pills, blue light therapy, laser treatments, extractions, and chemical peels based on your skincare needs. We’ll also create a preventative plan for you to follow at home.

2Actintic Keratosis

Problem
Actinic keratosis (AK), also known as solar keratosis, is a common pre-cancer condition caused by excessive sun exposure. Nearly 58 million Americans have some form of actinic keratosis, which appears as raised and rough-textured skin. Over time, AK can turn into a type of cancer known as squamous cell carcinoma. That's why it's so important to treat AK right away. .

Solution
To treat AK, we utilize therapies that include liquid nitrogen, medicated creams, photodynamic therapy (blue light), and extraction.

3Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Problem
Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin rash that develops after you make contact with a triggering substance. These substance can cause an allergic reaction or irritate the skin to the point where you develop noticeable redness. A few common irritants include jewelry, latex rubber, cosmetics, detergents, and poison ivy.

Solution
Patch testing is an excellent diagnostic tool to discover the cause of your allergic reaction so  you can avoid the irritant in the future.  To treat your immediate symptoms, we may also prescribe an anti-itch lotion.

4Atopic Dermatitis

Problem
Atopic dermatitis often starts in childhood and can reoccur throughout adulthood, causing dry, itchy, and rash-prone skin. The irritation can be so intense that it disrupts sleep and leads to excessive scratching. On top of that, extreme scratching can make the skin more vulnerable to bacterial infections.

Solution
Modern medicine hasn't revealed a cure for atopic dermatitis yet, but Gold Coast's Dermatology experts can help control your symptoms. After meeting with you, we'll prescribe a set of skincare and lifestyle modifications, along with oral medications in severe cases.

5Cysts

Problem
Cysts are typically benign growths that often appear on the face and neck. Some of the most common types are epidermal, pilar, and milium cysts. Cysts grow slowly and can become painful if they rupture or become infected.

Solution
When you visit Gold Coast Dermatology with a problematic cyst, we'll quickly remove it through a simple surgical procedure–with no downtime.

6Eczema

Problem
Eczema appears due to inflammation, causing redness, itchiness, blisters, discoloration, lesions, and leathery skin. Such skin inflammation can become chronic and more severe over time.

Solution
Fortunately, with treatment, we can reduce your visible eczema symptoms, ease discomfort, and recommend ways to promote clear and balanced skin.   

7Hyperhidrosis / Excessive Sweating

Problem
Also known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating can affect the groin, feet, hands, underarms, and head. Wherever it occurs, constant perspiration can be embarrassing and downright uncomfortable.

Solution
At Gold Coast Dermatology, we can treat excessive sweating with a variety of options, including Botox injections, along with topical and oral treatments.

8Fungal Conditions

TINEA CORPORIS / RINGWORM

Problem
Tinea corporis, or ringworm, can manifest all over the body. Most of the time, people develop ringworm slowly over time from a mild, inflamed rash. However, in the worst cases, ringworm can manifest as itchy, pus-filled red patches.

Solution
To treat ringworm, we’ll recommend a combination of topical and oral medications, along with lifestyle adjustments to ensure you quickly eliminate the infection.

TINEA CAPTITIS /  SCALP RINGWORM

Problem
Tinea captitis, also known as ringworm of the scalp, is a fungal infection common in children. The condition usually appears as inflamed, scaly patches that can cause hair loss and are highly contagious.

Solution
Ringworm of the scalp generally requires prescription-grade oral medications as well as lifestyle changes to effectively kick the infection.

TINEA CRURIS / JOCK ITCH

Problem
Tinea cruris, more commonly known as jock itch, is a fungal infection that causes a rash in warm and moist areas of the body. While occurring most often in the groin, jock itch can also appear around the inner thighs and buttocks. Patients with jock itch often experience an uncomfortable burning sensation with brown, flaking, rippling, peeling, or cracking skin.

Solution
Like ringworm, jock itch calls for a combination of medications and lifestyle adjustments. In addition to prescription medications, we’ll recommend things like wearing loose clothing over the affected areas.

TINEA PEDIS / ATHLETE’S FOOT

Problem
Tinea pedis, or athlete’s foot, is a fungal infection that can often reappear. Common in men and highly contagious, athlete’s foot thrives in damp conditions, like sweaty socks and tight shoes. Dermatologists often see cases occur in athletes who failed to dry their feet after exercising.

Solution
Athlete’s foot is the common name for ringworm of the foot. To treat this infection, we generally prescribe topical medications combined with lifestyle recommendations.

9Hair Loss/Alopecia

One’s family history, exposure to stress, and hormones are some of the most common conditions that lead to hair loss, also known as alopecia. Many causes of hair loss can be treated successfully after initial blood tests are administered in order to rule out less common underlying conditions.

10Herpes

Problem
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can appear anywhere on the skin. But most commonly, the virus manifests as sores or blisters surrounding the genitals, buttocks, nose, and mouth. Type 1 and Type 2 HSV can cause severe distress because they often reoccur, causing pain, discomfort, and insecurity.

Solution
While there is no cure for HSV, our team can help you manage the symptoms and speed up healing time through antiviral medications and topicals.

11Lipoma

Problem
Lipoma is a fatty lump that grows slowly and feels almost doughy to the touch. Because lipoma is generally harmless, treatment is only necessary if the fatty lump continues growing and becomes painful.

Solution
Our Gold Coast dermatology team can surgically remove the growth through a quick procedure using local anesthesia in more severe cases.

12Melasma

Problem
Melasma is a skin condition that causes brown patches and most commonly occurs in women–especially those with darker pigmentation. Additionally, hormonal imbalances, sun exposure, and pregnancy can all be leading factors. While Melasma can appear anywhere on the body, it generally occurs on the cheeks, nose, upper lips, and forehead.

Solution
Some cases of melasma fade on their own. Others require prescription medications and skin lightening procedures like chemical peels or light therapy.

13Moles

Problem
Moles are extremely common skin lesions. Occasionally moles appear at birth, but most of the time, they form throughout adulthood–especially in people with fair skin. Most adults have 10 to 40 harmless moles on their bodies. However, a screening by a dermatologist is important to ensure your moles are benign.

Solution
Most moles don’t require treatment unless you’d like to remove them for aesthetic purposes. However, if your mole looks suspicious, we may surgically remove and test it to be sure.

14Moluscum Contagiosum

Problem
Moluscum contagiosum (MC) is a viral infection that spreads through contact with an infected person or object. The condition appears as small bumps, which can quickly turn red and become inflamed. The bumps can feel uncomfortable, especially to children, who easily contract the condition and spread it to the surrounding skin through excessive itching. Fortunately, MC is relatively harmless.

Solution
MC generally resolves within months, but you or your child may not want to wait that long. At Gold Coast Dermatology, we offer clinically proven topical creams and “quicker fixes” like liquid nitrogen removal.

15Onychomycosis / Nail Fungus

Problem
Nail fungus is a prevalent issue that causes yellowing, thickening, and occasionally a corresponding odor. The condition is even more common in older adults, affecting more than 50% of senior citizens.

Solution
Depending on the severity of the case, we may prescribe a combination of oral and topical antifungal therapies. This can include medicated nail polish and nail cream as well.

16Patch Testing

Patch testing is an excellent diagnostic tool used to discover the specific allergic cause of dermatitis. Allergic causes are very broad, and include latex rubber, poison ivy, clothing detergents, cosmetics, perfumes, and hair care products.

17Psoriasis

Problem
Psoriasis is a common skin disease that causes thick, red patches covered by silver-colored scales. The disease can cover large areas of the skin while also affecting joints, nails, and mucous membranes. Psoriasis is also a chronic condition with no cure that flares up and subsides in cycles. Fortunately, psoriasis is not contagious.

Solution
At Gold Coast Dermatology, we offer targeted treatment options to remove scales and limit skin cell growth through topical treatments, light therapy, and medications.

18Rashes

Problem
Skin rashes can occur for numerous reasons throughout life but generally share common characteristics–skin irritation, redness, and inflammation. Rashes can also signal the start of chronic issues like psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, or acne.

Solution
Whatever the cause, our Gold Coast dermatologists can help diagnose and treat the signs and symptoms of skin rashes through a combination of advanced topicals, medications, and laser treatments.

19Rosacea / Adult Acne

Problem
Sometimes called adult acne, rosacea causes facial swelling, redness, and pimples. Rosacea can appear mild at first, but it can quickly escalate to a chronic redness covering the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. In addition to red and irritated skin, people who suffer from rosacea may have watery or irritated eyes.

Solution
Fortunately, we have access to lab-tested formulas and advanced laser therapy to combat rosacea’ss irritation and redness for years to come.

20Seborrheic Dermatitis / Dandruff

Problem
Seborrheic dermatitis is a common disease, mainly affecting the scalp and face, causing scaly patches and redness. While not contagious or life-threatening, seborrheic dermatitis can be chronic, uncomfortable, and stubborn.

Solution
Our Gold Coast dermatology team can reduce signs of dandruff and help you feel more confident through repeated treatments. 

21Shingles

Problem
Most common in people fifty and older, shingles can range from an asymptomatic rash to an excruciating blistering rash and long-term nerve pain. With shingles, early treatment is critical.

Solution
At Gold Coast Dermatology, we help reduce shingles’ symptoms and speed up healing time through a host of anti-viral medications.

22Skin Cancer

Problem
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States that can occur for various reasons, including excessive sun exposure. The three major types are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, appearing as abnormal skin growths, spots, or moles.

Solution
Early detection is key to successful treatment, which is why you should visit Gold Coast if you notice any suspicious changes. We’ll conduct a complete exam using a dermatoscopy device to help rapidly diagnose the condition.

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23Skin Discoloration

Problem
Skin discoloration often appears as dark spots on the face and throughout the body due to sun exposure and aging.

Solution
The best way to treat dark spots is to prevent them from occurring using sunscreen. However, for advanced cases, we also offer potent topical prescriptions to help diminish the appearance of dark spots.

24Skin Tags

Problem
Skin tags are generally harmless, painless growths that appear on the neck, upper chest, underarms, and eyelids. In some cases, skin tags can become irritated from rubbing against clothing.

Solution
At Gold Coast Dermatology, our experienced staff can easily remove skin tags to eliminate irritation and improve your tone and texture.

25Verruca / Plantar Warts

Problem
Warts are small bumps caused by various strains of human papillomaviruses that can quickly spread to different parts of the body. They can also be highly contagious, appearing as fleshy, painless growths on the skin.

Solution
Warts often disappear on their own, but sometimes they stick around for a while. We typically extract them using liquid nitrogen when we see problematic cases or treat them with topicals and injectable medications.