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General Dermatology

At Hecker Dermatology Group we understand that many people suffer from skin conditions. Whether it is a new born child or an older member of our community, at Hecker Dermatology Group we are happy to assist you with all matters of general dermatology. Feel free to browse our Skinopedia and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Skinopedia


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Acanthosis Nigricans

This skin condition can be a sign of pre-diabetes. There are things you can do to prevent or delay getting diabetes.

Acne

Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and cysts are all types of acne that can be successfully treated.

Actinic Keratosis

This precancerous growth develops on sun-damaged skin and on the skin of people who frequently use tanning beds and sunlamps.

Alopecia Areata

This disease causes hair loss and often occurs in otherwise healthy people.

Atopic Dermatitis

Often called eczema, this skin condition frequently causes itchy skin and a rash.

Athletes Foot

A fungal infection that affects the feet. This skin irritation is also contagious and can spread to the nails and hands.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

This is the most common type of skin cancer, and it can appear on the skin in many ways.

Bedbugs

Find out what bedbug bites look like, how to treat the bites at home, and when to see a dermatologist.

Black Skin

While some conditions  that affect the skin, hair, nails are more common in people who have fair skin, other conditions are more common in people with skin of color.

Botulinum Toxin

Dermatologists helped pioneer the use of this therapy to treat facial wrinkles, and they have millions of satisfied patients.

Bullous Disease

Bullous Disease can appear in the armpits, groin, arms, legs, chest, and stomach. It can cause painful blisters near the creases of the skin.

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Chemical Peel

Dermatologists helped pioneer the use of this therapy to treat facial wrinkles, and they have millions of satisfied patients.

Common Growths

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Dry Skin

These tips can help ease the discomfort and heal your skin.

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Is a rare form of skin cancer that you would discuss with your dermatologist.

Dermatologic Surgery

Any treatment that cuts into the skin or penetrates the skin is a surgical procedure.

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Eczema

A skin disease which tends to be patches of dry or red, itchy skin.

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Fillers

This minimally invasive treatment can safely restore youthful fullness to the face and hands. For more information <a href=”/dermatologist-procedures/cosmetic-procedures/dermal-fillers/”>click here.</a>

Fungal Infections of The Skin

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Genital Warts

Treating genital warts can help reduce the risk of infecting others.

Granuloma Annulare

Skin condition consisting of skin-colored or red bumps that typically effect the hands and feets in circular patterns.

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Hair Loss

Learn about the many causes of hair loss and what dermatologists can do to treat hair loss.

Hand Rashes

Head Lice

Information to help you diagnose and treat head lice at home.

Herpes Simplex

Cold sores and genital herpes are both caused by herpes simplex viruses.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Breakouts that look like pimples, boils, or folliculitis could actually be hidradenitis suppurativa, a skin disease that treatment can prevent from worsening.

Hives

These raised, itchy bumps on the skin are your body’s response to an allergic reaction.

Hyperhidrosis

This condition causes excessive sweating that can interfere with everyday life; dermatologists offer many safe and effective treatments.

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Imiquimod

This may be prescribed to treat actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, genital warts, or other skin conditions.

Isotretinoin

This medication is prescribed by doctors to treat severe acne

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Keratosis Pilaris

Caused by a buildup of Keratin this skin condition causes bumps on the skin that look similar to plucked chicken.

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Laser Hair Removal

People who develop problems after shaving, waxing, or plucking may want to consider this minimally invasive procedure.

Lichen Planus

This condition can show up on your skin, inside your mouth, and even on your fingernails.

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Mature Skin

Melanoma

With early diagnosis and treatment, this type of skin cancer can be cured.

Melasma

Sun protection plays a key role in treating this skin condition that causes brownish patches.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma

This rare skin cancer tends to grow quickly and can look like a dome-shaped growth, stye, or rash.

Microdermabrasion

This gentle, non-invasive treatment helps diminish a dull complexion, age spots, and melasma.

Moles

Learn how to spot the warning signs of melanoma, a type of skin cancer that can begin in a mole.

Molloscum Contagiosum

This common skin condition is contagious when you see bumps on the skin.

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Nummular dermatitis

With proper treatment, the coin-shaped patches and other signs can clear completely.

Nail Diseases

A broad area of our dermatological practice but it is the specialty of Dr. Melanie Hecker.

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Pityriasis Rosea

The rash often clears without treatment, but in some cases you may want to see a dermatologist.

Poison ivy

Learn when you can treat a poison-ivy rash at home and when you should get medical care.

Psoriasis

Learning about psoriasis can help you make informed decisions and know what to expect.

Psoriatic Arthritis

If you are living with psoriasis, you should know the early warning signs of this type of arthritis.

Pruritus

A condition that causes irritating sensation that can make you want to scratch.

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Rosacea

Rosacea causes more than a red face; it can even involve the eyes. Our Sensitive Skin Kit is especially helpful for those who suffer from Rosacea.

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Scabies

Find out whether you have this common skin condition and what really works to get rid of scabies.

Scalp psoriasis

This information can help you treat psoriasis on the scalp, which can be stubborn.

Sebaceous Carcinoma

Sebaceous carcinoma

Sebhorrheic Dermatitis

This common skin condition causes a rash that can be controlled with treatment.

Sebhorrheic Keratoses

Although harmless, there may be times when treatment can be beneficial.

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Learn why treatment is recommended and everyone 60 and older should get the vaccine.

Skin cancer

Discover how to find skin cancer early when treatment often leads to a cure.

Skin of Color

While some conditions  that affect the skin, hair, nails are more common in people who have fair skin, other conditions are more common in people with skin of color.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

If you develop any signs of this common skin cancer, you should see a dermatologist.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Commonly referred to as STIs, if you are experiencing any of these issues contact our Dermatological staff today to schedule an appointment.

Sun Protection For Children

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Tinea Versicolor

Common in warm and humid climates, this condition causes skin discoloration.

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Urticaria

Skin rash that is typically triggered when you have a reaction to medicine, food, or other factors.

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Vitiligo

Treatment can help restore lost skin color however sunscreen is key.

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Warts

Find out which warts you can treat at home and when you should see a dermatologist.

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