Dermatology From treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea to removal of warts, moles and other lesions, our office provides a full range of general dermatological services so you can enjoy the healthy skin you deserve. Acne Adult women's acne is a frustrating problem for women ages 30 to 45. The complaint most often heard is "why do I have acne and wrinkles at the same time?" Dr. Anna Guanche addresses this condition with prescription-strength oral and topical medications. Our aesthetician offers salicylic acid dermalinfused microdermabrasion and light peels to augment this process. Treatment options for acne include Acne Facial - $100 per treatment (30 minutes) Perfect for teenagers or those who have congested pores. This is a medical-grade treatment that begins with an exfoliating alpha or beta gel and ends in extractions. This procedure can sometimes be billed to insurance. Blue Light Treatment - $45 per treatment (15 minutes) / Package of 8 - $320 A pain-free, effective, and 100% natural treatment. Completely non-invasive and often very relaxing. No downtime! Treatments are usually administered twice a week for 4-8 weeks. Suitable treatment option for all age groups. Click here for more information Silk Peel - $125 per treatment (35 minutes) / Package of 5 $500 Revolutionary particle-free microdermabrasion system exfoliates the skin as it infuses it with treatment solutions specific to your skin. Great for clearing up acne quickly, improving rosacea and reducing unwanted pigmentation from melasma or sun damage. Leaves the skin smooth and fresh. No downtime! Micropeel Plus (Beta peel) - $150 (20 minutes) A very superficial peel that helps clear acne without suffering downtime. This peel breaks up blackheads, smoothes the skin, and reduces unwanted pigmentation. Jessner's Peel - $300 (20 minutes) Go deeper with this treatment to help clear acne, melasma, brown spots, and fine lines. One week of light, flaky peeling. A series is recommended for skin rejuvenation. Fraxel - Quoted by area A fractionated resurfacing laser therapy series (4-6) designed to dramatically improve skin texture and pigmentation, including depressed or pigmented acne scars. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) - $600 per treatment (1 hour) A treatment series (3-4) that uses laser light and a light-sensitive dye to treat active acne. It shrinks oil glands and puts acne into remission for about a year. * prices subject to change. For more information on Acne, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute. Rashes A rash is a change in the skin's color or texture. Simple rashes are called dermatitis, which means the skin is inflamed or swollen. Other common rashes include eczema, psoriasis, impetigo, shingles, chicken pox, measles, scarlet fever, insect bites and those caused by medical conditions such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Anna Guanche is usually able to identify the rash by looking at it and asking about accompanying symptoms. Mild rashes can often be treated with simple home care practices such as avoiding soaps and bathing in warm water. Others may require moisturizing creams, prescription medications or more extensive treatment. For more information on Rashes, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute. Eczema Eczema is a term used to describe a group of inflamed skin conditions that result in chronic, relapsing and very itchy rashes. About 15 million people in the United States suffer from some form of eczema, including 10 to 20 percent of all infants. There is no known cause for the condition, but it appears to involve an overactive immune system in the presence of certain materials and often occurs in people susceptible to allergies. Treatment involves the restriction of scratching, use of moisturizing lotions or creams, cold compresses and nonprescription anti-inflammatory corticosteroid creams and ointments. If this proves insufficient, physicians may prescribe corticosteroid medication, antibiotics to combat infection, or sedative antihistamines. Phototherapy is a common procedure that uses light to reduce rashes. For severe cases, drugs such as cyclosporine A may be recommended. For more information on Eczmea, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute. Rosacea Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling on the face. The scalp, neck, ears, chest, back and/or eyes may also be affected. Symptoms range from red pimples, lines and visible blood vessels to dry or burning skin and a tendency to flush easily. Many people find that the emotional effects of rosacea - such as low self-confidence and avoidance of social situations - are more difficult to handle than the physical ones. Although it can affect anyone, rosacea typically appears in light-skinned, light-haired adults aged 30-50. It is not yet known what causes rosacea and the disease is not curable, although it can be treated with topical and oral medications, laser therapy or laser surgery. For more information on Rosacea, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute. Skin Cancer Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. The most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (affecting cells in the lowest layer of the epidermis) and squamous cell carcinoma (affecting cells in the middle layer of the epidermis). A rarer but more dangerous skin cancer is melanoma, the leading cause of death from skin disease. Risk factors for developing skin cancer include pale skin, family history of melanoma, being over 40 years old, and regular sun exposure. Skin cancers vary in shape, color, size and texture, so any new, changed or otherwise suspicious growths or rashes should be examined immediately by a physician. Early intervention is essential to preventing the cancer from spreading. For more information on Skin Cancer, contact Dr. Anna Guanche at Bella Skin Institute.