We specialize in medical, surgical and cosmetic Dermatology. We treat many skin disorders including:
We also specialize in treating skin cancer and precancerous lesions.
Cosmetic procedures include Nicking Botox, Fillers and chemical peels.
GK Dermatology of San Diego comes to you with over 15 years of medical dermatology experience with specialization in various medical skin conditions, including the following:
Acne – Acne is often starts when oils, dirt and dead skin cells clog up the pores. While acne often starts in puberty, it can be carried well into adult hood. Mild acne can often be treated with over the counter medication while more sever forms like acne rosacea, nodulocystic acne or acne conglobate. Different types of acne require different treatments raging from topical to systematic therapy.
Skin cancer & Pre-Cancerous Lesions – Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Millions of Americans develop skin cancer each year. We focus on skin cancer removal by performing a specialized procedure that eradicates the cancer while sparing as much of the healthy skin as possible. We also believe that early detection and prevention is important and encourage patients to have any pre-cancerous lesions treated as soon as possible.
Psoriasis – Psoriasis is a skin disease often distinguished by red scaly patches and moderate to severe itching, burning and peeling. While it generally affects the skin it can also affect other parts of the body including nails and in more advanced cases, it can lead to Psoriatic Arthritis affecting the joints. Psoriasis has 7 types and can be triggered by a number of things from skin injuries, medication and stress.
Dermatitis – Dermatitis of skin inflammation is often described as red, dry and itchy skin. More advanced stages have blisters as well as crusty scales. There are 5 different types of dermatitis that can come from a variety of skin irritants and the best way to treat it is by having the right diagnosis form a doctor.
Eczema – Eczema often starts looking like a common rash of itchy, red and dry skin. This is often caused by inflammation and is often found in babies and small children, but adults can have them too. Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis and can often be treated with steroidal creams, oral medication and light therapy. More advanced cases that do not respond to over the counter medication need the attention of a doctor, especially if there is a family history of allergies and asthma.
Nail Diseases – When we look at nails, past the manicure and hand treatments, your nails actually say much about your overall health than you think. Rosy pink nails reveal good overall health while cracking, white, dark or bluish nails are often signs serious illness. This can include anything from anemia, liver disease, heart problems, malnutrition and more. Your nails can also suffer from various infections and diseases from fungal infections, psoriasis and in some cases, advanced forms of skin cancer. If you notice something out of the ordinary in the appearance of your nails, it is best to see a dermatologist.
GK Dermatologist San Diego brings you state of the art practices in cosmetic dermatology, aimed at helping you enhance your beauty and achieve healthy and glowing skin. We offer a variety of cosmetic procedures, including the following:
Chemical Peels – Chemical peels improve skin’s condition, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, age spots, sun damage, melasma and blemishes. There are several types of chemical peels designed for each skin condition from mild to deep peeling. While these are proven safe and effective, the safest way is still in the hands of a licensed dermatologist.
Dermal Fillers – Dermal fillers restore your youthful glow by reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as giving you plumper lips. There are FDA approved fillers that works effectively depending on the type of wrinkles to be treated. Most are non-allergenic and naturally occurring in the body. There are some patients that experience reaction but they are very few. What makes fillers a good choice for may is that it offers immediate effects that can last for many, many months.
Botox – Botox is a highly purified form of the Clostridium Botulinum Toxin, injected in small amounts on the right muscles, it reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin. While it is primarily used to treat medical conditions such as migraines, muscle spasms and twitches, it has gained popularity in the cosmetic field. Botox works to block the flow of acetylcholine into the muscles, temporarily weakening or paralyzing it, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Side effects are present but not common, to have peace of mind, make sure you have a licensed dermatologist administer treatment.