Dermatologists are trained to treat patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. This includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems of the skin, hair and nails. Conditions common among children are moles and birthmarks, dermatitis, acne, warts, vitiligo, insect bites and birth defects. In adults we treat a range of conditions such as skin cancers and pre-cancers, rosacea, psoriasis and connective tissue diseases. We also treat eczema, allergies and other disorders that occur in all age groups, and carefully examine moles or other growths to determine whether they are or may become cancerous.
Pediatric dermatology involves diagnosis and treatment services for the unique skin of infants, children and adolescents. While children and adults experience many of the same skin conditions, certain conditions are more prevalent in younger patients and require special care that takes into account the growing needs of these patients. Children are often at risk for fungal and bacterial infections of the skin, as well as a wide array of other acquired and congenital conditions.
Our treatments are gentle yet successful, allowing children to engage in their everyday activities while efficiently managing their skin condition. Children with healthy skin can also be seen for regular examinations to learn about proper skin care, including adequate sun protection. Early examination by a dermatologist can promote a lifetime of healthy skin for our pediatric patients.
Dr. Lam is highly skilled and experienced in treating pediatric skin conditions and strives to provide a comfortable, safe and worry-free experience for both child and parent. We take the time to educate parents about their child's condition to help ensure proper treatment and home care so children can enjoy clear, healthy skin as they grow.
In the event that there is a growth on your skin that needs to be removed, Dr. Lam has received extensive training in skin surgery. She has been trained to perform such operations and studied the latest techniques and procedures.
Our comprehensive array of surgical services includes:
- Removal of precancerous growths (actinic keratoses)- Surgical removal of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma
- Removal of benign lesions such as skin tags, keratoses, warts and cysts
Dermatologists understand that the most important contributor to a person’s appearance is the health and well-being of their skin. Cosmetic dermatology treatments defer from traditional plastic surgery in that they are designed to enhance your skin's natural repair mechanisms. Cosmetic dermatology embodies the principles of prevention, correcting volume loss, and rejuvenation instead of reshaping or stretching the skin. The result is a healthier, more 'awake' appearance.
These preventative and restorative treatments aim to repair skin damage that has accumulated over a lifetime. Cosmetic dermatology treatments can also serve as a complement or boost to a comprehensive skin care regimen to bring out the best in your skin.