Medical Dermatology in Dallas, Ft Worth & Cleburne
Looking for a Fort Worth or Dallas Award Winning Dermatologist? Dr. Malouf is committed to providing patients with the highest level of medical care. From lumps and bumps to acne, excessive dandruff, skin cancer screenings, and beyond, your skin’s health is of the utmost priority. No wait times. For a consultation contact us today.
Dr. Peter Malouf is highly trained in laser dermatology for the treatment of acne. This procedure uses lasers and other light devices to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, helping unclog the pores. Patients usually show improvement after just a few sessions.
Tired of looking at those unsightly nails? Get the care you need for nail fungus. Some of the symptoms of nail fungus (onychomycosis) are thick, yellow, discolored nails.
Having an open wound, increase the chances of infection. If you have a non healing wound, it is essential that you act to get it healed as quickly as possible to prevent infection and further complications.
Healthy skin starts here
What is Medical Dermatology
Medical dermatology represents the base knowledge for a skin expert like Dr. Malouf. Understanding the anatomy, function, and pathophysiology of the hair, skin, and nails, is essential, since all of these factors can affect the decision-making process and outcome of many treatments. Also, many patients seeking treatments have skin problems that need to be addressed by a dermatologist.
Skin Cancer Treatment
There are many types of skin cancer, however the three most common types are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. It is very important, especially for those with fair skin and or a family history of skin cancer, to be seen yearly and as needed by a dermatologist. It is also important to learn how to screen yourself and your family for early changes in spots and growths, along with appropriate use of sunscreen. Dr. Malouf is a fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery and has performed over 20,0000 cases over the last 2 decades.
Eczema can be a difficult diagnosis for many patients to swallow, as there is no cure for it. This disorder affects over 30 million Americans, and its symptoms include itchy skin, scaly patches, and rashes. It is unknown what the exact trigger eczema is, but it has been shown that many people are triggered by certain foods, allergens, and soaps/detergents. Once these triggers have been determined, a customized treatment plan can be developed specifically for the patient. If avoiding these irritants is not successful, ointments and creams can be used to relieve itching. Phototherapy can also be used, which uses different types of lights to help accelerate bacteria-fighting systems in the skin, calm inflammation, and reduce itch. Phototherapy can significantly improve the comfort of a patient during a flare up, but often requires 2-3 treatments per week to be effective.
Keloids are large scars that are built from excess collagen, often occurring after an injury, surgery, acne, or chickenpox outbreak. While this is not a life threatening issue, keloids can cause itching, pain, and be unsightly to look at. Treatment options vary based on size and location of the scar but can be treated with steroid injections spaced about a month apart. Once the injections are complete itching, redness, and scar visibility should be decreased. In other cases, Superficial Radiation Treatment can be used to destroy the collagen cells that cause keloids. This procedure is growing in popularity because it only takes a few minutes and is pain-free. Plastic surgeons often perform procedures that can be highly invasive and can potentially lead to days or weeks of down time, while a qualified dermatologist can give you the same results in just a few office visits with minimal to no down time.
The Dr. Malouf’s Difference
Dr. Malouf’s training exposed him to all the common and not so common skin disorders, and he is especially comfortable treating children and the elderly. Common conditions seen are: acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, contact allergic dermatitis, medication reactions, benign and cancerous skin growths, nail disorders, hair loss, and autoimmune skin diseases.
Trust your skin to a specialist
Dr. Peter Malouf is highly trained expert in laser dermatology Skin is the largest organ our bodies have, and how we live our lives plays a large impact on its appearance. Whether you have acne, eczema, sun damage, scars, or melasma, an experienced dermatologist has the knowledge and solutions to help you and your unique skin issue. One of the most common skin conditions in the U.S. is acne, which affects an estimated 17 million people in our country alone. Acne occurs when pores are clogged on a person’s face, chest, back, neck, or upper arms. While acne is not a life threatening problem, it can cause low self-esteem by making one feel self-conscious about their appearance. It can also cause scarring if it is severe enough, further damaging confidence. Dr. Peter Malouf is highly trained in the practice of laser dermatology, which uses lasers or other light devices to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, thus helping unclog the pores. Patients usually show improvement after just a few sessions, but progress is often dependent on the severity of the acne. After a consultation is complete, it can be determined if this treatment may work for you better than conventional acne treatments that involve washes and creams.
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