Alaska Family Dermalotgy focuses on general dermatology while helping our patients identify and treat specific conditions. Our practice prioritizes providing competent, compassionate, and personalized care.
Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It can cause whiteheads, blackheads, or pimples. Pimples may develop and Acne is most common among teenagers but can affect people of all ages.
There are many Acne treatments available, a Dermatologist can assist you in choosing the most effective and fast-acting treatment.
Moles are a common type of skin growth. Nearly every adult has a few moles, most are common moles and are harmless. They show as small, dark brown spots and are caused by clusters of pigment-forming cells (melanocytes). Rarely, a mole can become cancerous. It is important to be aware of changes in your moles and other pigmented patches. It can be an early way of detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma.
If you suspect changes in a mole on your body, schedule an appointment and discuss with our Dermatologists.
Warts are a common skin condition we see at Alaska Family Dermatology. Warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Like any virus, warts are spread through contact.
Wart removal used to be painful and could require a long recovery time. While those traditional methods are practiced, including here at AK Family Derm, there are now painless methods that require no or very minimal recovery time. Alaska Family Dermatology is the first clinic in Alaska to offer Swift, a revolutionary new wart treatment. Below we will discuss the benefits of Swift and the advancements of wart treatment. To learn more about the Conventional Wart Treatments that we offer, click here.
Isotretinoin (Accutane) monitoring
Isotretinoin (also known as Accutane) is a drug used to treat severe acne. There are several brands that deliver Isotretinoin. Isotretinoin works by decreasing the size of the sebaceous glands which causes the oil in the skin that can clog pores and cause acne. Consult our Dermatologists for a Isotretinoin regimine.
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema is a condition that makes skin red and itchy. It can occur at any age but is more common in children. It is a chronic condition that can flare periodically.
While there is no cure for eczema, there are treatments and self-care regimens that can help to relieve itching and even prevent new outbreaks. Schedule an appointment to best manage our Eczema.
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes a rash with itchy and scaly patches. It can most commonly be found on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. Psoriasis affects just a few areas and usually appears in early adulthood. Psoriasis can’t be passed from person to person and is a long-term (chronic) disease with no cure.
Alaska Family Dermatology can provide relief for Psoriasis with both Light Treatments and Biologics.
Skin Allergy – Patch Testing
Patch testing allows Alaska Family Dermatology to test for up to 80 skin allergies to determine if your rash is caused by an allergen that comes in contact with your skin. There is no pain associated with patch testing because unlike scratch tests, there are no needles used when the patches are being applied.
We test using the North American Core 80 Series, which is the most popular baseline series & recommended by the American Contact Dermatitis Society. In addition, we utilize an allergen panel that is specific to pediatric patients. Patch testing process involves three visits over a week and assists in identifying causative agent(s) that cause allergic contact dermatitis.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin condition that causes small, painful lumps under the skin. It usually develops where your skin rubs together, such as the armpits, groin, buttocks, and breasts. It can stay with a patient for many years and worsen, consult our Dermatologists for proper treatment.
Bacteria, viruses, the immune system and more can cause issues with our skin. It is important to monitor skin conditions as they can affect your body’s health.
We specialize in diagnosing and treating skin disorders. If you suspect a skin disorder that we cover othis page or another skin condition, please consult us.
Nail abnormalities are issues with the color, texture, shape, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails. Most nail conditions are harmless. Spots, discoloration, and nail separation can result from injuries to the fingers and hands. Warts can also affect the nail. Infections, medications, and chemotherapy also can cause discoloration.
Contact us for any questions about changes in your nails.
Our skin is our largest organ. Sounds strange, but it covers and protects our body. Bacteria, viruses, the immune system and more can cause issues with our skin. Some skin disorders can cover a small area on the top of your skin. Others, can go deep into your skin or spread to a larger area. It is important to monitor skin conditions as they can affect your body’s health.
Alaska Family Dermatology specializes in diagnosing and treating skin conditions. If you suspect a condition that we cover on this page or another condition, please consult us.
Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color, usually in blotches. Vitiligo is unpredictable and the extent of the color loss can vary. It affects any part of the body including hair and the inside of your mouth.
No matter your skin type, you can be affected by Vitiligo.
Vitiligo has no cure. Treatment may help to stop or slow the discoloring process and return some color to your skin but does not prevent new areas of color change from appearing. Contact us to treat Vitiligo and make life more comfortable.
Rosacea is a common skin condition causing blushing or flushing and sometimes visible blood vessels on the face. Rosacea symptoms can flare sometimes for a few weeks. The condition can clear and then come back. While there is no cure for rosacea, treatment can control and reduce symptoms.
Treatment for Rosacea is important. Contact us to discuss the best treatment options for your Rosacea.
Rashes are irritated and swollen skin conditions that can cause itching and can be painful. They appear different depending on skin tone.
A common type of Rash is Diaper Rash. We specialize in treating this condition and making your child happy and healthy. Contact us with any questions you may have about products or treatments.
Rashes may also be hiding an Allergy. We can help to diagnose an allergy with Patch Testing at Alaska Family Dermatology.
There are many issues that can cause hair loss. AK Family Derm can help you get to the root of your hair loss issue.