Medical and Surgical Dermatology


Medical and Surgical Dermatology

Restore your Skin Health

A yearly skin check is recommended for everyone. More frequent monitoring may be necessary in patients that are at higher risk for skin cancer (light skin types, a history of sunburns, many moles or birth marks and or having a family member with a history of melanoma). Learn more

Acne is the most common skin condition, affecting over 40 million people in the U.S. Its cause is multifactorial and while it mostly affects teenagers and young adults, it can persist into adulthood and lead to significant physical and emotional distress. Learn more

This is a fairly common skin condition resulting in inflammation or infection of the hair follicles. It presents with small pink papule or pustules surrounding a hair follicle. Common locations are the beard/neck, chest, shoulders, buttocks and back. Learn more

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that manifests with persistent redness, flushing and breakouts on the cheeks, chin and other areas of the face. It can be triggered or worsened by sun exposure, stress, spicy food, hot beverages, exercise, alcohol and certain ingredients in daily skin care products. Learn more

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a common skin condition that manifests with “dry” and “itchy” skin, often leading to recurrent bouts of rashes on various parts of the body. It usually gets worse and flares in the dry winter months and when people use scented or harsh skin care products (i.e body washes containing fragrances). Learn more

Irritants or allergens that get in contact with the skin can lead to itchy and sometimes painful rashes. Learn more

These growths typically appear as light pink or pale gray scaly “bumps” on sun exposed areas of the skin. They can sometimes itch or feel “irritated”. If not treated they can continue to grow into hard horn-like protrusions and progress to develop into a skin cancer. Learn more

Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in humans. Luckily the most prevalent types of skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma) are usually not aggressive, grow slowly and are completely curable when treated on time. Learn more

Vitiligo is a benign condition that manifests with white discolored patches on the skin. Its cause is unknown and it typically presents with no symptoms. Learn more

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that presents with thick, pink, scaly plaques, most commonly on elbows, knees, trunk, scalp and other parts of the body. These lesions can be itchy and cause significant psychological distress to patients who suffer from it. Learn more

Also known as “urticaria”, this condition manifests as recurrent patches of itchy skin. Learn more

Hair loss is a common problem that can affect people at any age. It can be causes by stress, hormonal changes, genetic predisposition, medications or skin conditions, among others. Learn more

A myriad of insects can cause a wide range of skin problems, from isolated itchy “bumps” to widespread disease. Skin manifestations tend to be seasonal and can vary in severity and symptoms. Learn more

Scars appear after any type of injury to the skin. There are different types of scars and they vary from small symptom-free marks to large painful keloids. Learn more

Warts are common skin colored bumps that can be seen in people of all ages, including kids. They are usually asymptomatic but can sometimes become bothersome or painful (i.e on the bottom of the feet). Learn more

Cysts are benign growths under the skin that can result from a clogged pore or trapped hair follicle. They typically grow very slowly in size and are completely harmless. Learn more

Mohs surgery (named after its inventor Dr. Fred Mohs) is a minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia and is used to remove skin cancers in cosmetically important locations. Learn more

Surgical removal of skin cancers or benign lesions can be accomplished with minor surgeries done using local anesthesia. These procedures usually require two layers of stitches. Learn more

“Moles” are collections of pigment cells (melanocytes) which can present as flat or raised growths on the skin. They can appear skin colored, light or dark brown depending on how deep the pigment cell clusters lie. Learn more

Plastic Surgery Repair of Cuts and Laceration

Plastic Surgery Repair of Cuts and Lacerations

Accidents happen. Minor clean cuts can easily be repaired with one or two layers of stitches. Dr. Boker has ample experience reconstructing skin lacerations and surgical defects after removals of skin cancer, ensuring the best possible cosmetic outcome.