Conditions Treated

Here at ReGenesis, we see a wide variety of skin disease and treat everything from mild acne to life-threatening skin cancer. Here is a list of skin conditions, among others, that Dr. Kappius commonly treats:

Skin Cancer

Actinic keratosis – Pre-cancerous skin growths caused by sun exposure over many years
 
Basal cell carcinoma – The most common form of skin cancer (and most common cancer overall) in the United States. Caused by an overgrowth of the cells that line the bottom part of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin).
 
Melanoma – The most serious form of skin cancer and most common cause of death from skin cancer. Melanoma can quickly spread to other parts of the body and must be treated quickly.
 
Squamous cell carcinoma – The second most common form of skin cancer, also due to sun exposure (from the sun or tanning beds). It can be slow or quickly growing and does have a small risk of spreading to other parts of the body.
 
Other skin cancers – Any growing, bleeding, or itching bump on your body should be checked!

Autoimmune Skin Diseases

Blistering skin diseases – any blisters that cannot be easily explained by friction or heat should be checked by a dermatologist
 
Dermatomyositis – Skin rash usually affecting eyelids, shoulders, and chest along with weakness/pain of some muscles
 
Lupus – There are many different skin manifestations of lupus that can be managed by a dermatologist
 
Psoriasis – Areas of thickened and scaly skin most commonly on elbows, knees, and scalp but can be found elsewhere on the body
 
Vitiligo – White or light-colored patches on the skin

Hyperhidrosis

Medical condition causing excess sweating when the body does not need cooling

Inflammatory Skin Disease

Acne – “Pimples or zits”, inflammatory bumps, usually on the face or back, that is most common in teenagers but can also occur later in life. Acne is caused by several factors including excess oil production by the skin.
 
Atopic Dermatitis – Most common form of eczema, chronic itchy rash often occurs in infants/toddlers but also affects adults
 
Contact Dermatitis – Itchy red bumps (rash) on specific parts of the body. It is an allergic or irritation reaction due to direct contact between certain substances and the skin.
 
Cysts – “Boil”, inflammatory bump that starts like a pimple but grows bigger and is more painful
 
Drug reactions – Skin rashes or disease caused by medications, can be life-threatening
 
Dry skin – Very common condition, left untreated can turn into rash or inflammation of skin
 
Keloids or scars – Scars are a normal result after injury to the skin, but scars that are growing, painful, or itchy could mean that a keloid has formed
 
Keratosis pilaris – Common skin condition usually on the upper arms or thighs with tiny, rough bumps
 
Rosacea – Inflammatory pink bumps or dilated blood vessels more common in adults that can mimic acne

Hair and Nails

Excessive hair growth – Due to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), other medical conditions, or hereditary factors
 
Hair loss – While some hair loss is normal with aging, significant hair loss can be due to medications, illness, hormonal changes, or hereditary factors
 
Nail infections – Fungus, paronychia (bacterial infection)
 
Nail tumors – Growth under or around nail

Skin Infections

Bacterial – Crusting, draining bumps or patches on skin
 
Fungal – Ringworm (skin or scalp), tinea versicolor (light scaly patches on skin), among others
 
Viral – Herpes, shingles (zoster), warts, molluscum

Pediatric Dermatology

Acne – Very common in teenagers, also very easy to treat in our dermatology office!
 
Birthmarks – They come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Most are not dangerous and require no treatment. But if they are changing or you have questions about them, they should be examined by a dermatologist.
 
Eczema – Very common rash in infants, toddlers, and older children. Best treated with a combination of topical moisturizers, specific bathing practices, and prescription medications.
 
Hemangiomas – A type of birthmark that can be pink, red, blue, or purple. A bump on skin that typically starts in the first few weeks of life and should be examined by a dermatologist early to review prognosis and treatment options.
 
Molluscum – Skin growths caused by a virus that are slightly different than warts
 
Warts – Skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin most common in children but also seen in adults. They can grow and multiply, but some resolve on their own with time.
 
Genetic skin disorders – Many genetic disorders affect the skin and should be managed by a team of physicians including a dermatologist