Conditions Treated

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Hyperhidrosis

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