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:
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
Bacterial – Crusting, draining bumps or patches on skin
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
Acne – Very common in teenagers, also very easy to treat in our dermatology office!
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
Medical condition causing excess sweating when the body does not need cooling