MEDICAL
DERMATOLOGY

Your skin is the largest organ of your body; with a surface area of about two square yards, it makes up approximately 16% of your body weight. Your skin is made up of several different components, including water, protein, lipids, and different minerals and other organic compounds. Your skin has several crucial jobs: to protect you from bacteria and viruses which can cause infections, to regulate your body temperature, to help you sense the outside world such as temperature or climate, and to protect you from the environment.

Our dermatologist brings a unique expertise and skill set to our Shrewsbury practice, and is passionate about protecting your skin through medical dermatology. The practice has the extensive training and experience to diagnose and treat any skin disease or concern. Unlike many other dermatology practices in the Central Massachusetts area, we provide specialized treatment options for patients of every age. From acne to skin cancer, we provide the compassionate care and medical dermatology expertise necessary to perform outstanding treatments.

Conditions that irritate, clog or inflame your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems can cause many skin conditions that require treatment with medical dermatology. Skin problems that affect a patient’s appearance are also common for people of all ages. Whether you suffer from a rash, itchy skin, skin fungus, infection, skin bumps, or skin tags, there is a medical dermatology treatment available. Call today and to make an appointment to see our qualified dermatologist at Skin Dermatology in Shrewsbury; together we will learn about your particular skin concerns and discuss the best methods to treat them.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a benign skin disease identified by reddened skin – especially on the face, neck and chest. There are four types of rosacea, each of which causes different types of symptoms. In addition to redness, the various types of rosacea may also cause flushing, visible blood vessels, swelling, acne-like

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Skin Cancer

Many people develop skin cancer in their lifetimes. It is by far the most curable form of cancer though early detection is important for a positive outcome. Skin cancers often vary in appearance from person to person, making them difficult to identify to the untrained eye. Did you know… that skin

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Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin disease that occurs in people of all ages – though children are most prone to developing it. Approximately 35 million people in the U.S. have eczema, the vast majority of who are children under age 5. The condition causes chronically dry

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Acne Treatments

Everyone wants blemish-free skin, but for many, clear skin does not come naturally. Acne usually makes its first appearance on the youthful skin of adolescents during puberty. This is a time when hormones are changing and the body is transforming to take on the appearance of an adult. Although acne

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Rashes

A rash is any kind of abnormal change in the skin’s color or texture and usually occurs as a result of skin inflammation. Rashes can cause your skin to be red, scaly, bumpy, itchy, or irritated. There are several different kinds of rashes, all with their own cause, including contact

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a dermatological condition that causes the build-up of skin cells on the skin. Instead of shedding the skin normally, it forms patches that may become thick, inflamed, and painful. Psoriasis is a chronic condition, but symptoms and ‘flare-ups’ may come and go. Most patients require medications to remove

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Nail Fungus

Nail fungus causes the color, shape, and composition of your nails to change. Oftentimes, nail fungus can result in white spots on the nail’s surface or an overall thickening of the nail. In some cases, the nail may turn yellow, brown, or green. Nail fungus can be caught in warm,

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Brown Spots

Brown spots, also known as age spots or liver spots, are dark areas on the skin that vary in size. Brown spots generally occur in areas that are exposed to sunlight including the face, hands, shoulders, and arms. Brown spots do not require treatment since they are harmless, however, they

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Red Spots (Angiomas)

Red spots, also known as cherry angiomas, are common benign skin growths that are filled with tiny blood vessels and can develop all over the body. Some red spots do cause concern if they are painful, bleed or are changing in size, shape, and color. Did You Know: that the

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Hair Loss

There are many types of hair loss. On average, a person loses 50 – 100 hairs per day. Hair loss in excess of that amount or balding in patches on the scalp may be due to other conditions such as autoimmune diseases, the effects of drugs or stress, hormone imbalances,

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Increased Sweating

Increased sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is classified by sweating more than usually expected from the surrounding temperature, activity level, or stress. Some people have sweating confined to certain locations such as the underarms, palms or soles, while other people experience increased sweating throughout the entire body. Did You Know? Everyone has

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Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric DermatologyDr. Lamoureux offers Pediatric Dermatology services at Skin Dermatology. Children often present withrashes and moles that need special attention. Dr. Lamoureux is trained to evaluate children and the skinconditions that afflict them. She is able to provide care to her littlest patients in a kid-friendly and non-threatening way. Did

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