Medical Dermatology ~ Skin Treatment Services
Medical & Laser Treatments
At Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of York, we use the following medical treatments:
Aerolase® LightPod Era Skin Resurfacing Laser Treatment
Treatment of Acne and Acne Scars, Surgical Scars, Brown Spots, Broken Blood Vessels, and Warts
The Aerolase® LightPod Era is a powerful yet gentle aesthetic laser to reverse the signs of aging and scarring. Its 300 Microsecond 2940nm technology administers short-duration pulses allowing patients highly effective treatments with minimal discomfort and recovery time. The high efficiency of the LightPod Era allows patients to complete a facial rejuvenation procedure in just one sitting as compared to multiple treatments with other technologies. Only a beam of laser light touches the skin, which allows for the most hygienic and comfortable treatment available. The LightPod Era is FDA cleared. Learn More
Aerolase® LightPod Neo Laser Treatment
Treatment of Unwanted Hair, Hypertrichosis, Nail Fungus,
The Aerolase® LightPod Neo is the safest and gentlest aesthetic laser available due to its unique Micropulse-1064 technology, which delivers energy to the skin 30-50 times faster than other lasers. This allows patients of all skin types to receive pain-free treatment without the use of messy cooling gels or anesthetics; solely using a beam of light to touch the skin. We employ this laser to offer our customers the highest standards in treatment comfort, safety and efficacy. The LightPod Neo is FDA cleared. Learn More
and Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (Ingrown Hair, Razor Bumps/Beard Bumps)
BLU-U® is blue light photodynamic therapy that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple - you sit with your face close to the light for a short time, approximately a 17-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It's safe, it's not hot, it's not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne. If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with topical treatment results, BLU-U® blue light therapy may be something for you to try. Learn More
Collagen P.I.N. Micro-Needling Therapy
Treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin's overall appearance
Innovative and effective, Collagen P.I.N. activates cellular regeneration to help tighten and lift skin, while minimizing common skin problems such as acne scars, fine lines, photo-aging, dull skin, poor texture, stretch marks and body scars. It is a new method of introducing a controlled wound into the skin - triggering a release of natural growth factors, new collagen and elastin. The treatment helps to protect the new skin cell growth providing for quicker healing and a much higher success rate for overall and longer lasting results Learn More
Isolaz acne treatment with deep pore purification is a unique acne therapy that combines vacuum and painless broadband light to deep clean and purify your pores from the inside out. Isolaz is a reliable and effective acne therapy, with quick and long-lasting results for all skin types. Learn More
Psoriasis, Eczema/Dermatitis, and Vitiligo Treatment
Narrowband UVB is a common form of phototherapy used to treat skin diseases. "Narrow-band" refers to a specific wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) radiation proven to be the most beneficial component of natural sunlight for psoriasis and the treatment of many other skin conditions including eczema, vitiligo, and pruritus. Learn More
Actinic Keratoses and Acne Damage Treatment
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) combines a topical drug, called a photosensitizer, with a special light source to treat a variety of skin disorders and has recently emerged as an effective treatment for aging skin. Photodynamic therapy may be recommended to treat actinic keratoses (precancerous skin growths on sun-damaged areas), as well as moderate-to-severe acne, wrinkles, visible blood vessels, rosacea, certain cancers, including skin cancer, enlarged sebaceous glands, and psoriasis.
Psoriasis and Vitiligo Treatment
Laser therapy uses a pinpoint laser light to target psoriasis lesions without affecting the surrounding skin. Lasers use an intense light source that penetrates deeply into the skin and delivers more energy. This means each treatment is fewer treatments are required to get the results delivered from other forms of phototherapy, such as UVB or PUVA. Lasers are particularly helpful for the treatment of psoriasis on the hands and feet, and thickened localized plaques that may be slow to respond to topical treatments, such as corticosteroids. The Excimer laser targets an intense beam of ultraviolet B (UVB) light on the lesion, triggering a slowdown in skin cell growth and inflammation.
Silk Peel Microdermabrasion with Dermal Infusion
Treatment of Wrinkles
SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion® System combines non-invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions directly to the skin without the use of crystal or other chemical exfoliants. SilkPeel is exclusively offered through facilities with medical directors on staff, and isn't available at a typical day spa or salon. The procedure is non-invasive and even soothing; delivering the results you want without harsh chemicals or uncomfortable treatments. When you get a SilkPeel, you won't have any downtime, and don't have to worry about dealing with irritated or inflamed skin. SilkPeel's wet exfoliation leaves your skin silky-smooth, hydrated, and bright with a youthful, healthy glow. Learn More
Treatment of Acne, Rosacea, and Mild Sun Damage
During a chemical peel, chemical solutions of varying strengths are carefully brushed onto the skin. The chemicals remove skin cells on the surface of the skin and stimulate the production of new skin cells below. This leaves the skin smoother, less wrinkled, and more youthful in appearance.
Treatment of Wrinkles
During a chemical peel, chemical solutions of varying strengths are carefully brushed onto the skin. The chemicals remove skin cells on the surface of the skin and stimulate the production of new skin cells below. This leaves the skin smoother, less wrinkled, and more youthful in appearance. This treatment uses beta-hydroxy acid.
To schedule a consultation, please call (717) 755-4422.
At Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center of York, we treat the following conditions surgically using the appropriate treatment:
Acne is a very common skin problem that shows up as outbreaks of bumps called pimples or zits. Acne usually appear on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Acne can be a source of emotional distress, and severe cases can lead to permanent acne scars.
Millions of people have scars from the long-lasting inflammation caused by acne. Acne scars occur most frequently in those with moderate acne to severe acne. It remains unknown why some people develop acne scars when others don't. Many treatment options are available to diminish the acne scars' appearance.
Brown Spots / Age Spots / Actinic Keratoses (Skin Patches)
Brown spots on the skin, also called hyperpigmented lesions, can develop for a variety of reasons. Skin that has been chronically exposed to sunlight can develop a rough texture and brown areas called lentigines or age spots.
Actinic keratoses are dry, scaly pre-cancerous lesions or patches that form on sun exposed areas of the skin, including the scalp, face, forearms, and back of the hands. A single lesion is called an "actinic keratosis" or "solar keratosis". Actinic keratosis are usually scaly, feel like sandpaper to the touch, and range in color from skin-toned to reddish-brown. Actinic keratosis may be as small as the head of a pin or as large as a quarter (or bigger, if left untreated).
Eczema / Dermatitis
Eczema and dermatitis are similar terms used to describe an itchy rash with inflamed skin. Symptoms can range in severity from mild itching and redness to severe blistering and cracked skin.
Hair loss is a common complaint among our patients, both men and women. Although is it normal to shed hairs each day, excessive hair loss can lead to a thinning hair line, and areas of baldness. There are hair loss treatments that help promote hair growth or hide hair loss. For some types of hair loss, hair growth may return without any treatment.
Nail Disorders & Nail Fungus
Fungal infection of the toenails and fingernails is referred to as onychomycosis. It appears as white or yellowed nails that may be thickened and brittle. One or more nails may be involved, and different parts of a nail may be affected. Toenails are the most vulnerable to fungal infection because shoes and socks trap moisture that promotes the growth of fungi. If left untreated, fungal infections can lead to permanent nail damage. Fungal infections of the nails are difficult to treat, and recurrence is common. Most antifungal medications applied to the directly onto the nail (topical) are not every effective because they cannot penetrate the hard nail in sufficient concentration to kill the fungi. There are, however, some formulations specifically designed to penetrate the nail.
Pruritus (Itchy Skin)
Pruritus is the uncomfortable, irritating feeling which creates the desire to scratch. It can be the result of a nearly endless number of possible causes, ranging from skin conditions, such as eczema or poison oak, to internal diseases.
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae / Ingrown Hairs
Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, which includes ingrown hairs, razor bumps or beard bumps, is an irritating condition that is commonly caused by shaving. It often appears in patients of darker skin types, including tanned skin and skin types IV through VI.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes red, scaly patches on the limbs, trunk, scalp, and other parts of the body. It is not contagious. The rash of psoriasis goes through cycles of improving and worsening. A period of worsening is called a "flare". At times, psoriasis can be disfiguring, uncomfortable, and even painful.
Surgical Scars & Wounds
Surgery or injury may result in unwanted scarring. Scars are areas of fibrous tissue that replace normal skin after a surgical procedure or injury as part of the healing process. Types of scars include Keloid scars, contracture scars, and hypertrophic scars.
Unwanted Hair / Hypertrichosis
Hypertrichosis is the growth of hair on any part of the body in excess of the amount usually present in persons of the same age, race, and sex.
Vasular Lesions & Broken Blood Vessels
Angiomas are benign growths made up of small blood vessels. They can appear anywhere on the body. The three most common types are spider angiomas, angiokeratomas, and cherry angiomas. Cherry angiomas are red or purplish in color and don't usually grow larger than 1/4-inch in diameter. They can appear alone or in clusters. They are not dangerous.
Port Wine Stains
A port-wine stain is a birthmark in which swollen blood vessels create a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin. Early port-wine stains are usually flat and pink in appearance. As the child gets older, the color may deepen to a dark red or purplish color. They occur most often on the face but can appear anywhere on the body.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling of the face that can also affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest, and back. Eye symptoms (ocular rosacea) are also reported by half of people with rosacea.
Spider veins are small blood vessels that have become dilated and appear on the surface of the skin. They are most commonly found on the legs but can appear anywhere on the body, including the face, breasts, and hands. These dilated blood vessels are usually flat and red, and look like a spider web or a tree with branches.
Vitiligo causes white patches to appear on the skin. The vitilgo patches may appear nearly anywhere, but are more common in areas where the skin is exposed to the sun.
Warts are often skin-colored and feel rough, but they can be dark (brown or gray-black), flat, and smooth. Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way. Wart viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart.