3715 Williams Blvd., Suite 100
Kenner, LA 70065
5646 Read Blvd., Suite 230
New Orleans, LA 70127
120 Ochsner Blvd., Suite 235
Gretna, LA 70056
2104 Gause Blvd. West, Suite A
Slidell, LA 70461
600 Highway 190, Suite 201
Covington, LA 70433
1616 S. Columbia, Suite C
Bogalusa, LA 70429
Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gretna & Kenner, Open on Saturdays
Services Of Dimitri Dermatology
Dermatology is the area of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.
Skin issues and concerns can be directly related to your appearance and health. Dermatologists have been in the forefront of developing and improving procedures to enhance the appearance of your skin.
Since we accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances it is easy for us to focus on keeping your skin healthy and beautiful.
We Offer Treatments For The Following:
Acne results when tiny glands beneath the skin surface, the sebaceous glands, become clogged with sebum, an oily substance whose normal collection and excretion keeps the skin healthy. If clogged, bacteria can grow in the glands, which in turn cause swelling and pimples on the skin's surface. This can occur anywhere on the epidermis where there are hair follicles below the surface (the sebaceous glands are attached to these follicles), including the face, back and neck. Acne affects adults as well as teenagers.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition characterized by redness, pimples and in advanced stages, thickened skin.
Rosacea usually occurs on the face, and appears like flushing on the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. Adult women are affected more often than men by rosacea and its onset might be accompanied by a burning sensation. The skin may also be sensitive to lotions or make-up. There are several ways to treat rosacea. Schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists to design a plan that works for you.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition affecting about six million people in the United States. Small or large round or oval red patches with thick white scales characterize it. These are sometimes itchy and occasionally hurt or bleed but can be asymptomatic, except for the annoyance of shedding flakes of skin.
The most common areas for psoriasis are the elbows, knees and scalp, but it may occur on any part of the body. Five percent of people with psoriasis also have arthritis. The onset of psoriasis can occur at any age including childhood and old age, although it most commonly appears in teens and people in their twenties. Sunlight tends to make it better, whereas alcohol, stress and a lack of sunlight tend to exacerbate this condition.
Vitiligo is a skin condition that affects the pigmentation of the skin. Patients experience a loss of pigment/brown color from different areas on the skin that appear as uneven white patches. The feel of the skin does not change.
An abnormal or atypical mole is also known as dysplastic nevus. This type of mole is different from common moles. They are larger, irregular and have unclear borders. The color of the mole ranges from pink to dark brown and are typically flat, but certain parts may be raised above the surface of the skin. Abnormal moles are common in males on the trunk of the torso and on the calves of females.
Warts are common growths that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This virus is present in the growths as well as on many surfaces touched by our hands and feet. Frequent touching and picking of warts may cause them to spread. Although some people may have a natural resistance to warts, it is advisable to avoid direct contact with warts on other people and to wear foot protection such as sandals or rubber thongs in places where others go barefoot. Warts may develop on any part of the body including the face, scalp, lip, nose and genital area, as well as on the hands, feet, elbows and knees.
This a collective term for a variety of medical conditions that result in the skin being irritated or inflamed. The most common type of eczema is atopic eczema; simply put, this is a group of diseases with a predisposition to other conditions like, hay fever and asthma.
Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early with regular skin cancer screenings.
All skin cancers appear to be related to sun exposure. The most common skin cancers are:
Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common of all skin cancers. It tends to be slowly growing and frequently appears as a pinkish, translucent, pearly 'pimple' that does not go away on sun damaged skin. It can also look like a scaly patch or resemble a scar.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma tends to be more rapidly growing than BCC. It may also spread especially if located on the ear, forehead, lip and top of the hand. It presents as an enlarging scaly nodule with poorly defined borders that may ulcerate. It may arise from actinic keratosis.
Malignant Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the US; its incidences doubling every 10 years. Survival is directly related to early detection since prognosis depends on the tumor thickness. It may spread to the lymph nodes, lung, liver, brain and other skin areas if not discovered and removed surgically in time. Often, the patient will present a change in an existing mole or recognize a new pigmented lesion, which often shows irregular borders, varied colors and recent enlargement.
We offer a variety of fillers including Evolence, Juvederm, Radiesse, Restalyne, Silicone and Sculptra. Call for your cosmetic consultation!
Chemical peels use a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation.
Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution (generally a salt solution) directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to swell and stick together, and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.