Skin Disease Specialist

Fountains Family Care

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Chandler, AZ

No matter if it’s acne, warts, moles, eczema, or another skin concern, Dr. Richard Le and the Fountains Family Care medical team are trained in providing effective treatments like electrocautery, cryotherapy, biopsies. They also offered the revolutionary Obagi® skin care products from their two offices in Chandler, Arizona. Your skin is your largest organ, and it’s important you take care of it and feel confident in it. For your comprehensive consultation, visit Dr. Le and the Fountains Family Care team. Call or click to schedule online.

Skin Disease Q & A

What is a skin disease?

Your skin is your largest organ, and it protects you from the external elements by acting as a barrier between you and the outside world. Certain conditions can clog, inflame, or irritate your skin and cause symptoms, such as swelling, redness, itching, burning, and rashes.

Skin conditions can come from a variety of factors, including:

  • Irritants
  • Allergies
  • Genetics
  • Medical conditions
  • Certain medications
  • Immune system complications

What are some of the different types of skin diseases?

There are many types of skin diseases and skin complications.

Acne

Acne is a disease that affects the oil glands in your skin. Your pores are small holes in your skin that connect to oil glands underneath your skin. When the follicle that connects the glands to the pores clogs up, acne occurs.

Eczema

Eczema is referred to as atopic dermatitis — a skin disease involving itchy, dry skin and rashes on the face, elbows, knees, hands, and feet. Researchers believe eczema is hereditary.

Hives

Hives cases are characterized by red and sometimes itchy bumps that can be an allergic reaction to a food or a drug. Hives can be induced by stress or infections and can often go away on their own.

Impetigo

Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria that are more common in younger children. It usually starts when bacteria enter the skin through a cut, scratch, or insect bite. Impetigo symptoms are red sores surrounded by red skin.

Moles

Moles are growths on the skin that happen when melanocytes grow clustered together surrounded by tissue.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a cosmetic concern for some people. Wrinkles range from fine lines that are barely noticeable to deeper creases that are caused by aging, genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors.

Other skin diseases and common skin concerns include:

  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin cancer

What are the treatments for skin diseases?

The Fountains Family Care team provides a range of treatments and services to manage and treat skin diseases, such as:

  • Skin biopsies
  • Obagi® skin care products
  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, and topical skin creams
  • Lifestyle guidance and counseling with a focus on nutrition and physical activity
  • Cryotherapy — a treatment using liquid nitrogen to freeze off warts and some types of skin cancers.
  • Botox and Juvederm- for wrinkles
  • A variety of methods can treat skin diseases. If you have a skin concern, book your personal consultation online or call today.