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General Dermatology Services

As a Board Certified Dermatologist with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Brian Zogg treats a wide range of skin conditions using the very latest procedures and medications. Dr. Zogg’s goal is not only to accurately diagnose and treat your condition, but to also educate you about the process so that you can play an active role in your treatment. Over the years, his leading-edge techniques and individualized approach to care have helped thousands of patients achieve excellent results and enjoy healthy skin for a lifetime.

At Zogg Dermatology we treat a wide range of conditions. Symptoms can vary widely from patient to patient, and can range from mild to severe. It is important to seek specialized medical care for your skin condition as early as possible so that we can perform a thorough assessment and develop a personalized treatment plan to resolve it quickly.

For a brief description of some of the more common conditions we treat, select from the list below:

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Conditions We Treat

Acne – A common skin disease that causes pimples, which form when hair follicles under the skin clog up. Most pimples form on the face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults.

Allergies – These may include atopic dermatitis, hives, rashes, and others. A person with allergies has an oversensitive immune response to certain substances (allergens), wherein chemicals called histamines are released. This usually causes itching, swelling, hives, rashes, and other symptoms, which may vary from person to person. Dr. Zogg utilizes a variety of effective treatments to manage allergies in patients.

Actinic Keratosis – A skin lesion that appears as a rough, scaly patch on your face, lips, ears, back of your hands, forearms, scalp and neck. The cause is frequent or intense exposure to UV rays, typically from the sun. Actinic keratosis enlarges slowly and usually causes no signs or symptoms, yet it is considered to be precancerous because it can develop into skin cancer. At Zogg Dermatology, we use the latest methods available to treat actinic keratosis. Therapies vary depending on the nature and extent of your condition..

Birthmark Removal – Birthmarks are generally removed either to enhance appearance, or to reduce the risk of health complications. Laser surgery or surgical excision may be used to remove a birthmark, depending on its type.

Cancerous Lesions – Dr. Zogg provides precision surgical removal of all types of cancerous skin lesions, including basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer and melanoma.

Cold Sores/Herpes – You’ll find the most effective treatments designed to minimize the effects of this common viral condition.

Dermatitis/Eczema – Includes several different types of skin swelling. Dermatitis is not dangerous, but most types cause red, swollen and itchy skin. Factors that can cause dermatitis/eczema include other diseases, irritating substances, allergies and genetic makeup. Dr. Zogg provides both topical and other treatments for this condition.

Hair Disorders – Can include infection of the hair follicles, hair loss, excessively oily or dry hair/scalp, and many other conditions that can affect the health and appearance of the hair. We perform a thorough assessment to identify the source of the problem and deliver treatments tailored to your individual needs.

Keloids – These are the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. They can be minimized using steroid injections, cryotherapy or laser treatments. They can also be surgically removed.

Moles – These are clusters of pigmented cells that often appear as small, dark brown spots. Most moles are harmless, but in rare cases, may become cancerous. Dr. Zogg can monitor moles, determine if they are cancerous, and provide expert removal if necessary.

Nail Disorders – These can vary widely, and include nail discoloration, fungus, ridging, cuticle damage, and more. Treatments include changes in diet, supplementation, topical treatments and others.

Psoriasis– A skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Psoriasis usually appears on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but it can show up on other parts of the body.

Rashes – Rashes include several different types of skin swelling. Rashes are not dangerous, but most types cause red, swollen and itchy skin. Factors that can cause rashes include other diseases, irritating substances, allergies and genetic makeup. Dr. Zogg provides both topical and other treatments for this condition.

Rosacea– A long-term disease that causes redness and pimples that affect the skin and sometimes the eyes. Rosacea is most common in women and people with fair skin. It usually starts between age 30 and 60. Treatments for rosacea include oral medications, topical medications and others..

Scar Revision – Dr. Zogg uses state-of-the-art laser technology to dramatically minimize the appearance of scars with no downtime. If surgery is required, Dr. Zogg uses his extensive cosmetic surgical skills to ensure minimal scarring from all procedures.

Sebhorrheic Keratosis – These benign lesions are similar in appearance to moles, and do not become cancerous. Although they are not dangerous, they can be annoying and can be removed to improve your appearance.

Skin Cancers– The 2 most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common. Dr. Zogg provides surgical removal of all types of cancerous lesions.

Skin Infections – There are many different types of skin infections – including those caused by bacteria, staphylococcus, yeast, fungi and more. While the skin normally has many types of bacteria living on it, intact skin is an effective barrier that keeps them from entering and growing within the body. When there is a break in the skin, infection can occur -- causing pain, inflammation, and a range of other symptoms.

Skin Pigment Issues – If you have blotchy and/or discolored skin on your face and neck, Dr. Zogg can use a number of techniques to smooth your skin and achieve a uniform appearance.

Skin Ulcers – Occur when wounds do not heal due to health issues, including circulation problems. We provide a range of treatments designed to effectively resolve skin ulcers.

Varicose Veins – These unsightly and often painful veins occur when the valves that control blood flow in the veins no longer function properly. You’ll find a number of solutions for varicose veins here at Zogg Dermatology, including laser and more traditional treatments.

Warts – These small, usually painless growths on the skin are caused by a virus. They are generally harmless, but can be disfiguring, embarrassing, and occasionally itchy or painful (particularly on the feet) Dr. Zogg uses a range of techniques to effectively remove warts.