The Medical Professionals at Trillium Creek are highly qualified to treat patients of all ages for a variety of other skin conditions including lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis and vitiligo.
Lupus is a serious autoimmune disease that can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels and brain. The most common form of lupus causes a red, raised rash on the face, scalp or elsewhere. The raised areas may become thick and scaly and may cause scarring. The rash may last for days or years and may recur. In another form of lupus, lesions may appear on parts of the body exposed to sun.
|Lupus is a serious autoimmune disease that commonly causes a red, raised rash|
There is no cure for lupus, but many treatment options are available to minimize the symptoms during flares when the disease is active. Your Trillium Creek Dermatology Medical Professional will tailor a treatment to your specific needs, which may include nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antimalarials, corticosteroids and immunosuppressives.
Scleroderma is general term used for a group of connective tissue disorders that cause the skin to thicken and harden. Some forms of the disease are systemic and can affect blood vessels and internal organs such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys, while others are localized and never progress beyond the skin. Scleroderma usually starts with a few dry patches of skin on the hands or face that begin getting thicker and harder. These patches then spread to other areas of the skin. Scleroderma is not contagious or cancerous, but can be hereditary.
|Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder that causes the skin to thicken and harden|
Scleroderma is a serious disease, so it is important to consult a medical professional to determine the type and extent of your condition. There is no cure for scleroderma, but the Dermatology Medical Professionals at Trillium Creek can provide a number of medications to manage the symptoms of the disease. In addition, Trillium Creek offers the latest in laser treatments to minimize or eliminate the dilated blood vessels and lesions that are caused by the disease.
Vasculitis is a serious condition involving inflammation of the blood vessels. Inflammation can be short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) and in severe cases shortage of blood can result in organ and tissue damage. There are nearly 20 varieties of vasculitis involving skin, joints, brain, nerves, intestines, heart, lungs, kidneys and eyes. Vasculitis appears on the skin as red or purple spots, usually on the legs. When the lesions become larger, they resemble bruises and can be itchy and painful.
|Vasculitis is an inflammation of blood vessels that appears on the skin as red or purple spots|
Your Trillium Creek Dermatology Medical Professional will determine the extent of your condition and formulate a targeted course of treatment. Medications may include corticosteroids or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). In addition, many laser treatments and light treatments are available to minimize the appearance of blood vessels and lesions on the skin.
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder in which your skin loses melanin, causing white patches to appear that slowly enlarge over time. The condition affects men and women alike, and may be triggered by emotional stress, illness or skin trauma such as sunburn.
|Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder causing white patches on the skin that enlarge over time|
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There is no cure for vitiligo, but your Trillium Creek Dermatology Medical Professional can provide treatments to slow the progression of the disease as well as minimize the visible effects. Treatments may include topical corticosteroids, topical psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA), oral psoralen photochemotherapy (oral PUVA) or narrow-band ultraviolet B (UVB) therapy. In addition, self-tanning lotions may help conceal imperfections by adding color to depigmented areas, and concealing cosmetics can be particularly effective if you have vitiligo in limited areas of your body.
Other Trillium Creek Service Areas:
Mohs Skin Cancer Center 330.721.9990
Ohio Holistic Medicine (OHM) 330.721.9990
The Boutique at Trillium Creek 330.722.5477