At Gold Skin Care, we treat a wide variety of medical and cosmetic skin conditions. Dr. Michael Gold is a world-renowned dermatologist who is highly regarded in the dermatology community and regularly gives lectures and presentations at national and international conferences. Our practice offers the latest and most advanced treatment options for every skin condition, and we work closely with each of our patients to make sure that they get the most effective treatment plan possible.
Skin conditions that we treat include:
Acne is the single most common skin condition in America, affecting men and women of all ages and skin types. Acne can be difficult to treat effectively, but here at Gold Skin Care, we offer treatments ranging from oral and topical medications to cutting-edge laser and light therapies.
Actinic keratosis, or AKs, are lesions on the skin that can be rough, scaly, or red. They should always be checked out by a dermatologist because, if left untreated, they can become cancerous. There are a variety of treatment options for AK.
Autoimmune disorders occur when the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells. Among the dermatologic autoimmune disorders that Dr. Gold and his staff treats are vitiligo, urticaria, and morphea.
Cellulite is a genetic condition characterized by dimpling, leading to the nickname “cottage cheese fat.” Cellulite most often strikes women, and it can occur in people of any weight and size. In recent years, cellulite treatments have become more refined and effective, and Dr. Gold offers the most advanced treatments available to smooth your cellulite.
Eczema is characterized by inflammation of the skin along with itching and redness. It often flares up as a result of external causes such as laundry detergent or soap, but the underlying cause is unknown. Dr. Gold offers eczema treatments ranging from mild to aggressive, depending on how severe your case is.
Many people suffer from excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis. This condition can cause embarrassment and discomfort in everyday life, as it causes people to sweat disproportionately to the situation they are in. Treatments for hyperhidrosis include Botox and MiraDry.
Dr. Gold is a specialist in reducing stubborn fat. He offers both liposuction and non-invasive fat reduction treatments such as CoolSculpting and UltraShape. If you are suffering from fat bulges that you can’t seem to get rid of, Dr. Gold can help.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles can occur as a result of both everyday expressions and loss of collagen and skin elasticity. Gold Skin Care offers a number of treatments for fine lines and wrinkles, including dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.
Freckles, Birthmarks, and Portwine Stains
Freckles, birthmarks, and portwine stains are all pigmentation problems of the skin. If you are suffering from any of these conditions, chances are Dr. Gold and his staff have a treatment that will help. Laser resurfacing along with deep exfoliating treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion can help to reduce the appearance of dark spots on the skin.
There are a number of different fungal infections that can occur, including athlete’s foot, jock itch, and ringworm. These infections are itchy and can cause scaly patches on the skin, but generally they respond well to home remedies and disappear fairly quickly with no lasting damage. Dr. Gold can advise you on the best way to treat you or your child’s fungal infection.
Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of patches of skin, while hypopigmentation is the loss of color in skin. Both of these conditions can be treated through customized laser treatments. Dr. Gold can assess your condition and determine the best plan of action during your consultation.
Hair loss affects many people, especially men, as they get older, and it can be a blow to self-esteem and self-confidence.
Men and women alike may suffer from excess hair that they shave or wax. However, shaving and waxing can be tedious and expensive. Dr. Gold offers laser hair removal that can semi-permanently remove excess hair on the legs, arms, underarms, back, and even face and bikini area.
Lichen planus is a reddish-purple, flat-topped rash. It generally appears on the wrists, forearms, shins, and ankles, and can cause severe itching. Lichen planus can be managed effectively with topical or oral medications and antihistamines.
Moles can take a variety of appearances – they can be brown, red, black, blue, or gray, and they can be small or large, flat or raised. Moles can form after sun exposure, or they can be present from birth. New moles that are irregular in appearance should always be checked out by a board-certified dermatologist in case it is cancerous. There are a variety of ways to remove moles.
Psoriasis is often confused with eczema, as they share many of the same symptoms. However, a skilled dermatologist can tell the difference and plan a treatment course accordingly. Psoriasis is genetic, not caused by outside factors, but it can be managed effectively through lifestyle changes and oral or topical solutions.
Rash is an umbrella term that describes skin conditions characterized by itching, redness, and bumps. Rashes include eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, molluscum contagiosum, and bacterial or fungal infections.
Rosacea is a skin condition that consists of constant redness and possibly small red bumps resembling acne. It is genetic in nature, and while there is no cure, it can be managed effectively through a variety of treatments.
Scabies is a skin condition caused by a mite that burrows into the skin. It causes itching and is most commonly found on the hands and groin area, although it can appear in other areas as well. There are a number of treatment options for scabies.
General scars and acne scars can be unsightly and cause embarrassment and self-esteem issues. However, with advances in modern technology, there are treatments that are very effective in reducing the appearance of scars. Dr. Gold will advise you during your consultation about which treatments are right for your scars.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, with one out of every 5 people affected. Skin cancers are often able to be cured when caught early, so it is important to have regular skin checks by a board-certified dermatologist. There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, of which melanoma is the most deadly.
As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, two substances necessary for smooth, elastic skin. As our collagen production breaks down, our skin becomes loose and begins to sag, forming jowls and “turkey neck.” Dr. Gold offers several effective, non-invasive treatments for skin laxity that can serve as an alternative to a face or neck lift.
Modern technology has come a long way, and nowadays, there are plenty of skin tightening treatments that do not require going under the knife for a surgical procedure. Dr. Gold is an expert on non-surgical skin tightening methods, and will work with you to find the best treatment plan to reach your goals.
Spider veins, also known as telangiectasia, are the small, dark, twisty veins that can develop over time as we age. These veins can be prominent and aesthetically displeasing, and many people want to get rid of them. Dr. Gold offers a variety of treatments for all kinds of spider veins, including sclerotherapy and laser therapy.
Many people, both men and women, suffer from small areas of stubborn fat that do not disappear with diet and exercise. Luckily, there are a variety of options available that can help to reduce these fat pockets, from SmartLipo to CoolSculpting. Talk to Dr. Gold to see which procedure you are a candidate for!
Sun damage is one of the main causes of the signs of aging, including wrinkles and sun spots. UV exposure is ubiquitous and many people do not protect their skin well enough against the sun, leading to early aging and even skin cancer. Various treatment options can help reverse sun damage, though, including laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening treatments, and dermal fillers.
Vascular conditions include spider veins, rosacea, hemangiomas, certain types of birthmarks, broken blood vessels, and more. Among the treatment options offered by Dr. Gold for vascular conditions are IPL (intense pulsed light), PDL (pulse dye laser), sclerotherapy.
Volume loss occurs as our skin gets thinner and less elastic over time. Volume loss, especially in the cheeks and temples, can cause unflattering shadows and contribute to an older and tired appearance. There are a variety of dermal fillers available that can restore lost volume to the skin in a quick and effective manner, along with innovative treatments such as fat grafting.
Warts are small, hard bumps that often have a cauliflower-like texture. They are caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin, and can be contagious. Warts are non-cancerous and generally harmless, but there are a variety of ways to get rid of them if so desired. Talk to Dr. Gold about treatment options for you or your child’s warts.