Conditions

We are actively involved in research and contribution
to advancements in treating all skin conditions.

Dermatology Associates of Seattle specializes in the treatment of all dermatological conditions.
Actively involved in research and contributing to advancements in medicine, Dermatology Associates of Seattle treats patients for chronic skin disorders on a daily basis.

Acne:

A large percentage of the population suffers from acne at some point in life, and some are more severely affected than others.
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Acne Scars:

Scars may remain for years after acne lesions have healed. The severity of the scarring correlates with the severity of the acne.
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Alopecia Areata:

Alopecia areata occurs when the immune system attacks hair follicles causing sudden loss of hair in characteristically round patches of varying size.
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Atinic Keratosis:

Actinic keratosis usually affects older adults but can be seen in the 20s and 30s with lots of sun or tanning bed exposure.
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Atopic Dermatitis:

Atopic dermatitis is a form of excema which usually develops in early childhood and is more common in people who have a family history of the condition.
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Bacterial Infection:

Symptoms depend on the area infected. In dermatology, we deal with bacterial infections that are primarily limited to the skin or mucous membranes.
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Birthmarks:

Just about everyone you know has a pigmented spot [mole, nevus) on their face or body and some of these are present from birth.
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Bullous Disease:

Bullous diseases are a varied group of conditions that can cause the skin and mucous membranes to detach. [ Learn more ]

Cellulite:

Many people believe that vigorous exercise and proper nutrition can eliminate the appearance of cellulite, which they associate with excess fat.
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Contact Dermatitis:

The best way to avoid contact dermatitis is to not come in contact with allergens or irritants that cause your symptoms, while cleaning your skin regularly. [ Learn more ]

Folliculitis:

Folliculitis may be more common among those with acne. Shaving, waxing and wearing clothes that rub can also increase the risk of developing this condition.
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Fungal Infection:

Symptoms depend on the area infected. In dermatology, we deal with fungal infections that are primarily limited to the skin or mucous membranes.
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Hair Loss:

Hair loss can affect both men and women and may result from a variety of conditions such as thyroid disease, anemia, protein deficiency, or low vitamin levels. [ Learn more ]

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Since it often appears in its early stages as small boils which come and go it is often misdiagnosed. The average delay in diagnosis of a patient is seven years from their first visit.
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Lichen Planus

Lichen planus occurs when the immune system attacks cells of the skin or mucous membranes. On skin, lichen planus appears as purplish, itchy, flat-topped shiny bumps. [ Learn more ]

Melanoma:

Melanoma is the most severe form of skin cancer. If allowed to grow, melanoma can spread quickly to other parts of the body. This condition can be deadly. [ Learn more ]

Melasma:

People see melasma on their cheeks, forehead, on the bridge of their nose, lower chin, and/or above their lip. It has been known to appear on other parts of the body that tend to get sun. [ Learn more ]

Moles:

Most cases don't require treatment, but some cases require removal of the mole to ensure it is not in the process of changing. In many cases we will remove moles from the face for cosmetic reasons only.
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Mollescem Contagiosum:

The condition spreads through contact with an infected person or a contaminated object. Though painless, the small bumps might itch.
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Psoriasis:

Untreated, psoriasis can lead to plaques that will continue to thicken and potentially spread. These can be quite uncomfortable at times; the itching can be severe. [ Learn more ]

Rosacea:

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, characterized by redness and bumps or pimples that most often appear on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead.
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Saggy Skin:

Sunlight, aging and smoking cause your skin to lose its natural elasticity which directly contributes to sagging skin features.
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Scars:

Scars are part of the skin's natural healing process. However, they can cause pain, inconvenience, and self-consciousness.
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Skin Cancer Types:

Skin cancer is a type of tumor in the skin which will continue to invade, grow and potentially spread if left untreated.
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Skin Laxity:

Skin Laxity is something that everyone will experience as we age regardless of how much we work out or how healthy we eat. [ Learn more ]

Spider Veins:

The veins are visible just beneath the surface of the skin, struggling to perform. They become blue, purple or red in hue.
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Sunspots on Face:

Skin changes as you age. Change can occur both in pigment and texture. Sunspots (also known as liver spots) are those little dark spots that can often be mistaken for freckles.
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Sunspots on Skin:

Sunspots, age spots, liver spots, or lentigines are a result of both aging and sun exposure. They tend to increase with age as the skin has a harder time repairing the damage from ultraviolet light.
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Unknown Rash
on Arm:

The repercussions of not treating it vary in extremes; for some outbreaks, no treatment may be necessary whereas, in others, early treatment is vital. [ Learn more ]

Unknown Rash
on Back:

The repercussions of not treating it vary in extremes; for some outbreaks, no treatment may be necessary whereas, in others, early treatment is vital. [ Learn more ]

Unwanted Hair:

Laser hair removal treatments are quicker than may think. For example, to carry out a procedure on the underarm or the Brazilian area only takes 20 minutes. [ Learn more ]

Unwanted Tattoos:

Upon an initial consultation, our doctors come up with a plan to remove all of your unwanted tattoos using the latest and most effective procedures to date.
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Viral Infection:

Symptoms depend on the area infected. In dermatology, we deal with fungal infections that are primarily limited to the skin or mucous membranes.
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Vitiligo:

Vitiligo is present when patches of skin appear lighter than normal and can vary from a few small patches to many large ones.
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Warts:

Different strains may cause warts in different parts of the body. Warts can be spread from one location on the body to another or from person to person by contact with the wart.
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Wrinkles:

No matter how healthy our diets are or how frequently we exercise, wrinkles are something that we are all bound to develop at some point in our lives.
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