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Dr. Ran Huo is a medical dermatologist who can identify and treat all types of medical conditions that cause changes in your skin, hair, or nails. Medications, minimally invasive procedures, diagnostic tools, and sometimes surgery may be utilized to treat skin disease.

Skin cancer is a major concern for many patients who see Dr. Huo. Though it is the most common form of cancer, it is highly treatable, so do not hesitate to call Broward Dermatology in Pembroke Pines, FL if you have any concerns about your skin.

Broward Dermatology also has the privilege of having an in-house dermatopathologist, who can quickly and accurately diagnose skin conditions from biopsies when appropriate.

Dr. Huo believes in educating his patients on how to self-manage their skin condition so they can maintain healthy and clear skin every day through prevention and maintenance. He invites you to explore his comprehensive list of resources and educational materials designed to help educate you about the various medical dermatology conditions treated by Broward Dermatology. Browse the list below to learn more.

Acne develops most frequently in teenagers because of hormonal changes, although acne can occur at any age. Females may develop acne in association with their menstrual period or birth control-related hormones. Other risk factors for acne include:

  • Pregnancy
  • Skin friction
  • Oily products (cosmetics) applied to skin
  • Heredity
  • Certain medications, such as steroids, birth control pills, or testosterone
  • Excessive sweating
  • Significant acne can lead to scarring.
We treat your child with special care and compassion when diagnosing and treating his or her skin problem. Education about skin disease and prevention of symptoms is important, and Dr. Huo can talk to your child in a way he or she understands.

Common childhood skin conditions we treat include eczema, dry skin / itchy skin, birthmarks (hemangiomas), diaper rash, cradle cap, insect sting allergy, and more.

 

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and a history of childhood sunburns are the main causes of most skin cancers.

Luckily, skin cancer that is detected and treated early is very curable. Skin cancer can develop on normal skin, injured skin, or moles. Melanoma can develop on the skin, in a mole, or in the iris or retina of the eye.

You should look for changes in the shape, texture, size, or color of a mole or new skin growth. Skin cancer may look like a sore that does not heal. Cancerous moles or skin areas may also develop pain, swelling, itching, and bleeding.

It is important to have regular skin and mole checks by a dermatologist, and educate yourself about skin cancer. Mohs surgery is most frequently used to treat skin cancers, including basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and melanoma.

If Dr. Huo believes surgery is needed for your condition, all the options will be discussed so that you feel fully prepared to make a decision about your treatment. Some of the most common dermatological surgery procedures include cryosurgery, electrosurgery, and excisional surgery to remove skin lesions and areas of skin affected by cancer.
If you have a family history of eczema, you or your child have a higher risk of developing this condition. Eczema is associated with allergies, asthma, and hay fever. Chronic eczema can lead to bacterial skin infections or scarring.

Dermatologist Ran Huo, MD can examine your skin and collect a skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Special skin care products with medication are used to control eczema, and Dr. Huo will recommend a regime for you.

 

Melasma causes brown or grayish-brown patches to appear on parts of the skin that get lots of sun, such as the face. Sun exposure and hormones seem to trigger this condition. Women are far more likely to get melasma than men, and it is very common during pregnancy.

Symptoms of melasma often go away on their own, or within a couple of months with treatment, but some people deal with melasma for a very long time and need to follow a maintenance care plan to protect their skin.

Hair loss, also referred to as alopecia or balding, is a common condition. In most cases, hair loss is inherited and requires the presence of certain hormones to occur. Other causes of hair loss include trauma, stress, certain medications, some medical conditions, and poor nutrition.

Hair loss can occur following a severe illness or fever. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy treatments used for cancer can also cause temporary hair loss. Treatment of underlying medical conditions usually resolves hair loss caused by illness.

Warts are caused by viruses and are highly contagious. They are typically small painless growths that appear on the outer layer of the skin. Warts can take several months to appear after the virus is contracted.
Moles are dark spots that appear on the skin. Most moles are harmless; however, some moles can undergo changes and become precancerous or turn into skin cancer.

Sunlight exposure plays a role in mole development and changes. There appears to be a hereditary component as well. If your close family members have had abnormal moles, you have an increased risk also.

Skin tags are common harmless growths that appear on the outer layer of the skin. Skin tags develop in skin folds or areas affected by friction or skin on skin rubbing, and seem to be associated with aging, being overweight, having diabetes, and a family history of skin tags.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, causes a person to sweat uncontrollably. People with hyperhidrosis may have overactive sweat glands, causing them to sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest.

This condition seems to run in families. Excessive perspiration may also be the result of another medical condition or a side effect of medication. A dermatologist can prescribe medication and perform minimally invasive procedures to stop excessive sweating.

A variety of nail conditions can be treated in a dermatology office, including ingrown toenails that cause pain. Symptoms of other diseases can cause nail discoloration, cuticle changes, shape changes, and other changes in your nails.

In fact, any changes in your skin, hair, or nails can be indicative of a nutrient deficiency or potential disease, so seeking medical attention is always a good idea. Medical dermatologists can identify and treat the cause of skin, hair, and nail conditions.

There are several skin conditions you need to watch out for. The most common ones are:

Dermatitis – Also known as eczema, dermatitis is an umbrella term for a group of skin conditions related to inflammation of dry skin (in some cases non-dry skin is also susceptible). You can suspect eczema if you have a rash on your skin followed by itching. The itching sensation can be intensive, and affect your sleep or general lifestyle. This condition affects all parts of the skin and people of all ages, but most vulnerable are children up to the age of 12.

Skin tumor – The types of tumors that affect the skin include benign tumors, precancerous tumors, malignant tumors (carcinoma and melanoma), and tumors that come from different organs. The main causes of tumors and skin cancer are UV rays, various chemical substances, genetic disorders, and diseases.

Pruritus – Commonly known as itching, pruritus is an unspecified symptom, but not an illness of its own. This doesn’t mean it should be ignored or treated lightly. We have all experienced itching at one period, an unpleasant sensation that makes us scratch ourselves.
Although harmless in most cases, sometimes it can indicate a disease. The two types of itching you should be aware of are acute itching and chronic itching. Acute itching lasts up to 6 weeks and it’s mostly caused by allergic or infective factors. Chronic itching lasts longer than 6 weeks and can be linked with more severe diseases

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