Acne treatment is one of Dr. Fujita's areas of interest and expertise. The Acne Clinic, run by Dr. Fujita, customizes and treats each indivual based on skin type and acne severity. In-office procedures include comedone extraction of both blackheads and whiteheads and liquid nitrogen slush. Intralesional Kenalog injections are recommended to quickly resolve cystic large painful acne lesions. This also reduces the risk of irreversible scars. Daily home treatments are generally formulated and consist of oral medications, washes, gels, and lotions. Severely resistant acne is treated with isotretinoin (Accutane, Claravis, Sotret, and Anmesteem) for men and women and spironolactone (for women only). We also offer Benzaderm, a therapeutic cleanser containing a combination of Benzoyl Peroxide with soothing aloe vera gel for treatment of acne.
Skin rashes such as atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis may be treated with topical and oral medications. Prescription topical creams, foams, gels, solutions/lotions, and ointments are used most commonly. Oral medications for anti-inflammatory, antimbicrobial, and anti-itch are used for more severe skin rashes. In-office treatments include narrow band ultraviolet B light box treatments.
Narrow Band Ultra-Violet B light treatment: This is a drug free alternative for the treatment of moderate to severe rashes. Light reatments are generally done 2-3 times weekly with tapering as the skin clears.
In office dermatoscopic evaluation of pigmented lesion is routinely done for patients with possible skin cancer. Regular skin examination for the detection of pre-cancerous and skin lesions and surgical removal for skin cancer, moles, cysts, and other skin growths are provided services.
Topical prescriptions to treat warts include creams and gels applied by the patient. In-office surgical liquid nitrogen freeezing and electrocautery are done when appropriate.
Prescription topically applied antifungal creams, gel, nail lacquer, and lotions are used for early fungal nail infections. Oral antifungal medications are prescribed for more severely infected fungus nails. Treatment requires 3 months with appropriate blood test monitoring for safety. In-office procedures include nail defibredement and biopsy.
Most medical insurances pay for these services with the exception of an estimated patient co-pay - usually about 20%.