Conditions Treated

As a dermatologist, Dr. Storey is trained to examine, diagnose and treat problems with your skin, hair, and nails ranging from acne to cancer.

Here is a partial list of conditions, in alphabetical order, to help you understand more about the diseases and conditions treated at Valley Skin Institute.

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Acne is a common chronic disorder affecting the hair follicle and sebaceous gland, in which there is expansion and blockage of the follicle and inflammation. There are several variants.*

An allergic reaction can be caused from anything (medications, food, insect bite, etc.). It can be very itchy and cause swelling of the skin.

Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular acute lesions and dry, thickened chronic lesions.*

Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, are blood-sucking human parasites that are found worldwide. Bed bugs come from the insect family Cimicidae. Bed bugs are oval shaped, flat, reddish brown, and up to 5 mm long. Immature bed bugs are smaller than adults and may be translucent to light yellow.*

Carcinoma in situ of the skin is a cancer that only grows in the top layer of the skin. Therefore, may be able to be treated with other modalities besides surgery.

Dermatitis refers to a group of inflammatory conditions. It affects the outer layer of the skin, the epidermis. Dermatitis affects about one in every five people at some time in their lives. It results from a variety of different causes and has various patterns. The terms dermatitis and eczema are often used interchangeably. In some cases the term eczematous dermatitis is used. Dermatitis can be acute or chronic or both.*

Folliculitis is the name given to a group of skin conditions in which there are inflamed hair follicles. The result is a tender red spot, often with a surface pustule. Folliculitis may be superficial or deep. It can affect anywhere there are hairs, including chest, back, buttocks, arms and legs. Acne and its variants are also types of folliculitis.*

Hemangiomas are vascular tumors that can be present from birth or acquired with age. Benign in nature and may or may not require treatment.

Hives are superficial skin-colored or pale skin swelling, usually surrounded by erythema (redness) that lasts anything from a few minutes to 24 hours. Usually very itchy, it may have a burning sensation. Angioedema is deeper swelling within the skin or mucous membranes, and can be skin-colored or red. It resolves within 72 hours. Angioedema may be itchy or painful but is often asymptomatic.*

Intertrigo describes a rash in the flexures or body folds, such as behind the ears, in the folds of the neck, under the arms (axillae), under a protruding abdomen, in the groin, between the buttocks, in the finger webs or toe spaces. Although intertrigo may affect one skin fold, it is common for it to involve multiple sites.*

Leg ulcers refer to full thickness skin loss on the leg or foot due to any cause. They occur in association with a range of disease processes, most commonly with blood circulation diseases. Leg ulcers may be acute or chronic. Acute ulcers are sometimes defined as those that follow the normal phases of healing; they are expected to show signs of healing in less than 4 weeks and include traumatic and postoperative wounds. Chronic ulcers are those that persist for longer than 4 weeks and are often of complex poorly understood origin.*

Lipomas are benign tumors. Usually in a well circumscribed lump.

A mole is a common benign skin lesion due to a local proliferation of pigment cells (melanocytes). It is more correctly called a melanocytic nevus and is sometimes also called a naevocytic nevus. A brown or black mole contains the pigment melanin, so may also be called a pigmented nevus.*

People who get this skin problem often see distinct, coin-shaped (nummular) or oval sores on their skin. They are usually itchy and can be cause by dry skin or an allergy.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by clearly defined, red and scaly plaques (thickened skin). It is classified into several subtypes.*

Scabies is a very itchy rash caused by a parasitic mite that burrows in the skin surface. The human scabies mite’s scientific name is Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis.*

Shingles is also called Herpes zoster is a localized, blistering and painful rash caused by reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV). It is characterized by dermatomal distribution, ie the blisters are confined to the cutaneous distribution of one or two adjacent sensory nerves.*

Skin Discoloration is caused by a variety of factors such as any inflammation or bleeding under the skin. It can also be caused by years of sun exposure.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is common form of keratinocytic skin cancer, usually related to exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight.*

Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin disease where there is loss of pigment

An actinic keratosis is a scaly spot found on sun-damaged skin. It is also known as solar keratosis. It is considered precancerous.*

The term alopecia means hair loss. In alopecia areata, one or more round bald patches appear suddenly, most often on the scalp. Alopecia areata is also called autoimmune alopecia.*