At Allure Dermatology NY, Dr. Theresa Durchhalter has years of experience and expertise
from treating a wide range medical conditions.
Here are the treatments we offer:
Patient Education. Click on a medical condition to learn more.
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting 85% of people aged 12-24. It is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, characterized by cysts, nodules, blackheads, and whiteheads which tend to affect the face, chest, neck, and back. Multiple factors are responsible for the development of acne including hormones, overactive oil glands, bacteria, stress, and medications. Diets rich in sugar and high glycemic index could also lead to exacerbation of acne. Multiple treatment options are available. Come see your board-certified dermatologist at Allure Dermatology to create an individualized acne treatment regimen.
Rosacea is a skin condition that can affect all ages, races, and sexes but most commonly affects caucasian women age 30-60. Patients can experience several symptoms including redness on the face, acne-like breakouts, broken blood vessels on the face, and increased sensitivity of facial skin. Rosacea is not only limited to skin, it could also affect eyes and may lead to increased light sensitivity, burning eyes, or a feeling of dry eyes. Several factors could exacerbate rosacea and should be avoided by patients diagnosed with this condition. Although rosacea cannot be cured, several treatments are available to allow for control of the condition. See your board-certified dermatologist today at Allure Dermatology for proper diagnosis and treatment of this condition!
This is a group of conditions that includes atopic dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, or allergic contact dermatitis. It is characterized by itchy and inflamed skin which is often a bother to patients. Multiple factors can trigger these rashes to appear and exacerbate the underlying condition. Come see your board-certified dermatologist today to get a better understanding of your condition and treatment options available for you!
Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes the body to make new skin cells at an increased rate. This results in patients experiencing thick plaques with white adherent scaling that can occur anywhere on the body with a preference for elbows, knees, the lower back, and scalp. Psoriasis is a lifelong condition that not only affects the skin but also the joints. It is important for patients to seek medical advice from a board-certified dermatologist to learn triggers and receive the proper treatment. A wide range of treatments is available including topical steroids, NB-UVB light therapy, biologics, and many other treatments. Come see your board-certified dermatologist at Allure Dermatology today!
Vitiligo is a condition that occurs when the skin cells that make pigment (melanocytes) are destroyed. It presents as depigmented patches that can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, genitals, and mouth. Aside from patches of skin that are lighter, patients do not feel pain or itching. Although patients feel healthy, at Allure Dermatology we know and understand the impact this can have on a patient’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Come in today for proper diagnosis and treatment!
Warts are benign growths that occur when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. These growths are contagious and spread via touching someone or something that touched the wart. Typically, patients present with flesh color, rough bumps with occasional black dots. They can occur anywhere but commonly affect fingers, hands, and soles of the feet. Multiple treatment modalities are used to eliminate warts. See your board-certified dermatologist today for the correct treatment for you!
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US and is due to the abnormal growth of skin cells. It most commonly occurs on sun-exposed skin but can occur anywhere including genitals, mouth, and beneath nails. Over-exposure to UV radiation from the sun is the most common cause with genetics playing an important role as well. There are three major types of skin cancer; basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma. The patient should monitor their skin for suspicious skin lesions and avoid exposure to UV rays to reduce their risk of developing skin cancer. It is recommended patients receive an annual skin cancer screening in order to identify and monitor suspicious lesions. Pre-cancerous skin growths can be treated to reduce the risk of developing invasive skin cancers during these visits. Do not delay evaluation and treatment of any changing lesions, book an appointment today for a full skin exam.
Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that arises from the melanocytes within the skin. It is considered the most serious form of skin cancer because of the risk of spreading to other organs. It can present as a changing mole, new mole or growth, brown lines underneath nails, or dome shape growth. It can occur anywhere on the body and frequently arises in sun-exposed areas. Always see your board-certified dermatologist for any new or changing mole/ growth. Remember your ABCDE’s of melanoma to help guide you!
Asymmetry: The lesion has become asymmetrical.
Boarders: Irregular, scalloped boarders.
Color: Varying colors throughout the lesion.
Diameter: Greater than 6mm.
Evolving: The lesion changes in size, shape and/or color. It has become itchy or painful.