Maintaining your skin’s health requires a partnership between you and your dermatologist. An early and accurate diagnosis makes all the difference.
That’s why so many patients trust Hendersonville Dermatology.
At Hendersonville Dermatology, we can test, diagnose and treat most conditions in our office.
Most skin problems can be managed with a thorough history, detailed examination and a carefully designed treatment plan. Certain skin conditions may require additional testing, such as skin biopsy, blood testing or allergy testing.
For more serious issues, our doctors partner with other highly skilled specialists, as well as the patient, to develop and implement the most effective course of treatment.
More actual Testimonials:
“Best Dermatologist in the Hendersonville/Flat Rock area! I moved from LA and have been trying to to find a good dermatologist for several years now. I am so please to say I have finally found one!”
– Melinda L.
“I received a very thorough body scan by Dr. Selph. I identified several issues that she took care of wonderfully. She is personable and efficient at her work. Best experience I’ve had with a dermatologist!”
“Dr. Cohen takes the time to carefully explain what treatment is needed and why. He is also thinking about the long term issues and how to plan mitigation now to avoid future issues… I know he has my best interests in mind.”
– Don S.
a few of the more common skin conditions we diagnose and treat:
For more detailed information on these conditions, skin health, and more, visit our Insights page
Skin Cancer Screening and Treatment
Skin cancer (basal/squamous cell carcinomas and malignant melanoma) frequently, but not always, appear on areas of the body exposed to the sun, such as the face, arms, legs, upper back, upper chest and scalp. Signs include areas that scab, bleed or will not heal; a persistent, slowly growing pink spot; bumps that appear to grow, thicken, become denser or tender; and moles that change color, shape or thickness.
Our doctors are highly trained to spot and diagnose potential problems. It begins with a thorough examination to detect cancerous and precancerous growths in the early stages, simplifying treatment and improving outcomes.
When it comes to treatment, you are in the very best of hands. The medical staff at Hendersonville Dermatology is trained and experienced in a wide variety of treatment protocols including surgical excision, electrodessication and curettage, topical chemotherapy and cryosurgery. For more aggressive tumors, Hendersonville Dermatology teams with area oncology and surgery specialists to craft the best possible plan for the most effective outcome.
Moles & Dark Spots
A mole is a common skin lesion due to the growth and reproduction of melanocytes. Almost every person has at least one. It may be present at birth or appear later. While most moles are benign, they should be monitored regularly for the following ABCDE warning signs of melanoma:
- Asymmetry. One half is unlike the other half.
- Border. An irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.
- Color. Varies from one area to another; may have shades of tan, brown or black, or can be white, red or blue.
- Diameter. Usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser) when diagnosed, but can be smaller.
- Evolving. A mole or skin lesion that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape or color.
If you notice a mole or non-pigmented lesion with any of these features— or if they tend to bleed, crust, itch, or appear odd in any way—have it checked by a trained and certified dermatologist.
Acne is one of the most common, yet misunderstood, skin conditions. It has less to do with facial hygiene than with how hormones interact with our oil glands and pores. Pimples develop when pores in your skin become clogged. Bacteria trapped inside the pore can lead to an infection, causing the area to become red and swollen.
Treatments focus on either unclogging the pores, killing bacteria, and/or decreasing the ability of hormones to influence the oil glands. The best treatment is the one that balances efficacy with minimum side effects and inconvenience. Our doctors can explain your treatment options and craft a regimen that works best for you.
Facial Redness, Flushing and Rosacea
Rosacea is a common skin disease characterized by a tendency to blush or flush, usually around the nose and cheeks; it can also cause the appearance of “broken blood vessels” or pimples. Individuals may have one or all of these symptoms.
Sunlight is the leading cause of rosacea flare-ups, which leads to redness. Even when you treat the redness, certain triggers can make your face red. Skin care products and even the way you wash your face may be contributing to the redness. There are a variety of triggers. Our doctors can help you identify them and suggest various changes or treatments that may help.
Inflammatory Skin Disease
Inflammatory skin diseases include a number of conditions: itchy dry skin, psoriasis, eczema/dermatitis and atopic dermatitis. Regardless of the cause, the rashes and itching are uncomfortable. Our doctors can help those suffering from inflammatory skin diseases.
Our doctors have the training, expertise and a full complement of diagnostic tests and treatments needed to evaluate and treat inflammatory conditions and other skin diseases. Our in-office capabilities include comprehensive skin allergy patch testing, skin biopsies, extensive laboratory studies and advanced treatments for complicated skin diseases. We also offer narrow-band ultraviolet light B phototherapy for patients who need it for eczema, psoriasis and other recalcitrant inflammatory skin diseases.
(Bacterial, Yeast, Viral, Fungal and insect/mite infestations)
As creepy as it sounds, our skin can be the target of infections, infestations and assaults by a multitude of bacteria, fungi/yeast, viruses, insects, mites and parasites.
Thankfully, the most common of these—like athlete’s foot, impetigo, cold sores, shingles, warts, scabies and lice—can be easily diagnosed and treated. However, if you are someone with a complicated medical history and/or you are suffering from an unusual problem, you are best served by a physician like Dr. Cohen or Dr. Selph with the training and expertise to quickly and efficiently help.
Benign Skin Growths
Benign, yet unwanted, skin growths—like warts, cysts and skin tags—are common. Still, they can cause a bit of anxiety if you don’t know what it is. They can also become inflamed, itchy or painful. We encourage you to make an appointment with one of our doctors. They will examine the area and, if needed, remove it.
They will also carefully explain your options. Removal and treatment include procedures such as cryotherapy, excision, topical medication and incision/drainage. Dr. Cohen, Dr. Selph, and the staff at Hendersonville Dermatology have experience in the latest treatments. The types of benign skin growths and lesions that we commonly diagnose and treat/remove include:
- Warts (verruca)
- Enlarged oil glands (sebaceous hyperplasia)
- Sun freckles (solar lentigenes)
- Skin tags (acrochorda)
- Milia (buried whiteheads)
- Seborrheic keratoses
- Epidermal (sebaceous) cysts
- Pilar (scalp) cysts
Did you know that, on average, you lose 50-100 strands of hair each day? The fact is, everyone experiences hair loss, also known as alopecia. Hendersonville Dermatology can help you do something about it. The first step is a thorough examination by one of our doctors. This includes a detailed evaluation of your medical history and appropriate testing. In some cases, hair loss can be reversed through the use of medications, hormone therapy or the successful treatment of primary scalp diseases.
The most common reason for hair loss, affecting over 80 million men and women in the US, is familial or male/female pattern hair loss. Both topical and oral medications have been shown to help, especially when combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a treatment available at Hendersonville Dermatology for appropriate candidates.
During this procedure two vials of your own blood are spun in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the other blood components. The PRP is rich in growth factors. When injected into the scalp at the level of the hair follicle, these growth factors may reinvigorate dormant hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth.