Treatments & services: Skin, hair and nails (including wounds)

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The goal of acne treatment is to minimize scarring and improve appearance. Acne treatments include topical or systemic drug therapy. Depending upon the severity of acne, topical medications (applied to the skin) or systemic medications (taken orally) may be prescribed by your physician...


An advanced cutaneous laser is a laser beam that is used for the treatment of skin defects. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Part of managing chronic wounds includes cleaning the wound (called debridement) in preparation for ultimate wound closure. There’s two main ways of debriding a wound. One way is by doing simple dressing changes, and the other is surgery. Your doctor will assess your unique situation and determine what is right for you.


The Department of Dermatology at Northwell Health is staffed by highly trained, board-certified specialists who provide the very best care for the full spectrum of conditions involving the skin, hair and nails...


Flap surgery is a fundamental pillar in plastic surgery. It involves moving tissue (and its blood supply) from one part of the body to another. This technique can restore form and function to areas of the body affected by wounds or soft tissue defects of any cause. Our doctors can use a variety of flap types to suit your needs, and we use the most advanced surgical techniques to minimize the chance of damaging or weakening the donor site.


HDR brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy. This therapy destroys cancer cells and shrinks tumors. During HDR brachytherapy, implants are placed into the patient’s body during treatment...


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has helped heal a variety of illnesses. Research has shown that it can treat many conditions that involve oxygen-starved tissue...


Laser treatments improve and rejuvenate the skin. A laser is an intense, high-energy beam of light that can transfer its energy into skin tissue. It allows for the treatment of a variety of skin imperfections at the same time...


During Mohs microsurgery, a specially-trained physician shaves one thin tumor layer at a time from the skin, examining each under a microscope for skin cancer...


Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized surgical procedure for the removal of skin cancers. Of all the treatments for skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery offers the highest cure rate (up to 99 percent) and the lowest chance for regrowth...