Dermatologist in Denver, CO
Cherry Creek Dermatology
3773 Cherry Creek North Dr
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 388-5629
(303) 321-7586 fax
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By Cherry Creek Dermatology
June 12, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Warts   Wart Removal  

WartsDealing with an unpleasant or unsightly wart? Learn more about wart removal options.

Warts are harmless little flesh-colored growths that appear as the result of a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). Anyone can get warts, from children to seniors. They usually aren’t anything to worry about and they will go away on their own. The only issue is that they can take years to go away. If the wart is in an awful or uncomfortable location such as your face or the soles of your feet then you may just want to turn to our Denver, CO, dermatologist, Dr. James Maloney, for professional wart removal.

At-Home Treatments

We know that a lot of people want to deal with simple skin problems on their own rather than immediately running into the office. If you are a healthy individual who hasn’t been diagnosed with diabetes, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t try and treat the wart on your own. It’s important to know that a wart will go away all by itself, but that it will take time. In fact, warts can take years to go away; however, you can try these OTC medications to get rid of the wart faster:

  • Salicylic acid gels or pads
  • Freezing products

Of course, depending on the location of the wart you may not want to use salicylic acid products, as this can lead to burning, raw skin. Those with poor circulation or diabetes should never use these products. Make sure you follow the medication’s instructions as they are written to prevent complications.

Other Treatment Options

Maybe you don’t have time to fool around with OTC products or you just want to get the problem nipped in the bud as soon as possible. This is when it’s the perfect time to visit our Denver skin doctor. While freezing (cryotherapy) the wart off is still the most common wart removal option other treatments include laser therapy and minor surgery. We will discuss the different treatment options with you and based on the location of the wart we will help you determine the best wart removal procedure.

If you want to have your wart removed then it’s the perfect time to schedule a consultation with Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, CO. We would be happy to discuss which treatment options will work best for you and your needs.

By Cherry Creek Dermatology
April 24, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Skin Exams  

When is the last time you saw your dermatologist? You should see a skin doctor at least once per year for a checkup—especially when skin examsyou’re at a higher risk for serious skin diseases, like melanoma or other skin cancers. It’s also a good idea to schedule an exam if you’ve noticed sudden changes in your skin. Educate yourself on common skin conditions and learn why it is advantageous to see a Denver, CO, dermatologist for regular skin checkups.

Common Skin Conditions
A report published by the American Academy of Dermatology found that over 85 million people have some sort of skin disease. Though most skin conditions are not contagious, some can lead to a major health concern without proper diagnosis and treatment. Here are some of the most common skin problems:

  • Chronic acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Hives and rashes
  • Warts
  • Staph infections
  • Skin cancer

Why Skin Exams Are Important
Some skin problems are a nuisance, making you feel insecure about your appearance, but others may indicate a more serious condition. Regular skin exams with your Denver, CO, dermatologist will give you peace of mind. You’ll finally get an accurate diagnosis so that you know exactly what you’re dealing with. You will also discuss customized treatments with your doctor, including medications, topical creams, and removal of skin growths. 

What Happens at a Skin Exam?
Your dermatologist will first consult you about any skin symptoms you’ve been experiencing, such as unexplained rashes, bumps, or sores. You’ll also provide details about your medical history, including allergies and current medications. The next step is a thorough visual check of your skin, from head to toe. Point out any areas of concern. If you’ve been diagnosed with a skin condition in the past, be sure to let your doctor know.

Make an Appointment
Both you and your dermatologist will play an important role in keeping your skin healthy. Regular skin exams are crucial, especially if you have a personal or family history of skin disease. Call Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, CO, at (303) 388-5629 to schedule an exam with Dr. James Maloney.

By Cherry Creek Dermatology
March 29, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Dry Skin  

What your dermatologist in Denver, Colorado wants you to knowdry skin

Dry skin can be itchy, annoying and unsightly. Dry skin can also accelerate fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging. The good news is you can do a lot to keep your skin hydrated and younger-looking. Dr. James M. Maloney at Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, Colorado wants to share some tips and tricks to treat your dry skin and keep you looking your best.

Your skin may look and feel drier for a few reasons. As you age, your skin loses some ability to retain moisture, which is why it’s so important to use a moisturizer regularly as you get older. Climate and weather can also dry out your skin. In the summer, you’ve got sun exposure to guard against, which is why you should always wear sunscreen in the summer. In the winter, you have both sun and wind to guard against, which is why it’s so important to cover up your delicate skin and use sunscreen on uncovered areas.

To prevent and relieve dry skin, consider these important tips:

  • Limit hot showers or baths to 10 minutes
  • Use gentle cleansers with no fragrance
  • Avoid products containing alcohol and deodorant soaps
  • Blot your skin with a towel, don’t rub
  • Use a moisturizer right after bathing or washing your face
  • Use a cream moisturizer instead of a lotion
  • Carry hand cream and use it after washing your hands
  • Wear gloves during the winter
  • Wear natural-fiber clothing like cotton or silk
  • Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home

At Cherry Creek Dermatology you can also choose from a wide range of products and services to treat dry skin and other skin conditions. You can choose from:

  • Facials to moisturize and soothe dry skin
  • Prescription skin care products
  • Cosmetic services to lessen the early signs of aging
  • Laser resurfacing to smooth out your skin
  • Chemical peels to rejuvenate skin

You deserve to look your best and it all starts with your skin. For more information about dry skin care and other skin problems and conditions call Dr. James M. Maloney at Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, Colorado. Start looking great by calling today!

By Cherry Creek Dermatology
January 08, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Sun Damage  

Everyone's skin evolves over time, and discolorations and color changes are inevitable. However, spending too much time in the sun sun damagewithout protection can lead to sun damage. This condition, seen frequently at Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, CO, has varying degrees and some cases can be life-threatening if not examined and treated promptly. Below, your dermatologist, Dr. James Maloney explains how sun damage can manifest itself on your skin.

The skin's normal response to sun

Freckles, wrinkles, and even a slight tan are all evidence of sun damage. The skin responds in various ways, including getting darker, in an effort to protect itself from the damaging rays that can affect you even on cloudy days. A sunburn is immediate proof of sun damage; it is an extreme reaction to a lot of sun exposure over a short period of time. The skin becomes red due to the body sending more blood to the damaged area, and many sunburns peel after a few days as a way of sloughing off the affected skin cells. Research has shown that people who have had five or more major sunburns in their younger years are much more likely to develop skin cancer later in life.

Moderate skin damage

After many years of sun exposure, the skin may develop unsightly growths and spots. Actinic keratoses are raised areas that look like warts or even horns, while lentigines or "age spots" are typically flat and can be as large as a quarter. Many of these conditions appear in visible places and can be itchy, which can lead to secondary bacterial infections from scratching.

Skin cancer

Skin cancer is often the result of years of sun exposure and is proof that the DNA has been permanently altered by the sun's rays. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are two of the common skin cancers your Denver dermatologist treats; they often look like bug bites or other lesions that do not heal. These are less likely to be invasive, but they should be removed to avoid any complications. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer; it can spread to other areas of the body and can be life-threatening. Melanoma can arise in new growths or moles you've had for years.

Fortunately, having a skin checkup with your Denver, CO, dermatologist every year can help diagnose any sun damage-related conditions and a treatment plan can be devised. To schedule your appointment at Cherry Creek Dermatology, call our office today!

By Cherry Creek Dermatology
November 14, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Acne  

If you have acne, you know how difficult and distressing it can be. Outbreaks on the face, neck, shoulders, and chest are unsightly, acneuncomfortable and stubborn. Your Denver, CO, dermatologist, Dr. James Maloney, sees a large number of acne sufferers at Cherry Creek Dermatology. Most acne patients are teens, but many are adults, too, says the American Academy of Dermatology. All patients no matter the age have a common goal: control this all too common skin condition called acne.

Just what is acne?

Acne Vulgaris consists of oil- and/or pus-filled pimples on the exposed areas of the body--most notably, the face and neck. The infected pustules, red papules, whiteheads or blackheads stem from blocked sebaceous glands and hair follicles in the outermost layer of skin called the epidermis. Some acne is so severe that the lesions are actually cysts and can leave substantial scarring if not treated.

While poor skin hygiene may worsen acne, it does not really cause it. The real culprits are:

  • An overabundance of skin cells
  • Excessive oil (sebum) production
  • Hormonal surges (hence, the characteristic teen break-outs)
  • Presence of bacteria on the skin (we have germs all over our bodies)
  • Heredity (acne runs in families)

Controlling acne

While popular advice and drugstore products (and gimmicks) for controlling acne abound, the best way to stay on top of it is good treatment planning from your Denver, CO, dermatologist. Dr. Maloney is board-certified, has 40 years of clinical experience and is a great listener. He'll examine your acne and show you ways to bring it in hand.

Common acne treatments

There are many acne treatments and your care plan at Cherry Creek Dermatology will be suited to your unique needs. Commonly used treatments include:

  • Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and Vitamin A-based topical preparations
  • Antibiotics (topical or oral) for infected acne lesions
  • Extraction procedures performed in the office
  • Prescription isotretinoin for cystic acne

Also, Dr. Maloney advises gentle washing of the face and other areas which are affected by acne. He emphasizes the word "gentle" because vigorous and frequent scrubbing of acne lesions only irritates the skin and does nothing to lessen outbreaks.

Take control

At Cherry Creek Dermatology in Denver, CO, Dr. Maloney and his team are dedicated to healthy, attractive skin for all their patients. If you'd like a personal consultation with Dr. Maloney, contact the office for a convenient appointment. Reach us at (303) 388-5629.

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