General Dermatology

Dermatologist, Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon & Cosmetic Surgeon located in Media, PA

General Dermatology

General Dermatology services offered in Media, PA

Your skin reflects your health and well-being. Keep it beautiful, hydrated, and healthy with general dermatology care offered by Arthur K Balin, MD, PhD, PC, at the Sally Balin Medical Center in Media, Pennsylvania. Dr. Balin provides comprehensive dermatological services, including acne care, removal of unwanted skin growths, and mole removal. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn how you can benefit from general dermatology.  

General Dermatology Q & A

What does general dermatology address?

Arthur K Balin, MD, PhD, PC, treats a wide variety of dermatological concerns, including: 

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin cancer
  • Cysts
  • Moles
  • Eczema
  • Warts
  • Skin tags
  • Poison Ivy
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Urticaria (Hives)

If you have any of these or other medical or cosmetic issues, contact the office for a consultation. Arthur K Balin, MD, PhD, PC, can help you determine the best approach for your skin condition and needs.  

What general dermatology services are available?

During your consultation, Arthur K Balin, MD, Ph.D., PC, thoroughly evaluates your concerns and reviews your medical history to diagnose and treat your skin accurately. 

You may benefit from general dermatological services such as:

Acne treatments

Acne shows up as breakouts of pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, pustules, and cysts. Anyone can develop acne, though it’s most associated with adolescence. Acne occurs when follicles and pores become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. 

Acne solutions range from mild topical treatments, prescription retinoids, prescription oral medications, and antibiotics. Laser treatment can also help ease breakouts and reduce the appearance of scarring.

Removal of skin growths

Unwanted skin growths, like warts and skin tags, aren’t usually a medical concern but can be aesthetically displeasing. They may also be uncomfortable when they catch or rub against clothing or jewelry. Some warts can be painful when under pressure, such as plantar warts on the bottoms of the feet. 

The method of skin growth removal used depends on the location of the growth and the type. Effective therapies include shaving, cryotherapy (freezing), and excision.

Mole removal

Moles are common, and most adults have at least 10-40 moles on their bodies. These growths vary in size, elevation, and color. Usually, they’re of no medical concern, but they can be removed for cosmetic reasons or if they’re in an uncomfortable location. 

Be concerned about a mole that changes in shape, size, color, border, feel, or condition. These changes could indicate skin cancer. 

Arthur K Balin, MD, PhD, PC, also offers skin cancer biopsies, rash treatment, eczema and psoriasis management, and treatments for fungal infections. 

When should I make a general dermatology appointment?

If you have any concerning skin changes, make an appointment at Arthur K Balin, MD, PhD, PC. It’s also a good idea to schedule a visit for yearly skin cancer screenings to check for signs of cancer or other abnormalities. 

Call Arthur K Balin, MD, PhD, PC, today or schedule an appointment online to get the patient-focused dermatology care you need.