Dr. Thrash specializes in medical dermatology: the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of skin conditions, from minor to serious.
Minor, irritating skin problems can be easily treated with Dr. Thrash’s personalized level of care.
Dr. Thrash approaches more serious skin conditions, particularly melanoma, with the attention and experience they require. Although a full body skin exam is recommended once a year for most patients, your medical history and genetic disposition might require a more customized approach.
I take a very patient-focused approach to dermatology; what’s right for you is not the perfect solution for someone else. I treat every patient individually, working together with you to find the solution that best suits your needs.
Fresh Dermatology provides medical dermatology services for a variety of skin conditions , including:
Diagnosis & Treatment of Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. To diagnose, growths, moles and dry patches on the skin are carefully examined and a biopsy will be taken. Treatments will be catered to the degree of the diagnosis.
Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pustules and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Numerous effective treatments are available.
Eczema is a term for a group of medical conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. Treatments for atopic dermatitis (eczema) aim to reduce inflammation, relieve itching and prevent future flare-ups.
A “rash” is a general term for spots or bumps on the skin. There are many causes of a rash, including infections, allergies, autoimmune diseases and medications. Blood work and biopsies are sometimes needed to determine the cause.
A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). Based on the location of the wart, several treatment methods may be used, such as freezing or injections.
Liquid Nitrogen Treatment
Liquid nitrogen is a simple in-office procedure used to treat warts, precancerous growths and benign growths on the skin called keratoses.
Rosacea is a very common skin disease that causes redness on your nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. Many recent medical advances have been made in the treatment of rosacea including new topical therapies, oral medications and laser treatments.
Psoriasis is a noncontagious skin condition that produces plaques of red, thickened scaling skin. Psoriasis can have effects on the internal organs as well, if not properly controlled. Many effective treatments exist, including creams, pills and injections.
Mole Checks & Removal
Moles are common. Almost every adult has a few moles. Adults who have light skin often have more. The first sign of melanoma is often a change to a mole — or a new mole on your skin. This is why the American Academy of Dermatology recommends monthly self exams, and a yearly skin exam with a dermatologist.