1560 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 355
Glendale, CA 91206
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
While you may wait weeks or even months to get into a dermatologist, here at Vituity Family Medicine Center, we can take care of many minor dermatology procedures.
Call 747-212-3441 for an appointment.
At Vituity Family Medicine Center, you’ll discover a team-based approach to your dermatological needs.
What sets us apart from a regular primary care clinic is our ability to spend more one-on-one time and offer flexible options like same-day appointments, even for dermatological procedures and new patients. Many people in need of minor skin procedures appreciate the built-in second opinions that being part of the Adventist Health residency program provides.
What does a dermatological procedure mean?
Most procedures rely on shave excision, surgical excision, snipping, or cryosurgery. Your physician will decide which type of procedure is best for your specific problem. They will walk you through what that means, and how the procedure works.
What minor dermatology procedures can you perform?
See us to remove unwanted skin lesions, diagnose and treat skin rashes, and receive a total-body skin check. If we see anything that could be a serious concern, your PCP (primary care provider) will refer you to a dermatologist.
What are some of the skin conditions you can evaluate and treat?
Moles are common, abnormally colored growths on your skin. Moles are usually harmless but can become cancerous over time. They are often brown but can be pink, red, or flesh colored. Your PCP can evaluate and biopsy them.
Skin Tags are extra growths that contain nerve cells, fat cells, and core fibers. Found commonly on the neck, groin, eyelids, armpits, and under the breast. These types of growths are benign, but you can have them removed.
“Sunspots,” a term used for skin that has darkened due to sun exposure, are not dangerous, but their appearance often bothers patients. While there is no medical reason to remove these spots, you can use medication to lighten them. It can be difficult to differentiate between sunspots and other skin problems. That’s why it is so important to have routine skin screenings.
Warts are small, grainy growths that can occur anywhere on the skin–most often on the fingers, hands, and arms. Warts are caused by the HPV virus and are moderately contagious. Warts spread through skin-to-skin contact or by using shared towels or washcloths. They are harmless and often heal on their own, but you can choose to have them removed.
Epidermoid cysts are a type of cyst often found on the face and neck but can occur anywhere on the skin. They often present as a small growth under the skin. You can choose to have the cyst removed if you don’t like how it looks, if you have pain from it, or if it becomes infected. Often, this these cysts are is confused with sebaceous cysts.
Sebaceous cysts are usually harmless and don’t hurt. Make sure to keep an eye out for signs of infection. Often, they go away on their own. They form yellow or white bumps on your skin.
Call Us for an Appointment
If you have any concerns with the presence of any lumps, bumps, or skin discoloration, call us for an appointment to show your physician for guidance.
Call 747-212-3441 to make an appointment for Vituity Family Medicine services!