Best Skin Treatment in Hamilton, OH


Together with our team of experienced dermatological assistants, Dr. Barich proudly provides a host of dermatological services, including:
  • Mole Removal
  • Acne Care
  • Melanoma Treatment
  • Skin Cancer Treatment
  • Dry Skin Treatment
  • Aging Skin Treatments
  • Sun-Damaged Skin Repair
  • Skin Tag and Wart Removal
And more! Learn more about the many dermatological services offered by Dr. Barich and our dermatology team by calling our office at (513) 863-3555 today!

Actinic Keratosis:

Actinic Keratosis is a precancerous skin lesion that is caused by exposure to the sun. Most often found on exposed skin areas such as the face, forearms, and hands, this condition causes rough, scaly patches of skin that can also be sensitive to the touch. Those who are most at risk are fair-skinned, light-eyed individuals, and people that suffer from suppressed immunity issues. If this skin condition is caught early it can be treated, but left until later stages it may develop into a serious type of skin cancer. Limiting sun exposure, wearing sun protection, and frequent skin inspections are important steps that can be taken to help catch Actinic Keratosis before it becomes a serious medical issue. Learn more about this skin condition below, and contact our office if you would like to make an appointment to have a potential skin problem evaluated.

Basal Cell Carcinoma:

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, and it is typically found on areas of the body that have the most exposure to the sun. People with lighter skin, hair, and eyes are more prone to developing this issue, and it may appear differently on the body, depending on the person. Warning signs of this type of cancer include reddish patches, open sores, growth with an elevated border that has an indentation in the middle, a bump or nodule, or a scar-like area. Basal cell carcinoma rarely spreads, but it can cause damage to surrounding skin tissue. Watch for signs of this cancer and visit a dermatologist for regular check ups as a way to protect yourself. Also, limit your sun exposure by protecting skin with clothing and sunscreen. If you are diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, you'll be offered treatment based on a number of factors. Various options may include several different types of surgery, or radiation treatment.

Malignant Melanoma:

Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer that can spread to other organs of the body. Because of this, it is extremely important to catch this cancer early. Like other sun-related skin conditions, those with fair skin, light eyes, and light hair are at greater risk, but people with a family history of melanoma - or those who have had it before - should know they have increased chances of developing this cancer as well. This type of cancer can appear anywhere on the body, including in (or near) an existing mole. Look for the ABCDE signs of melanoma. These are
  • Asymmetry - one side doesn't match the other
  • Border - irregular notches or ragged border
  • Color - various shades of brown, black, or tan
  • Diameter - larger than 6 millimeters
  • Evolving - changes in size, shape, or color
As with other skin cancers, exposure to the sunlight should be limited, and extra caution should be taken to prevent burns and blistering of the skin, which increase the risk of developing melanoma. Skin protection should include wearing sunscreen and clothing that are designed to protect the skin from exposure.

Seborrheic keratosis:

Seborrheic keratosis are non-cancerous lesions that can develop on any part of the body. Often starting out as rough, itchy bumps, they are typically round or oval shaped, and can progress to a brown or black color and thicken over time. This skin condition's cause is unknown, but has not been tied to sun exposure. Older people have a higher chance of developing this issue, but except in rare cases, it is not considered a serious health issue - nor does it turn into cancer. Diagnosis of seborrheic keratosis is best made by a trained professional, so if you think you may be experiencing this particular skin condition, visit a dermatologist for evaluation.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma:

Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that starts in the outer layers of skin and mucous membranes. This condition can spread to lower skin layers, and occasionally can move to other areas of the body. Since chronic sun exposure is the largest risk factor for this issue, limiting time in the sun and taking precautions such as protective clothing and sunscreen are important preventive steps. Those at highest risk for this type of cancer include fair-skinned, light-haired/eyed people, those with immunity or inflammatory issues, or those with burns, scars, or exposure to radiation or chemicals. Signs of squamous cell carcinoma include scaly red patches, raised borders with a depressed center, wart-like growths, nodules and open sores. Treatment for this type of cancer varies, but may include various types of surgery, or radiation.
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