Dermatology Nashua - Dermatologist New Hampshire
From the treatment of skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea to the removal of warts, moles and other lesions to the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, Waldman Plastic Surgery and Dermatology provides a full range of general and cosmetic dermatological services so you can enjoy the healthy skin you deserve.
As a dermatologist, Dr. Cheryl Waldman is trained to treat patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. This includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems of the skin, hair and nails. Read more
Full-body Skin Exams
Full-body skin exams are an important tool in screening patients for benign or cancerous lesions that they may not have been able to see or recognize on their own. From head to toe and back to front, we inspect the skin for any suspicious growths. This quick and painless preventive measure is an invaluable tool in the early detection of skin cancer as well as many other dermatological conditions.
Preventative Dermatological Care
A few precautions on your part and regular examinations by a dermatologist can prevent certain skin conditions and ensure that any developing problems are detected and treated early. Read more
Skin Care Consultations
As time passes, our skin shows the natural, inevitable signs of aging—wrinkles, sagging, sun damage. But you can counteract those effects with several non-surgical cosmetic procedures available at our practice. Cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX® and soft tissue fillers can smooth lines and wrinkles, raise sunken areas and tighten sagging skin to help you look as young as you feel. If you are interested in a comprehensive skin care consultation, Dr. Cheryl Waldman will meet with you to discuss your specific skin care concerns and recommend an individualized course of treatment to meet your goals and help you enjoy the smooth, youthful skin you desire.
Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Risk factors include pale skin, family history of melanoma, being over 40 years old, and regular sun exposure. Fortunately, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early.
The most common skin cancers are:
- Basal cell carcinoma – 80-85% of all skin cancers. Basal cell carcinoma affects cells in the lowest layer of the epidermis.
- Squamous cell carcinoma – 10% of all skin cancers. Squamous cell carcinoma affects cells in the middle layer of the epidermis.
- Melanoma – 5% of all skin cancers. Melanoma is a rare but very dangerous type of skin cancer. It is the leading cause of death from skin disease.
Skin cancers vary in shape, color, size and texture, so any new, changed or otherwise suspicious growths or rashes should be examined immediately by Dr. Cheryl Waldman. Early intervention is essential to preventing the cancer from spreading.
Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Mohs Micrographic Surgery and other lesion removal techniques are intended to remove cancers while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible and leaving only a small wound. Unfortunately, even highly precise techniques can result in a large wound or a scar, which can be especially upsetting if the tumor was on a cosmetically critical area of the body such as the face or hand. Having plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Waldman close the initial wound ensures that post-operative scarring will be kept to a minimum. Patients who have had skin cancer surgery in the past can also come in for scar revision.