Amy McMichael MD


Rhinophyma

Rhinophyma is a condition in which the nose appears enlarged, swollen and bumpy, and red. Most common in men, rhinophyma is a symptom of severe rosacea, a blood vessel disorder and skin condition that causes chronic redness and inflammation in the face. Surgery is sometimes used for rhinophyma to help improve a person’s…

Actinic Keratosis

Discusses actinic keratosis (solar keratosis), a type of skin growth caused by sun exposure. Describes how skin will look and feel. Covers treatment options. Explains risk for squamous cell carcinoma (skin cancer). Offers prevention tips.

Moles

A mole is a skin growth made up of cells (melanocytes or nevus cells) that produce color (pigment). Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Most moles appear during the first 20 years of a person’s life. Some may not appear until later in life. Although most moles are harmless, some can become…

Nail Psoriasis

Many people who have psoriasis have nail changes. This can involve: Pitting on the surface of the nail. Defects in the nail, such as ridges or crumbling nails. Yellowish color to the toenails (and sometimes fingernails). Thickening of the fingernails or toenails. Spots under the fingernails, such as yellow-red patches…

Laser

A laser is a highly focused beam of light that is used to cut or destroy tissue during a medical procedure. Laser light cleans (sterilizes) and seals as it cuts tissue, which reduces bleeding, pain, and healing time. Doctors and nurses may use a laser to treat many different conditions, such as those that affect the…