Candidiasis. Hemangioma. Epithelium. Uticaria.

If that's all gibberish to you, don't worry. We've provided a basic glossary of dermatology terms that you may encounter during your treatment with us. And, of course, if there are any other terms you'd like more information on, please let us know.

Acne - A disorder of hair follicles and sebaceous glands characterized by pimples with white or black heads.

Alopecia - Hair loss that occurs in patches. Not limited to the hair on the head. Can be caused by genetics, environmental factors, and a variety of other conditions, including iron deficiency.

Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Skin disorder with symptoms of scaling, itching, and thickening of the dermis. Typically found on the face, arms and joints such as elbows and knees.

Basal Cell Carcinoma - Most common form of skin cancer, non-melanoma. Slow-growing, looks only slightly different than normal skin, appears most often on sun-exposed skin such as the face and hands.

Biopsy - Medical procedure used to diagnose a suspicious mole or lesion.

Candidiasis - A fungal infection caused by a specific type of yeast known as Candida. Commonly referred to as thrush.

Collagen - Fibrous protein that makes skin appear supple and firm.

Eczema - also known as atopic dermatitis. It's indicated by dry, rough patches of skin, as well as inflammation, swelling, cracking, and flaking. 

Epithelium - The technical term for skin. Tissue that covers a free surface or lines a tube or cavity. Epithelial cells help to protect or enclose organs.

Exanthem - Wide-spread rash that may result from a disease such as chickenpox or measles.

Hemangioma - A collection of blood vessels near the surface of the skin that typically appears on the face and neck. Often called a "strawberry."

Melanoma - Potentially fatal type of skin cancer. Characterized by lesions that can occur anywhere on the body and may be brownish, black, red, or white in color.

Non-comedogenic - describes a product that tends not to clog pores.

Psoriasis - Chronic skin condition that presents with inflammation that turns into silvery scales.

Rosacea - This chronic skin condition primarily affects the central facial regions of the cheeck and nose, causing redness, swelling and acne-like pimples.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma - Second-most common form of skin cancer, non-melanoma. If left untreated, it can spread. May appear as an inflamed, irregularly shaped mole.

Tinea versicolor - Fungal infection of the skin indicated by light brown or white patches on the surface.

Uticaria - Hives. Appear as raised, red, often itchy bumps or patches. Can be brought on by allergies, stress, or environmental factors.

Wart - Growth caused by the human papiloma virus. Non-cancerous.