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Pima Dermatology
5150 E Glenn St.
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Tel: 520-795-7729
Fax: 520-795-4177
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Gerald N Goldberg, M.D., Duane Whitaker, M.D., and the staff of Pima Dermatology have provided a health education resource for its patients and the Tucson, Arizona community. We hope you find the skin care information here to be helpful.

Acne – Acne ("zits," "pimples") is a common skin condition affecting our teenage and adult patients. Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Whitaker offer a review of acne skin care, acne scars, acne myths, acne and diet, acne medications (retinoids, benzoyl peroxide), and other acne treatments. Learn more about acne from the AAD.

Actinic Keratoses – Actinic keratoses, also referred to as "AKs," are a common pre-cancerous skin condition caused by excessive sun exposure. The Library offers reviews of AKs and the various treatments available, including cryotherapy and topical medications. Learn more about actinic keratoses from the AAD.

Aging Skin – Our skin changes as we age. There are now many new and innovative anti-aging treatments available that provide a more youthful appearance. Drs. Goldberg and Whitaker provide reviews of several cosmetic procedures, including medications (tretinoin, Latisse), botulinum toxin (Botox), dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm), and laser rejuvenation, laser resurfacing, and other laser and light treatments, such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Fractional Lasers,. Learn more about Aging Skin from the AAD.

Atopic Dermatitis – Learn more about eczema from the AAD or visit the National Eczema Association for information regarding dermatitis management and support groups.

Laser treatment for Spider Veins – The various Lasers available all emit a powerful yellow or green light beam. As it is visible light, the Laser light is not a harmful light source when targeting the unwanted vessels.

Microdermabrasion – Microdermabrasion can provide substantial improvement in certain types of scars, stretch marks, aged and sun-damaged skin. 

Psoriasis – Gerald N Goldberg, M.D. and Duane Whitaker, M.D. offer reviews of the different types of this chronic skin disorder (plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, and scalp psoriasis) and the psoriasis treatment options that are available, including corticosteroids, vitamin D derivatives, retinoids, phototherapy (PUVA), cyclosporine, and new biologic treatment options. Learn more about psoriasis from the AAD, or visit the National Psoriasis Foundation regarding psoriasis management and support groups.

Rosacea – Rosacea is a common but poorly understood disorder of the facial skin that causes redness and an acne-like rash. Gerald N Goldberg, M.D. and Duane Whitaker, M.D. review the different types of rosacea and rosacea treatment options, including topical metronidazole, oral antibiotics (doxycycline), and laser and light treatments. Learn more about rosacea from the AAD, or visit the National Rosacea Society.

Skin Cancer – 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetimes. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two major forms of "non-melanoma" skin cancer. The Library reviews skin cancer types and skin cancer treatment options, including medications (Aldara, 5-FU), excision, and Mohs Surgery. Learn more about skin cancer from the AAD, or visit the Skin Cancer Foundation for information regarding skin cancer prevention and support groups.

Sunscreens – The regular use of sunscreen is an important step to prevent sunburns, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. Dr. Goldberg and Dr. Whitaker review practical sunscreen information, including SPF values, types of ultraviolet radiation (UVA and UVB), sunscreen ingredients and tips on using sunscreen. Learn more about sunscreen.

The Library includes patient handouts and links to trusted health resources, such as the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

You may refer to the educational content here to better understand and manage your health. Please keep in mind that the information here is of general interest and may not apply to your specific medical diagnosis and recommended treatment plan.

The health information provided here should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of Gerald N Goldberg, M.D. and Duane Whitaker, M.D. Communicate promptly with one of our medical staff with any health related questions or concerns.