Acne is a common skin condition and can occur at any age — and often at exactly the wrong moment. Acne can be tough to defeat on your own. Acne treatments work by 1) reducing oil production, 2) accelerating the turnover of skin cells to keep pores open, and 3) fighting bacterial infection.
Dr. Panoutsopoulou offers individualized, highly effective treatments and regimens for acne and acne scars. These include topical or oral medical therapy, comedone extraction, chemical peels and LASERs. Combination therapies use two or more of these treatment approaches, to ensure the very best results.
If you have rosacea, you’re not alone. Millions of people, most in their 30s and 40s, are affected by this chronic skin condition. Rosacea is a skin disorder that causes redness, flushing, bumps and dilated facial blood vessels.
Although rosacea is not curable, its symptoms are very treatable. Early initiation of treatment is important to achieve the best possible outcome. For inflammatory symptoms, topical or oral antibiotics are most effective. Once the inflammation has subsided, you can further improve your skin’s appearance with LASER treatment.
Axillary hyperhidrosis, commonly known as excessive underarm sweating, is a daily struggle and embarrassing problem for many people that may affect every aspect of daily life. People who suffer from it often struggle with daily outbreaks, ruined clothes, and even challenging social situations.
BOTOX injections on the underarms offer a quick, non-invasive dramatic and lasting reduction of underarm sweat for 5 – 9 months, or even longer in some cases. BOTOX injections are also performed for excessive palmar and plantar sweating.
Moles (Nevi, Dermoscopy, Digital Mole Mapping)
We all have moles. Small ones, big ones, darker ones, lighter ones. Not all of them are worrisome. Once Dr. Panoutsopoulou will listen carefully to your concerns and will take detailed history, she will examine your skin thoroughly using dermoscopy. She will, then, discuss with you whether the mole is benign, or needs further monitoring with digital mole mapping, or even to be biopsied and surgically excised for evaluation under the microscope.
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Even though hair loss may be asymptomatic, it can be devastating affecting the self-confidence and social life. A great variety of diseases can trigger hair loss causing either scarring or non-scarring hair loss. Therefore, making the right diagnosis is key in order to manage the hair loss effectively.
Having trained by Dr. Maria Hordinsky, internationally recognised for her expertise and research in hair diseases and hair follicle biology, Dr. Panoutsopoulou has significant experience in treating the full spectrum of hair disorders. Based on the detailed history and thorough examination Dr. Panoutsopoulou may recommend further investigation such as specific blood tests or/and tissue examination under the microscope (trichogram, skin biopsy on the scalp). Hair loss treatments include topical medications, intralesional injections or/and systemic medications.
Dermatitis (Skin rashes)
Skin rashes, such as atopic dermatitis or eczema, contact dermatitis, poison ivy and skin allergies, affecting the hands, face, or other body areas may look alike, can be chronic and frustrating to treat. Dr. Panoutsopoulou will examine your skin carefully and take good medical history. If needed, she may perform a skin biopsy or PATCH test. She will, then, individualize the treatment plan of topical or/and systemic treatments to effectively control the disease activity and prevent recurrences.
Skin infections such as boils, folliculitis, fungal infections, molluscum contagiosum, shingles and warts are common, and may have the tendency to recur. The importance of the right diagnosis and appropriate treatment selection is crucial in treating them effectively.
STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)
Proper consultation and tailored treatment are important in order to treat condylomas, genital herpes and syphilis.
Psoriasis is a common non contagious autoimmune skin disease, causing raised, red, scaly plaques to appear on the skin. It affects both women and men and can show up anywhere on the skin, including scalp, nails, and genitals. It can even affect the joints causing arthritis and has been associated to systemic diseases. Dr. Panoutsopoulou will listen to your concerns, and with the thorough history and detailed examination, she will individualize the treatment plan by selecting the topical medications or/and systemic medications that will work best for you.
Autoimmune Skin Disorders
Vitiligo, morphea-scleroderma, dermatomyositis, lupus and pemphigus are just some of the autoimmune skin disorders affecting the skin, hair or mucous membranes. The treatment plan is tailored, by Dr. Panoutsopoulou, based on the disease activity, the severity of lesions and possible comorbidities.
Nail abnormalities reflect a spectrum of systemic diseases from anemia to hereditary diseases. Their color, shape and morphology are just some of the nail characteristics that Dr. Panoutsopoulou will examine prior to recommending the most appropriate treatment plan.
Cysts, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, and sebaceous hyperplasias are some of the most common skin growths, which many times are located on cosmetic sensitive areas, such as the face and neck. They tend to develop as we age. The good news is that skin growths can be treated successfully, using a wide range of effective treatment modalities, with excellent cosmetic result.
Everybody has some kind of hyperpigmentation, even if it’s only a freckle or two. The older we get, we are more likely to develop other pigment changes, including flat, brown discolorations of the skin and reddish–brown areas of discoloration. We may also develop melasma, a mottled skin discoloration usually found on sun–exposed areas of the face. Melasma is particularly likely to affect women who become pregnant or who take oral contraceptives or postmenopausal hormone therapy.
Not all pigmented lesions respond to treatment. Dr. Panoutsopoulou will carefully evaluate your skin and let you know if effective treatments are available for your particular condition. Some lesions respond well to topical bleaching agents. Others may be successfully treated with chemical peels, and/or LASER therapy. Among many LASER systems is the Fraxel LASER, which has been specifically approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of melasma.
Skin Lesions during Pregnancy
During pregnancy the skin may glow but it also may change by presenting numerous skin lesions. After taking detailed history and examining your skin carefully, Dr. Panoutsopoulou will manage your skin lesions using safe treatment options for both you and your baby.
Mucosal Lesions (Genitals & Oral Cavity)
Oral and Genital lesions may represent a variety of conditions such as infections, contagious diseases, autoimmune, hereditary or precancerous/cancerous entities. Therefore, proper history intake and through physical examination are key to make the right diagnosis and select the appropriate treatment plan.
Skin of Color Lesions
Having received her dermatology training at a diverse patient population, Dr. Panoutsopoulou is familiar with both the different presentation of skin and hair diseases in skin of color patients, as well as the need for modified treatment plans in order to optimize the outcome in this patient population.