Wesley Chapel Dermatology Services
At Nyanda Dermatology in Wesley Chapel, Florida, we specialize in providing the most innovative, cutting-edge dermatological care available on the market today. And we do so with compassion, concern, and a highly personalized approach that delivers exceptional expertise and long-term experience for any and all of your dermatological issues. No matter what your age. No matter what your issues.
We specialize in treating both adult and pediatric dermatological diseases, as well as providing a wide variety of services from screening to the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancers, and everything in between. In addition, Nyanda Dermatology offers cosmetic services such as Botox, cosmetic fillers, peels, and more.
Different Skin Disorders, Different Causes, Different Ages
Skin disorders vary greatly and can occur at any age. In babies and young children, skin conditions may include:
- Baby Acne
- Cradle Cap which just as the name implies, is typically seen on the scalp
- Erythema Toxicum, a blotchy red rash with small, fluid filled bumps
- Heat Rash
- Diaper Rash
- Mongolian Spots, benign flat bluish skin marks commonly appearing at the base of the spine or on the back or buttocks
- Newborn Dry Skin.
These conditions may be caused by dermatitis, bacterial infections, viral or fungal infections, or other contact infections. Treatment varies from anti-itch to cortisone creams to pain relievers to antibiotics. The prescriptions vary depending on the condition and can usually be managed or even cured over time.
In teens and young adults, symptoms can be caused by:
- Adolescent fluctuation of hormones
- Unhealthy snacking
- Fast food consumption
- Drug use
- Allergies—both skin and inhalant
- Other situational causes
- Stressful circumstances.
The early teenage years offer the perfect opportunity for parents to start a healthy routine for their kids to have yearly dermatological screenings. A habit that should continue for a lifetime.
In adults, symptoms can be light or severe, temporary or permanent, painful or painless. Some disorders may have simple causes, like diet, excessive alcohol intake, bacteria trapped in hair follicles, clogged skin pores, allergies, viruses, change in hormone levels in both middle-aged women and men, genetics, family history, or weakened immune systems.
Some adult symptoms can be more severe like adult eczema, skin infections, pruritus or severely dry and itchy skin, fungal skin infections, athlete’s foot, or actinic keratosis—also known as precancerous skin lesions.
Some symptoms have more serious underlying causes that may also need to be considered first like excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, environmental job or living conditions.
Some symptoms naturally come with age. As we grow older, our skin changes in ways that can make it more prone to disease or infection. Skin becomes less elastic, less oily, and thinner the older we get. It bruises more easily, and it can take a much longer time to heal when cut or scraped.
Just as aging is inevitable, age-related skin changes are inevitable as well. These changes can include thinning of the skin on hands, arms, and legs, sagging facial and neck skin, the appearance of wrinkles, smile lines, crow’s feet, age spots, broken blood vessels and dry skin areas. Unhealthy skin changes, such as skin cancer, are also more common as we age and are usually made worse by daily unprotected exposure to the sun or other extreme elements, especially here in Florida.
While most skin disorders in adults, babies, children, and teens are minor and can be easily treated over time, other issues can take longer to solve. Some of the many skin conditions we treat include:
- Atopic dermatitis or Eczema
- Severe Sunburn
- Contact Dermatitis
- Diaper Rash in babies
- Cold Sores
- Cold Sores
- And more
As a double board-certified dermatologist and pediatrician, Dr. Nyanda is fully licensed to address whatever dermatological issues you or your family member may have. Since completing her training and starting to practice over 15 years ago, she has focused her practice on caring for both pediatric and adult dermatological conditions. Her practice provides compassionate services to the Wesley Chapel community.
The skin is the largest organ of the body, consisting of water, protein, fats and minerals. It includes the nails, hair, sweat and oil glands. Your skin protects your body from germs and chemicals, it contains nerves that help you feel sensations like touch, hot, cold and pain, and it regulates your body temperature.
The skin has three layers:
- The outermost layer of skin is called the epidermis and it provides a waterproof barrier or covering of your skeleton, muscles, tendons, and organs
- Just beneath the epidermis is the dermis. This contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands
- The deeper subcutaneous tissue or hypodermis is made of fat and connective tissue.
At Nyanda Dermatology, we do a thorough screening of the outer layer of your skin, including a head-to-toe examination of your scalp, face, eyes, ears, neck, upper body—front and back, arms, legs, feet. We check for any abnormalities.
We then review your medical history. Have you had a melanoma, a mole, a wart? Do you have any skin discoloration or a rash? Are you in the sun often? Do you regularly wear sunscreen? A hat? Does your family have any history of skin cancers?
If any pre-cancerous conditions are discovered on your body like a mole that has changed in color, feel or size, or that bleeds, Dr. Nyanda will immediately recommend treatment and continue to monitor the issue over annual or bi-annual appointments.
In the meantime, if you have any of these warning signs, you should contact Dr. Nyanda’s office immediately to set up an appointment:
- Changes in appearance of any areas of you skin
- Post-mole-removal differences to your skin
- Persistent pimples or sores that don’t heal
- Impaired vision
- Scaly or raised patches of skin
- Persistent itching
- Fingernail and toenail changes
Tired of looking older than you feel? Are wrinkles, smile lines or crow’s feet suddenly appearing? Don’t recognize yourself in the mirror? Just feel like making a few positive “tweaks” to your look?
At Nyanda Dermatology, we can help you look and feel younger with a wide range of simple solutions:
- Injectable dermal fillers
- Chemical peels
- Laser Resurfacing
- And more
Any of the above therapies can be utilized to enhance your appearance, create a more youthful look, tighten sagging skin, and actually improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. And sometimes, you can reverse the signs of aging by just using our wide variety of professional-grade topical skincare products.
Growing up, especially during the teenage years can be difficult. Kids tease one another, pimples appear, hormones rage. As a specialist in Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Nyanda understands that each child has a different set of needs when it comes to looking their best and feeling good about themselves.
She is expertly trained to focus on many skin conditions prone to children: birthmarks, skin infections, moles, hives, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, cysts, rashes, acne, and warts. In addition, she appreciates and is fully aware of the emotional toll these conditions can cause in young people.
With kids of all ages, Dr. Nyanda considers both their medical and emotional needs. Each child is different. Each needs individual care, a safe and comfortable place in which to be examined and treated. Each needs to feel that “this too shall pass” and whatever skin issues they’re dealing with will be treatable.
Give Us A Call Today
If you live in or near Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, or Land O Lakes, Florida and are looking for personalized skincare for the whole family. If you have questions, concerns, or you just want to check out the possibilities for a better looking you through cosmetic treatments, give us a call today at: 813-435-5199. We treat our patients like you’re one of our own.