Dermatology Services

Dermatology Services Issaquah, WA

From rashes to melanoma, Narra Dermatology is equipped to handle all your dermatological needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

 

Acne

Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. In normal skin, oil glands under the skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum. Read More »

 

Body Check

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that body checks be done annually. Dermatologists have special training that includes the diagnosis and management of skin cancers. When you see Dr. Narra for a complete skin checkup, expect a 10-15-minute visit, including a review of your medical history and a head-to-toe skin examination. This is a good time to ask about any spots you are worried about; Dr. Narra can educate you about what to look for, such as any changes in the size, color, borders, or shape of a mole. Virtually any notable change in a mole should be checked out. Typically, a spot that the doctor suspects is cancerous will be biopsied. 

 

Eczema

This is typically described as red, dry, itchy skin. There are many causes of eczema. It can be secondary to contact with an irritant, an allergen, or simply a response to a change in temperature/humidity. Dr. Narra prescribes medications and also recommend products, which our office carries, to prevent/treat dry skin and help restore normal skin function. 

 

Hair Loss

Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss. There are numerous types and causes of alopecia, with the specific type determining the course of treatment. Often times to determine the cause a biopsy or bloodwork may be performed to help better diagnose and treat the problem. 

 

Isolaz - Effective Acne Treatment for Dramatically Clearer Skin

Isolaz treatment helps clear existing acne while helping prevent future breakouts for a healthier looking complexion. Isolaz controls acne at the source by providing the only technology to combine a vacuum and a painless broadband light to purify your pores.  The vacuum applies gentle pressure on your pores while the broadband light helps destroy the acne causing  bacteria, resulting in radiant, clear skin that is purified from the inside out.  Insurance will sometimes cover this service, please ask us about your insurance policy and we will be happy to check if this is a covered service on your plan.   Read More »

Why Isolaz Acne Therapy?

  • Isolaz clinical studies show immediate results within 24-48 hours, including reduced redness and immediate drying/flattening of the blemish
  • 64% of "non-responders" to orals, topicals, and lasers had over 75% clearance
  • Patients had 88% clearance of papular, pustular, comedonal, nodual and inflammatory acne
  • Isolaz helps jump-start acne treatments by helping your skin absorb topical medicines and moisturizers better

 

Keloid Treatment

 Keloids are a condition where the scar is formed by an abnormal process that the body goes through in certain individuals. Pain and 
itching can be associated with keloids. These symptoms, and the constant presence of these symptoms, can be distracting and can affect someone's quality of life. The obvious appearance of keloids can be the main issue. They are usually unsightly as they can be in some pretty aesthetically sensitive areas. 

What are the causes of keloid? 
For one genetics play a major role. However keloids can occur in any one and in any ethnicity. One common theme that can lead to keloids are tension and persistent inflammation. When the incisions are closed with a lot of tension, there is more stimulation to create more scars and keloid formation. Areas where there is a persistent presence of low grade infection, or areas of poor hygiene can also lead to elements that can lead to keloid formation. 

Where do Keloids Most Likely Occur? 
They are most common on the chest, shoulders, back and earlobes.

 

Molluscom Contagiosum 

What is molluscum contagiosum?
This disease tends to be harmless, but causes bumps on the skin, caused by a virus which easily spreads. Skin contact or using shared objects spread the virus. Visible bumps means the virus is contagious. 10 to 20 bumps usually appear in patients without compromised immune systems. 

What are the symptoms? 
Sometimes the bumps are the only sign, which are pink or flesh colored. The bumps appear after about a month and a half. Sometimes they take longer to appear. They begin as small, firm bumps and feel smooth and hard, and may have a sebum like substance in them. They are painless, but sometimes itch. It is possible to spread them from any kind of touch, including sexual contact. Many large bumps can be a sign of an HIV infection or compromised immune system. 

What causes it? 
Most often seen in children, people in a tropical climate are more likely to contract it, as the virus thrives in warm, humid environments. You can get the virus through direct contact, or through a shared object, or sexual contact. Picking and scratching can spread it to other parts of the body, sometimes called self reinfection. 

 

Moles (Nevi)

Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life. Read More »

 

Pediatric Dermatology

We treat a variety of pediactric issues such as warts, acne, rashes, eczema etc.  We will make every effort to ensure your child feels comfortable during their visit with us and will take the appointment at the pace of your child. 

 

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and trunk, but can appear anywhere on the body. The first episode usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. It is a chronic condition that will then cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million people in the United States. About 20,000 children under age 10 have been diagnosed with psoriasis. Read More »

 

Rashes

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. Read More »

 

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. There is also no link between rosacea and cancer. Read More »

 

Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Read More »

 

Skin Tags

Skin tags are very common small, soft skin growths. Skin tags are harmless but can be annoying. Skin tags tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts. A person may have anywhere from one to hundreds of skin tag and almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some point in their lives. Most doctors recommend removal of skin tags only when they are irritated or a source of discomfort, or if they constitute a cosmetic problem. Skin tags can be easily removed in the doctor's office by tying or cutting them after injecting a small amount of a local anesthetic. Freezing, a technique sometimes used to remove warts or other benign lesions of the skin, is also sometimes performed for the removal of skin tags.

 

Warts

Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless. Read More »