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"Patients' Choice Award" by Vitals.com
Dr. Sam Naficy has been awarded the "Patients' Choice Award" by Vitals.com - a website dedicated to rating the quality of physicians across the country. Out of 720,000 physicians, only 5% received this honor.
A brief overview.
Acne is a very common skin disorder of the pilosebaceous units (consisting of a hair follicle and its oil gland) that affects 85-100% of all people at some point in their lives. Although acne is most common during the adolescent years, many adults can be affected as well. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology over 50% of women and 42 % of men in their 20s reported experiencing acne. Acne is more common in women and persists into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. According to the survey 35% of women over 30 reported experiencing acne while 26% of women over 40 reported experiencing acne. . . . read more.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in humans. Anyone is susceptible to getting skin cancer, but having spent a lot of time in the sun and having light skin, as well as a positive family history, can increase the risk for developing skin cancer. . . . read more.
Moles (nevus or nevi) are growths on the skin that are usually pigmented (either brown or black) but may be flesh-colored. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin and most adults have between 10-40 moles. . . . read more.
Cysts are closed sac-like structures that can be filled with air, fluid, pus, or other solid material. They may form in any tissue of the body, but occur most commonly in the skin. The most common types of skin cysts include: . . . read more.
A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor of the skin, typically noticed as an easily movable soft lump under the skin. Lipomas are typically painless but as they grow larger they may cause some discomfort. They are most often found on the torso, forehead, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. Lipomas are the most common non-cancerous soft tissue growth. . . . read more.
Rosacea is a very common skin condition that mostly affects Caucasians of northwestern European descent. Symptoms usually start with flushing and redness to the central face and across the cheeks, nose, or forehead. It can also affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. The flushing that causes the redness may cause small blood vessels in the face to dilate and become more visible through the skin, appearing like tiny red lines, otherwise known as telangiectasias. Recurrent episodes of flushing may promote inflammation, which lead to the formation of red bumps that resemble acne lesions. Often times, rosacea can be mistaken for common acne, and therefore is also referred to as acne rosacea. Rarely rosacea of the nose can result in significant enlargement of the skin of the nose, a condition known as rhinophyma. . . . read more.
Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Melanin is a substance in your skin that gives skin its color. If your body makes too much melanin, the skin becomes darker (hyperpigmention). If your body makes too little melanin, the skin becomes lighter (hypopigmentation). There are many types of pigmentation disorders. . . . read more.
There are a number of benign (non-cancerous) skin growths that are distinctly different from moles and skin cancers. . . . read more.