General Dermatology Services

 

We offer General Dermatological care to children and adults. This includes diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the skin, mucous membranes, nails and hair. General categories include skin disorders related to skin infections, skin allergies, autoimmune disorders, hereditary skin problems, skin growths and tumors, hair and nail growth issues as well as mucous membrane abnormalities. Some specific examples include Psoriasis, Eczema, Contact dermatitis, Lichen planus, Cutaneous and Systemic lupus, Impetigo, Herpes, Shingles, Cellulitis, Abscesses, Granuloma annulare, Acne, Acne rosacea, Verruca vulgaris, Molluscum, Hereditary hair loss, Alopecia areata, Skin cancers, Skin tags, Skin cysts, Seborrheic keratosis, and so on.

 

When appropriate we do skin biopsies of rashes or growths that require further investigation or proper diagnosis.

 

Our office also has capabilities for Ultraviolet light therapy using UV-B, UV-A and PUVA for total body or localized treatments for the scalp, hands or feet in patients with psoriasis, eczema and other chronic skin problems.

 

Skin Allergy Patch testing is also available for our patients with allergic contact dermatitis to help in identifying the cause or causes of their allergic skin problem.

Dermatological Surgery Services

 

Dermatological surgery is scheduled daily in our office for various skin growths both benign and malignant. This includes Basal Cell Carcinomas, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma along with the benign lesions like nevi, skin cysts, skin tags, seborrheic keratosis.

Cosmetic Dermatological Services

 

We offer a wide array of cosmetic procedures to our Cosmetic patients. To address the wrinkles and creases of the upper face such modalities as neuromuscular modulators (Botox, Dysport) are used to relax the facial musculature that is responsible for those unwanted changes. Specifically those wrinkles and creases associated with facial expression such as frown lines, forehead lines and crow's feet are apt to be responsive to these types of treatments. 

 

Filler injections have become extremely popular to help minimize nasolabial folds, marrionette lines and other changes associated with age related mid and lower facial volume loss. They are being used to minimize the wrinkles and creases associated with facial expression such as the frown lines. Fillers are also very useful in certain scar corrections as well as in augmentations of such areas as the lips and cheeks. Our office offers different Hyaluronic acid (HA) products such as Restylane, Restylane Lift and Restylane Silk for maximal benefit for these cosmetic issues. 

 

Sclerotherapy using either concentrated saline or Polidocanol injections is a very effective way to get rid of unwanted tiny blood vessels on the lower extremities called telangectasia or the slightly larger reticular veins.

 

Chemical peels are the most popular cosmetic procedure done in our office. By far the most popular are the superficial   Glycolic acid peels which are done in a serial fashion thus avoiding the down time and discomfort of other peels. Glycolic peels are very versatile and are used for treating acne, skin blemishes and for rejuvenating the skin. The deeper TCA or medium peels are used to correct more severe sun damaged skin very effectively. They do involve some discomfort as well as usually a week's worth of down time.

 

Finally we also offer treatments with an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) unit that has many uses. The IPL is a step above the Glycolic acid treatments in terms of results for treating acne, rejuvenating the skin as well as various skin discolorations.  The IPL is also useful in temporarily ridding areas like the face of fine hairs. While hair lasers are more effective for the removal of thicker "terminal" hairs the IPL unit is more effective for the finer downy hairs. The IPL unit can also be combined with a chemical called Levulan to enhance its effects. This type of treatment is called Photodynamic therapy or PDT and is particularly effective in flattening enlarged oil glands and in clearing sun damaged skin or actinic keratosis (pre- cancerous lesions).

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​El Paso Office:  915.598.1959
Email:
officefrancomd@yahoo.com

Please note:   appointments are accepted by 

phone only, no e-mail appointments please.

 

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. for all patients
Thursday PM for cosmetic patients only

 

Closed all major holidays