Medical Dermatology

louisiana-medical-dermatologist-careAt Old Metairie Dermatology, we treat children and adults for a variety of dermatologic problems. Our focus is providing a comprehensive workup that may include a skin biopsy, allergy testing or blood work in order to confirm your diagnosis. We offer skin cancer and mole examinations and recommend that our patients see us yearly for a routine skin check-up. Our physicians are experts in skin care and anti-aging cosmeceuticals and can outline an individualized skin care regimen for you.

Get in touch with Dr. Patricia K. Farris and Dr. Mamina Turegano at Old Metairie Dermatology by calling 504.836.2050 or filling out our online contact form to schedule a consultation and learn more about our medical dermatology treatments today.

Services Available in Old Metairie, LA

Acne Treatment

Acne is a common condition that affects 90% of all teenagers and approximately 20% of adult men and women. Acne is often inherited and is a result of hormonal influences on oil glands. In adults, stress can play a major role in triggering acne. The treatment of acne needs to be individualized depending on the type of acne and severity. In our practice, we offer an integrative approach to fight acne. This includes the use of medications, nutritional intervention, probiotics, stress reduction and procedures such as chemical peels and hydrafacials. Our physicians are enrolled prescribers for the Ipledge program and may recommend isotretinoin (Accutane®) for more severe cases of acne and to prevent acne scarring. For those who suffer with acne scarring, we provide real improvement using a combined approach including laser treatments, fillers and microneedling. Read more about Acne Treatment.

Eczema Treatment

Eczema affects both children and adults. Atopic dermatitis is eczema that begins in childhood, is often associated with asthma and allergies. Adult eczema is generally caused by dry skin and is exacerbated by cold weather. All patients with eczema complain of dry itching skin and may develop secondary skin infections as a result of scratching. Our treatment goal is to control inflammation and break the itch-scratch cycle.  This can be achieved by using topical anti-inflammatory creams, moisturizers and oral antihistamines. An anti-inflammatory diet and specially selected supplements may also be helpful.  Let our physicians provide you with an integrative treatment plan. Read more about Eczema Treatment.

Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is an itchy, scaly condition that can affect the scalp, knees, and elbows. In more extensive cases any area of the body can be involved including the nails. Some patients with psoriasis develop a unique variant of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis is not contagious but can be a significant cosmetic concern for those who suffer with it. Treatment of psoriasis depends on the extent of involvement and how much it affects your daily life. Mild cases of psoriasis can be controlled with topical medications but more extensive cases may require more aggressive therapies. Light treatments, oral medications, and injectable biologics may be necessary to control severe cases of psoriasis. Nutrition, stress reduction and lifestyle changes may also be helpful for managing psoriasis. Read more about Psoriasis Treatment.

Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer affecting one in five Americans. The most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinoma, result from excessive sun exposure. Read more about Skin Cancer Treatment.

Vein Removal

Advanced laser treatments can era unwanted blood vessels around the nose, cheeks, and chin for a smoother appearance and in-depth treatment can eliminate problematic leg veins. Read more about Vein Removal.


Warts, or verruca, can appear almost anywhere on the body. Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus and can be treated a variety of ways. Read more about Warts Treatment.

Effective Help for Medical Dermatology Needs

Whatever your medical dermatology needs may be, the skilled and experienced team at Old Metairie Dermatology can provide you with effective dermatology treatments that use the most advanced procedures available today. To learn more about how we can help you, fill out our online contact form or call us at 504.836.2050 to schedule a helpful and informative consultation today.

Next, read about Cosmetic Dermatology.