Dermatology Information and Resources
At the Alaska Center for Dermatology in Anchorage, we pride ourselves on being an excellent resource for dermatological knowledge, both medical and cosmetic. But we know that sometimes you need help that’s just a click away. Below are some of the best resources on the web concerning common issues related to dermatology.
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- The American Society for Mohs Surgery
- Vbeam Perfecta Laser: Pulsed dye laser surgery for wrinkles, vascular lesions, rosacea, port wine stains, scars, stretch marks, and warts.
- National Alopecia Areata Foundation: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and body.
- Stevens Johnson Syndrome: Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a potentially deadly skin disease that usually results from a drug reaction.
- Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America: Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa is a chronic disease that results in painful skin blistering.
- National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias: Ectodermal dysplasias affect the ectoderm, which is the outer layer of tissue in a developing baby.
- National Eczema Association for Science and Education: Eczema is a very common skin inflammation characterized by excessive dryness and itching.
- Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types: Ichthyoses are genetic skin diseases characterized by dry, thickened, scaling skin.
- Lupus Foundation of America: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder affecting the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.
- Mycosis Fungoides Foundation: Mycosis fungoides (also called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma) is a type of lymphoma that affects the skin.
- International Pemphigus & Pemphigoid Foundation: Pemphigus and pemphigoid are autoimmune skin disorders.
- National Psoriasis Foundation: Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disorder which may manifest itself on the skin or in the joints.
- Scleroderma Foundation: Scleroderma is a chronic connective tissue disease.
- Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation: Sjogren's Syndrome is a chronic disorder in which white blood cells attack moisture-producing glands in the eyes and mouth.
- Sturge-Weber Foundation: This foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for those with Port Wine Stains, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, and Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome. These conditions are commonly characterized by facial birthmarks, seizures, and glaucoma.
- The Melanoma Research Foundation: Malignant melanoma is one of the three most common types of skin cancer and usually appears as a dark brown or black mole with uneven borders and irregular colors in shades of black, blue, red, or white.
- Links to resources from the Mayo Clinic: