Acne is a disease that affects most teenagers and many adults. While some cases are mild, others can be very disfiguring and psychologically distressing. Fortunately, effective treatment is available.



The official medical term for "age spots" is solar lentigenes.  While totally harmless, solar lentigenes are often perceived as unsightly and some people want to know how they can be treated.



We evaluate and treat men, women, and children with hairloss.  For women we take an extensive history using our own questionairre.  We may either perform lab tests or get copies of lab tests from the primary physician.



Dr. Barkey has a lifelong interest in early melanoma detection and treatment.  He and his staff regularly perform total body skin exams and teach patients and their family members how to recognize melanoma early.  Dr. Barkey has published his own detailed  patient guidlines.  Our office regularly coordinates care with the University of Michigan Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic. 



We frequently evaluate patients with moles.  About 20% of melanomas, the most deadly type of skin cancer, arise from a mole.  Usually this is a mole that is new and/or changing. 



SKs are one of the most common skin lesions. They occur primarily on the face, scalp, and trunk but may occasionally be found on almost any location on the skin. Many people have just a few but it is not uncommon to see individuals with several dozen or even several hundred. No one knows why some people develop SKs. The tendency seems to run in families. Usually they start showing up in the late 20s or 30s. New SKs continue to arise over one's lifetime.



Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is caused by a reactivation of chicken pox virus. Treatment of this very painful condition must be started within 72 hours of the onset of the rash to be effective.  Shingrix is the new vaccine for shingles prevention and reduces the risk of shingles by over 90% in all age groups between ages 50 and 90. 




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