Conveniently located to serve Boston MA

At Westford Dermatology, our mission is to deliver top-tier medical dermatology services. Our skilled and compassionate team, headed by Westford dermatologist Dr. Steven Franks, specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide range of dermatological conditions.

We provide care for all patients from infants to older adults. We specialize in all aspects of medical dermatology which include the following.

Medical Dermatology Diagnostic Procedures at Westford Dermatology & Cosmetic Center

  • Skin Biopsies – Our dermatologists employ skin biopsies to diagnose various skin conditions accurately.
  • This procedure involves removing and examining a small sample of skin tissue to determine the underlying cause of skin problems.
  • Patch Testing – For patients with suspected contact dermatitis, we perform patch testing to identify specific allergens or irritants that may be triggering skin reactions.
  • Wood’s Lamp Examination – In certain cases, a Wood’s Lamp examination is used to visualize skin disorders more clearly, such as fungal infections or pigment disorders.
  • Dermoscopy – Dermoscopy is a non-invasive technique that allows for the close examination of skin lesions, aiding in the diagnosis of melanoma and other skin cancers.
  • Cryotherapy – Cryotherapy, or freezing, is used to treat various skin conditions like warts, actinic keratosis, and some precancerous lesions.

Preventing Dermatological Conditions

To maintain healthy, radiant skin, it’s essential to practice good skincare habits. Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by using sunscreen daily and wearing protective clothing. Keep your skin well-hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a moisturizer. Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning beds, which can lead to premature aging and skin cancer.
Regularly cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser to remove dirt and makeup, and exfoliate to unclog pores. Be mindful of your diet, as a balanced, nutrient-rich intake can benefit your skin. When it comes to skincare, consistency is key, so establish a routine that works for your skin type and stick with it.

Non-environmental factors like genetics, autoimmune factors, and hormonal changes can cause skin conditions. To manage symptoms and flare-ups, follow a comprehensive approach that includes regular skin self-examinations, checkups, a balanced diet, hydration, and medical supervision involving hormone regulation, medication, and specific skincare practices.

Contact Us

Take charge of your skin health by contacting Westford Dermatology for personalized and comprehensive medical treatments for skin conditions. Our expert team is committed to providing effective solutions to address your concerns and help you achieve optimal skin health. Contact us today and take the first step towards healthier, clearer skin.