Hidradenitis suppurativa is hard to diagnose, but the dermatologist at SimcoMed Health Ltd will provide you with specialized and appropriate care. This condition will cause small and painful lumps to form under your skin, and this will generally develop in areas where your skin rubs together, like the armpits, for example.
Medications, surgery, and sometimes both may be required to help control your symptoms, and we will discuss these options in great detail and provide you with a professional recommendation. We will diagnose the condition and discuss the risks and benefits of available treatment options so that you are aware of every detail.
It is essential that our patients feel comfortable, and our dermatologist will take the time to develop an approach specifically tailored to you. Antibiotics may be prescribed, and a doctor may also recommend steroid injections, hormonal therapy, retinoids or biologics, depending on the situation. In some cases, a combination of these medications may be prescribed, although this will all depend on your condition and its severity.
Referral for surgery is another option that may be considered. Punch debridement, incision and drainage and surgical removal are all options we will consider. Punch debridement is a procedure in which a single inflamed bump will be removed. Patients with persistent or severe symptoms may require surgical removal, during which all the affected skin will be removed. We may even recommend combined medical and surgical methods for hidradenitis suppurativa.
Also, we are recruiting adults aged 18 or older with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) for at least 1 year to participate in a research trial testing an investigational treatment. Qualified individuals must have HS lesions on at least 2 distinct anatomic areas. Total study duration lasts about 42 weeks and involves about 35 visits to the study centre. Study medication and study-related assessments will be provided at no cost.
Our dermatologist is highly skilled, and you can rely on our team for all of your skin treatment needs. Contact our office today if you are looking for a skin doctor near Barrie!