What is shaving folliculitis?

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If you regularly shave unwanted hair on the face or body, you know how easy it is to experience painful ingrown hairs or irritation from the razors. In some cases, patients who shave regularly might develop a problem known as shaving folliculitis. Folliculitis is a condition that is actually an infection of the hair follicles. …

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Understanding hemangiomas

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Both children and adults can develop certain skin conditions. Mountain View, California area patients who are dealing with imperfections that grow may be wondering what the growth is and if it impacts their health. While skin cancer is a common concern, there are other growths that may develop on the skin that are not harmful, …

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Understanding alopecia areata

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A common type of hair loss that is sometimes expected is that of male pattern baldness. As a man enters into the later years of adulthood, he may notice a receding hairline or hair loss on the crown of the head. But what if a child or younger adult is experiencing bald spots throughout the …

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Understanding melasma

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Having clear, beautiful skin is the goal of many women, but certain conditions can impact their ability to achieve this. This includes a troublesome skin concern known as melasma. Melasma occurs typically in women, but men can develop it, too. Approximately 10% of individuals who are diagnosed with melasma are men. This condition causes extensive …

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Get help managing chronic psoriasis

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For the management of psoriasis, a patient’s success depends on obtaining a quality provider who can diagnose the condition properly and provide the best modalities for long-term treatment. Psoriasis is a condition that is caused by an autoimmune disorder that causes the skin cells to grow and shed quickly on specific areas of the body. …

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Treat vascular lesions with the Cutera Excel V™ laser

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Vascular lesions, sometimes referred to as birthmarks, are abnormalities in the pigmentation of the skin that can be embarrassing or impact one’s self-confidence. In the past, there was no way to treat these abnormalities, but with continued improvements in the area of dermatology, patients can now seek treatment using specialized laser devices. At The Menkes …

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Dermatologist providing adult and pediatric services in the Mountain View, CA area

Patients of the Mountain View, California community and beyond who are seeking dermatological services are welcome to make an appointment with the doctors at The Menkes Clinic. Our team includes a variety of physicians with medical, surgical, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology experience and expertise. When patients of all ages have skincare needs, they are encouraged …

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How to enhance the skin with IPL treatments

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Patients with imperfections in the skin may be unsure of where to start when it comes to achieving noticeable results in a short period of time. The team at The Menkes Clinic believe that patients should speak to a doctor about the ways in which they can enhance their skin’s health and appearance. A popular …

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How the Lightsheer Duet can help achieve hair-free skin

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Every day, men and women are removing unwanted hair. Whether they’re shaving off morning stubble or waxing away hair on the legs, this daily grooming ritual adds up to a lot of time spent in one lifetime removing unwanted hair. But what if someone told you that you could get rid of unwanted hair for …

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Mystery Face Rash Solved

Mystery Face Rash Solved Lillian Soohoo, MD Board Certified Dermatologist, The Menkes Clinic In recent months, I have seen a definite spike in the number of patients who report puzzling skin rashes on the face and neck. Appearing as rough, mildly itchy areas usually on the eyelids, cheeks and neck, these skin changes are probably …

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