General Dermatology Specialist

Skin Oasis Dermatology

Katina Byrd Miles, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist located in Gambrills, MD

Are you comfortable in the skin you’re in? Skin Oasis Dermatology offers a variety of general dermatological services to people in and around Gambrills, Maryland. Whether you’re dealing with annoying acne, or you think you might have discovered a mysterious mole, Dr. Katina Byrd Miles can diagnose and treat your condition. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

General Dermatology

What is general dermatology?

Dermatology is a specialty that focuses on the health and diseases of your skin, hair, and nails.  Whether your condition is mild or severe, Skin Oasis Dermatology treats general dermatological conditions like:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hair loss
  • Skin cancer

What is acne?

Acne is the most commonly reported skin condition that can affect all people regardless of age group. Caused by inflammation and blockage of your pores, acne can occur on your face, neck, back, arms, and even your buttocks. This skin condition can have a severe impact on your self-esteem. Fortunately, Dr. Miles offers an effective treatment for acne.

What is eczema?

Eczema is characterized by dry and itchy skin patches. Treatment includes keeping the skin well moisturized, avoiding allergic and irritant triggers, using anti-inflammatory corticosteroid creams, and applying creams that help to restore and protect the skin barrier. More severe cases may require oral antihistamine therapy, light therapy, and antibiotics should the skin develop a secondary infection.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that can be emotionally distressing due to associated symptoms such as itching and flaking skin. Psoriasis occurs when your immune system sends signals to your skin cells to divide too quickly. These cells then build up on your skin, resulting in thick, scaly plaques. Treatment options are determined by the severity of your disorder.

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss can come in multiple forms. Whether it arises from your hormones or by your hairstyling practices, hair loss can be emotionally traumatizing. To best treat your hair condition, Dr. Miles works with you to determine the underlying cause.

What are common skin cancers?

The three most common forms of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Although basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma rarely metastasize, melanoma can spread and is the most deadly. If Dr. Miles detects these cancers in their early stages, she can surgically remove them. She specializes in screening for skin cancer using a dermatoscope. This handheld device increases the detection of melanoma while minimizing the need to biopsy normal moles.

If you think you or a loved one might be experiencing one of the conditions above, don’t hesitate to call Skin Oasis Dermatology or schedule an appointment online.