Our Services

Robin Gail Oshman MD, PhD, in Westport and New Canaan, offers a full array of dermatologic services to help you maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. You can read more on this page about specific services.

Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition In the United States. Approximately 85% of people betwen the ages of 11 and 30 experience at least minor acne. Acne usually begins in puberty and affects many adolescents and young adults but can occur at any stage of life. Read More »

Hair Loss

Many conditions, diseases and improper hair care can result in hair loss - otherwise known as alopecia. The most common cause of hair loss is hereditary thinning or baldness. While daily shedding of up to 100 hairs a day is normal, people who notice their hair shedding in large amounts or who develop patches of baldness should consult Dr. Oshman for proper diagnosis and treatment. Read More

Moles (Nevi)

Moles are brown or flesh colored growths that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 30, although some moles may appear later in life. Read More »

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the immune system affecting the skin. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and trunk but can appear anywhere on the body. Psoriasis may also affect the joints and nails. Read More »

Rashes

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. Rashes can itch, burn, hurt or be asymptomatic. Read More »

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. There is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. Although there is no known cure for rosacea, there are many helpful treatments available. Read More »

Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than two million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. People who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Read More »

Warts

Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless. Read More »

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin). Read More »