Infections can be caused by a multitude of factors, but they don’t have to wreak havoc on your skin. Greenwich Point Dermatology is where medical dermatology, advanced surgical techniques, and cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology treatments meet to create a lifetime of healthy, beautiful skin. Head dermatologist, Dr. Sarah Dolder, and her expert team are proud to offer treatments for skin infections to patients in Greenwich, Stamford, and the neighboring communities in Fairfield County.

What are Infections?

Skin infections are a normal and common occurrence, as the skin is the body’s largest organ. Infections can be caused by a variety of different factors and can range from mild irritation to a severe condition that requires intensive treatment. We encourage all of our patients who may be experiencing a skin infection to come in and get it treated as early as possible to prevent widespread damage to the skin. There are four different types of skin infections that we commonly see at our practice, including:

  • Bacterial skin infections
  • Fungal skin infections
  • Viral skin infections
  • Parasitic skin infections

What do Infections Look Like?

Infections all manifest in very different ways depending on what is causing the infection to occur. Most bacterial infections are characterized by the appearance of small, red bumps along the skin, whereas viral infections can appear in the form of warts or molluscum contagiosum. If you feel that you may have an infection, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation. This is to prevent any widespread damage to the skin.

What Causes Infections?

Because there are so many different types of infections, there are many different factors that may contribute to your specific infection. Our providers may do some testing and ask you questions about any recent events or habit changes that may contribute to the onset of your infection. Most infections are caused by exposure to a virus, bacteria, parasite, or fungus and can be highly contagious.

How Much Do Treatments for Infections Cost?

The cost of infection treatments at Greenwich Point Dermatology will vary depending on the type of service you receive and your health insurance plan. To get a better idea of how much your infection treatment will cost, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution.

What Treatments are Available for Infections?

  • While the lesions may eventually clear on their own, it can take anywhere from six months to several years to do so.

    Treatment options for molluscum contagiosum depend on the severity of the condition. These options include:

    • cryosurgery
    • curettage
    • topical cantharidin
    • retinoids
    • antiviral medications

To find out which treatment option is best for you and your infection, we encourage you to come in and see our team of Board Certified Dermatologists for a solution.  We are happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin.

Dr. Sarah Dolder and the expert medical team at Greenwich Point Dermatology are proud to offer surgical and non-surgical dermatological services to residents of Stamford, Greenwich, and the surrounding areas of Fairfield County. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with our Board Certified Dermatologists.