Medical and Surgical Dermatology
We attend to the dermatologic needs of patients spanning all ages, from infants to seniors. Our goal is to strive for excellence with a caring and attentive approach.
The office is open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Please call during these hours to schedule an appointment
ANTHONY J. BADAME, MD
Dr. Anthony Badame grew up in San Jose, California. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Tulane University School of Medicine. He continued at Tulane to complete an internship in internal medicine and a residency in dermatology.
Dr. Badame’s achievements include Tulane University’s Top Medical Graduate Award, election into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, and Louisiana’s Outstanding Dermatologic Research Award. He was chosen among his peers as a Top Doctor of Silicon Valley and was elected into the prestigious Best Doctors of America.
Dr. Badame is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is adjunct clinical assistant professor at Stanford University and is on the medical staff at O’Connor Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Badame belongs to the Santa Clara County Medical Association and the California Medical Association.
Our office specializes in the diagnosis and management of skin, hair, and nail disorders. This is a sizable task considering the skin is the largest organ of the body. No one is without skin; consequently, we treat men and women of myriad backgrounds, and all ages from infants to seniors.
From the day we enter this world, a number of conditions may afflict the skin. Eczema is one and can manifest as cradle cap, poison oak, and atopic dermatitis, among others. We specialize in recognizing the various types of eczema and distinguishing eczema from other rashes so that appropriate treatment is rendered.
Acne and warts are common problems which plague us from early on. While appearing predominantly in children and young adults, older individuals may suffer as well. With newer treatments available today, no one should have to go through life hampered by these maladies.
Growths of the skin are inevitable throughout life. Benign ones need to be distinguished from cancerous ones. A trained eye and certain specialized laboratory tests are many times necessary to make the distinction. If the growth requires removal, a number of different procedures are available in order to minimize scarring and achieve maximum cosmetic benefit.
Skin cancer threatens us all, and that's because the number one cause of skin cancer, the sun, is everywhere. Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma are the most common. Of these, melanoma is the most serious because it can kill quickly. Any mole that changes or appears different needs to be evaluated. When melanoma is diagnosed and treated early, it is entirely curable.
Healthy skin is the goal for which we strive. It begins with proper protection and that means being sun smart. Wear your sunscreen and protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. While we can correct many problems with the skin, the best correction is protection.
BOTOX & SCLEROTHERAPY
Our office offers both Botox and Sclerotherapy to keep you looking your best. Both procedures are performed in the office and produce little to no downtime. Below you will find detailed information regarding these procedures.
Small doses of a solution called Botox are injected directly into a specific muscle to diminish the muscle action. Botox is effective in the treatment of crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines.
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. By using extremely small doses of Botox injected directly into a specific muscle, the action of the muscle is weakened. As a result, the problem the muscle causes, such as a twitch, spasm, or wrinkle line, is eliminated.
WHERE IS BOTOX USED?
Botox is most commonly injected into the crow's feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines between the eyebrows. Frown lines are caused by the action of muscles called the glabellar complex. Injecting Botox into this complex weakens the ability to draw the eyebrows together when frowning. Similarly, injecting Botox into the frontalis muscle above the eyebrows and the orbicularis muscle around the eyes softens the harshness created by these muscles.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST?
The treatment takes only a few minutes, and the results last between three to five months. When the lines begin to reappear, a simple retreatment is all that is necessary.
Spider veins in the legs can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Unwanted spider veins can be treated by injection of a solution that will cause them to disappear or become much smaller.
WHAT IS SCLEROTHERAPY?
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat unwanted blood vessels. A sclerosing solution is injected with a very fine needle directly into the blood vessel.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
Spider veins, which are dilated small blood vessels having a red or bluish color appear mostly on the legs and occasionally on the face or elsewhere. They can sometimes cause pain ranging from a dull throbbing pain to a burning sensation. When appearing on the legs, sclerotherapy is the best treatment. Larger dilated blood vessels called varicose veins are not effectively treated with sclerotherapy and may require more extensive surgery performed by a vascular surgeon.
CAN SCLEROTHERAPY BE PERFORMED ON ANY SKIN TYPE?
Yes. All skin types and coloring are effectively treated with sclerotherapy.
DOES SCLEROTHERAPY HAVE A HIGH SUCCESS RATE?
Although fading of veins is gradual and disappearance of spider veins usually occurs, most patients will witness 50 to 90 percent improvement. Once treated, similar spider veins can appear in the same general area.
WILL THE TREATED VEINS REAPPEAR?
If support hose are not worn, larger veins, as well as spider veins, can recur.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF SCLEROTHERAPY?
Possible side effects include brown lines or spots on the skin at the site of injection; red, raised areas at the treatment site; stinging or pain at the injection site; and swelling of the ankles or feet. In most cases, all of these side effects are temporary.
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2025 Forest Avenue, Ste. 9
San Jose, California 95128