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What are skin ulcers?
A skin ulcer is a wound that occurs on the skin, a venous skin ulcer is a shallow wound in the leg veins that don't adequately return blood back to the heart. Usually, these ulcers appear on the sides of the lower leg, above the ankle and below the calf.
Venous skin ulcers, sometimes called a stasis leg ulcer, are slow to heal and tend to come back if you don't take the appropriate steps to prevent them.

What causes venous skin ulcers?
Your veins keep blood flowing to and from heart. In some cases the valves are damaged, and blood backs up and pools in the vein. When this happens, the blood may leak out of the vein and into the surrounding tissue - this can lead to a breakdown of the tissue and an ulcer.

Some things can increase your risk of venous skin ulcers, these may include:
  • Deep vein thrombosis, this is when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in the veins of the legs
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Lack of physical activity, especially as you age
  • Long hours of standing

There are two other types of skin ulcers that can happen on the lower leg or feet:
  • Arterial Skin Ulcers - These are less common than venous skin ulcers, tend t be very painful and occur with people that have artery disease.
  • Neuropathic Skin Ulcers - These are know as diabetic neuropathic ulcers because diabetics tend t me the main people that get them. Yu know you have Neuropathic Skin Ulcers because yo have little or no sensation in your, which happens because of nerve damage.

What are the symptoms?
The first sign of a skin ulcer is that you skin will turn dark red or purple and amy also become thick, dry, and itchy. Without treatment, a painful ulcer may form and you may have swollen and achy legs. If the wound becomes infected, the infection may cause an odor, and pus may drain from the wound.
Please Call Us at the first signs of a skin ulcer (venous, arterial or neoropathic). One of our Dermatology Specialists with meet with you, diagnose the type of ulcer you have and begin a treatment program to eliminate the ulcers
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of Ulcers of the Skin. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262