Conditions and Treatments
Listing of conditions and treatments for Dermatology
Surgery for Skin Cancer
If you’re diagnosed with skin cancer, you’re probably wondering if the tumor can be completely removed and if your skin will heal without major damage. We use Mohs micrographic surgery to address both of these issues and treat many skin cancers.
What is Mohs?
With Mohs surgery, a microscope is used to map out the margins of the tumor. Layers of the tumor are then removed as needed until the area is free of skin cancer.
Mohs surgery offers a high cure rate and minimal scarring or damage to the surrounding tissue. It’s usually performed with a local anesthetic, which means you won’t be put to sleep.
All of our Mohs surgeons received their specialized training through fellowships, the best and most thorough method of training surgical professionals. Find out more about Mohs surgery (PDF).
Pulse Dye Laser Clinic
Doctors at our Pulse Dye Laser Clinic use a beam of light to treat skin conditions, such as rosacea, port wine stains and birthmarks, which are made up of blood and blood vessels. It’s safe to use on all patients, including infants, and usually doesn’t cause any scarring.
Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can be harmful to the skin. But when it’s controlled and applied by a medical professional, UV light can have substantial health benefits. We use it to treat conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. Our staff has experience with two types of phototherapy (light therapy), both of which involve applying monitored doses ultraviolet light directly to the skin.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Another type of treatment that makes use of light is photodynamic therapy, which is used to treat patients with extensive actinic keratoses (dry, rough patches or lesions that form on the outermost layer of the skin after years of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. With this procedure, the skin is coated with a medication that is sensitive to light and the area is then exposed to blue light that activates the medication.
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