Full Body Skin Exams | Acne Vulgaris | Warts | Psoriasis | Eczema | Cysts
Skin Cancer Treatment | Rashes | Fungus | Molluscum | Seborrheic Dermatitis
We are located at both Suite 101 and Suite 103.
A skin biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is removed, processed, and examined under a microscope. Early diagnosis of a suspicious skin lesion and skin biopsy can help identify skin cancers and lead to early treatment. It is important to apply peroxide and Bacitracin to the area for five days post-biopsy to help with the healing process.
Liquid nitrogen (or cryotherapy) is used to freeze and destroy abnormal skin tissues. This can include warts, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses as well as actinic keratoses and other pre-cancerous growths. After treatment, the area will blister, scab, and crust-off.
A punch biopsy is considered the primary technique to obtain diagnostic, full-thickness skin specimens. The patient will need to return to the office within two weeks to have sutures removed after this procedure.
Skin Cancer Scraping
Electrodessication and curettage is a common procedure most often used to treat basal cell carcinomas and some squamous cell carcinomas. Skin cancer cells are scraped away using a special instrument called a curette and an electric current delivered via a metal tip is used to locally burn away remaining skin cancer cells.
For this procedure, the abnormal skin growth or skin cancer is excised along with varying margins surrounding the lesion. Usually both dermal and epidermal sutures are used during this procedure. Bacitracin and a pressure bandage is applied post-procedure, and the top layer of sutures will need to be removed within 7 to 14 days (depending on the location) after the surgery. It is important to keep the wound moist with Bacitracin (for the first five days post-procedure) and then apply Vaseline once daily until suture removal appointment.
Botox | Fillers | Hair Laser Removal | Fractional Laser Resurfacing | Sclerotherapy | Skin Tag Removal | Seborrheic Keratoses Removal
For BOTOX, FILLERS, HAIR LASER REMOVAL, and SCLEROTHERAPY the office requires a cosmetic deposit at the time the appointment is made. The deposit can then be used towards payment for the procedure.
These waxy papules vary in color (usually from tan to dark brown), but are harmless, benign growths. Seborrheic keratoses are often aesthetically displeasing, and although they do not need to be removed, our office can remove them. The treatment for removal is considered "cosmetic" by insurance companies, and Dermatology Associates therefore charges an "out-of-pocket" cost. The fee for removal of seborrheic keratoses is due at the time of the visit.
These pedunculated skin colored papules often develop on the axillae, neck, and groin area. Because skin tags are an elongated stalk of tissue, they can catch on clothing and jewelry, and become irritated. The treatment for skin tag removal is considered "cosmetic" by insurance companies, and Dermatology Associates therefore charges an "out-of-pocket" cost. The fee for removal of skin tags is due at the time of the visit.