Dermatology Associates and Surgery Center Services

Mohs Micrographic Surgery:
A surgical procedure used to treat skin cancer where individual layers of tissue are excised and examined under a microscope one at a time until all cancer tissue has been removed. This allows the surgeon to remove all of the cancer cells while sparing as much normal tissue as possible. Mohs surgery has come to be accepted as the single most effective technique for removing Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (BCCs and SCCs), the two most common skin cancers.

UVB Phototherapy:
Present in natural sunlight, ultraviolet B (UVB) is an effective treatment for psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo and other conditions. UVB penetrates the skin and slows the growth of affected skin cells. Treatment involves exposing the skin to an artificial UVB light source for a set length of time on a regular schedule under medical supervision.

BLU-U Light Therapy:
The BLU-U is a unique blue, florescent light that kills the P. acnes bacteria in your skin. Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor. The BLU-U is generally indicated to treat dermatological conditions. The BLU-U is specifically indicated to treat moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris

Levulan Kerostick:
A drug used to treat actinic keratosis (a skin condition that may become cancer). When Levulan Kerastick is taken up by abnormal cells, including cancer cells, and then exposed to certain types of light, it becomes active and kills the cells. Levulan Kerastick contains the active ingredient aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride. It is a type of photosensitizing agent.

Evaluation and Treatment of Skin Cancer:

Removal of cysts, moles and lesions:
A skin lesion is a nonspecific term that refers to any change in the skin surface; it may be benign, malignant or premalignant. Lesions can be removed in a number of ways, including through the use of lasers, cautery and liquid nitrogen and for both medical and cosmetic reasons.

Treatments for warts, acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, rashes and nail fungus:
Common skin conditions, such as warts, acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, rashes, and fungus, have various subtypes and can occur on a number of different places on the body. They can affect patients of different ages and genders. Certain ones can be contagious. Some can be treated/managed and not cause any additional issues, while others might. Because of these factors, it is important to see a board-certified dermatologist and get the correct diagnosis, so that you can receive the most effective treatment.

CLIA Certified In-House Laboratory, with Board Certified Dermatopathologist:
CLIA (the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) was established by the federal government in 1988 for the purpose of setting quality standards for all laboratory testing. A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope. The subspecialty of dermatopathology is a combination of both dermatology (the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail diseases) and pathology (identification of diseases microscopically).

Hair Loss:

We accept most insurances : BCBS, Medicare, Medicaid, UMWA, PEIA and many others.
In house Laboratory that is CLIA certified, with a board certified dermatopathologist.
We offer accurate and timely results with any procedure that is performed in our office.