Dermatology

Also known as: Skin Care

Starting with a thorough diagnostic skin exam, doctors at Providence are able to accurately detect skin conditions ranging from a basic skin rash to lupus and skin cancer. Should an issue be diagnosed, your dermatologist will design a custom and personalized care plan to treat your specific condition.

There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for skin conditions, so dermatologists at Providence take into account all factors when creating your unique care plan. Your gender, your skin type and the severity of your condition help determine your treatment.

At Providence dermatology, we provide compassionate, personalized care to help you maintain healthy skin at all ages and stages of life. Our state-of-the-art clinics offer a full range of medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment options.

Providence dermatologists work as a team with their patients to maintain healthy skin, prevent and treat sun damage, and monitor skin for early signs of cancer. We are experts in the treatment of skin, hair and nail disease and treat a broad range of medical conditions, including acne, rosacea, aging skin, eczema, psoriasis, rashes, hives, cysts, moles, warts, hair loss and autoimmune skin diseases.

As a first step to healthy skin, our dermatologists perform comprehensive skin evaluations and create treatment plans unique to each patient's needs. We establish long-term relationships with our patients to provide consistent, superior care and manage skin conditions effectively.

Our dermatological services include treatments for:

  • Skin disorders
    • Acne
    • Alopecia
    • Contact allergies
    • Eczema
    • Psoriasis
    • Rosacea
  • Autoimmune disorders
    • Lupus
    • Vitiligo
  • Skin cancer
    • Melanoma
    • Basal and squamous cell carcinoma

Whether you require topical medications, oral medications, laser treatment or routine and ongoing treatments, Providence provides complete skin care for patients of all ages. We offer trusted dermatologic and cosmetic services such as:

  • Botox
  • Chemical peels
  • Sclerotherapy

As the largest organ in the body, skin is an amazing feature of our anatomy. For an average adult, the skin weighs around six pounds and is around 18 – 20 square feet of tissue. Healthy skin protects internal organs from heat, cold, light, elements, infection and injury. It is also a sensory connector to other organs and biological connector, storing fat, water, and important vitamins.

The skin has three basic layers:

  • Epidermis, the outer layer, acts as a protector against the elements and contains pigmentation
  • Dermis, the middle layer, is home to hair follicles, oil and sweat glands, blood and lymph vessels, and sensory receptors.
  • Subcutaneous, the deepest layer, contains nerves and blood vessels and nerves, makes Vitamin D, and helps regulate temperature and offers protection for internal organs.

When our skin is unhealthy - whether from disease, infection, or injury - it can be a source of discomfort, embarrassment or illness. This can happen when skin is affected by any number of environmental, internal, infectious and genetic conditions. Your dermatologist is here to help.