Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
is a specialized, highly effective technique for removing skin cancer. Dr. Frederic Mohs developed this procedure in the 1930’s at University of Wisconsin. This procedure has the highest reported cure rate for skin cancer. Learn more about Mohs Micrographic Surgery…
Narrow-Band UVB (NB-UVB) was first examined for clinical use in 1976 and has since become an important therapeutic modality for the treatment of psoriasis. NB-UVB has also been successful in the treatment of vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, lichen planus, pruritis, and early stage mycosis fungoides. The narrow-band skin type protocol offers a safe and effective treatment plan for those who need to routinely use narrow-band UVB therapy. NB-UVB is also safe for children, the elderly, and pregnant women.
has been compared to microdermabrasion and has been found to be a superior exfoliating process. The vibraderm has been clinically proven to effectively exfoliate and promote collagen regrowth. It helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, dullness, acne scars, pore size, dryness, and oily skin. 95% of patients prefer vibraderm over other skin treatments. You can find more information on this procedure at www.myvibraderm.com
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
For Hair Reduction:
Pulsed-light systems work by emitting pulses of light into hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigment in the follicles and converted to heat. The heat loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair.
For Pigmented Lesions on the Face: Pulsed light is used to treat vascular lesions such as superficial blue, red, or purple veins under the skins surface. Some common types include rosacea and spider veins. It also treats pigmented lesions like solar lentigines, also known as sunspots, age spots, and brown spots. There can also be diffuse browning of the skin called actinic browning.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Skin Cancer has been described as an epidemic in the United States with well over 800,000 new cases annually. Premalignant actinic keratoses (AK’s) are a precursor of skin cancers, and affect over 50% of fair skinned elderly individuals. AK’s are most commonly represented by persistent red and scaled areas. They are most commonly found on the face and scalp, but can appear on any part of the body that is exposed to sun.
The treatment of AK’s is determined by both their potential for progression to skin cancer and their discomfort and/or appearance. Patients with relatively few AK’s are treated with liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy). Patients with extensive AK’s are usually offered the Photodynamic Therapy treatment.
IPL / PDT Complete Photo Facial
We all want clear skin, but nature has a way of sabotaging us with frustrating imperfections. Intense Pulsed Light, combined with Photodynamic Therapy removes pre-cancer spots, pigmented and vascular lesions to improve your skin texture and tone.
Years of squinting and frowning tend to leave deep wrinkles in the skin between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and at the corners around the eyes. Dermatologic surgeons can now remedy these wrinkles and lines by a simple injection of botulinum toxin.
Botulinum toxin (botox) is a muscle relaxant that is injected into the muscle, or deep into the skin. It works by partially blocking the nerve impulses to any muscles that have been injected, and reduces excessive contractions of these muscles. The actual treatment is well tolerated and takes just a few minutes. There is not a prolonged recovery period. Botox takes effect about 3 to 7 days after treatment. The improvement generally lasts about 3 to 4 months before the effect gradually fades and muscle action returns.
Dermatology of Eastern Idaho offers a wide variety of services and treatments through our Medical Spa
, including CoolSculpting®, facials, laser treatments and laser hair removal, chemical peels, Botox®, and more. Browse the list of services offered through our Medical Spa here