Your skin plays an important part in your health and well-being. Skin protects us from the elements, keeps our temperature constant and powers our sense of touch. On top of all that, it serves as the basis of our appearance to the world.
Columbia St. Mary’s Dermatology-Cosmetic Services practice puts your skin at the center of attention. From treatment of common skin problems, chronic conditions and discolorations to skin cancer care to cosmetic procedures, Columbia St. Mary’s Dermatology experts focus on your skin’s health and appearance.
A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment and care of the skin, hair and nails.
A cosmetic dermatologist is a subspecialist who treats the skin with an emphasis on appearance rather than the treatment of a disease or ailment.
A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment and care of the skin, hair and nails of children, including newborns and infants. This dermatological subspecialist requires additional training and accreditation.
A Mohs surgeon is someone who uses a specialized surgical technique (Mohs surgery) to treat skin cancer. Mohs surgery involves the careful removal of thin layers of cancer-affected skin until only unaffected tissue remains. The primary goal is the removal of the cancerous tissue while leaving as much surrounding healthy tissue intact as possible.