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Dermatology

Feel your best in the skin you're in.

Keeping your skin, hair and nails healthy is key to looking and feeling your best. We specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acne, rashes and skin cancer.

Our dermatology providers are board-certified and practice in primary care clinics across Allina Health.

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What it is

Medical dermatology focuses on conditions and diseases that affect the skin, nails and hair.

Surgical dermatology treats skin cancer and other skin conditions that require surgery. 

Good for treating

Medical dermatology

  • acne
  • birthmarks
  • cysts
  • dandruff
  • eczema
  • mole checks and removal
  • molluscum contagiousum
  • photodynamic therapy (blue light therapy) for treating sun-damaged skin
  • psoriasis, including use of biologics for treatment and narrow band UVB (light treatment)
  • rashes
  • rosacea
  • scars
  • skin cancer screening
  • skin infections
  • vascular lesions
  • vitiligo
  • warts

Surgical dermatology

  • Mohs surgery - specialized surgery in the clinic setting for the removal of skin cancers in sensitive areas like the face and neck
  • skin surgery - surgery performed by dermatologists in the clinic setting for skin cancers, moles and cysts

Good to know

Our dermatology providers offer services for everyone in your family, adults and children alike.

It is helpful if you do not wear makeup to a dermatology appointment.

If you have a history of skin cancer, we recommend yearly skin checks. 

If you have received care for skin cancer outside of Allina Health, your dermatologist will need to see your biopsy results. Contact your previous provider and ask to have them sent to your Allina Health clinic.

Source: Elizabeth Farhat, MD, Allina Health clinics
Reviewed by: Elizabeth Farhat, MD, Allina Health clinics

First published: 6/23/2017
Last reviewed: 6/9/2017