Effective skin care solutions
Mercyhealth's dermatologist providers diagnose and treat skin, hair and nail conditions.
Treatments can include topical or oral medicines, laser therapy, cryosurgery (using extremely cold temperatures to remove unhealthy tissue), and Mohs surgery to treat skin cancer.
Conditions we treat
Our skin experts offer a full range of dermatology services, including:
- Hair loss
- Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
- Mole removal
- Nail problems
- Skin ulcers
Preventing and treating skin cancer
Our dermatologists offer preventive skin exams and mole checks. Regular skin exams help to find skin cancer early, when treatment is most likely to be successful.
If skin cancer if found, we offer a number of treatment options, including mohs surgery. This innovative procedure removes skin cancer one layer at a time. To do this, a mohs surgeon will carefully remove small areas of tissue. The small portion is checked under a microscope to see if there are cancerous cells. If the sample shows cancerous cells, the surgeon will continue removing tissue. This continues until the affected area is clear and the surgeon ends the procedure. Because the surgeon selects tissue carefully, there is less scarring than traditional surgery.
Advantages of Mohs surgery:
- Offers the highest cure rate (up to 99%)
- Offers the lowest incidence of cancer regrowth
- Minimizes the potential for scarring or disfigurement
- Is the most exact and precise means of skin cancer removal