Acne can cause significant anxiety and can leas to lasting physical and emotional scars in affected individuals. It is important to seek out a dermatologist to learn about available treatment options and their expected outcomes.
There are various ways to remove birthmarks, depending on its type. For example, a birthmark composed of blood vessels needs a completely different treatment than a birthmark composed of pigmented cells (mole) or oil glands.
ALA/Blu photo dynamic therapy kills the acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P acnes, which causes inflammation. This treatment reduces the bacteria found in the oil glands in the skin.
Broad Based Light (BBL™) is an intense pulsed light device for treating sun damage, age spots, freckles, small veins, rosacea and acne. Can also provide mild skin tightening, while lightening and brightening your skin.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is more youthful in appearance.
EndyMed 3Deep is a non-invasive treatment used to improve fine wrinkles and tighten skin. Radiofrequency energy is sent to multiple layers of the skin simultaneously, which stimulates the body's fibroblasts cells to produce collagen and elastin.
EndyMed Intensif provides an effective dermal skin remodeling, deep within the skin to revive and rejuvenate the natural production of new collagen and elastin. The treatment triggers the skin's natural healing process, rejuvenating and refreshing the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne and scars in all skin types.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus are used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. They can also be used to plump lips and improve the appearance of pitted acne scars and aging hands. Results typically last six to twelve months.
KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile by eliminating the "double chin". For optimal results, generally two to four treatments are necessary.
With our Alexandrite (Gentlelase) by Candela laser hair reduction is perfect for patients with dark hairs in unwanted places. Our laser targets hairs at the root beneath the surface of the skin. Though this procedure is not guaranteed to be permanent, most patients do experience almost complete reduction in hair after a series of treatments.
Mohs surgery has come to be the standard of care for removing Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas in cosmetically sensitive areas like the face. Basal Cell Carcinomas and Squamous Cell Carcinomas are the two most common skin cancers.
The Mohs surgery technique spares the greatest amount of healthy tissue while expunging cancer cells; cure rates for BCC and SCC are an unparalleled 98 percent or higher with Mohs, significantly better than the rates for standard excision or any other accepted method.
Moles are the most common growths in humans. They can be present at birth or are acquired throughout life. Certain types of moles carry a risk for developing into malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
We strive to offer individualized treatment for each patientís acne depending on skin type, type of acne and sensitivity. We offer all forms of medical treatment, both topical and oral treatments, including accutane.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are a non-invasive and organic way to rejuvenate skin for patients of any age or skin tone. During this in-office procedure a small amount of the patient's blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge where the plasma is separated from the red blood cells. Then the platelet serum is activated and injected or applied to the treatment area.
PRP can be used on its own or in addition to EndyMed Intensif (microneedling) and has been shown to have overall therapeutic effects and naturally improves skin texture, thickness and tone. Additionally, by inducing the production of collagen and elastin, it helps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the use of synthetic fillers. When used for hair loss, it has been shown to increase density of the hair by 30 to 40 percent and to stimulate regrowth.
Platelets are the body's tool to heal and regenerate cells. When used on your skin the serum kick-starts natural collagen production and helps regrow new tissue. This treatment has also shown benefits for stretch marks, scarring, including acne scarring and crepey skin.
ClearScan allows your provider to precisely treat visible vessels, spider veins and vascular lesions by using laser energy. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.
Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun's rays. Skin cancer affects people of all skin types and ethnic backgrounds, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. There are different types of skin cancer and the Skin Institute can guide you through identifying and treating problem areas.
Sciton's MicroLaserPeel is a resurfacing procedure using epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outer most layers of the skin. The peel improves fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin rejuvenated and youthful. Results are immediate and lasting.
Part of the Juvederm injectable collection, Volbella is used to increase lip fullness and softens the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. Volbella creates a subtle volume that lasts up to a year.
The Skin Institute at Rapid City Medical Center is home to the only collaborative fellowship trained Mohs surgery team in the Black Hills. This is a highly specialized technique for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Mohs surgery is a very specialized procedure for removing skin cancer. Due to the precision required the procedure can be somewhat time consuming. Here is everything you need to know to prepare for surgery.