We remove most all things from the skin that need attention
Benign conditions that may be treated surgically include:
- Dysplastic Nevi (irregular moles)
- Epidermoid cysts
- Pilar cysts
We are experts in the interaction between lasers and the skin
Beyond surgical approaches to benign conditions, we are equipped to treat a variety of medical conditions with lasers. A thorough examination and consultation is required to determine if you are a good candidate for these approaches.
In the vast majority of cases, treatments with laser are not covered by insurance. Conditions that may be treated with laser surgery include:
- Acne scarring
- Scars (surgical, traumatic, burns)
- Leg veins
- Venous lakes (dark purple spots on the lips)
- Cherry angiomas
- Broken blood vessels
- Port wine stains
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Rochester Dermatologic Surgery is an established center for the treatment of damage due to chronic sun exposure using a technique called photodynamic therapy, or PDT. This is a two-step procedure where your physician will apply a medicine to your skin that is selectively absorbed by skin with precancerous changes known as actinic keratoses.
After an incubation period of 1-2 hours, the treated skin is then illuminated with a special light to activate the medicine to remove the precancers. This results in a sun burn-like reaction of the skin with peeling of the affected skin over the next several days.
Once this process is completed, there is a significant reversal of sun damage with a healthier feel and appearance to the skin. This can also reduce the development of skin cancer over time.