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Cosmetic Dermatology

We are proud to partner with Forefront Dermatology and deliver additional attention to your skin’s health. Our medical director, Dr. Michael Dreifke, is a board-certified dermatologist who helps our team create tailored plans for each patient to deliver the best possible outcomes. This allows our office to elevate our services even further as true skincare specialists.

Whether you’re interested in dermatological services, noninvasive cosmetic treatments, or a combination of the two, we will create a custom treatment plan that serves your unique needs.

Dermatological Services

Skin tag removal

skin tags

Skin tags are benign growths that hang from the skin. They commonly form on areas that experience consistent friction, like the neck, armpits, eyelids, under the breasts, and other areas with skin folds. While not typically harmful, visible skin tags can be frustrating and you may be motivated to seek removal.

Milia removal

milia pimples around eye on skin

Milia are small cysts that can be present at birth, develop over time due to skin damage, or develop due to associated conditions. Milia are caused by keratin becoming trapped beneath the skin’s surface. Milia removal will smooth the skin’s surface and clear these troublesome bumps.

Sebaceous hyperplasia treatment

sebaceous hyperplasia

This condition occurs when overactive sebaceous glands produce excess oil that becomes trapped under the skin. The associated bumps can be highly noticeable, especially when the spots are larger in size.

Cherry angioma removal

cherry angioma

Cherry angiomas are red moles that can develop across the body. They are red because they contain a collection of blood vessels, and typically appear after age 30. If you have cherry angiomas on your face or other noticeable areas of skin, treatment will clear your complexion.

Seborrheic keratosis treatment

seborrheic keratosis

This benign skin growth can be brown, black or tan and look waxy and scaly. While the precise cause isn’t known, seborrheic keratoses can be removed with minimally invasive treatment.

Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN) treatment

DPN dermatosis papulosa nigra

DPN papules are small bumps that can be dark or skin-colored, and can appear in a small group or cover large areas of the skin. These bumps do not fade on their own, but can be treated in our office.

Actinic keratosis removal

actinic keratosis

Actinic keratoses are rough patches of skin that develop due to prolonged sun exposure. They typically form on areas most often exposed to UV rays, including the face, forearms, scalp, neck and backs of the hands. If left untreated, there is a chance that an actinic keratosis can develop into skin cancer. We treat actinic keratosis using the Fraxel laser to remove damaged skin.

Leg vein treatments

spider veins on a woman's leg

Spider veins in the legs and elsewhere on the body can be unsightly and sap self-confidence, especially in the summer months when your legs are exposed. We offer both laser vein therapy and sclerotherapy to safely, effectively treat spider veins.

How Hyfrecator Treatments Work

We use a device called a hyfrecator to treat many common skin conditions. This device has been commonly used to cauterize blood after a surgical procedure, but is highly effective on superficial growths. The hyfrecator burns off individual lesions and is appropriate for most individuals. These treatments can also be referred to as cautery or electrocautery treatments.

The hyfrecator treats most of the conditions listed on this page, with the exception of actinic keratosis (treated with Fraxel) and spider veins (treated laser vein therapy or sclerotherapy).

Treatments are performed by one of our skilled dermatology-trained providers under the supervision of our dermatologist, Dr. Dreifke.

  1. Your provider first evaluates your skin and determines the appropriate treatment plan. They will identify the condition affecting you and ensure that a hyfrecator treatment will deliver optimal results.
  2. A topical numbing agent is applied to the treatment area so that you don’t experience discomfort during treatment.
  3. For patients with skin types 3-5, the skin is pre-treated with a bleaching agent to ensure that treatment won’t darken the area.
  4. During treatment, your provider uses the hyfrecator’s pointed tip to create a controlled burn on the lesion.
  5. You’re given individual aftercare instructions to allow for proper healing and ensure you see the best possible results. It’s important to avoid picking the area.
  6. In the two weeks following treatment, the lesion crusts and falls off as the area heals. You’ll typically see full results at the end of the two week period. You may benefit from multiple treatments if your condition is more severe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does a dermatologist provide these treatments?

Treatments are performed by one of our skilled dermatology-trained providers under the supervision of our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Michael Dreifke. He is passionate about not only diagnosing and treating traditional dermatologic skin concerns, but also skin aging and rejuvenation.

Am I a candidate for hyfrecator treatments?

Most individuals with the conditions listed above are candidates. The major exceptions are pregnant or breastfeeding women, and people with pacemakers as the pacemaker can be shocked during treatment.

Is treatment safe?

Hyfrecator treatments are safe and predictable, and have been in use for many years. There are minimal risks associated with treatment.

Is treatment painful?

We apply numbing cream before the treatment to help keep our patients comfortable and avoid discomfort. There may be some minor discomfort during treatment.

How long until I see treatment results?

Patients typically see full results within two weeks following treatment. They may benefit from additional treatments depending on their skin. Your provider will let you know what you can likely expect during your consultation.

Will my health insurance cover these treatments?

We do not bill insurance for cosmetic dermatology services. You may be able to use your HSA (Health Savings Account). If you’re unsure whether this is applicable, please check the specifics of your treatment plan or ask a member of our team for assistance.

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