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 like skin checks and the removal of benign lesions, noninvasive cosmetic treatments, or a combination of the two, we will create a custom treatment plan that serves your unique needs.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Treatments are performed by one of our skilled dermatology-trained providers under the supervision of our dermatologist, Dr. Dreifke.
If you’re interested in treating a dermatological concern and aren’t sure which treatment might be ideal, schedule a consultation to meet with our providers and have your skin evaluated. We’ll walk you through your options, whether treatment could be covered by insurance, and which treatments are in line with your needs and budget.
Routine skin checks are crucial in the identification of potentially malignant spots and the prevention of skin cancer. During your skin check, Dr. Dreifke will examine all areas of your skin for suspicious spots. He will identify anything that looks like it may indicate cancer and may biopsy concerning spots. Early detection of skin cancer is crucial and offers for less invasive and more effective treatment.
Before and after VI Peels
Acne can arise at any stage of life, and leave traces on the skin even after active infections have cleared. We offer a range of acne treatments to best suit each client’s needs, ranging from more superficial (facials, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning) to more involved (chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing).
We offer hair restoration for men and women experiencing thinning hair or hair loss. Our hair restoration treatments are safe and effective and achieve hair regrowth with a series of injections. These injections help stimulate cell growth to revitalize follicles and improve hair production.
Before and after Laser Genesis
Redness and rosacea mar your complexion and distract from your lovely features. Rosacea can arise from a wide range of causes or be linked to another condition. Our dermatology team will help identify the cause and find treatment options and/or medications and lifestyle changes to clear redness and help prevent it from returning in the future.
Before and after Fraxel
Brown spots form due to ongoing sun exposure. While we can wear sunscreen and cover our skin to help prevent them from forming, some level of sun exposure and sun damage is unavoidable as we age. Anti-aging options like laser skin resurfacing, peels, and IPL photofacials clear brown spots to return even skin tone.
Before and after VI chemical peels
Whether from acne or injury, scars can leave significant physical memories. Today’s scarring treatments are much more advanced than older methods, stimulating cell turnover to gently reinvigorate scar tissue and even out skin texture. If you have scars on your face, hands, neck or other visible spots, schedule a consultation to learn more about your treatment options.
Both fields address the health and appearance of the skin. Because our office has experienced medical providers on staff, we’re able to elevate our anti-aging services and ensure we’re delivering the best possible treatment for your skin’s long-term wellness. This is without compromising effective anti-aging results achieved through our wide range of noninvasive treatment options.
Essentially, the difference comes down to the provider’s depth of experience and the options they’re able to incorporate into your treatment plan. We’re not just a med spa, we’re a Forefront Dermatology practice – and you can expect that to inform every step of your treatment process.
We also have nurse practitioners on staff who may assist, and Dr. Dreifke may supervise depending on your skin condition. He is passionate about not only diagnosing and treating traditional dermatologic skin concerns, but also skin aging and rejuvenation. If you’d ever like to know more about who you’ll be working with, reach out to learn more before your appointment.
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.
Hyfrecator treatments are safe and predictable, and have been in use for many years. There are minimal risks associated with treatment.
We apply numbing cream before the treatment to help keep our patients comfortable and avoid discomfort. There may be some minor discomfort during treatment.
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.
Get in touch today to learn more about what our expert dermatology team can accomplish for your skin.