Our practice provides complete dermatologic services for all ages. Our highly trained physicians and physician assistants are readily available to assist you with your skin health concerns or problems. Contact our Panama City dermatology office for information about our skin care services and dermatology skin care including skin cancer, acne, Botox, general dermatology, and cosmetic services.
Mohs surgery is the Gold Standard treatment for the complete removal of skin
cancer. It is named in honor of Frederic Mohs, the physician who
developed the technique. Other methods require the surgeon to estimate how
wide or deep the roots of skin cancer have grown. Mohs Surgery differs
by the use of complete microscopic examination of all tissues removed.
This allows the Mohs surgeon to remove only the skin cancer cells and leave
the normal skin untouched.
What are the advantages of Mohs Surgery?
By using detailed mapping techniques and complete microscopic control, the Mohs surgeon can pinpoint areas involved with cancer that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Therefore, even the smallest microscopic roots of cancer can be removed. The result is: 1) the removal of as little healthy skin as possible, 2) the highest possibility for curing the cancer. Using Mohs Surgery, the percentage of cure is more than 99% for most skin cancers, even when other forms of treatment have failed. Other methods of treatment offer only a 50% chance of success if previous treatments have failed.
Ultraviolet Light Treatments for the treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis
We also offer several non-invasive methods in treating psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. NUVB- We offer the areas only free standing light box that treats eczema and dermatitis. PUVA- PUVA is useful for patients with various skin disorders, including psoriasis, dermatitis, polymorphic light eruption and mycosis fungoides. The number and the frequency of PUVA treatments will depend on the condition being treated and individual factors.
Psoriasis Laser Treatment
We are the first physicians in our area to utilize the XTRAC Excimer Laser to effectively treat mild to moderate plaque psoriasis lesions. The laser safely delivers UVB phototherapy to the targeted lesions, meaning healthy surrounding skin is not adversely exposed to UV light. The sessions are performed in our office and are simple, quick, and painless.
We use Levulan Photodynamic Therapy system to treat mild to moderate sun damage on the face, scalp, and arms. Levulan PDT is an advanced 2-step treatment and is unique because it is the only one that uses light to destroy Actinic Keratosis, the first step before a skin cancer. Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) With Levulan is a treatment that combines light and a special light-activated topical photosensitizing agent called Levulan. Upon application to skin, Levulan is absorbed by actinic keratosis cells and converted into a substance making these cells highly sensitive to specific light. The skin is then exposed to a special light which destroys damaged skin cells. Photodynamic treatment removes sun damaged pre-cancerous zones and actinic keratoses. Skin texture, fine lines, pores, acne, oil glands, and blotchy pigmentation are also improved with the treatment.
Visible aging does not just happen. It takes time. Timeless beauty is not just a phrase. It is what we seek for you. It is a process and a search for the best for you.
We have experience - to know that we all age differently, that everyone is unique, with his or her own set of circumstances and needs.
We have the tools - sophisticated technology as well as organic, natural products - tools that bring forth your radiance and beauty; tools as you need them.
We work creatively - you are part of the process, intimately involved in the solution to what you want.
Recovering your personal look of beauty is not a matter of turning back that clock. It's a way of thinking and becoming, of making the right choices. At Dermatology Associates, we have the experience and tools to help you achieve timeless beauty. We offer the most up to date choices in cosmetic products.