Your skin is the first line of defense against disease and injury. Dermatology is the surgical and nonsurgical care for conditions that affect skin, nails andhair, and it helps keep those areas of your body protected. You may need dermatology services if you have symptoms that affect the skin, including rashes or skin growths.
Dermatologists are doctors who specialize in caring for the skin. At PeaceHealth, dermatologists work with a wide range of specialists to care, including:
- Allergy and immunology specialists
- Infectious disease specialists
The care team at PeaceHealth has a full range of treatments to support your needs. They’ll help you in how to care for your skin.
Dermatology at PeaceHealth
Dermatologists at PeaceHealth provide care close to home. With convenient locations, easy scheduling and specialties under one roof, you don’t have to go far to get quality care for your skin.
At PeaceHealth, dermatologists work with specialists from many areas to plan treatment for your skin care. They’ll work with doctors who specialize in surgery, cancer care, allergy and immunology, infectious disease, podiatry and more.
Your care team at PeaceHealth uses advanced therapies to tailor treatment to your needs. You’ll benefit from having a dedicated care team who’ll work together to provide the complete care you need.
Conditions We Treat
Acne can be troubling or embarrassing. Severe acne can be quite painful and leave scars.
- Actinic keratosis
These rough, scaly patches are caused by sun damage to the skin. Though they generally do not cause any symptoms, some of these patches can lead to skin cancer.
Simple cysts are fluid-filled sacs. They may be small or large and grow in one or both breasts.
This common skin condition causes skin to become red and itchy.
- Hair and nail problems
Many conditions can affect the hair and nails, including:
- Hair loss
- Scalp psoriasis
- Nail fungus
This autoimmune disease causes scaly or red patches. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type.
This skin condition most often causes pustules or redness on the face. Vascular rosacea leads to inflamed blood vessels, while inflammatory rosacea results in pimples or papules.
Scars can come from surgical incisions, burns, acne, stretch marks, accidental cuts or other injuries.
- Skin cancer
PeaceHealth can diagnose, treat and manage many types of skin cancer. Common types of skin cancers are:
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Lymphoma of the skin
- Kaposi sarcoma
- Merkel cell skin cancer
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Dermatology Surgery
Surgery may be needed to remove skin lesions, including cysts, lipomas and other skin growths.
- Full-body mole mapping
Skin cancer is often treatable when caught early. Full-body mole mapping helps locate any changes in your skin that might point to skin cancer. If you have lots of moles, this process uses photography to map your moles and sets a baseline to monitor changes and detect skin cancer early.
- Skin cancer screening and biopsy
Clinical skin exams are visual inspections of your skin. Your dermatologist will look for any spots or moles which might appear precancerous or cancerous. He or she may use a device called a dermatoscope to get a closer look.
If an unusual spot is found on your skin, your dermatologist may do a biopsy, which removes skin tissue for testing./p>
All Dermatology Locations
Bellingham, WA 98226
Florence, OR 97439
Eugene, OR 97401
Longview, WA 98632
Camas, WA 98607