Dermatology Procedures and Diagnostics
- Micrographic (Mohs’) Surgery
- Patch Testing for Allergies of the Skin
- XTRAC Ultra & Velocity Excimer Laser Systems
- Botox for Hyperhidrosis
Micrographic surgery for skin cancer is the most reliable method of ensuring that a skin cancer is completely removed. While traditional methods for removal of skin cancer commonly achieve cure rates of 90-95%, micrographic excision produces cure rates of 96-99%. This method allows the surgeon to precisely remove cancerous tissue while sparing the maximal amount of non-involved normal surrounding skin.
Patch testing is a way of identifying whether a substance that comes in contact with the skin is causing inflammation of the skin called contact dermatitis. The test involves the application of various test substances to the skin under adhesive tape that are then left in place for 48 hours. The skin is then examined a further 48 hours later for any response. This can help the doctor decide which allergens you are allergic to and identify those that could be aggravating your dermatitis. The doctor will then be able to advise how you can avoid the allergens.
Phototherapy may be a solution for skin conditions that do not respond to topical medications alone or for lesions that are too extensive for topical treatment. During phototherapy, the patient’s skin or just the affected area is exposed to ultraviolet light. Patients usually receive between 2 and 5 treatments per week. During treatment, the skin is exposed to UVA or UVB rays, which is generated from special lamps. To enhance penetration of phototherapy rays, an emollient is usually applied before exposure.
XTRAC Excimer Lasers for treatment of Mild, Moderate, & SEVERE Psoriasis Today, psoriasis sufferers have new hope in the XTRAC Excimer Laser System. The XTRAC Laser helps psoriasis by providing precise, targeted UV light just to the lesions so that the surrounding non-diseased skin is not exposed. KMC Dermatology is proud to be the only providers in the state of Kansas with this latest technology for the treatment of psoriasis. Just a few minutes with the XTRAC Laser could change your life!
BOTOX® is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating that is not adequately managed with topical agents. BOTOX® treatment helps control this condition by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops.