What are milia? Milia are small, raised bumps that are white or yellowish and appear just below the surface of the skin. They develop when small skin flakes become trapped in a pocket close to the skin’s surface. Occurring as sole lesions or in groups, milia can appear secondary to trauma or burns, or they can appear without known cause.Read More
Aspen Mountain Dermatology offers patch testing for the diagnosis and management of allergic contact dermatitis in both children and adults.
Patch testing involves placing low concentrations of specific allergens on a patient’s skin and observing the area for a reaction. We usually conduct the test on the patient’s back. In our office, we utilize the T.R.U.E. test, consisting of 35 of the most common known substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis.
This procedure usually requires three office visits in one week. At the first visit, we apply the panels to the skin. At the second visit, approximately 48 hours after application, we remove the panels and conduct the first evaluation. At the third visit, 48 hours after the second visit, we conduct a final reading and discuss the results.
We are pleased to announce that Aspen Mountain Dermatology now offers photodynamic therapy (PDT) for the treatment of actinic keratoses (precancerous lesions of the skin). Actinic keratoses are small crusty or scaly bumps or horns on or under the skin that result from exposure to sunlight. Actinic keratosis can develop into skin cancer.
PDT is an FDA-approved treatment performed in the office using a photoactive agent (aminolevulinic acid) and a blue-light source. It is an alternative to traditional therapies, such as liquid nitrogen, or patient-applied topical creams, such as Efudex and imiquimod.
Skin Cancer Screening
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. At Aspen Mountain Dermatology we carefully screen our patients for malignant and pre-malignant lesions.Read More
All surgical services are completed within our office. They are minimally invasive and we complete them using a local anesthetic for pain, leading to increased recovery time and less downtime post-procedure. Surgical services rendered include the following.
- Skin cancer biopsy and excision
- Reconstruction flaps and skin grafts
- Benign mole removal
- Cyst removal/excision
- Treatment of abscesses
- Seborrheic keratosis removal
- Milia extraction
- Comedone (blackhead) removal
- wart removal and treatment
- correction of acne scarring
- corticosteroid injections
- lipoma treatment and excision
- Nail evulsion