medical dermatology conditions

At the heart of dermatology is a mission to heal and serve patients living with chronic skin conditions and skin cancer.  While we offer an array of cosmetic dermatology treatments and services, our core mission is one of healing, and board-certified dermatologist Dr. C.W. Hanke and our team are here to assist patients in need of dermatologic care in a caring, clinical environment.

Medical Dermatology Conditions Treated at the LASSI

To help you feel more comfortable and look more amazing and youthful, we offer multiple treatments, prescriptions, and products for the following medical dermatology conditions and common skin complaints:

Acne & Acne Scars

For patients with acne, life is both painful and embarrassing.  Acne is a chronic skin condition caused by bacteria that needs specialized skin care with the guidance of a dermatologist and medically-licensed providers who can diagnose and treat acne and its underlying causes.

Acne treatments we offer at The LASSI include:

  • Aesthetic Services:  Acne Facial, Blemish Injections
  • Chemical Peels:  We offer a specially formulated acne peel
  • Hydrafacial:  Dubbed “hydradermabrasion,” a gentler alternative to microdermabrasion
  • Blu-U Light Treatments: Blue light destroys the bacteria that causes acne
  • Prescription-strength medications: Oral and topical medications as prescribed by a physician.
  • Medical-grade skin care products:  Specially formulated, prescription and non-prescription products for acne treatment and maintenance.

Once we’ve cleared up your acne, we can proceed to treat your acne scars using a variety of minimally invasive procedures.


Age Spots & Brown Spots

Brown spots are most often caused by sun damage and are sometimes called age spots, freckles, moles, or liver spots.  In addition to making you look older (photoaging), these spots could be a precursor to skin cancer.

We offer numerous treatments to reduce the appearance of brown spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma, including:


Visible Veins: Spider Veins & Facial Veins

Visible facial veins caused by the natural aging process, sun damage, rosacea, radiation or surgery, are unsightly and age the face prematurely.  Often seen around the nose and cheeks, these veins can be removed using specialized laser technology designed to target and eliminate facial veins.  Veins on the legs, called spider veins, can be treated with lasers or sclerotherapy.

  • Varilite Laser:  Specifically designed to treat visible facial veins. Eliminates veins, allowing them to be reabsorbed by the body.
  • Sclerotherapy:  Used for leg veins, or spider veins.

Hair Loss

If you have hereditary hair loss, which is responsible for male-pattern and female-pattern baldness, a hair transplant may be right for you.


Lipedema

Lipedema, a progressive accumulation of subcutaneous fat in the buttocks, thighs, and legs, can be painful to touch and limited physical movement and exercise.  However, this condition can be treated with liposuction Tumescent Liposuction, a safer form of liposuction in which the patient is awake and local anesthesia is used in lieu of general anesthesia.


Pigmentation

A blotchy appearance caused by hormones, sun damage or prior skin care treatments performed by unlicensed professionals can be treated in our practice with a series of treatments and professional-grade skin care products.  Whether you have large patches of darkened skin or you’re dealing with port wine stains, we have treatments to even out skin tone and complexion, including:

  • Specially Formulated Chemical Peel: Our Hyperpigmentation Peel smooths out skin tone while reducing the appearance of brown spots and sun damaged skin.
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments:  Light treatments with no downtime or recovery time that reduces the appearance of pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
  • DOT Laser Treatment: Fractionated laser targets pigmented skin to reduce their appearance, leaving behind even tone.
  • Professional-Grade Skin Care:  Skin brighteners to reduce pigmentation and skin care products with sunscreen to protect against pigmentation caused by sun damage.

Read more about Melasma and Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage.


Rosacea and Skin Redness

Rosacea, a chronic skin condition of unknown origin and no known cure, causes a blushing of the skin that can also cause physical discomfort in some patients.


Skin Rash

There are numerous types of skin rashes, all with different causes and treatments. While some will clear up on their own, a skin rash can be a sign of underlying disease, virus, or allergic reaction. Some can be a signal of a life threatening situation that requires immediate medical attention.


Stretch Marks & Scars

Stretch marks caused by significant weight loss or pregnancy are largely a cosmetic concern but can become bothersome as the thin, sensitive skin is more susceptible to rashes caused by fabrics, heat, humidity or excessively dry air. Stretch marks are very difficult to treat, despite numerous over-the-counter products claiming to correct them.  We do, however, offer one proven treatment option to correct stretch marks, and that is the Pulsed Dye Laser Procedure, a targeted treatment to soften the appearance of stretch marks.


Sun Damage & Skin Cancer

Did you know that any darkening of the skin due to sun exposure is sun damage?  That means that every tan, every freckle, and every mole is sun damage.  Sun damage and skin cancer aren’t just caused by numerous sunburns, although those are also major offenders.

We provide our patients with treatments that can reverse sun damage before skin cancer erupts, including:

We also offer skin cancer surgeries for melanoma and other types of skin cancer, including excisions and MOHS surgery.  Visit our Skin Cancer Treatment page for more information.


Unwanted Hair

Whether you need your eyebrows shaped every month, want to stop bleaching your upper lip or you’re tired of shaving and waxing unwanted body hair, our team has the tools, technology, and expertise to help.  We offer:


Vascular Birthmarks

Port Wine Stains, strawberry haemangiomas, and cavernous hemangiomas can appear anywhere on the body and can be large enough to cover an entire extremity of the body.  However, patients who would rather live without these vascular birthmarks have options here at The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana, including:

 


Schedule an Appointment for Medical Dermatology Evaluations and Treatment

Medical dermatology conditions can affect a person’s quality of life.  In some cases, treatments and prescriptions may be covered by insurance. Others are considered cosmetic and aren’t covered by insurance.  If you contact our Indiana medical dermatology practice, we can work with you to come up with a good treatment plan to manage your skin conditions within your budget.