Your skin is the largest and fastest growing organ in your body. It protects your internal organs, so it’s important that you take care of your skin and find medical professionals who are knowledgeable in all aspects of skin care. At UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, we treat common skin disorders ranging from acne to skin cancer, as well as uncommon conditions such as those that arise from autoimmune disorders. We also offer a wide range of cosmetic skin services.
Conditions We Treat
Whether you’re experiencing irritating breakouts or skin allergies, you can trust our medical experts to diagnose, treat and help prevent an extensive range of skin conditions including:
- Actinic Keratosis – sun-damaged skin
- Fungal infections
- Excessive sweating
- Hair loss
- Lichen Planus
- Nail disorders
- Onychomycosis - fungal infection of nails
- Skin cancers
Treatments and Services
We work with you to find ways to improve your skin health.
UNC Dermatology Contact Dermatitis Clinic conducts patch testing to determine if the patients' skin condition are caused by an allergic reaction to any specific substances. This process involves several patch testing visits. Upon completion of this process, the patient will be provided with the results and advised of any allergies they may have as well as how to minimize possible reoccurrence.
Autoimmune diseases are when your immune system incorrectly fights against the body’s own tissues leading to damage of the skin and other tissues. Some of these conditions affect only the skin, and others affect the skin and internal organs.
These diseases are complex and require highly specialized treatment by expert physicians in immunodermatology. At UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center you will work with our specialists who are world experts in diagnosing and treating these autoimmune diseases. Our diagnostic procedures include evaluations of skin biopsies and highly specific immunological studies.
We treat conditions such as:
- Dermatitis herpetiformis
Cosmetic and Laser Services
We provide a wide range of services associated with cosmetic and laser dermatology. These elective services include applications of BOTOX®, injectable fillers, chemical peels and laser treatments. Services offered include:
- BOTOX® injections
- Removal of benign moles, skin tags, and cysts
- Sclerotherapy - spider veins
We provide laser and light-based therapies for a variety of infantile, pediatric and adult conditions. During your consultation, strategies will be reviewed to treat your condition and discuss likely outcomes. Often, multi-modal therapy (medical, laser, and surgical) provides improved results. A multidisciplinary team of UNC physicians specializing in each area can be assembled to treat your condition.
In addition to lasers, our department offers other ultraviolet-based phototherapies commonly used to treat psoriasis, certain forms of skin lymphomas and eczema. Laser therapy can help treat conditions including:
- Acne Scarring
- Actinic Chelitis
- Benign Growths
- Café-au-Lait Macule
- Capillary Malformation - Port-Wine Stain
- Cherry Angiomas
- Hidradenitis Supurativa
- Hypertrichosis and Hirsuitism - Unwanted Hair
- Leg Veins (Telangiectasias and Venulectasias)
- Lymphatic Malformation
- Non-Excisional Evaluation of Nevi
- Photoaging and Wrinkles
- Pseudofolliculitis Barbae - Shaving Bumps
- Pyogenic Granulomas
- Rosacea and Broken Blood Vessels
- Spider Telangiectasias
- Surgical, Traumatic and Burn Scars
- Tattoo Removal
- Venous Malformation
- Verrucae - Warts
Conditions treated with Narrow Band UV-B Light and Photodynamic Therapies include:
- Actinic Keratoses
Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma
The Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic serve patients with a history of melanoma, dysplastic nevi, multiple nevi and/or a family history of melanoma. You will receive a complete skin examination, and in some cases, with the additional use of baseline cutaneous digital imaging, dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy.
The physicians with a special interest in melanoma, including dermatology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and pathology, meet bimonthly as the Multidisciplinary Melanoma Group to discuss difficult cases. Conditions and diagnoses treated by UNC Dermatology Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic include:
- Dysplastic nevi (moles)
- Other melanocytic nevi including birthmarks, Spitz moles and multiple moles
High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic
The High Risk Skin Cancer Clinic is a collaborative service line where our providers work in conjunction with our Mohs surgery unit. These are often patients who are immunosuppressed or are transplant recipients. These patients are managed with multiple different treatment modalities including use of topical medications, photodynamic therapy and ablative laser technology.