Our experts diagnose and treat skin disorders and diseases.
From sun protection to more serious conditions, we have you covered.
The skin is the largest and most vulnerable organ of the body. The experts at Indiana University Health Dermatology understand that we live in our skin for life, so it’s important to keep it strong and healthy and treat it with the utmost care. From the most basic services to more complex treatment plans, we provide the safest and most effective care for our patients—keeping your skin healthy, inside and out.
According to the American Skin Association, more than 100 million Americans suffer from skin cancers, diseases and disorders. Our dermatology specialists are dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients of all ages with skin disorders—from infants through later adulthood. Our goal is to provide safe, effective care for a lifetime of healthy skin, hair and nails.
IU Health Dermatology specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide range of skin problems and diseases. We offer comprehensive services for acute and chronic skin disorders, including emergency consultations, complete diagnostic evaluations, the latest therapy options and coordinated, long-term care. Our highly skilled, board certified dermatologists treat a variety of skin conditions such as:
- Skin cancers
- Pre-cancerous conditions
- Mole screening
- Sun allergies
- Fungal infections
- Dry skin
- Vascular malformations
- Nail disorders
Treatment options include, but are not limited to:
Phototherapy is a treatment that utilizes ultraviolet light to treat various skin conditions. Phototherapy can be used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema while more specialized phototherapy - Blue Light therapy- can be used to treat pre-cancers and acne. During Blue Light therapy a light sensitive drug is applied to the skin as a liquid or cream. Depending on the treatment type, the drug remains on the skin for minutes to days before being activated by a specific wavelength of light to treat the skin condition.
Facial peels can be performed as an outpatient procedure to reduce or eliminate the appearance of acne scarring, uneven pigmentation or photoaging related to precancerous skin lesions. Facial peels generally use an acid solution administered to the face to remove damaged outer skin layers while enhancing and smoothing the texture of the skin. Facial peels are safe when performed by an experienced dermatologist.
Dermatopathology is the evaluation of skin conditions and tumors through the use of a microscope. Sometimes, the criteria of certain skin conditions do not follow normal characteristics and does not allow a conclusive diagnosis. Therefore through Dermatopathology, a skin biopsy is taken and examined by a Dermatopathologist to view the skin disease and its cause at a cellular level.
IU Health Dermatology provides an on-site surgical facility for an effective, timely diagnosis and treatment of various types of pre-cancerous and cancerous skin conditions. Our on-site surgical facility allows for the quick and precise removal of moles and skin cancer. The removal of cancerous skin conditions in their earliest stage allows for minimal scarring and a better overall recovery for our patients.
As part of its ongoing commitment to the community, IU Health Dermatology offers public education with a primary goal of preventing and treating skin conditions. We educate patients about the importance of preventing various skin-related issues by doing regular self-examinations and using sun protection in order to prevent skin cancer.
Our affiliation with the IU School of Medicine
IU Health Dermatology works with the Indiana University School of Medicine to provide the best care possible to our patients. The IU School of Medicine is continually conducting dermatologic research and clinical trials to apply the latest treatments and technologies to our patients. The Department of Dermatology at the IU School of Medicine also offers fully accredited, superior residency educational training for physicians training to become dermatologists.
To learn more about preventing and treating skin cancer and other skin conditions, visit:
- The American Skin Association, which works to defeat melanoma and other serious forms of skin disease through advancing research, raising public awareness and championing good skin health.
- The Skin Cancer Foundation is an international organization devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection and treatment of skin cancer, the world’s most common cancer.
- The American Cancer Society supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education to reduce your cancer risk.