Dermatology

Heal and protect your skin safely

Keeping healthy skin is an important part of maintaining a healthy body. It is the largest and most vulnerable organ you have.

If you suffer from skin disorders or skin cancer, we are here to help.

From basic services to complex treatment plans, we provide you with the safest and most effective care to keep your skin healthy.

IU Health dermatology experts offer a full range of services for skin disorders. This includes emergency consultations, complete diagnostic evaluations, the latest therapy options and coordinated, long-term care.

Our dermatologists treat a variety of skin conditions such as:

Our Approach to Dermatology

IU Health dermatology experts offer a full range of services for skin disorders. This includes emergency consultations, complete diagnostic evaluations, the latest therapy options and coordinated, long-term care.

Our dermatologists treat a variety of skin conditions such as:

We offer complete dermatology services, including:

Phototherapy

Phototherapy uses ultraviolet light to treat various skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. More specialized phototherapy, or 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

Facial peels reduce or eliminate acne scarring, uneven pigmentation or photoaging related to precancerous skin lesions. Facial peels use an acid solution applied to the face to remove damaged outer skin layers. The peels also enhance and smooth the texture of the skin.

Dermatopathology

Dermatopathology is the evaluation of skin conditions and tumors through a microscope. Sometimes, the criteria of certain skin conditions do not follow normal characteristics and do not allow a conclusive diagnosis, so a view from the cellular level is necessary.

On-Site Surgery

Our on-site surgical facilities allow for quick and precise removal of moles and skin cancer. The removal of cancerous skin conditions in their earliest stage means you will see minimal scarring and a better overall recovery.

Our Dermatology Services

We offer complete dermatology services, including:

Phototherapy

Phototherapy uses ultraviolet light to treat various skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. More specialized phototherapy, or 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

Facial peels reduce or eliminate acne scarring, uneven pigmentation or photoaging related to precancerous skin lesions. Facial peels use an acid solution applied to the face to remove damaged outer skin layers. The peels also enhance and smooth the texture of the skin.

Dermatopathology

Dermatopathology is the evaluation of skin conditions and tumors through a microscope. Sometimes, the criteria of certain skin conditions do not follow normal characteristics and do not allow a conclusive diagnosis, so a view from the cellular level is necessary.

On-Site Surgery

Our on-site surgical facilities allow for quick and precise removal of moles and skin cancer. The removal of cancerous skin conditions in their earliest stage means you will see minimal scarring and a better overall recovery.

Academic Support

The IU School of Medicine is doing dermatologic research and clinical trials to apply the latest treatments and technologies for dermatology.

Community Education

We provide public education about preventing and treating skin conditions. Our goal is to raise awareness about preventing various skin-related issues by doing regular self-examinations and using sun protection.

Why IU Health for Dermatology Care

Academic Support

The IU School of Medicine is doing dermatologic research and clinical trials to apply the latest treatments and technologies for dermatology.

Community Education

We provide public education about preventing and treating skin conditions. Our goal is to raise awareness about preventing various skin-related issues by doing regular self-examinations and using sun protection.

Acne

A skin condition where too much oil can clog hair follicles, causing pus to accumulate that forms pimples or boils.

Melanoma

Considered among the rarest and most aggressive types of skin cancer, melanoma develops in melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder involving inflammation and the buildup of collagen that affects the connective tissue that supports your skin and internal organs.

Skin Cancer

Several types of skin cancer exist such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.

Related Services and Conditions for Dermatology

Acne

A skin condition where too much oil can clog hair follicles, causing pus to accumulate that forms pimples or boils.

Melanoma

Considered among the rarest and most aggressive types of skin cancer, melanoma develops in melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder involving inflammation and the buildup of collagen that affects the connective tissue that supports your skin and internal organs.

Skin Cancer

Several types of skin cancer exist such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.

Sep 20

It's cancer.

“It’s cancer.” Words no one ever wants to hear, especially when your life has been impacted by those words too many times. Misty Motter lost her mother to lung cancer in 2005. Her father was diagnosed with melanoma many years ago, and in late January, he was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas and liver. Since his melanoma diagnosis, Motter’s father had always worried about his strawberry blond daughter with freckles. Motter did not worry as much but made a promise to her father after his recent diagnosis to get a checkup. Taking care of herself was not a top priority for the mother of four. “I always put my kids first,” shares Motter, 41, who admits to not having seen a healthcare provider, outside of while she was pregnant, since she was married 22 years ago. But as her father reminded her: Who will take care of your kids if something happens to you? Motter, of Lafayette, scheduled her appointment with family medicine physician, Noor Bakroun, MD. Bakroun took time to examined her from head to toe and ordered the standard preventative tests like a mammogram. Motter had a mole on her neck that she says has been there

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Patient Stories for Dermatology

Sep 20

It's cancer.

“It’s cancer.” Words no one ever wants to hear, especially when your life has been impacted by those words too many times. Misty Motter lost her mother to lung cancer in 2005. Her father was diagnosed with melanoma many years ago, and in late January, he was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas and liver. Since his melanoma diagnosis, Motter’s father had always worried about his strawberry blond daughter with freckles. Motter did not worry as much but made a promise to her father after his recent diagnosis to get a checkup. Taking care of herself was not a top priority for the mother of four. “I always put my kids first,” shares Motter, 41, who admits to not having seen a healthcare provider, outside of while she was pregnant, since she was married 22 years ago. But as her father reminded her: Who will take care of your kids if something happens to you? Motter, of Lafayette, scheduled her appointment with family medicine physician, Noor Bakroun, MD. Bakroun took time to examined her from head to toe and ordered the standard preventative tests like a mammogram. Motter had a mole on her neck that she says has been there

It's cancer. image.