Dermatology Services at Butler Health System
Experienced Dermatologic Care
Offering the expertise of three different practices, our dermatology services
at Butler Health System (BHS) feature a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic
tools for the management of all forms of skin cancer, as well as a variety
of surgical and nonsurgical procedures for other skin conditions.
From treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea
to the removal of warts to the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer,
our highly-trained specialists work with you to develop an individualized
Dermatology services at BHS include:
Acne - Acne isn’t just a skin problem experienced by teens; plenty of
adults suffer from acne, too. Acne is the leading type of skin condition
in the United States. When it comes to curing acne, there is a variety
of information but a scarcity of helpful answers. Working with a caring,
knowledgeable, and experienced dermatologist is the best way to find an
answer to problematic acne.
Eczema - The word “eczema” means irritated skin. It occurs when the
immune system causes the skin to overreact, often when certain triggers
are present such as sweating, harsh soaps, fruit juices, dust, scratchy
clothing, animal dander, or a mild sickness. Some of the factors that
can lead to eczema include family history, or having allergies or asthma.
There are also environmental factors. Eczema is more common in polluted
places or cities, as well as in northern regions.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery - A procedure combining surgical removal of affected skin with microscopic
analysis of the tissue to ensure that all cancer is removed. By using
very detailed mapping techniques, the “roots” of the skin
cancer are extracted in a precise manner, giving Mohs Surgery a higher
cure rate than any other skin cancer procedure.
Psoriasis - Psoriasis looks like dry, scaly patches on the skin. It is caused by
excessive buildup of skin cells and is thought to be caused by the immune
system. A dermatologist may recommend medication, therapy, or a topical
ointment to help remove the skin scales and to prevent skin cells from
Rashes - There are many different types of rashes, and various causes as well.
If your rash is accompanied by fever, covers your whole body, gets infected,
occurs suddenly and spreads quickly, or causes you pain, you should seek
medical attention right away.
Rosacea - Rosacea calls redness of the skin, often accompanied by small bumps
that are filled with pus or visible blood vessels. 16 million Americans
suffer from rosacea, most often fair-skinned women in middle age. Without
treatment, rosacea can get worse. Your dermatologist may recommend anti-acne
medicine or antibiotics to treat rosacea.
Skin Cancer - Detection and treatment of skin cancer is a major priority of our dermatologists
at BHS. Skin cancer is the leading type of cancer in the United States.
In fact, it is estimated that 1 in 5 individuals in the United States
will develop skin cancer.
Warts - Warts are small, noncancerous growths that are caused by a viral infection
of the top skin layer. Warts often occur on hands. They can spread by contact.