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Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology

Dermatologists treat disorders relating to the skin, hair and nails. Should you need to seek an evaluation or treatment, physicians of Jefferson's Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology provide diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin disorders in adults as well as children.

Our team of dermatologists and surgeons include experts in medical dermatology, pigmented lesions, cosmetic dermatology, dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology, inflammatory diseases and pediatric dermatology.

Effective Treatment Options for Skin Conditions

Our specially trained dermatologists utilize advanced conventional, Mohs and laser surgical techniques to offer patients the most flexible options for effective treatment of a wide range of skin conditions and for the removal of skin lesions and skin cancer.

Depending on your condition, we offer the following treatment options:

  • Topical treatments
  • Systemic therapy
  • Skin biopsy through excision, Moh surgery, curettage, electrodessication
  • Dermatopathologic evaluation, including comprehensive review of prior skin biopsies
  • Cryosurgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Phototherapy including total body narrow-band UVB/PUVA and hand/foot PUVA units
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Radiotherapy

Solutions and Comprehensive Care for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Conditions

For cosmetic and aesthetic conditions such as acne scarring and sun-damaged skin, we offer a variety of the latest laser and light technology. In fact, we have the only Fraxel® Re:Store laser system and Fraxel® DUAL laser in Philadelphia, as well as the Palomar ICON™ Aesthetic System.

In addition, we perform a new cosmetic therapy called super photorejuvenation, which combines a group of our cosmetic therapies available.

Dermatology Research and Education

In addition to patient care, the Department's world-class research programs facilitate clinical studies, investigate advances in dermatologic therapies and engage in studies of genetic skin diseases, connective-tissue disorders and skin cancers.

Visit the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.