Dermatology treatment at The Christ Hospital

​We understand that some skin problems can affect more than your physical health. You might worry what others think about your condition and have trouble going out in public. That’s why we work hard to restore your skin, your health and your confidence.

The Christ Hospital Health Network offers the latest medical, surgical and cosmetic skin care services for many skin conditions. Our dermatologists are committed to your health and comfort, both physically and emotionally.

If needed, we partner with other specialists to treat underlying medical conditions that may contribute to your skin problem. You can trust us to help reveal your healthiest skin. 

Non-surgical medical treatment   

Depending on your condition, your dermatologist may recommend non-surgical medical therapies or advice to reduce your symptoms. These include:

  • Lifestyle changes – avoiding certain foods or substances, such as alcohol or medicines that may contribute to your condition.

  • Medicines – prescribing topical creams, shampoos or oral medicines such as retinoids, antifungals, anti-inflammatories, immune suppressants, antibiotics, salicylic acid or steroids. 

  • Preventive measures – avoiding restrictive clothing, reducing sunlight exposure or eliminating contact with allergens.

Dermatological procedures and cosmetic skin care   

At The Christ Hospital Health Network, we know you want to get back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. When non-surgical treatments don’t ease your symptoms, we may recommend skin procedures or surgery.

Our team uses advanced procedures to remove scars, smooth and rejuvenate damaged or aging skin and treat skin diseases. 

Most procedures are performed as an outpatient and may require multiple sessions. These include:

  • Chemical peels – use a chemical to remove the top layer of skin to regenerate the cells damaged by the sun, acne, injury or pigment disorders.

  • Cryotherapy – use extreme cold (liquid nitrogen) to destroy skin tissue to remove moles and other growths and treat scaly skin patches.

  • Excisions and incisions – use sharp instruments to remove cysts, lumps or growths, and reduce the appearance of scars. 

  • Laser surgery – use light beams to resurface the skin or remove cancerous and non-cancerous tumors and growths, seal blood vessels, remove hair, treat birthmarks, smooth wrinkles, remove tattoos and more.

Mohs micrographic surgery for non-melanoma skin cancer

Dermatologists at The Christ Hospital Health Network are skilled in Mohs micrographic surgery – a complex surgical technique to treat non-melanoma skin cancer. 

During Mohs surgery, the dermatologist removes skin cancer tissue in thin layers. Each layer is examined for cancer cells. The procedure continues until there are no signs of cancer. 

This advanced skin surgery helps spare surrounding healthy tissue, which means you may have less scaring. Depending on your condition, you might need stitches or a skin graft or flap. 

Our dermatologists work closely with the cancer center team to provide specialized cancer care, right here in Cincinnati.