Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona

Central Appointment Office

  1. 800-446-2279 (toll-free)
  2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Mountain time
  4. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida

Central Appointment Office

  1. 904-953-0853
  2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Eastern time
  4. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota

Central Appointment Office

  1. 507-538-3270
  2. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Central time
  4. Monday through Friday
Dermatology Appointment Center
  1. 507-284-2536
  2. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Central time
  4. Monday through Friday
Mayo Clinic Children's Center

Central Appointment Office
(Minnesota)

  1. 855-MAYO-KID (855-629-6543, toll-free)
  2. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  3. Central time
  4. Monday through Friday

Mayo Clinic Square, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  1. 507-284-2536
  2. 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  3. Central time
  4. Wednesday and Thursday

  5. Mayo Clinic Square
  6. 600 Hennepin Ave., Suite 310

Mayo Clinic's widely respected Dermatology Department provides comprehensive care for people who seek answers about conditions and diseases of their skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails. Mayo Clinic's skin specialists (dermatologists and dermatopathologists) diagnose and treat hundreds of conditions, including many that are rare or complex. They work closely with you and your health care team to understand and address your dermatologic needs and give you the right answers the first time.

Mayo Clinic skin specialists have expertise in genetics, immunology, melanoma, oral disease, pathology, pediatrics, pharmacology, public health and surgery. They also perform Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery, cosmetic surgery and other dermatologic surgical procedures.

Teamwork. Many skin problems are related to other medical conditions, such as cancer and celiac disease. So Mayo Clinic skin disease experts work with many specialists (oncologists, surgeons, endocrinologists, neurologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, and others) to provide the whole-body care you need. Skin and dermatopathology specialists at Mayo Clinic also offer resources that can complement the treatment you receive from your local doctor.

Experience. Mayo Clinic's dermatologists are recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise in diagnosing and treating conditions of the skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails, and for their broad range of clinical, educational and research achievements.

Each year, more than 65,000 people seek care at Mayo Clinic for skin conditions and undergo more than 7,000 surgical procedures.

eVisits. Mayo Clinic patients who call to schedule an appointment with the Dermatology Department at the clinic's campus in Minnesota may be asked if they prefer to have an eVisit rather than a face-to-face appointment. eVisits are available for Minnesota patients with specific conditions. They are conducted through the secure messaging feature in Patient Online Services and can be completed more quickly than face-to-face appointments.

If you choose an eVisit, you are asked to respond to a secure message asking for photographs and other information about what you're experiencing. After you reply, a dermatologist reviews the information and photo and either offers a treatment plan or suggests that you schedule a face-to-face appointment.

With a Patient Online Services account, you can access your medical records and communicate with your care team from your favorite digital device.

Specialty clinics. People who need complex care for skin disorders may benefit from one of several specialty clinics offered by the Mayo Clinic Department of Dermatology, including rash, blistering diseases, bullous pemphigoid, connective tissue disease, contact dermatitis, cutaneous lymphoma, dermatitis, erythromelalgia, genetic skin conditions, hair loss, hidradenitis suppurativa, infantile hemangioma, melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, pemphigus, pruritus, psoriasis, skin cancer, transplant, varicose veins, and vascular anomalies and malformations.

The specialty clinics also serve as focal points for clinical research to advance care. Read more about dermatology specialty clinics here.

Innovative research. Mayo dermatology physician-scientists conduct clinical research and develop new diagnostic and treatment options. For example, they study how to use advanced imaging techniques to diagnose abnormal moles. This type of imaging spares people from the more invasive diagnostic technique of biopsy. Mayo Clinic's researchers are committed to innovating to improve care faster.

Closely linked to a comprehensive cancer center. You will benefit from our dermatologists being connected to the expertise of Mayo Clinic's National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Mayo Clinic's dermatologists work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists who collaborate to provide exactly the care you need. They use new medications and techniques and advanced imaging equipment and surgical techniques, including:

Mayo Clinic dermatologists are experts in the medical and surgical treatment of people with conditions and diseases of the skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails. You may come to Mayo Clinic on your own or with a referral from your primary care doctor or dermatologist. Availability of some services may vary among Mayo Clinic locations. For example, children's dermatology services are available at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona and Minnesota. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic dermatologists care for common skin problems, including acne, acne scars, contact dermatitis, keratoses, moles, rosacea, sun-damaged skin and varicose veins. They also specialize in treating a wide range of unusual and complex conditions and diseases, including:

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Specialists in dermatology at Mayo Clinic are organized by disease-oriented or skill-based groups to enhance collaboration, research and care of people who have complex or challenging skin conditions. These clinics provide fast access to dermatologists with special expertise in a particular skin disorder. These experts will:

  • Do a thorough exam and order tests to arrive at an accurate diagnosis
  • Develop a treatment plan
  • Coordinate consultations with other specialists so you get exactly the care you need

Educational materials are provided for you and follow-up communication is arranged, either in person or electronically. Availability of some clinics and services may vary among Mayo Clinic locations. Please confirm when you request an appointment.

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Mayo Clinic dermatology physicians and scientists conduct studies to decrease complications and improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for people with skin conditions. They are involved in national multicenter studies, clinical studies conducted at Mayo Clinic and basic science research. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

Clinical trials

Mayo Clinic researchers are involved in studies to evaluate potential treatments (clinical trials) for many skin conditions. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Learn more about dermatology clinical trials at Mayo Clinic. In Minnesota, contact the dermatology research office at 507-538-8142.

See more information on Mayo Clinic research pages, and learn about the Melanoma Research Program.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

What treatment do you offer for psoriasis? Who specializes in treating this disease?

Mayo Clinic offers a highly effective treatment for patients with extensive psoriasis. The Goeckerman treatment was developed by a Mayo Clinic dermatologist in 1925 and has been used at Mayo ever since. The key components of this treatment are daily ultraviolet light therapy and daily tar applications. It generally involves a three to five day hospital stay and 16 days of outpatient treatment. A brochure is available to those interested in more detailed information.

A number of Mayo Clinic dermatologists specialize in this treatment. See the list of doctors for specifics. For more information on psoriasis, see the American Academy of Dermatology website.

What treatments are available for hair loss?

See treatment of hair loss

I want to know about treatments for acne and rosacea.

Acne and rosacea (sometimes called "adult acne") are treatable conditions. Mild acne requires only surface treatment, such as antibacterial and drying agents. Moderate or severe acne may need both surface treatment and oral antibiotics. For more information on these conditions and treatments, see the American Academy of Dermatology website.

How do you treat warts?

There are many kinds of warts and the treatment depends on the kind of wart. Mayo Clinic has a special wart clinic to focus on diagnosis and treatment of these problems. For information on treatment of warts, see the American Academy of Dermatology website.

Do you offer laser treatment for skin problems?

Mayo Clinic offers laser treatments for a number of purposes, including:

  • Laser resurfacing—eliminating wrinkles, correcting acne scars and improving aging and sun-damaged skin
  • Eliminating hemangiomas (Port-Wine Stains) and spider angiomas or "broken vessels"
  • Removal of tumors and other growths
  • Hair removal
  • Pigmentation and tattoo removal

Do you offer chemical peels for skin conditions?

Mayo Clinic uses two different methods for treating conditions on the skin's surface:

  • Chemical peel. This is a controlled chemical burn of the top layers of your skin with trichloroacetic acid (TCA). It is used to smooth out fine wrinkles, sun damage and color abnormalities of the face.
  • Dermabrasion. A rapidly rotating instrument is used to "sand" the outer layers of the skin. It is most often used for acne scars but is also used to remove wrinkles, tattoos, skin lesions and melasma (blotchy brown spots that occur on the cheeks, temples or forehead).

Complete healing usually takes about three months with both of these procedures.

Can you tell me the areas of specialization of your doctors?

See the list of doctors for this information.

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