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.

Dec. 03, 2019