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Our clinician-researchers and scientists conduct studies to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for people with conditions of the skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails. Mayo Clinic is involved in national multicenter studies, evaluation of potential treatments (clinical trials) and basic science research. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.

Recent research studies include:

  • A comparative study of Mohs surgery for melanoma of the head and neck
  • Developing a standard approach for treating port-wine stains
  • Improving access to care through teledermatology
  • Using platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of androgenic alopecia in women

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Sept. 21, 2021