Epiphany Dermatology of Aspen Dermatology (Willits), CO
Meet Your Providers (some providers may service multiple locations)
Karen Nern, MD, MBA, FAAD
Board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon with expertise in general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology
Performs Mohs micrographic surgery and has extensive experience treating both benign and malignant skin growths
Also performs many cosmetic procedures
Drew Taylor, MD
A passion for patient advocacy, skin cancer prevention, and positively impacting patients’ body image and self-esteem
Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon having performed thousands of cases along with their advanced reconstruction
Pauline Reohr, MD
Board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience
Specializes in treating all types of skin diseases, tumors, and skin complaints
Served as Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School
Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology
Brooke Walls, DO, FAAD
Board-certified, fellowship-trained dermatologist and micrographic surgeon with a passion for medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology
Special interest in skin cancer prevention and treatment, and rare tumors
Highly skilled in Mohs surgery, excisions, and lasers for those with carcinomas and melanomas
Kirsten Kuhn, PA-C
Certified physician assistant with a special interest in the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer
Treats patients of all ages for medical concerns, including acne, eczema, and psoriasis
Diplomate Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA)
Emily Harris, LA
Licensed Medical Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician
Over nine years of experience in aesthetics and cosmetics
Works one-on-one with her patients to develop a personalized treatment plan based on their individual skin care goals
Ferris Nickerson, LA
Licensed Medical Aesthetician at our Aspen Dermatology office with over 10 years of aesthetic experience
Regularly further educates herself on anything skin-related, whether it be reading or attending conventions
Claire Mann, NP-C
Nurse practitioner certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Background in dermatology and wound care
Experienced cosmetic injector and has a special interest in skin cancer detection, acne, eczema, and rashes
Aspen Dermatology at Willits is committed to offering the highest standard of dermatologic care, working collaboratively with our patients to personalize their treatments, yielding the best possible outcomes.
We offer comprehensive medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services. We are the skin care experts who specialize in skin cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Our board-certified dermatologists, fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, nurse practitioner, and aestheticians are committed to serving the Roaring Fork Valley by providing personalized and exceptional care.
Aspen Dermatology at Willits is located just west of Whole Foods Market.
Skin Care Screenings
Skin cancer doesn’t discriminate. Anyone can get skin cancer, whether young or old, fair or dark, and it’s the most common type of cancer in the United States. Most people should have a professional skin examination once a year.
As our skin thins over time, it more easily creases with muscle movement. Our treatments prevent wrinkles because they lessen this movement. With injections, these toxins block the muscles. When the muscle stops contracting, the skin stops bending.
Injectable fillers help restore volume in the skin, which can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles that come with age. Injectable fillers have also been used to make thin lips fuller, correct acne scars, and make the areas under the eyes less dark or puffy.
A biopsy is the removal of a piece of skin to help render a diagnosis of skin cancers or inflammatory conditions. Dermatologists biopsy an area to confirm a diagnosis that cannot be rendered with the eyes alone. We need a microscope to be certain.
Mohs Surgery (On-Site Skin Cancer Removal)
Mohs surgery spares the most amount of normal tissue and has the highest cure rates for many non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers. It’s the gold standard of care in non-melanoma skin cancers and is commonly used in the treatment of some melanomas.
Lasers (IPL, Fractional Lasers, HALO® Lasers, Red Light, Blue Light)
The Icon Laser Scar Treatment is non-ablative, meaning it doesn’t cut the skin. This laser generates columns of heat that go under the deep dermis to cause inflammation. The remaining tissue produces collagen and elastin which work to heal the skin.
Female Rejuvenation with CO2 Laser
Female rejuvenation with CO2 laser, radiofrequency devices, and injectables is a less invasive, energy-based procedure than traditional means. The treatment doesn’t require surgery and requires less downtime for recovery.
Sculptra® and Sculptra® Aesthetic Injections
While the results of other dermal fillers are more immediate, the results of Sculptra Aesthetic are seen over time. As collagen is reinforced, volume to the face and chin is slowly restored, giving patients a more aesthetically subtle treatment option.
A scar is a permanent change in skin consistency. While a scar cannot be removed and is forever, we can improve its appearance with scar revision surgery. We can treat scars resulting from acne, surgery, or injury. The way we treat these depends on the appearance of the scar itself and what aspect makes it stand out: color, elevation, or texture.
Psoriasis is an inflammation in the skin driven by the body’s own immune system. The inflammation in the skin causes red, itchy, and scaly lesions mainly around elbows, knees and scalp. While not contagious, it’s important to seek the help of a dermatologist.
Hair Loss (Alopecia)
The cause of male pattern hair loss can typically be summed up in one word – genetics. If you’d like to learn more, we can educate you about the treatment options and possible side effects to help you determine the best course of action.
A skin spot referred to as a “precancerous lesion” is usually a specific sun-induced growth called actinic keratosis. It’s one of the most common issues we see in dermatology, and it’s what prompts most patients to schedule their dermatologist visits.
Most people don’t realize that there are several kinds of peels great for improving the appearance of the skin. Chemical peels should be done in a series of three to six peels. For best results, we recommend a series of six peels, three weeks apart.