Epiphany Dermatology of Helena, MT
Meet Your Providers (some providers may service multiple locations)
Latha “Sri” Vellanki, MD
Board-certified dermatologist with over 20 years of experience
Specializes in the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer, as well as other disorders of the skin, hair, and nails
One of the first dermatologists in Montana to provide cosmetic laser and body contouring services
Byron David Baldridge, MD
Board-certified dermatologist with a passion for general and surgical dermatology
Practiced dermatology and dermatologic surgery in his solo practice for over 35 years in Great Falls
Alyson Thede, MD, FAAD
Board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon
Special interest in skin cancer, Mohs surgery, complex facial reconstruction, melanoma, and general dermatology
Passion for skin cancer education and prevention, patient advocacy, and creating strong, long-term relationships with her patients
Lura Brown, MPAS, PA-C
Certified physician assistant with nearly 15 years of dermatology experience
Special interest in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer
Diplomate of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA)
Epiphany Dermatology of Helena provides patients with individual treatment by combining patient care with the best dermatological practices. Our providers are committed to providing effective, medical skin care to each and every patient for all skin diseases and skin cancer management services. Our clinic features a range of services such as routine skin checks, cosmetic and laser procedures, skin allergy testing, and other treatments to help you retain the health and happiness of your skin.
Epiphany Dermatology of Helena is conveniently located at 1 Medical Park Drive #201, Helena, Montana 59601.
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.
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.
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.
Lasers (IPL, Fractional Lasers, Red Light, Blue Light, etc)
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.
Have you ever had a rash that just wouldn’t go away? Many people don’t know they have an allergy because reactions are often delayed. Patch testing involves applying a purified allergen to a person’s skin to see if it causes an allergic reaction.
Sun spots are light brown to tan spots that appear on the skin and are usually from sun exposure. The most common body areas affected are the face, shoulders, arms, and hands. They are usually benign, however, skin cancer can develop a lesion.
Body Contouring (CoolSculpting®, EMSculpt®, SculpSure®, etc)
Body contouring improves the contour of the body by heating, freezing, or applying energy to targeted areas. Using non-invasive devices, we can remove fat, tone muscle, and tighten the skin to enhance the overall body contour appearance.
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 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.