Epiphany Dermatology - Pella, IA
Meet Your Providers (some providers may service multiple locations)
Board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of clinical and surgical experience
Specializes in the prevention, detection, and treatment of skin cancer, as well as other disorders of the skin, hair, and nails
Diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology and an active member of the Iowa Dermatologic Society
Board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon
Passion for dermatology and skin cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment
Active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and College of Mohs Surgery
Her work has contributed to a host of publications in major dermatology journals
Certified physician assistant with a special interest in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of skin cancer
Active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Iowa Physician Assistant Society
Epiphany Dermatology of Pella is committed to offering the highest standard of dermatologic care, working collaboratively with our patients to personalize their treatments, yielding the best possible outcomes.
Our fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons and board-certified dermatologists provide general dermatology and cosmetic services to the Pella community and many surrounding areas in a friendly and compassionate manner. As a premier skin specialist in Central Iowa, we offer a wide range of services that include non-invasive skin cancer treatment and early detection, treatment options for eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and other skin conditions, removal of suspicious moles, cysts, and warts, treatment for acne, and many other services to treat numerous skin and nail conditions. Additionally, we offer cosmetic services, and specific cosmetic products such as Botox to keep you looking and feeling your best. We work hand-in-hand with patients to meet their specific skin care goals.
Call and speak to one of our dedicated staff members to book an appointment.
Epiphany Dermatology of Pella is conveniently located just south of Highway 163 on Washington Street in Pella, Iowa. From Hwy 163, take exit 40, go west past Casey's, we are on the left (South) side of the road in a brown brick building.
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.
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.
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.
Acne can have a big impact on your life, which is why we take acne treatment very seriously and use aggressive treatment plans when necessary. Our staff is passionate about treating acne to prevent the emotional and physical scars that can last a lifetime.
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.
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.
Skin excision is a surgery where we cut out damaged skin tissue. It is a full-thickness removal — meaning we remove all layers of the tissue (epidermis, dermis, and into the subcutaneous fat layer). We then suture it back together with stitches for optimal healing.
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.