Epiphany Dermatology of Weldon Spring, MO
Meet Your Providers (some providers may service multiple locations)
Amy Zavell, MD
Board-certified dermatologist with experience in general and surgical dermatology
Has co-authored several articles in the Dermatologic Surgery medical journal and presented at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) national conference
Passionate about providing comprehensive skin care to her patients
Epiphany Dermatology of Weldon Spring is committed to offering the highest standard of dermatologic care, collaborating with our patients to personalize their treatments, yielding the best possible outcomes.
Our board-certified dermatologist offers a wide range of dermatology services, including full skin cancer screenings, general, and cosmetic dermatology services. Our physician is committed and passionate about helping each patient achieve their healthiest skin.
Epiphany Dermatology of Weldon Spring is located near the intersection of Westwood Drive and Florence Drive, near Hwy 94 and Hwy 364.
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 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.
Moles are the most common skin growth and there are several reasons to have them removed or checked. Moles that appear to be changing or any new moles after age 30 should be checked by our team. Early detection of melanoma is critical.
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.
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.
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.
A rash is an abnormal change in your skin’s texture or color, usually characterized by a red, scaly irritation on your skin. Because of the sheer number of rashes and their subtle differences, specialized training is required to properly diagnose and treat rashes.