What is Medical Dermatology?

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A dermatologist is a medical expert specializing in the treatment of hair, skin, nails, and oral cavity. These doctors receive specialized training to treat various kinds of skin diseases, both rare and common, for people of all ages.

The practice of medical dermatology involves the assessment and diagnosis of conditions of the hair, skin, nails, and mouth to improve the general health. These treatments aim to manage those diseases and disorders that are confined to the skin through a wide array of alternatives.  

Sometimes the skin indicates to a dermatologist that something may not be right within the body. Medical dermatology enables the analysis of the affected site and the opportunity to offer the patient the best possible treatment for their specific condition.

Medical dermatology provides patients with various treatments to address any type of skin concerns that they may be experiencing while creating a healthier appearance and feel to their skin. Judicious and board certified dermatologist Dr. Jamie McGinness provides medical dermatology treatments to patients in Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and surrounding locations.


Medical Dermatology Treatments

Medical dermatology provides a wide range of services to restore and rejuvenate the skin, including:

  • Acne treatments
  • Wart removal treatments
  • Eczema treatments
  • Psoriasis treatments
  • Melasma treatments


Wart Removal

Warts are non-cancerous, but these irritating growths of hardened skin can be bothersome to both adults and kids. They can develop anywhere on the body but usually occur on the feet and hands. We offer various treatments for the removal of warts as different warts respond to specific therapies.


Acne Treatments

Some skin conditions are more severe than others. However, every person suffers from acne at some point in their lives.

Acne develops when hair follicles are clogged with surplus oil and dead skin leading to large and tiny bumps with prolonged swelling. Ranging from chemical peels to acne extraction, we have many treatments to address breakouts as well as scarring from previous acne.


Psoriasis Treatments

Psoriasis refers to a group of chronic skin disorders occurring on any part of the body. More people suffer from this condition than commonly perceived-it affects over 7.5 million people in the US only.

A dermatologist can provide multiple treatment alternatives for this non-contagious skin problem. They can also detect the type of psoriasis the patient has which increases the possibility of long-term relief from this condition.


Dermatitis & Eczema Treatments

Eczema develops on the skin’s surface as a dry and discolored rash. Patients may feel like scratching this rash leading to inflammation and infection. Dermatologists can provide patients with multiple treatment options to treat dermatitis and eczema symptoms.


Rosacea Treatments

Blushing or flushing easily could indicate the initial stages of rosacea. The progression of this condition can cause tiny bumps resembling acne which initially occur in the center of the face. Rosacea can slowly spread to other facial areas. Therefore, it is essential to treat it promptly.

Board certified dermatologist Dr. Jamie McGinness receives patients from Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and other towns and neighborhoods in part of the US for medical dermatology.

If you would like to learn more about procedures and treatments at Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Jamie L. McGinness please contact us here or call (618) 622-SKIN (7546)

Taking new patients in and around the greater St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois area: East St. Louis Missouri, Shiloh Illinois, Belleville, Millstadt, Saint Clair County, Madison County and more.


The skin is the largest and the most exposed organ in the body. The effects of aging, sun exposure, environment, genetics, and illness can take a toll on the skin health and appearance. Dr. Jamie McGinness is a board certified dermatologist providing cutting edge skin care procedures. Dr. McGinness has now launched his new website DermSkinCancerCenter.com.

The website offers an overview of Dr. McGinness’ state of the art dermatology practice, and includes comprehensive information about various cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures and techniques. The steady and adroit Dr. McGinness receives patients from Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and other regions in this neck of the nation for advanced skin care treatments.

Addressing Serious Skin Problems

The private dermatology, Mohs, and dermatologic surgery practice of Dr. McGinness is fully equipped to provide advanced treatments in specialized medical dermatology as well as surgical treatments for skin cancers. The proven Dr. McGinness specializes in Mohs surgery, which is the most successful and effective treatment to address most types of skin cancer with a cure rate of up to 99 percent.

The accomplished and respected Dr. McGinness’ practice also offers innovative and advances surgical and non-surgical procedures to address other serious skin issues. Board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon Dr. McGinness is supported by Jackie McGinness, who is a board certified family nurse practitioner, who provides general dermatology care.

Medical Dermatology

The dermatology practice of Dr. McGinness offers safe, proven and effective specialized treatments for persistent skin concerns. Dr. McGinness is presently the only fellowship trained Mohs surgeon serving the Metro East Illinois St. Louis area, and in addition to Mohs surgery, he offers advanced medical dermatology solutions for skin conditions such as:

  • Acne
  • Moles & Growths
  • Benign Lesions
  • Rashes

Surgical Dermatology

Surgical treatment of skin cancers requires an individualized approach to successfully treat the problem area. Dr. McGinness will create a carefully crafted treatment plan to address the problem from its root. He will adopt a more invasive approach for certain serious skin cancers and surgically remove the affected skin to completely eliminate the cancerous tissue.

While performing invasive skin cancer removal surgery, Dr. McGinness will take care to minimize the impact of the surgery on the patient’s appearance. This becomes more essential when the treatment involves highly visible areas of the body such as the head and face. Dr. McGinness’ areas of expertise in surgical dermatology include:

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Excisional Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery

Patient Education and Support

Dr. McGinness will educate the patient about various aspects of their specific skin cancer diagnosis, and recommend the most appropriate, customized treatment plan. Patients who are concerned about a skin lesion or irregularity may make an appointment to meet Dr. McGinness, who will perform a detailed diagnosis to determine the precise problem and suggest a comprehensive treatment program.

The honorable Dr. McGinness takes the time to get to know the patient and their medical history and background in order to ensure that the treatment approach he develops for them will have the greatest possible chances of success. The assiduous and board certified dermatologist Dr. McGinness receives patients from Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in this region of the Midwest.

If you would like to learn more about procedures and treatments at Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Jamie L. McGinness please contact us here or call (618) 622-SKIN (7546)

Taking new patients in and around the greater St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois area: East St. Louis, Shiloh, Belleville, Millstadt, Saint Clair County, Madison County.

Contact Us

Metro East Dermatology &
Skin Cancer Center

331 Regency Park Drive
O’Fallon IL 62269

1000 Eleven South
Columbia IL 62236
(618) 622-SKIN (7546) (618) 622-7547