Dermatology – Patient Care and Treatment
The Department of Dermatology provides medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatment of skin conditions.
Make an appointment
To schedule an appointment, ask your primary care physician to contact us.
Comprehensive dermatological care
We care for patients with all types of skin disorders. We also provide specialty services including Mohs surgery for skin cancer, patch testing for skin allergies, advanced evaluation of hair and scalp disorders, interpretation of skin pathology, occupational dermatology, and cosmetic procedures.
Acne: Our dermatologists specialize in the treatment of acne and take the time to review the effectiveness of both over-the-counter and prescription medications with patients.
Autoimmune skin diseases: Dermatologists perform complete skin examinations to detect early signs of autoimmune connective tissue diseases. Skin biopsies or laboratory testing may be performed to help make a diagnosis.
Cosmetic services: We offer a range of services that help address the appearance of facial aging while maintaining a natural look. During an initial consultation, our dermatologist will listen to your concerns, examine your skin, and discuss treatment options and cost.
Dermatopathology: We provide specimen processing and interpreting, as well as consultation services and studies.
Eczema: Eczema is a chronic, itchy inflammatory condition. Treatment is aimed at reducing itching and inflammation of the skin.
Genetic skin disorders: Genetic skin disorders can present from infancy to adulthood. Our team can help with diagnosis and treatment.
Hair and scalp disorders: We evaluate hair and scalp conditions and develop a treatment plan.
Laser treatment: Laser treatments can penetrate to the right target within the skin with less injury to the overlying skin.
Leg vein treatments: We offer patients a comprehensive leg vein clinic, treating superficial vein disease.
Light therapy: Light therapy (or phototherapy) plays a role in patients that have a significant body surface area of involvement.
Melanoma: Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. We provide comprehensive care for melanoma patients in coordination with the Penn State Cancer Institute skin oncology unit.
Nail disorders: Our dermatologists treat conditions that affect the fingernails and toenails.
Mohs surgery: Mohs micrographic surgery has set a new standard in skin cancer treatment. It’s now widely accepted as the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer.
Occupational dermatology: Dermatologic disorders are considered one of the top 10 work-related diseases and injuries in the U.S.
Patch testing for allergies: We test for a wide variety of materials including cosmetic ingredients, fragrances, preservatives, rubber components, metals, medicines, fabric dyes and finishes, and plant substances.
Pediatric dermatology: We provide care for pediatric dermatology patient at our UPC clinic.
Psoriasis: We use combinations of treatments to help our patients with psoriasis.
Rashes and growths: Most dermatologic problems can be broadly categorized as rashes or growths.
Skin oncology: Under the guidance of Rogerio Neves, MD, PhD, the Penn State Cancer Institute has formed the Skin Oncology Clinic to address the complex problems of skin cancer.
- Acne facts and treatment
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Common benign skin growths
- Eczema or dermatitis
- Female-male pattern hair loss
- Hand dermatitis
- Mast cell disease
- Poison ivy dermatitis
- Skin cancer prevention
- Squamous cell carcinoma
Treatments and aftercare
- Acute care clinic
- Cosmetic services
- Enbrel (Etanercept)
- Home ultraviolet B (UVB) phototherapy
- Home use of ashort contact anthralin ointment
- Insect identification
- Liquid nitrogen therapy aftercare
- Low nickel diet
- Mohs surgery
- Narrow band UVB light treatment
- Prednisone (Steroids)
- Psoriasis 3-step treatment regimen
- PUVA psoralen and ultraviolet radiation treatment
- Skin biopsy aftercare
- Skin care
- Soak and smear
- Squaric acid to treat warts
- Timed hair count
- Vulvar skin care
Patch test materials
Dermatology Acute Care Clinic
We developed this clinic to accommodate patients who feel their problem is urgent and do not wish to wait for the next available appointment.
What should I expect?
- This is a first come, first serve, open schedule clinic.
- There is a possibility of a 1 to 2 hour wait.
- This is a single-problem, focused visit. Additional concerns will be addressed on a routine follow up appointment.
- Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk.
- Nurse will escort you to the next available exam room where one of our dermatologists will see you.
Please call 717-531-6820 to arrange a check-in time.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your provider at the location you were treated:
- Penn State Dermatology, 100 Campus Drive, Entrance 3, Suite 100, Hershey, PA, 717-531-6820
- Penn State Medical Group Nyes Road Specialties, 121 Nyes Road, Suite C, Harrisburg, PA, 717-657-4045.
Penn State Medical Group Colonnade and Endoscopy Center, 32 Colonnade Way, State College, PA, 814-272-4445.