For individuals in St. Louis and the southern Illinois area who are looking to address skin concerns, we recommend paying a visit to The Skin Clinic at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery. Under the direction of Dr. Ryan Diederich, our clinic team is driven to provide exceptional care for patients suffering from common skin concerns. Our clinic specializes in skin checks, a head-to-toe scan for any concerning or non-concerning skin lesions. Main skin clinic provider, Laura McKinzie, FNP-BC, can diagnose and treat non-cancerous lesions and masses including seborrheic keratosis, lipomas, cysts, abscesses, skin tags, cherry angiomas, dermatofibromas, warts, cosmetic skin lesions and many more. She will also diagnose and treat precancerous and cancerous lesions including actinic keratosis, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell, and Merkel cell carcinoma.
Procedures for skin cancer or any skin lesions can be daunting, but Laura will make sure you are aware of all options for treatment that will work for your specific concern and that you are comfortable before proceeding with any treatment. She performs Modified Mohs for BCC and SCC on Mondays with a Pathologist in the office and performs all other excisions three days a week for the removal of masses and other skin lesions that are noncancerous. Skin tags, warts, AKs, and SKs are treated with liquid nitrogen at your consultation appointment. This treatment is non-invasive and requires no downtime.
Before proceeding with any type of treatment, our office will authorize all medical procedures with your insurance. If your concern is cosmetic, our office, located in Glen Carbon, IL will call you to discuss all costs associated with the procedure before your visit. To schedule your appointment in our clinic, just call our office at 618-288-7855 or fill out a contact form. Also, be sure to keep up with our clinic team on social media! You can follow them on Instagram @skinclinic_midamerica for information on skin cancer, skin safety, and of course, everyone’s favorite pimple-popping videos by the Midwest Pimple Popper herself, Laura!