Patient Care Services

derm patient serve1The University of Virginia Department of Dermatology provides patient care services through outpatient clinic appointments, inpatient consultation, and admission of patients to the University Medical Center.

If you would like to see a Dermatologist or refer a patient:
Appointments and Referrals »

For more information about any of our services: please call us at 434-924-5115.

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  • connective tissue diseases
  • congenital or heritable skin diseases of childhood
  • skin malignancies

Mohs Surgery & Dermatologic Surgery

Mohs Surgery Appropriate Use Criteria

UVA Dermatology has a unit dedicated to outpatient dermatologic surgery.

Procedures performed include:

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Biopsy and Excision of Benign and Malignant Skin Lesions
  • Superficial and Medium Depth Chemical Peels
  • Rhinophyma Repair
  • Nail Surgery

The faculty and staff of UVA Dermatology have expertise in managing all types of skin disorders and systemic diseases with cutaneous manifestations. Our physicians have special expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex disorders such as:

Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) for non-melanoma skin cancer is performed by fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologists. This highly specialized outpatient surgical procedure, performed under local anesthesia, is used to treat skin cancers at high risk for recurrence and skin cancers that have recurred after previous treatment.The advantages of MMS include a low recurrence rate and maximal preservation of normal skin. Various methods of post-surgical wound management are available.
Learn More:
UVA Mohs Surgery Brochure
American College of Mohs Surgery
American Cancer Society – Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer Foundation

View Patient Education Video
Mohs Surgery
© American College of Mohs Surgery

Pulse Dye Laser Clinic

Our clinic has a V Beam laser, the newest version of the pulsed dye laser (595 nm), used to treat benign vascular lesions of the skin. With V Beam laser technology, we can eradicate or greatly reduce unwanted blood vessels in the skin, usually without causing a scar.

The laser is safe to use in patients of all ages, including infants.

Types of lesions treated include:

Some skin lesions may require multiple treatments.Learn More:


Our Phototherapy Unit offers both narrowband UVB and PUVA photo therapy (light therapy) to treat a variety of skin diseases.

Some diseases for which phototherapy is helpful include:

  • psoriasis
  • eczema
  • cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • vitiligo
  • pruritus

Many other diseases may also respond to light treatments.A hand and foot PUVA unit is also available for the treatment of dermatoses involving the hands and feet only.

Treatments are typically given 2-3 times each week, in our clinic in the Primary Care Center.

Learn More:
National Psoriasis Foundation | PsoriasisNet
Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
American Vitiligo Research Foundation | National Vitiligo Foundation

Photodynamic Therapy

We offer aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy (ALA-PDT), an outpatient procedure that uses a topically-applied photosensitizing medication and exposure of the skin to blue light to treat actinic keratoses.

Patients with extensive actinic keratoses who are not candidates for other treatments may benefit from this approach.