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Cosmetic Dermatology

Whether you are revamping your look for an event or a life-change, or simply fighting the aging process, feeling good about your appearance goes a long way toward self confidence. At the University of Missouri Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic, our highly skilled doctors have access to the latest equipment and technologies to provide the best cosmetic treatments and services available. 

Cosmetic Services

Laser hair removal
Utilizing some of the latest technology, we can perform laser hair removal without the need for gels or anesthetics, in reduced times.  We can perform a facial hair removal in about 15 minutes.

Tattoo removal
A new service added to our Cosmetic Dermatology offerings, patients can now have tattoos removed using state-of-the-art laser treatment. Multiple treatments are always required - anywhere from 3-20 is typical. 
The average cost is between $150-$350

Flier with before and after photos                                          
Instructions for post-laser tattoo removal

Botox (Botulinum Toxin)
This treatment is used to soften lines on the face by relaxing facial muscles through a series of injections. Treatments are typically repeated every 3-4 months. Treatments may require between 10-55 units.

In addition, we are pleased to be one of the first clinics in the area to offer Xeomin (incobotulinomtoxinA). Xeomin, a product similar to Botox, is now being offered at an introductory price of $10 per unit. Treatment can vary from 10-25 units per area of the body.

Laser treatment for removal of brown spots
Using a short-pulsed laser, this treatment can reduce the appearance of brown spots, or lentigos, on the skin. Often, one treatment is enough to remove the brown spot.
Instructions for post-lentigo removal

Injectable fillers
Fillers offered include hyaluronic acid (Juvéderm Ultra Plus) and calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse). These agents are used to improve mild to moderate lines and wrinkles on the face as well as to improve the volume of the lips. Results last from 3-6 months to up to a year depending on the filler used.

Removal of normal-appearing skin lesions
Normal-appearing lesions can be removed by multiple techniques. The cost of removal depends on the size of the lesion and the technique utilized for its removal. Some lesions must be sent to a pathologist for review to ensure there is no malignancy present. This will generate an additional charge from the pathologist.

Skin tags
No consultation is required prior to removal of skin tags.

Pulsed dye laser
This laser is used to treat redness caused by small visible blood vessels in the skin and red spots. Common uses include treating facial redness resulting from rosacea or sun damage. The cost is based on the size of the area requiring treatment.

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels can be used to improve skin inflammation (in acne and rosacea), discoloration (as seen in sun damage and melasma), and skin texture (from sun damage, acne scars, etc). We offer a variety of peels, ranging from superficial to medium depth, starting at $125 per treatment
Both spider veins and reticular veins can be treated with sclerotherapy with minimal pain and good results. We use polidocanol as our sclerosant of choice, given its effectiveness and tolerability. Treatments start at $75 depending on the size of the area treated.

If your cosmetic concerns are not addressed at your general dermatology visit, a special consultation, starting at $75, will be required prior to cosmetic treatments. Please feel free, however, to address these concerns with your provider at your normal clinic visit to not pay the consultation fee. Treatment may be available on the day of consultation.

Where we are
University Physicians Dermatology Clinic
Located in the University Physicians Medical Building
1020 Hitt Street, Second Floor
Columbia, MO  65212

To schedule an appointment, call (573) 882-4800.

Clinic hours are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.         

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