Services

General Dermatology

We provide the most effective and comprehensive treatments for any lumps, bumps or skin-related conditions. Dr. Hoover’s unique background and extensive clinical skills qualify him to provide specialized care for patients from infants to senior citizens. Below is a sample of some of the most common conditions we regularly treat:

  • Acne
  • Aging Skin
  • Birthmarks
  • Cysts
  • Discolorations
  • Eczema/Dry Skin
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hives
  • Mole Evaluations
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Warts

Dermatopathology what is this?

Dr. Hoover’s Dual-Board-Certification in Dermatopathology in addition to Dermatology provides him with extensive knowledge and experience in removing growths, performing biopsies, and diagnosing the specimen microscopically onsite. This hands-on prospective provides accurate diagnoses, enhances his patient care and decreases that anxiety-ridden waiting time for his patients.

Procedural and Surgical Dermatology

Dr. Hoover performs surgical procedures designed to be highly effective in treating dermatologic disease. With the tools of extensive training, exhaustive attention to detail, and specialized cutaneous knowledge, your surgical procedure will be handled with the highest level of competency and professionalism.

  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
  • Electrodessication and Curettage
  • Cryosurgery
  • Chemical Peels
  • Surgical Excision

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Dr. Hoover is more than capable of performing nearly any skin surgery that he deems necessary to provide outstanding healthcare. There are three methods to treating skin cancer, two of which Dr. Hoover can skillfully perform. Dr. Hoover does not personally provide Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and will have his patients requiring Mohs to be treated by fellow colleagues. The Mohs technique permits the surgeon to view the tumor microscopically and remove the entire cancerous layer while the surrounding healthy tissue is left intact. The method is considered the most successful treatment of skin cancer while also minimizing scarring and disfigurement.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Hoover also offers cosmetic dermatology to assist with areas of potential insecurity for his patients. Dr. Hoover handles cosmetic procedures with great attention to detail, the utmost respect, and in a comfortable manner for all his patients.

BOTOX Treatments

BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein injected directly into the target muscle to treat vertical lines between the eyebrows, the squint lines or “crow’s feet” at the corners of the eyes and the forehead horizontal lines. It may also be used for eyebrow positioning. This is a non-surgical procedure that weakens and relaxes facial muscles. Since there is no way to make the undesirable facial expression, the lines gradually smooth out from disuse, and new creases are prevented from forming. Other muscles like those needed to raise the eyebrows are not affected so a natural expression is maintained.

Other Applications
Excessive sweating can be alleviated with injections directly into the underarm skin. Botox paralyzes the sweat glands of the skin which are responsible for excessive perspiration. A single treatment session can provide months of relief, and experts believe that injections can be repeated indefinitely once or twice a year to maintain dryness.

Side Effects
Side effects are minimal and typically relate to the local injection. Soreness or mild bruising, while uncommon, may occur around the injection site. Makeup may be worn after treatment, but care should be taken to avoid pressing or massaging the area for several hours. In rare instances, patients may develop temporary weakness of the neighboring muscles, a temporary droopy brow or eyelid, or a headache.

We invite you to call Front Range Dermatology Associates at 970.673.1155 with any skin concerns or request an appointment online here!