Clarus Blog

The images are from a patient that board-certified dermatologist Dr. Neil Shah recently saw here at Clarus Dermatology. The large, harmless tumor was determined to most likely be a giant skin tag, known formally as a giant fibroepithelial polyp.
June 17, 2019
When a Giant Polyp Becomes a Literal Pain in the Butt

You don’t see tumors that look like this everyday - and if you’re a little squeamish, you may not want to see tumors that look like this ever. The images...

Clarus Dermatology is offering a new way to exfoliate your facial skin. Our Skin Technician April is now performing a treatment called dermaplaning, which involves gently “shaving” the top-most layer of dead skin and fine, vellus hair (aka peach fuzz) off of the face.
June 4, 2019
How Dermaplaning Removes Dead Skin and Peach Fuzz From Your Face

Clarus Dermatology is offering a new way to exfoliate your skin. Our Skin Technician April is now performing a treatment called dermaplaning, which involves gently “shaving” the top-most layer of...

Now that spring is in full swing and we are spending more time outside, Clarus Dermatology wants our patients to be mindful of their exposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Even if it’s cloudy outside, the sun’s rays are still harmful to your skin, and we want to make sure you take the steps in this guide to stay protected.
June 3, 2019
A Guide to Help Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Now that spring is in full swing and we are spending more time outside, Clarus Dermatology wants our patients to be mindful of their exposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet...

When it comes to the treatments that we perform at Clarus Dermatology, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) consistently delivers results for our patients. When we look at the before and after images, the visible improvements after just a single treatment are quite apparent.
May 29, 2019
Using IPL+RF to Significantly Reduce the Appearance of Dilated Blood Vessels and Reds on the Skin

When it comes to the treatments that we perform at Clarus Dermatology, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) consistently delivers results for our patients. When we look at the before and after...

If IPL treatment sounds familiar, it might be because you’ve seen images that we’ve posted before to demonstrate how IPL reduced red and brown spots on our patient’s skin.
April 30, 2019
Using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment to Reduce Redness on the Skin

If IPL treatment sounds familiar, it might be because you’ve seen images that we’ve posted before to demonstrate how IPL reduced red and brown spots on our patient’s skin. If...

April, our Skin Technician, performs a lot of Hydrafacials at Clarus Dermatology, and that’s because it’s a treatment that is recommended for any of our patients to help improve the appearance of their facial skin, including those with even the most sensitive skin
April 25, 2019
How HydraFacial Can Help Improve the Look of Red, Sensitized Skin

April, our Skin Technician, performs a lot of HydraFacials at Clarus Dermatology, and that’s because it’s a treatment that is recommended for any of our patients to help improve the...

Rejuvapen is a microneedling treatment that we use at Clarus Dermatology for a variety of skin care issues - including ones related to sun damage and melasma (a common skin problem that causes brown and gray-brown patches on the face).
April 9, 2019
How Rejuvapen Can Help Skin Care Issues Related to Sun Damage

Rejuvapen is a microneedling treatment that we use at Clarus Dermatology for a variety of skin care issues - including ones related to sun damage and melasma (a common skin...

One of the reasons that we have so many satisfied patients at Clarus Dermatology is because of our quality aesthetic outcomes from surgical procedures. The images here are from a patient that had a basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer, on his chin. Even though the scar is nearly undetectable a month post-operation, there is a lot of unseen effort to achieve that outcome.
March 27, 2019
O-to-T Flap Surgery – Used to repair surgical defects from the removal of skin cancer

One of the reasons that we have so many satisfied patients at Clarus Dermatology is because of our quality aesthetic outcomes from surgical procedures. The images here are from a...

We use lasers in a number of treatments that we perform here at Clarus Dermatology. The improved aesthetic look of the skin from even one round of treatment can be quite stark. The before and after images here are from a patient that had a significant amount of redness on the skin of his cheek and upper lip, including a number of dilated blood vessels.
March 20, 2019
Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment Used to Reduce Redness on the Face

We use lasers in a number of treatments that we perform here at Clarus Dermatology. The improved aesthetic look of the skin from even one round of treatment can be...

The images here are from a patient of ours that had skin cancer on her nose. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Neil Shah performed Mohs surgery to clear the carcinoma on the nose (seen in image I.). Dr. Shah then performed a bilobed flap surgery to repair the mid-sized off-center distal nasal defect left behind after the carcinoma was cleared. After the bilobed flap, the normal contour of the nose was reconstructed (seen in image II.).
March 13, 2019
Using Bilobed Flap Surgery to Reconstruct the Contour of Nose Following Skin Cancer

At Clarus Dermatology, we understand that the diagnosis of skin cancer is an incredibly distressing experience for our patients. When the carcinoma is on a prominent area, such as the...

March 12, 2019
Schedule Your Next Appointment At Our New Locations

Clarus Dermatology physicians and physician assistants will now be seeing patients at three North Memorial facilities: New Hope, Minnetonka and Maple Grove. While we have seen patients at these locations...

We perform a number of cosmetic treatments at Clarus Dermatology and among them, chemical peels are time-tested, high-value, and popular for dealing with acne, sun-damage, and precancerous skin growths.
March 1, 2019
Chemical Peel on the Face to Reduce Spots and Improve Appearance of the Skin

We perform a number of cosmetic treatments at Clarus Dermatology and among them, chemical peels are time-tested, high-value, and popular for dealing with acne, sun-damage, and precancerous skin growths. We...

One of the reasons that Clarus Dermatology gets so many referrals from other dermatologists is because of the quality of our scar outcomes. In the case of this patient, the scar is nearly invisible only three months post-operation.
February 28, 2019
Creating a Nearly Invisible Scar

One of the reasons that Clarus Dermatology gets so many referrals from other dermatologists is because of the quality of our scar outcomes. In the case of this patient, the...

At Clarus Dermatology, we see a lot of patients for IPL treatment to reduce the number of brown and red spots on their skin. Contrary to what you might think, the L in IPL does not stand for laser but rather light. IPL is short for Intense Pulsed Light; the treatment involves a very high-powered broadband light - imagine a really bright flashlamp. IPL is an incredibly powerful device that can burn the skin with relative ease, which means that it can be quite dangerous in untrained hands - for this reason it is one of the most litigated cosmetic procedures. We always recommend seeing a board-certified dermatologist for your skin care needs and IPL is absolutely no exception. For this patient, Dr. Neil Shah personally performed the entire procedure using two skilled passes of the light at a relatively high energy setting in a single treatment to achieve the results that you see in the images.
February 27, 2019
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment to Reduce Spots on the Face

At Clarus Dermatology, we see a lot of patients for IPL treatment to reduce the number of brown and red spots on their skin. Contrary to what you might think,...

We recently treated a patient here at Clarus Dermatology who arrived at the clinic with a basal cell carcinoma (a common type of skin cancer) on her nose. The patient was evaluated by Dr. Neil Shah, who recommended Mohs surgery to clear the tumor. Two stages of Mohs surgery were required to clear the tumor (image II. was taken after tumor clearance). After the skin cancer was removed, a Rieger flap was undertaken to repair the nose.
February 26, 2019
Rieger Flap Surgery

We recently treated a patient here at Clarus Dermatology who arrived at the clinic with a basal cell carcinoma (a common type of skin cancer) on her nose. The patient...