Clarus Blog

We recently saw a young patient here at Clarus Dermatology who needed to have a surgical revision of a traumatic scar.
February 25, 2019
Surgical Revision of a Scar of a Pediatric Patient

We recently saw a young patient here at Clarus Dermatology who needed to have a surgical revision of a traumatic scar. Unfortunately, the laceration (seen in Image I.) was never...

We recently saw a patient here at Clarus Dermatology who needed Mohs surgery to clear a skin cancer on the ear (helical rim). The resulting defect was reasonably broad and fairly deep. In order to restore a preoperative ear shape a helical advancement flap was undertaken and performed by Dr. Neil Shah.
February 22, 2019
Helical Advancement Flap Surgery

We recently saw a patient here at Clarus Dermatology who needed Mohs surgery to clear a skin cancer on the ear (helical rim). The resulting defect was reasonably broad and...

A patient visited our clinic and Dr. Shah performed a medium depth chemical peel on the patient's scalp to reduce the number of brown spots. Even though we own a lot of lasers, we often perform chemical peels at the clinic because they are safe, well-tolerated and highly cost-effective.
February 21, 2019
Medium Depth Chemical Peel on the Scalp

A patient visited our clinic and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Neil Shah performed a medium depth chemical peel on the patient's scalp to reduce the number of brown spots. We have...

At Clarus Dermatology, we see quite a bit of scar revision referrals. The images below show the case of a patient with a traumatic scar caused by a car accident years ago. Dr. Shah performed a surgical excision of the scar under local anesthesia to provide the patient with a better aesthetic outcome.
February 20, 2019
Revision of a Traumatic Scar Caused by a Car Accident

At Clarus Dermatology, we see quite a bit of scar revision referrals. The images above show the case of a patient with a traumatic scar caused by a car accident...

These were taken of a patient that had basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer, on their eyelid. Dr. Neil Shah performed Mohs surgery at Clarus Dermatology to remove the cancer. The surgical defect was then immediately repaired.
February 19, 2019
Removal of a Basal Cell Carcinoma From a Patient’s Eyelid

These images were taken from a patient who initially presented at Clarus Dermatology with a nonhealing sore near his eyelid. Dr. Craig Roelke, a partner at the clinic, obtained a...

Could this be Skin Cancer? Is this changing spot on the cheek of a 25 year old woman something to be concerned about? It’s here that we encounter a tale of two diagnoses - one benign, one cancerous - and the harsh difficulty of grey areas in medicine.
February 18, 2019
Could This Be Skin Cancer? A Tale of Two Diagnoses and the Difficulty of Grey Areas in Medicine

Could this be skin cancer? Is this changing spot on the cheek of a 25 year old woman something to be concerned about? Dr. Neil Shah evaluated the growth and...

April 12, 2016
The results are in…Clarus Dermatology scores highly in patient satisfaction

Fairview Physician Associates (FPA) conducts patient satisfaction surveys of all of the FPA-associated specialty groups every 2 years. We just completed our survey for 2016 and the results are fantastic!...

February 11, 2015
Clarus Dermatology and Dr. Shah featured on Twin Cities Live

Dr. Shah was just featured on Twin Cities Live discussing and demonstrating the revolutionary Ultrashape body sculpting treatment. This is a zero-downtime, nonsurgical and painless way to remove fat in...

October 21, 2014
Dr. Shah makes Top Doctors list again

Dr. Shah was named to Minnesota Monthly's Top Doctors list for 2014. This list is compiled from selections by other physicians of the 'top doctors' in the state.

October 21, 2014
Saturday hours now available!

Mayo-trained, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katherine Brick will be seeing patients on Saturdays at our Saint Anthony Location. Please contact us at: contact@clarusdermatology.com or 612.213.2370 to book an appointment.

August 21, 2014
Extended hours and Saturday clinic coming this fall!

We are pleased to announce expanded access to our dermatologists! Starting this fall we will be offering appointments between 7:30am and 6pm Monday-Friday. Saturday clinic hours will also be available...

May 22, 2014
Dr. Shah featured in the Star Tribune!

In response to a recent article in the Star Tribune regarding a potential shortage in future physicians, Dr. Shah authored an opinion piece arguing that there may not actually be...

April 13, 2014
Skin care for newborns and infants

This morning while enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee and reading my journals I came across an ad for a 'luxury' skin care line created for infants by a dermatologist....

April 9, 2014
CMS Releases Price Data

Today CMS released landmark cost data for the first time in 3 decades. While imperfect, this data sheds light on physician costs billed to Medicare. Over the next few days...