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Medical Dermatology

Call (970) 363-5430 to schedule a telehealth or in-person dermatology appointment in Avon or Eagle.

Colorado Mountain Medical’s dermatology practice covers all aspects of dermatology, including medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. 

Dermatologists Dr. Clare Foss and Sarah Youngblood, PA, focus on diagnosing and treating disorders of the skin, hair and nails. Skin is not only the largest organ, but it is also a window into the body’s overall health. 

Colorado Mountain Medical’s board-certified dermatologists understand the dynamic relationship between the skin and the immune system, and we work with patients on an individual basis to address medical conditions that affect the skin and hair, including the following:
  • Acne
  • Cold sores (herpes)
  • Cysts
  • Dry skin
  • Eczema
  • Hair loss
  • Hives
  • Hyperpigmentation and melasma
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Itchy skin (pruritus)
  • Molluscum
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea and skin redness
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Vitiligo 
  • Warts
Our providers are equipped to administer a variety of treatment methods, including narrowband ultraviolet light phototherapy, which is effective against many common skin conditions. We also offer excisions to treat and remove skin cancer. 

Cosmetic Dermatology

Colorado Mountain Medical’s cosmetic dermatology services are administered by board-certified providers in a professional setting, where medical advice, treatment and support are available if needed. While working with you to achieve your skin care goals, our cosmetic dermatology team remains committed to your safety, wellbeing and the overall health of your skin. 

Cosmetic dermatology services offered at Colorado Mountain Medical include:  
  • Elta MD products 
  • Cosmetic Consults
  • Benign lesion removal
    • Skin tags
    • Cherry angiomas
    • Sebaceous hyperplasia 
  • Neuromodulators

Sun Protection Tips

Living in the mountains is fun. What it does to your skin isn’t. Did you know that it only takes 15 minutes for your skin to be damaged when exposed to the sun at high altitude? Don't let those desired tans fool you–since getting a tan only means your skin is crying for help! Below are the best ways to protect yourself from the sun.
Sunblock is mineral based and sunscreen is chemical based; both protect the skin from the sun in different ways. Sunblock protects from UV rays by forming a physical shield with minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium oxide while sunscreen contains chemicals which absorb the UV rays instead of your skin. It is important to be using either a sunblock or sunscreen that is at least 30 SPF or greater. It is best if the sunblock or sunscreen denotes that it has broad-spectrum protection and is water resistant. Sunblock is better for sensitive skin. 
Everyone should find lip balm that protects from the sun with 30 SPF or greater.
SPF sun shirts are a great way for kids and adults to not worry as much about reapplying sun protecting lotions, however be mindful of covering all exposed skin with sunblock or sunscreen.
Protect your eyes and scalp. Ideally, everyone should wear a full-brim hat since Colorado Mountain Medical dermatologists find many skin cancers on patients' scalps and the top of their ears. 
Sunblock, sunscreen and lip balm can only last so long, no matter the SPF. You need to reapply every 2 hours, every time you come out of the water and towel off, or every 40 to 80 minutes if sweating or swimming.
Relax in the shade or under an umbrella during the sun's strongest hours between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Your face, ears and scalp are the most common areas where dermatologists see skin cancer, as well as the less thought of places like the top of your hands.

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