Skin and cosmetic care

    Our approach to skin and cosmetic care

    Our dermatology experts treat a range of skin and cosmetic issues, including basal and squamous cell skin cancer, melanoma skin cancer, psoriasis, stubborn acne, excessive sweating, hair loss and vascular lesions. Because SIU Medicine is an academic medical community, our primary care providers and dermatologists also work closely with plastic surgeons and other health care professionals to treat skin disorders, minimize scarring and promote healing. SIU Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine, the Center for Family Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics work with patients to prevent and detect skin cancers as well as manage acne, warts, skin tags and other common concerns. 

    While SIU Medicine specializes in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic solutions, like Botox, eyelifts and breast augmentations, we truly shine in our ability to provide reconstructive and plastic surgery. The Institute for Plastic Surgery routinely cares for patients who have lost limbs, undergone a mastectomy or lumpectomy, experienced significant burns or trauma, or were born with congenital anomalies

    Specializing in skin and cosmetic care

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    Show some love to the skin you’re in

    Healthy skin is something that everyone wants, but it requires regular maintenance to achieve. SIU Medicine staff would like to offer some simple but effective advice to keep the body's largest organ healthy and radiant.
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    ‘Baby Brenna’ is now a growing girl

    Brenna Westlake was born in December 2011 with Harlequin Ichthyosis (HI), a very rare and sometimes fatal skin disease. Babies born with HI lack a protein that moves fats to the skin’s surface layer to create a strong barrier.
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    Institute for Plastic Surgery opens office in Decatur

    The Institute for Plastic Surgery has partnered with Decatur Memorial Hospital to expand its services to Macon County and the surrounding area. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Michael Rueubhausen

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    What to expect at your cosmetic surgery consultation

    A consultation is an opportunity to meet your plastic surgeon, ask questions and determine what treatments and procedures are right for you. Expect your consultation to last 1-2 hours. Here’s what
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    5 things to do (and not to do) when you have a sunburn

    Do you think sunburn is nothing more than a temporary inconvenience? Not quite. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, having just five sunburns in your lifetime doubles your risk of developing a
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    Skin cancer prevention- 5 tips

    May is Skin Cancer Prevention Month. Many people don't realize that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer there is, and it can be deadly in some cases. At SIU Medicine, we want your family to
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    Is your mask irritating your skin? Avoiding “maskne”

    Because of COVID-19, people are using face masks more than ever. The intention is good—to prevent people from unknowingly passing the virus to others and to prevent people from getting sick. But there