Acne Scar Therapy

Having acne scars on the face is a frustrating and distressing problem for many patients, and can be psychologically devastating to those with severe cases.  Dr Douglas Fife is a Las Vegas dermatologist who has a special interest and extensive training in acne scar treatment.  There are a variety of types of acne scars and other facial scars (deep or superficial, narrow or wide, normal skin color or hypopigmented, smooth- or sharp-edged), and each acne scar and acne scarring patient requires special evaluation and a tailor-made treatment plan.  Acne scarring therapy is a specialized field which is constantly adding new treatments.  Some treaments for deeper scars such as subscision, punch elevation, and excision are time-tested methods for improving deep acne scars.  Other treatments such as fractional CO2 laser therapy (Total Fx laser) are exciting new treatments which can improve the surface texture as well as discoloration associated with an acne scar.  Dr. Fife is excited to provide comprehensive acne scar therapy for patients in Las Vegas. Learn More

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs surgery, named after its inventor Frederic E. Mohs, M.D., is an outpatient procedure used to treat skin cancers on the face, including basal and squamous cell carcinoma, some melanomas, and certain other rare tumors.  A high cure rate is achieved through the use of a lab in the office where slides are made of the removed tissue and viewed under the microscope to ensure that all of the skin cancer cells are removed. The Mohs surgeon is trained to act in a unique way as both the surgeon and pathologist.  Douglas Fife, M.D. is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon in the Las Vegas area.  Skin cancer surgery can be a stressful experience, but treatment by . . .  Learn More

Dermatologic Surgery

Skin cancers, abnormal moles, cysts, lipomas, and other growths that are either dangerous or symptomatic can be removed surgically in an outpatient setting without the need for general anesthesia. Other growths such as moles on the face, scars, or other unsightly spots can be removed solely for cosmetic improvement of the skin. Learn More

PicoSure™ Laser Treatment

Before & after tattoo removal
At Surgical Dermatology & Laser Center, Dr. Fife is constantly in search of products and services to provide the best results to patients. With that in mind, Surgical Dermatology & Laser Center is the first and only dermatology center in Las Vegas to use the PicoSure™ laser technology for tattoo removal and skin resurfacing. PicoSure™ is a quick and easy non-surgical, non-invasive laser skin treatment, which delivers ultra-short pulses of energy to shatter tattoo ink and skin spots, resulting in greater clearance faster, in fewer treatments with improved recovery time. With PicoSure™, problem areas (wrinkles, brown spots, sun damage, pigmented lesions, acne scars, unwanted tattoos, etc.) are the only focus, leaving the rest of the skin healthy and undamaged.

The picosecond technology of the PicoSure™ laser allows for removal of tattoos in half as many treatment sessions as conventional tattoo removal lasers. In addition, it is better at removing difficult tattoo pigments, such as blue and green, as well as residual tattoo leftover from prior tattoo removal treatments. To learn more, please contact our office or visit PicoSure’s Website.