The Skin Institute

We are pleased to have on staff a team of well qualified and respected health professionals. Our physicians bring decades of experience to the practice and a genuine concern for their patients.

All Services

About Acne
Birth Mark Treatment

There are various ways to remove birthmarks, depending on its type. For example, a birthmark composed of blood vessels needs a completely different treatment than a birthmark composed of pigmented cells (mole) or oil glands.

Blue Light Treatment / Photodynamic Therapy

ALA/Blu photo dynamic therapy kills the acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium acnes, or P acnes, which causes inflammation. This treatment reduces the bacteria found in the oil glands in the skin.


Botox is an injectable treatment designed to reduce facial expression lines. Botox injections treat active wrinkles on the forehead and around the side of the eyes, commonly called "crow's feet".

Broadband Light (BBL) Intense Pulsed Light

Broad Based Light (BBL™) is an intense pulsed light device for treating sun damage, age spots, freckles, small veins, rosacea and acne. Can also provide mild skin tightening, while lightening and brightening your skin.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is more youthful in appearance.


It's an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime.

Endymed 3Deep

EndyMed 3Deep is a non-invasive treatment used to improve fine wrinkles and tighten skin. Radiofrequency energy is sent to multiple layers of the skin simultaneously, which stimulates the body's fibroblasts cells to produce collagen and elastin.

Endymed Intensif Microneedling

EndyMed Intensif provides an effective dermal skin remodeling, deep within the skin to revive and rejuvenate the natural production of new collagen and elastin. The treatment triggers the skin's natural healing process, rejuvenating and refreshing the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles, acne and scars in all skin types.

Facial Treatments

Our clinic offers a wide range of facial treatments from microdermabrasion to chemical peels that will rejuvenate your skin.

Juvederm Ultra XC & Ultra Plus

Juvederm Ultra XC and Ultra Plus are used to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. They can also be used to plump lips and improve the appearance of pitted acne scars and aging hands. Results typically last six to twelve months.


KYBELLA® is an injectable treatment that permanently destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile by eliminating the "double chin". For optimal results, generally two to four treatments are necessary.

Laser Hair Reduction

With our Alexandrite (Gentlelase) by Candela laser hair reduction is perfect for patients with dark hairs in unwanted places. Our laser targets hairs at the root beneath the surface of the skin. Though this procedure is not guaranteed to be permanent, most patients do experience almost complete reduction in hair after a series of treatments.


The Skin Institute at Rapid City Medical Center is home to the regions largest laser collection treating sun damaged skin, unwanted hair and everything in between.


Microdermabrasion is a procedure that exfoliates and removes the superficial layer of dry, dead skin cells.

Mohs Surgery
Mole Removal

Moles are the most common growths in humans. They can be present at birth or are acquired throughout life. Certain types of moles carry a risk for developing into malignant melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.

Other Treatments

We strive to offer individualized treatment for each patient's acne depending on skin type, type of acne and sensitivity. We offer all forms of medical treatment, both topical and oral treatments, including accutane.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments are a non-invasive and organic way to rejuvenate skin for patients of any age or skin tone. During this in-office procedure a small amount of the patient's blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge where the plasma is separated from the red blood cells. Then the platelet serum is activated and injected or applied to the treatment area.

PRP can be used on its own or in addition to EndyMed Intensif (microneedling) and has been shown to have overall therapeutic effects and naturally improves skin texture, thickness and tone. Additionally, by inducing the production of collagen and elastin, it helps the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the use of synthetic fillers. When used for hair loss, it has been shown to increase density of the hair by 30 to 40 percent and to stimulate regrowth.

Platelets are the body's tool to heal and regenerate cells. When used on your skin the serum kick-starts natural collagen production and helps regrow new tissue. This treatment has also shown benefits for stretch marks, scarring, including acne scarring and crepey skin.


The Skin Institute at Rapid City Medical Center is home to a full variety of cosmetic procedures from laster to micro needling, treating everything from acne to aging skin.

Scar Revision

The Skin Institute has a numerous non-invasive procedures to help eliminate the appearance of scars. Ask your provider which method is best for you.

Sciton ClearScan

ClearScan allows your provider to precisely treat visible vessels, spider veins and vascular lesions by using laser energy. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin condition and desired result.

Sciton MicroLaserPeel

Sciton's MicroLaserPeel is perfect for patients with little downtime. The peel removes fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin rejuvenated and youthful. Results are immediate and lasting.


Sclerotherapy is the treatment of spider veins by the injection of an irritant.

Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It most often develops on areas of the skin exposed to the sun's rays. Skin cancer affects people of all skin types and ethnic backgrounds, although those with light skin who sunburn easily have a higher risk. There are different types of skin cancer and the Skin Institute can guide you through identifying and treating problem areas.

Skin Resurfacing

Sciton's MicroLaserPeel is a resurfacing procedure using epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outer most layers of the skin. The peel improves fine lines and wrinkles leaving skin rejuvenated and youthful. Results are immediate and lasting.

Skin Tag Removal

While skin tags are usually harmless they can cause irritation. When they do they can easily be removed.

Surgical Excisions

Some skin cancers, depending on location, can be excised and repaired easily to fit with your busy schedule.

Volbella XC

Part of the Juvederm injectable collection, Volbella is used to increase lip fullness and softens the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. Volbella creates a subtle volume that lasts up to a year.

Vollure XC

The newest filler in the Juvederm family. It is a great choice for smoothing "parentheses" lines around the mouth.


Part of the Juvederm injectable collection used in the mid-face to add volume and lift to cheeks. Results typically last a year and a half to two years.

What is Mohs?

The Skin Institute at Rapid City Medical Center is home to the only collaborative fellowship trained Mohs surgery team in the Black Hills. This is a highly specialized technique for removing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

What to Expect?

Mohs surgery is a very specialized procedure for removing skin cancer. Due to the precision required the procedure can be somewhat time consuming. Here is everything you need to know to prepare for surgery.