Specialties, Services, Mohs Surgery

At Anacortes Dermatology we provide a personalized experience to patients, with a provider who has extensive expertise and knowledge of skin disorders and treatments. Despite the fact many skin problems share similar features and symptoms, we provide each patient with a personalized plan for therapy.  Our focus is the medical and surgical treatment of skin disease. However, Dr. Hines believes that specific forms of natural therapy or other whole medical systems, can clearly complement conventional skin treatments. Hence, when patients desire this type of integrated approach, referral is made to a local naturopathic physician.  Below represents a small sample of our scope of practice at Anacortes Dermatology.

Mohs Surgery

We perform Mohs micrographic surgery in our office. Mohs surgery is considered the most effective technique for treating basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and other common skin cancer types. The procedure is performed in stages, including laboratory work while the patient waits. Sometimes removal of cancer, and repair of the resultant defect, are performed on different days. This increases efficiency and decreases patient overall wait time.  For a video and more information, please click below:

Sample before/after:

Medical Services

  • Hair disorders and hair loss
  • Nail diseases, infections, and growth problems
  • Eczema or atopic dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rashes and dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Hives
  • Disorders of skin piigmentation
  • Autoimmune disorders such as Lupus
  • Skin problems seen in HIV/AIDS
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Advice on sun protection and sun avoidance methods
  • Aging or fragile skin

Cosmetic Services

  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser treatment of brown or red spots
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  • Photofacial rejuvenation
  • Treatment of rosacea and 'broken' blood vessels
  • Treatment of leg veins and telangiectasias
  • Slcerotherapy
  • Surgical blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)
  • Lower eyelid rejuvenation 
  • Cosmetic scar revision
  • Removal of moles for medical and cosmetic reasons
  • Removal of sun spots and age spots

Surgical Services

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Wart removal and treatment
  • Non-invasive cancer treatment
  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments for skin cancer
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Electrosurgery
  • Surgery for basal carcinomas, squamous carcinoma, & melanoma
  • Removal of skin tags
  • Surgical cyst removal
  • Cosmetic scar revision
  • Removal of moles for medical and cosmetic reasons
  • Surgical, cryosurgical, or electrosurgical removal of skin growths
  • Staged/'slow' Mohs surgery for skin cancer

Chemical Peels

For select patients, we offer chemical peels to address problematic areas of pigment, redness, or photoaging. Please call our office for details.