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Cosmetic Dermatology

Enhance the look and feel of your skin with our cosmetic dermatology services at VitalSkin Decatur – Ash Avenue. We offer a wide range of treatments, including chemical peels, laser treatments, injectables, and hair removal, to address concerns such as wrinkles, dark spots, acne, and unwanted hair

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Medical Dermatology

We offer a range of medical dermatology services to diagnose and treat various skin conditions. Our team of board-certified dermatologists has the expertise to help with issues like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer, and more.

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Surgical Dermatology

Our surgical dermatology services are aimed at providing advanced care for complex skin conditions. Our team of board-certified dermatologic surgeons has the experience to perform procedures such as skin cancer excisions, Mohs surgery, and cosmetic surgeries to help you achieve optimal outcomes.

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Your Decatur, IL Dermatologist

Access to medical and cosmetic dermatology has never been more convenient. Our VitalSkin practice in Decatur, IL is located off of I-72, allowing easy access from neighboring communities including Forsyth, Maroa and Mt. Zion. VitalSkin is situated in a retail setting among other healthcare services including an oral surgeon. Located across from WalMart — onsite parking will be available. Schedule your appointment today!

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355 E. Ash Ave.
Decatur, IL 62526

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Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Introducing VIP Skin Rewards

Introducing our new rewards program!

Earn points on purchases, receive special discounts for your birthday and redeem points for products and services.

Learn more about VIP Skin Rewards today!

Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon

Why is Mohs Surgery Considered the Gold Standard in Skin Care Treatment?

With providers that have achieved the highest certification possible, VitalSkin uses Mohs micrographic surgery to effectively treat and eliminate skin cancer. Having the highest success rate of all skin cancer treatments – up to 99% – the procedure is done all in one visit, including lab work. In the Mohs procedure, the cancer is surgically removed layer by layer and examined under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue is reached.

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    Highest Cure Rate

    Mohs surgery has the highest cure rate for primary tumors, with success rates of up to 99%. Even for recurrent tumors, the cure rate is high, with success rates of up to 94%.

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    Most Precise

    Mohs surgery is the most precise approach available, as it allows for the examination of 100% of tumor margins. This technique also spares healthy tissue.

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    Best Outcome

    Mohs surgery leaves the smallest defect possible while still ensuring complete removal of cancerous tissue. This also maximizes the aesthetic result, making it an ideal choice for treating skin cancers in cosmetically sensitive areas.

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    Mohs surgery is performed as a single outpatient procedure, reducing the need for multiple surgeries. Additionally, the cost of the surgery includes pathology and wound repair.

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    Mohs surgery is performed in a single-visit office setting, minimizing the need for multiple appointments. It can be performed under local anesthesia, reducing the risks associated with general anesthesia.

Will Miller, PA-C Recognized in the Herald & Review’s Reader’s Choice

Congratulations to Will Miller, PA-C for coming in second place in the 2023 Herald & Review Reader’s Choice awards for the Best Dermatologist category!

Each year, the Herald & Review holds the Reader’s Choice awards to recognize and celebrate the best the Decatur, IL community has to offer.

Thank you to everyone who voted for Will and made this possible! Will and our entire team here at VitalSkin Dermatology Decatur – Ash Ave. are honored and grateful to serve your skin care needs.

Extra congratulations to Dr. Debra Babich at our Decatur – Monroe Street location for also being recognized!

Meet our Decatur, IL Providers

Our local providers are top dermatologists and advanced practice providers with extensive experience in general and cosmetic dermatology care with your health and best interest in mind.

Smooth Away Wrinkles With Dysport

Discover a refreshed and revitalized appearance through Dysport treatments at our Decatur dermatology clinic. Our dermatologists specialize in this neuromodulator, carefully administering injections to address dynamic wrinkles while maintaining natural facial expressions. With precision and expertise, we help clients achieve a smoother, more youthful look that exudes confidence.

Dr. Youse Featured in the News

Dr. Jeremy Youse, Board Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon, joined WCIA News to discuss how VitalSkin Dermatology helps patients, both medically and cosmetically.

Accepted Insurance

We want you to be able to take advantage of the services we offer, no matter what insurance you have. We accept several major health plans and are always expanding our list of accepted insurance plans. Our staff is highly trained in working with insurance providers and navigating the complexities of health care coverage. Please contact us to verify that we are in network with your specific insurance plan.

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Why Choose VitalSkin Decatur: Ash Ave.?

If you’re looking for exceptional dermatology care, VitalSkin Decatur – Ash Avenue is the place to be. Our board-certified dermatologists and skilled aestheticians are passionate about helping you achieve your skin health goals.

When I called and was able to get a same day appointment and had a great experience with Megan! She listened and answered any questions I had. The staff at the front desk are very friendly! Two thumbs up for sure.

Hillary H.

I was very pleased with the care I received with Dr. Youse and his caring staff. Should I need MOHS again, VitalSkin would be my first choice.

Mary T.

The nurses and staff at Vital Skin Dermatology were excellent. The care was top notch! Everyone was extremely friendly and explained everything so well. They also accommodated my need to have a Mohs procedure with follow up surgical procedures the next day. Dr Youse was excellent, and he explained everything that would take place and exactly what he would be doing. He also gave me additional advice regarding my skin on my face and answered all my questions. He was very patient and easy to talk to and I did not feel rushed at all. I would highly recommend Vital Skin Dermatology to anyone in need of a Dermatologist.

Kevin J.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have provided answers to some of the most common questions asked by patients about skin health and care. Our goal is to provide you with information that will help you make informed decisions about your skin health and beauty needs.

What dermatology treatments does your practice specialize in?

We offer a variety of skin care services to help with issues like acne, rashes, lesions, rosacea, skin growths, eczema, skin cancer identification and treatment, and much more. Check out a complete list of our services on our website.

What cosmetic dermatology treatments does your practice specialize in?

We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to help with wrinkles, fine lines, scars, skin tightening, unwanted hair and more. Check out a complete list of our services on our website.

Why choose a board-certified dermatologist?

Trust your skin care to a professional. Board-certified dermatologists have completed medical school and three to four years of advanced medical training in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. They’ve passed rigorous exams in dermatology to specialize in treating over 3,000 conditions. They’ve also made the commitment to keep up on the latest advances in dermatology.

Why choose a fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologist?

Fellowship-trained cosmetic dermatologists spend an extra year of specialized training learning in-depth evaluation of the skin, performing specialized procedures, and managing patients to ensure excellent results. By choosing our practice, you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of cosmetic care with ideal outcomes.

How can I make or reschedule an appointment?

Scheduling or updating an appointment is easy. Simply give us a call or you can make an appointment on our website.

How can I prepare for my dermatology appointment?

If coming for your first visit, please bring your insurance card, if applicable, and a legal guardian if you are under the age of 18. Please come prepared to provide your health history on your new patient paperwork as well.

What should I expect during my initial consultation?

Your first visit begins with a consultation with your board-certified dermatologist. Prior to care, we will get your health history and perform a clinical evaluation of the skin to determine which treatment options are the best fit. We will customize both a treatment plan and a skin care regimen if desired. Important pre- and post-treatment instructions will also be provided to accompany most treatments.

What insurances do you accept?

We accept a variety of major insurances for your skin care. We have examples of insurances we accept on our website. If you don’t see your insurance listed, please contact us and we will verify if we accept.

What is the difference between a deductible, copay and coinsurance?

All three are medical charges you must pay out of your own pocket, even if you have insurance. Deductibles are a specific amount you must accumulate and pay each year of covered health services before benefits are provided by your carrier. Plans may also have separate individual and family deductibles and/or deductibles for separate services. Copayments are a set fee the member pays to providers at the time services are provided. Copays are applied to office visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, etc. Coinsurance is a form of cost sharing. After your deductible has been met, plan will begin paying a percentage of your bills. The remaining amount, known as co-insurance, is the portion due by the patient.

How does your patient portal work?

With our patient portal, you can access and manage your appointments, get test results, update your contact/patient information and pay your bills online. Speak with one of our team members for how to gain access to your patient portal.

Can I buy skin care products at the practice?

Yes, we do carry select skin care items from industry-leading brands. Visit our practice for more information or give us a call for more information.

Why choose VitalSkin Dermatology Ash Avenue as your dermatology providers?

VitalSkin Dermatology Ash Avenue provides patients with experienced dermatologists and providers. Our local providers are top dermatologists with extensive experience in general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Jeremy Youse, a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and board-certified dermatologist, provides a variety of treatment options for all patients. Dr. Youse specializes in Mohs surgery, excisions, full body exams, volume loss and Restylane®.

How should I prepare for my full body skin exam?

Before you arrive at your full body skin exam, you should take the following steps to ensure your dermatologist can easily examine your skin. 

  • Gather your family history and note any history of skin cancer. 
  • Remove all makeup so your doctor has a clear view of your face. 
  • Remove nail polish on toes and fingernails. 
  • Wash your hair so it is free of product buildup. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing that can be removed easily if needed. 

Why should I choose Mohs surgery for my skin cancer removal?

Mohs surgery has many benefits, and some even refer to it as the “best treatment for skin cancers.” This is because Mohs surgery is extremely effective in achieving total removal of cancerous skin tissue. Your doctor will remove each layer of tissue precisely from the exact location where the cancer originated. Once the tissue is removed, it is sent off to the lab to be tested. This process removes the guesswork of skin cancer removal and allows your doctor to remove all the cancerous tissue without leaving any behind. Another reason Mohs is recommended is partly due to its convenience. Because of the minimal tissue damage, most patients who receive Mohs surgery only need to schedule one appointment.  

What are the signs I should have my mole removed?

Everyone has a mole at least somewhere on their body—it is perfectly normal. However, there are several signs and symptoms you should look for to help you decide if your mole could be potentially dangerous. Here are a few signs that may warrant removal of the mole:  

  • Asymmetrical shape 
  • Jagged or rough edges 
  • Uneven color distribution 
  • Such as several shades of deep brown and a pink or red color 
  • Size is larger than a pencil eraser 
  • Significant changes over time 
  • Becomes larger 

What causes volume loss?

Facial volume loss is a condition that makes the skin lose fullness and elasticity. While it is normal, certain lifestyle choices can exacerbate the onset of facial volume loss. While volume loss does not cause physical pain or discomfort to the individual, it can cause the patient emotional and mental strain. So, what are the causes of facial volume loss? Volume loss can be caused by several factors. Including ageing, genetic predispositions, and lifestyle choices. Certain lifestyle choices include smoking, excessive sun exposure, and changes in hormonal profiles.  

What types of Restylane® are available?

Restylane® is a dermal filler which uses hyaluronic acid and can be used on a variety of areas on the body. There are several types of Restylane fillers: 

  • Restylane Silk helps smooth wrinkles around the mouth. It can also improve lip symmetry and restore lip fullness and volume if you have naturally thin lips. Results usually last about six months. 
  • Restylane Lyft adds volume to the face and hands and improves facial contours, providing a more natural, youthful look. Results from Restylane Lyft typically last about one year. 
  • Restylane Refyne helps soften and smooth expression lines. Results last approximately one year. 
  • Restylane Defyne smooths deeper expression lines that require more volume, such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds. It can also correct mild-to-moderate wrinkles and folds, providing facial rejuvenation. Results can last up to one year. 
  • Restylane-L can correct a variety of the many signs of aging, including nasolabial folds, marionette lines and furrow lines. It can also add fullness and definition to your lips. Results can last about six months. 
  • Restylane Kysse is designed for lip enhancement, adding volume and fullness to your lips and smoothing lip lines. This can also enhance your natural lip color and provides flexible, natural-looking results for up to one year. 

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