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Alix J. Charles, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Alix J. Charles

Philosophy of Care

Early in my training at the Mayo Clinic I was taught that the interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered. With that as my guiding principle, I strive to create a warm and trusting relationship with my patients so they may feel at ease discussing their skin care issues with me. I believe strongly in educating patients on how best they can be in control of their own outcomes; after all, they are the ones who live day to day in their own skin! Lastly, I try to administer a healthy dose of laughter with each prescription or procedure as I've found this helps my patients get better more quickly.

General

Specialties

  • Aesthetics
  • Dermatology
  • Vein Clinic
  • Years in Practice: 10

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology

Patients Seen

Accepts both children and adults

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Haitian Creole
  • Spanish

Medical Interests

Pigmentation disorders, Psoriasis, skin of color, dermatologic surgery, laser procedures, BOTOX, dermal fillers

Personal Interests

Reading, cycling, fine wines/dining, latin dancing, weightlifting, cooking

Education

Education

School Mayo Medical School
Graduation Date 06/2000
Degree M.D.

Internships

School Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

Residency

School Rush University Medical Center
Title Chief Resident

Procedures

Aesthetics

Dermatology

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Biopsies
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrodessication and Curettage
  • Excision
  • Mole Removal
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Phototherapy
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Surgical Removals (skin cancer, cysts, moles, etc.)

Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Chicago Dermatological Society

Media/Published Articles

Research & Clinical Trials

Research

  • Compounding Dermatologic Preparations in Developing Countries
  • Prognostic Factors for Life Expectancy in Nonagenarians with Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer
  • Superficial Fungal Infections in Developing Countries

Health Topics Posts

Is your SPF protecting or misleading you?

DMG Dermatology

When it comes to SPF, the higher the number, the better, right? What is SPF exactly? What do the numbers mean, and how high can they go?

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

Common Melasma Causes & Treatments

DMG Dermatology

Melasma is a patchy brown, tan or blue-gray facial discoloration of the skin. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead and chin in a mask like pattern. Also known as the pregnancy mask. Melasma appears most common in women 20-50 years of age. Only 10% are men according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

Sunscreen Basics

DMG Dermatology

Are you confused by all the sunscreen option and ingredients? Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or greater is recommended for protection on UVB rays. Broad Spectrum Protection protects against both UVA and UVB rays.

Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health

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