Customers Unhappy With Botox From Uptown Clinic

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Customers say a deal on botox at a Twin Cities skin care clinic left them with less than flattering results.

The experience also left the women with a lot of questions.

WCCO explains what to ask before going under the needle and the possible wrinkle in regulations. Continue reading Customers Unhappy With Botox From Uptown Clinic

Leading Dermatologist, Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD Refuses to Offer Dental Treatments

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Eagan, MN – In a statement issued early Friday afternoon to his staff and colleagues, Eagan, Minnesota-based, board-certified dermatologist, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD announced that his medical practice would not be conducting dental examinations, filling cavities, or otherwise engaging in dentistry of any kind. He stated the decision was irrevocable and would be effective immediately.

Recently, Dr. Crutchfield has had several patients tell him, in horror, that their dentist has offered them Botox injections administered by a dental assistant while still in the dental chair. “The allure of practicing in an area that a professional, or the professional’s staff, have no training or experience can be tempting to make a quick buck, but I believe we owe it to our patients and our professions to perform procedures for which we are competent,” Crutchfield explained. “Society’s limitation of practicing medicine to licensed professionals, like doctors and dentists, is based on the belief that a license equates to training in that area. Even as more professionals, like, say, dentists – or worse yet, their assistants – perform medical treatments like Botox that are well outside their training and licensure, real professionals will suppress any greed reflex and focus their practice on areas they know.” Continue reading Leading Dermatologist, Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD Refuses to Offer Dental Treatments

How Long Does A Botox Treatment Last?

Woman face evaluated by dermatologistYou’d have to be born out in the wilderness with no internet or pop-culture of any kind to have missed hearing about Botox in some way, shape, or form.

It seems like just about every major celebrity has had Botox injected at some point to “soften” their wrinkles. But just how often is a Botox injection needed in your face to keep those pesky fine lines and wrinkles away? Continue reading How Long Does A Botox Treatment Last?

Summer Camp For Kids With Chronic Skin Conditions

Why you should choose Camp Discovery for your child

For one week out of the year, kids with chronic skin conditions from across the United States and around the world will come to Camp Discovery to experience an adventure filled with fun, friendship, and personal growth.

Camp Discovery Is Often The One Place Where They Don’t Feel Different

Summer Camp Discovery 2017 FlyerEach year, more than 300 campers benefit from Camp Discovery, at no cost to their families, many of whom do not have the resources to send their child to a special needs camp.

Camp Discovery Staff

Camp Discovery is staffed with various medical professionals including dermatologists, pediatricians, physician assistants, and nurses. Many of the counselors have chronic skin conditions as well, and can provide support and advice to campers. Camp Discovery is equipped to handle daily medical care regimens and medical emergencies.

A Typical Day

Everyone, regardless of their skin condition, can experience activities such as fishing, swimming, archery, horseback riding, nature trails, and just plain fun!

Transforming Lives

Camp Discovery transforms lives by providing the following:

  • A safe and secure environment
  • Building confidence
  • Creating a sense of belonging

For more information, please contact the AAD office at (847) 240-1737 or contact jmueller@aad.org.

Spotlight on: Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD – The Dermatologist

Dr. Charles CrutchfieldIn dermatology, we are fortunate to have many insightful practitioners and great teachers and mentors. Some are bright stars in our special universe–others unsung heroes. All of these colleagues have much to share, from wisdom to humor to insights into dermatology and life. This column allows us to gain insight from these practitioners and learn more about them.

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD, is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Medical School and a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Continue reading Spotlight on: Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD – The Dermatologist

Crutchfield Dermatology Donation of Skin Care & Makeup Helping Low-Income Women Break the Cycle of Poverty – Dress For Success

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Our goal is making every person who walks through our door look good and feels great about themselves.  Collaborating with Dress for Success helps us further that ambition.

We all share at least one commonality: everyone wants to look his or her best.  Dr. Charles Crutchfield and the team at Crutchfield Dermatology helped ensure low-income women had the skin care and makeup tools they needed to feel confident while working to achieve career advancement, job stability, and economic sustainability.  Crutchfield Dermatology donated nearly $7500 in professional skin care and makeup to the Twin Cities non-profit organization Dress for Success.

Continue reading Crutchfield Dermatology Donation of Skin Care & Makeup Helping Low-Income Women Break the Cycle of Poverty – Dress For Success

Boy’s Acne Saves Father’s Life

Minneapolis-St. Paul- Eagan—July 7, 2015. It was just a routine follow up acne appointment. A father patiently read a magazine in the exam room as Dr. Crutchfield examined his son’s progress.   After Dr. Crutchfield reviewed the treatment plan for the boy, he began to exit the room. As he was leaving, he glanced back momentarily toward the boy’s father. Out of the corner of his eye, Dr. Crutchfield noticed a suspicious-looking, dark mole on the father’s arm.

Now outside the room, Dr. Crutchfield paused. His instinct led him to return to the room and speak with the boy’s father about the suspicious mole. Dr. Crutchfield expressed his concern about the mole and asked if he may investigate further.  The father responded that he and the boy were running late for work and school, and in any case, he had no personal health insurance.  Dr. Crutchfield assured the father, “It will take less than 5 minutes and I won’t charge you a penny.” Dr. Crutchfield’s concern and offer convinced the man to permit a biopsy of the suspicious mole.

Incredibly, the pathology report confirmed Dr. Crutchfield’s suspicion: Melanoma.  Clinic personnel immediately contacted the boy’s father, notified him of the diagnosis, and scheduled a complete and successful removal of the malignant Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.  Had the lesion gone unnoticed, it could have been life-ending for the father.

This man was in the right place at the right time. Many people do not realize their health — their life – is too important to rely on remarkable scenarios to catch dangerous health conditions.  If detected early, Melanoma is almost 100% curable. It’s important to have routine skin cancer screenings by a board-certified dermatologist and to receive proper education on how to perform a self-examination, what to look for, and how to identify warning signs. And if Dr. Crutchfield offers to examine a suspicious lesion on your arm, let him take a look!

2015 5K Race – Save the Date

2015 5 K race
Crutchfield Dermatology Foundation 4th Annual 5K Walk/Run. Sunday October 11, 2015. Proceeds will benefit the American Academy of Dermatology’s Camp Discovery, which offers children with chronic skin conditions a transformational summer camp experience.