Idaho Falls Dermatologic Surgeon
2085 Providence Way
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

Memberships

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Miner has hospital affiliations at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: DO, University of New England
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Michigan State University
    Fellowship: Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute

Treatments offered at High Valley Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

Most popular answers from Brandon L. Miner, DO

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How long should I wait after I quit smoking to get subcision for acne scars and botox for frown lines?

Usually I request a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the procedure. It takes some time for the effects of smoking to reverse. Once you stop just stay a... READ MORE

Post Mohs surgery - possible side effects?

This can be a normal side effect, just give it time to normalize. If after a month or two or it is still flaking call your surgeon. READ MORE

Does this eyelid graft look ok? (photos)

Your graft looks how a 4-5 day old great should look. Grafts cosmetically can take a long time to look acceptable. READ MORE

I had mohs surgery at teaching hospital in Chicago for basal cell carcinoma. Why was I given 7 days worth of 2000mg Cephalexin.

As a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon I rarely give oral antibiotics for standard cases. There are however times when it is necessary. It was likely... READ MORE

Can you wait to have a skin graft done after having a skin cancer (BCC) removed on your nose? (Photo)

If you get too much granulation tissue it can make a full thickness skin graft not match up well. Were you offered other closure options? A defect... READ MORE

The gauze from my slow moh's still has blood on it a week later--is it healing properly?

It is not normal to have bleeding one week after surgery. The separation is probably the problem but you should call your physician so the wound can... READ MORE

Head pain after I had Mohs surgery

Occasionally when we do Mohs some of the superficial nerves are damaged in the process. The damaged nerve can give you a numb sensation or headaches... READ MORE

Scar continues to get worse. Not sure what to do... Should I get it excised? (photos)

Even with a gifted surgeon, with your youthful skin excision is a very last resort. There are other less invasive things to have a physician try. ... READ MORE

Pulled loose a dissolvable stitch tonight only 21/2 days post Mohs surgery on my face. Will this affect the wound closure scar?

If the adjacent sutures are still intact and the surgical wound has not pulled open it should have little effect. If the wound is pulling apart your... READ MORE

Why can't skin grafting apply for acne scars?

You would likely not see any cosmetic improvement. Skin graft scars heal looking like a patch often times. See someone who does subcisions and laser... READ MORE

Qualifications
Experience
Practicing for 10 year.
Board Certifications
Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology
Memberships
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Hospital Privileges
Dr. Miner has hospital affiliations at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
Education
  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: DO, University of New England
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Dermatology, Michigan State University
    Fellowship: Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute


How long should I wait after I quit smoking to get subcision for acne scars and botox for frown lines?

Usually I request a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the procedure. It takes some time for the effects of smoking to reverse. Once you stop just stay a... READ MORE

Post Mohs surgery - possible side effects?

This can be a normal side effect, just give it time to normalize. If after a month or two or it is still flaking call your surgeon. READ MORE

Does this eyelid graft look ok? (photos)

Your graft looks how a 4-5 day old great should look. Grafts cosmetically can take a long time to look acceptable. READ MORE

I had mohs surgery at teaching hospital in Chicago for basal cell carcinoma. Why was I given 7 days worth of 2000mg Cephalexin.

As a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon I rarely give oral antibiotics for standard cases. There are however times when it is necessary. It was likely... READ MORE

Can you wait to have a skin graft done after having a skin cancer (BCC) removed on your nose? (Photo)

If you get too much granulation tissue it can make a full thickness skin graft not match up well. Were you offered other closure options? A defect... READ MORE

The gauze from my slow moh's still has blood on it a week later--is it healing properly?

It is not normal to have bleeding one week after surgery. The separation is probably the problem but you should call your physician so the wound can... READ MORE

Head pain after I had Mohs surgery

Occasionally when we do Mohs some of the superficial nerves are damaged in the process. The damaged nerve can give you a numb sensation or headaches... READ MORE

Scar continues to get worse. Not sure what to do... Should I get it excised? (photos)

Even with a gifted surgeon, with your youthful skin excision is a very last resort. There are other less invasive things to have a physician try. ... READ MORE

Pulled loose a dissolvable stitch tonight only 21/2 days post Mohs surgery on my face. Will this affect the wound closure scar?

If the adjacent sutures are still intact and the surgical wound has not pulled open it should have little effect. If the wound is pulling apart your... READ MORE

Why can't skin grafting apply for acne scars?

You would likely not see any cosmetic improvement. Skin graft scars heal looking like a patch often times. See someone who does subcisions and laser... READ MORE

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