Preferred Provider

Medical Dermatology

General & Medical Dermatology

Why visit a dermatologist?

If you are concerned about a condition with your skin, hair or nails, contact Fortson Dermatology to ask a question or schedule an assessment. Dr. Jayne Fortson, a board-certified dermatologist, and her specialized staff have the advance training and expertise needed to diagnose and treat skin-related issues for any member of your family, from newborn to senior.

Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nails. They have advanced training to treat more than 3000 diseases, including eczema, skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, skin and nail disorders and infections, hair loss and other hair problems, all of which can only be treated effectively with specialized medical expertise and care.

While your primary care physician can handle a variety of conditions, Dr. Jayne Fortson focuses only on the treatment of skin, hair and nail concerns. Dr. Fortson is Anchorage’s only physician board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology1 and is also Alaska’s most experienced cosmetic dermatologist.

In addition to expertise on healthy skin, the Fortson Center’s team of specialists has advanced training in therapies to improve your skin’s appearance and youthfulness. As a result, you receive the highest level of attention to both the health and the attractiveness of your skin.

Call us today and schedule an assessment or appointment.

General & Medical Dermatology Services

… I went through an 8 month treatment (for acne) and couldn't be happier with my results! I haven't had a blemish in over 6 months. My life is so much easier now that I am not always worrying about breakouts. If I had know going to the dermatologist would give me these results, I would have gone so much sooner!”

1Dermatopathologists are physicians who are board certified in dermatology with advanced training and certification in the diagnosis of skin pathology. The accurate interpretation of skin problems is extremely important in the selection of the correct treatment for the health of your skin. Dr. Fortson is the only board-certified dermatopathologist in Anchorage.


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Tips for Safe & Healthy Hands

Hand washing is critical to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. However, a side effect of frequent handwashing is dry skin that can itch, flake and crack, causing wounds that can allow the entry of bacteria and other germs. Moisturizing your hands after washing is very important step.

  • Wash your hands using lukewarm water for at least 20 seconds. Make sure to thoroughly soap between your fingers and around your nails.
  • Moisturize immediately after washing -- using lotion while your hands are slightly damp will help lock in the moisture.
  • When soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. The CDC recommends a sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to kill germs. Since these can be drying, it is especially important to use a moisturizer afterward. With sanitizer; however, be sure that your hands are completely dry before applying the moisturizer.
  • Using a moisturizer after washing or sanitizing your hands does not negate the effects.
Fortson Dermatology & Skincare Center LLC
T 907.563.3204 • F 907.563.4283
2401 East 42nd Avenue, Suite 301
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
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