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Dr. Margaret Mann

Dermatology
Westlake, OH
20 years experience female

Locations

Office

Westlake, OH

Address

950 Clague Road, Westlake, OH
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 800am - 500pm
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Insurances accepted

Multiplan PPO

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Cigna

About

Bio

Dr. Margaret Mann is the Director of Aesthetic Dermatology and Associate Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Case Western School of Medicine. A board certified dermatologist, Dr. Mann is a fellowship trained Mohs skin surgeons and cosmetic dermatologist. Dr. Mann performs Mohs micrographic surgery and advanced reconstruction. She has a thriving minimally invasive cosmetic practice which includes a wide range of laser procedures, injectables such as Botox and fillers. She is also an expert in venous disease and performs the full spectrum of treatment for varicose veins including endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy, ultrasound guided foam sclerotherapy and laser treatment. Dr. Mann is committed to excellence in patient care and education, for both patients and physicians-in-training. She is responsible for training our residents and fellows in dermatologic and cosmetic surgery. She is a primary investigator on several research projects on skin cancer, and venous disease, and has lectured on these topics both locally and nationally. She is the principle author of a clinical handbook of dermatology that is widely used by resident and dermatologists.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
13 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
UV Protection: There are many factors that causes skin cancer-- some we can control and some we can't (like our genes, being fair skin). It is now well known that u... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Mohs surgery: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans or dfsp is a rare skin cancer. For the most part, they rarely metastasize (spread to other parts of the body) though... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Neither: Acrochordons are a fancy name for skin tags, which are benign (not cancerous) growths that tend to occur as we age. They can often be found on the ne... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Dries out your skin: Frequent hot showers tend to worsen eczema. This is because hot water and harsh soaps remove the skin’s natural protective oils (think about how we c... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Depends...: The amount of skin that needs to be removed for a melanoma depends largely on the depth of the melanoma. In general, most shallow melanomas can be re... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Growing sore: Skin cancer often begins as a small bump that looks like a “pimple that doesn’t go away”. It gradually enlarges, and sometimes bleeds. The cancer may ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Warts from HPV: The viruses that cause warts are in the human papillomavirus (hpv) family. There are many different subtypes of hpv that cause different types of wart... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: In the hands of an experienced doctor using the appropriate device and settings, laser hair removal is very safe. While rare, the side effects of las... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: All corticosteroid creams when used for a prolonged duration (many months) can have the potential of thinning the skin, especially areas with thin ski... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Minor bruising: No long term or systemic side effects have been documented in cosmetic uses of Botox (less than 200 units). Botox therapy is a safe and effective for... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
See a dermatologist: Spots that don't heal, bleeds, changes in size, color, or grows rapidly may be signs of skin cancer. The best way to diagnose a melanoma is to see you... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Avoid Sqeezing!: Picking and squeezing almost always leads to scarring. Though popping a pimple may make it less noticeable temporarily, you can cause it to stay aroun... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Rarely spreads: Fortunately, varicose veins in the legs do not spread to the vulva. Vulval varicose veins are not directly related to leg veins, though the same gene... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: Small thread veins, or spider veins / telangiectasia, are easily treated with a variety of treatment depending on their location. On the face, lasers... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: It is a common misconception that "fatty foods" causes acne. In most cases, food plays a very small role in acne. Studies have shown that soda, chips,... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: A lipoma is a benign (noncancerous) growth of the fat cells that are commonly found on the body. Most lipomas are small and best left alone, but if t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Fellowship training : While all dermatologists receive training in their residency in mohs surgery, physicians who are certified by the american colleage of mohs surgery re... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Very very slowly: While basal cell carcinoma can metastasize and spread from the skin, it is very unlikely to do so unless they are very big (larger than the size of yo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Pick an Expert!: All laser treatments carry possible risks of scarring, pigment changes, etc. However, these risks are minimized with lasers such as fraxel. The most... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes, but unlikely: Basal cell cancers (bcc) are the most common type of cancer on the skin. While they can grow aggressively locally if neglected, they are very unlikel... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: For patients with severe acne, Accutane is significantly more effective than over-the-counter (otc) products. But not all patients need accutane. In ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Mostly none: It is a common misconception that foods causes acne. In most patients, chips, caffeine, fried foods, and chocolate do not cause acne. New studies ha... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
2-3 months: Accutane or Isotretinoin is one of the most effective medication we have for acne. It is dosed based on your weight and taken as a 5-6 month course. I... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: Since hormones play a role in the development of acne, regulating these hormone fluctuations with birth control pills can help treat acne. This is pa... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Moisturize daily: Dry skin is best treated with a good moisturizer daily. This works best after a shower when your skin is already moist. Avoid hot showers because the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: In my experience, forehead acne is not particularly difficult to treat. These are mostly comedonal (blackhead and whiteheads) and respond well to com... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: When the tendency to form freckles can be hereditary, freckles themselves are a sign of damage from uv rays. Some people are more prone to develop fr... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Most moles are fine: Fortunately, most moles or nevus are benign (not cancerous). Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that can develop from existing moles or in a new area.... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: Dermatologists classify acne into three types: comedonal (black and whiteheads), inflammatory(pimples), and cystic (deep acne cysts). Comedonal acne ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Yes: Absolutely! athlete's foot, or tinea pedis, results from a fungal infection of the skin. The same fungus when found on the body can cause ringworm (... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: No, definitely not. Though popping a pimple may make it less noticeable temporarily, you can cause it to stay around longer. By squeezing pimples, you... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
See a doctor: Without examining you in person, it's tough to say what the red bump may be. It could be nothing or something more serious. If you have a suspicious... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Different Types: Evolence is a collagen filler which may last up to 12 months (recent data) and is most commonly used for correction of nasolabial folds. Juvederm is a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Depends on Severity: Dermabrasion was once the best treatment for acne scars, but it often took a long time for the skin to heal and the treatment can leave scars or perma... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: Skin tags are benign, noncancerous growths that typically grow in folds of the body (neck, underarm, groin, under the breast). They are not dangerous... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
All normal growths: Skin cysts, cherry angioma and dermatofibroma are all benign (non-cancerous) skin growths. Cysts are saclike structure in the skin, which usually con... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Likely Milia: Without seeing you, it's difficult to say what your little white spots are under the eyelids and face. Commonly, small 1-2mm white bumps are usually ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Sometimes: Patients who are on Accutane may notice an increase in their cholesterol and triglyceride levels during their Accutane treatment. It is more common i... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
By a dermatologist: Spots that don't heal, bleeds, or grows rapidly may be signs of skin cancer. The best way to diagnose a skin cancer is to see your dermatologist. He o... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
3-7 days: Most patients will begin to be notice results within the first 1-2 days but gradually increase for 3-7 days. If no changes are noted for 3 days, don’t... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Streaks of blisters: Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are plants that contain an oil (urushiol) which can cause a rash called allergic contact dermatitis when they touch your s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
4-8: Human hair grows in cycles; some hairs are actively growing, while others are resting in a dormant phase. Hair removal lasers will destroy the hairs ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Sometimes: In addition to their unsightly cosmetic appearance, varicose veins can be painful, though not all patients report pain. Some patients experience heav... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Minimal Risks: In the hands of an experienced physician, laser hair removal is very safe. While rare, the side effects of laser hair removal include blistering, dark... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Sun Protection: While many over-the-counter products may claim to help with scar healing, the best way to minimize discoloration from a scar is to minimize sun exposu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
See vein specialist: The good news is you are not stuck with those varicose veins. Depending on their size, they can be very effectively treated with sclerotherapy (for s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Mostly from people: Ringworm, or tinea, can come from contact with cats and dogs. But more commonly, we get tinea from other people (think wrestlers, kids, and gym showe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Avoid tanning : As a dermatologist, i always advocate for sunscreen use to prevent skin cancer. However, even more important than that is avoidance of tanning beds. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
Enjoy the warmth: As a mohs surgeon, i see a lot of patients with skin cancer. I tell them to enjoy the warmth of the sun- but not the rays. You can still go outside ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
See a dermatologist: There are many conditions that can cause raised red bumps that itch. This include eczema, contact allergy, hives, bug bites, dry skin and many other... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 2, 2015
Dr. Mann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower2
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Thanks for your quick reply! I wanted to see if there was any way of getting rid of scars or diminish them..
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Thanks for your quick reply! Why is it not safe for dark or tan skin?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL

Awards

Best Doctor 2009, 2010, 2011
Best Docs, Cleveland Magazine 2013, 2014, 2015
Most Influential, Second Place, Cleveland, OH - Winter
2013

Affiliations

University of California, Irvine
UCI University Phys/Sgns
UCI Medical Center
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