Is it poison ivy or shingles, warts or skin cancer? Why wait a month or more to get into a dermatologist’s office to find out? One of our most common activities is the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions such as infections, unusual moles, warts, acne, contact dermatitis and eczema. The most common surgery we do is the removal of skin lesions. We also do shave biopsies, skin punch biopsies and excisions, and have technology such as cryosurgery and LEEP to destroy skin lesions with little or no scarring. In addition, we have ELOS light-based therapies for the treatment of unwanted skin pigmentation, wrinkles, spider veins and hair. We even offer Levulan and light treatments, which have been shown to be the most effective and best tolerated treatments for diffuse, sun-damaged skin and acne. Our interest is not skin deep and we understand the cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease. Finally, we understand the psychological importance and hormonal connections often found in individuals with skin conditions. We may start with the skin, but we go much deeper.