Medical dermatology encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving skin, hair, and nails.

In some cases, a skin biopsy is required to help guide management.  A small sample of skin is removed, and sent off for processing and microscopic evaluation by a board-certified dermatopathologist.  At Upstate Dermatology, it is our standard procedure to send skin specimens to MGPO Dermatopathology Associates, where they are examined by faculty of Harvard Medical School.  This exemplifies our commitment to providing the highest level of dermatological care in South Carolina's Upstate.

Listed below are some of the more common skin conditions treated at Upstate Dermatology.  Please click on the links to learn more on the American Academy of Dermatology website.