441 E. San Marnan Drive, Suite 110
Waterloo, IA 50702
(319) 234-6000

Premier Dermatology, Ltd. offers a full array of dermatological services to help you maintain healthy skin. You can read more on this page about specific services.

 

GENERAL DERMATOLOGY

We can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of virtually all skin conditions you may have.  General dermatology services include the treatment of both children and adults.  A sample of the conditions that we treat include:

  • Mole checks / skin cancer screenings
  • Skin cancer 
  • Acne 
  • Rosacea 
  • Warts 
  • Eczema and other rashes
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis - in addition to prescription treatments, we offer T.R.U.E. TEST® allergy testing
  • Psoriasis (we offer a range of options, including excimer laser treatments and injectable biologic medications such as Stelara, Humira, and Enbrel)
  • More "exotic" conditions such as dermatitis herpetiformis, lichen planus, granuloma annulare and bullous pemphigoid.  If you don't know what you have, we will help you reach a diagnosis

 

 

DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY

Dr. Ellerbroek has been practicing for several years and has performed thousands of surgical cases.  His expertise includes the following:

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
    •  For the treatment of basal and squamous cell cancer located primarily on the face.  As the only provider performing this in the region, Dr. Ellerbroek is pleased to offer this service to his patients.  Mohs surgery has become the gold standard for the treatment of facial skin cancers due to its exceptionally high cure rate and ability to leave a smaller scar.
  • Skin Cancer Excisions 
    • Conventional excisions are typically done on cancers on the body.  This includes the treatment of basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma.
  • Excision of benign lesions
    •   Includes the removal of cysts, moles, and various other lesions.

 

 

COSMETIC SERVICES

Our aesthetic offerings are regularly growing, so be sure to check back periodically for new services:

  • Sciton BBL Broadband Light 
    • Sciton BBL is a best-in-class light-based technology that sets new standards for treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage.  It can treat the following conditions:
      • Pigmented lesions (eg. freckles, age spots, melasma)
      • Vascular Lesions (eg. small blood vessels, rosacea, flushing)
      • Acne
      • Forever Young BBL™ treatments can change gene expression associated with aging, making the skin look clearer, smoother, and much younger (10 years younger in published studies).
    • See Before and After Photos Here
  • StrataPen Microneedling
    • Helps stimulate collagen production, which can treat the following:
      • Acne scars
      • Stretch Marks
      • Enlarged Pores
      • Facial Wrinkles
      • Improvement of Skin Texture
  • Botox 
    • For the treatment of frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead wrinkles.
  • Juvederm  
    • A hyaluronic acid filler for the treatment of nasolabial folds (the deep lines that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth)
  • Obagi Products
  • Elta MD Products
  • Benign Lesion Removal
    • Includes the removal of benign moles, cherry angiomas (red blood vessel growths), seborrheic keratoses (age spots), and dark spots.  Occassionally can be covered by insurance if the lesions are changing or having symptoms.

 

 


 

 

Acne

Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. In normal skin, oil glands under the skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum. Read More »

Moles (Nevi)

Moles are brown or black growths, usually round or oval, that can appear anywhere on the skin. They can be rough or smooth, flat or raised, single or in multiples. They occur when cells that are responsible for skin pigmentation, known as melanocytes, grow in clusters instead of being spread out across the skin. Generally, moles are less than one-quarter inch in size. Most moles appear by the age of 20, although some moles may appear later in life. Read More »

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that creates red patches of skin with white, flaky scales. It most commonly occurs on the elbows, knees and trunk, but can appear anywhere on the body. The first episode usually strikes between the ages of 15 and 35. It is a chronic condition that will then cycle through flare-ups and remissions throughout the rest of the patient's life. Psoriasis affects as many as 7.5 million people in the United States. About 20,000 children under age 10 have been diagnosed with psoriasis. Read More »

Rashes

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and usually appears as a red patch or small bumps or blisters on the skin. The majority of rashes are harmless and can be treated effectively with over-the-counter anti-itch creams, antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. Read More »

Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness, acne-like pimples, visible small blood vessels on the face, swelling and/or watery, irritated eyes. This inflammation of the face can affect the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead or eyelids. More than 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure for rosacea. There is also no link between rosacea and cancer. Read More »

Skin Cancers

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. Skin cancers are generally curable if caught early. However, people who have had skin cancer are at a higher risk of developing a new skin cancer, which is why regular self-examination and doctor visits are imperative. Read More »

Warts

Warts are small, harmless growths that appear most frequently on the hands and feet. Sometimes they look flat and smooth, other times they have a dome-shaped or cauliflower-like appearance. Warts can be surrounded by skin that is either lighter or darker. Warts are caused by different forms of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur in people of all ages and can spread from person-to-person and from one part of the body to another. Warts are benign (noncancerous) and generally painless. Read More »

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin). Read More »