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The Apex Team

Medical Services - the Foundation of Your Skin's Health

Trust the knowledge and expertise of a Board Certified dermatologist with your skin's health.

Call today! 818-889-2739

Your Partner in the Defense of Your Skin

It’s not a cliche: the skin is the body’s largest organ, and an important line of defense. Often, an irregularity on the skin can be a first warning of a larger issue. At Apex Dermatology, our board certified dermatologist Dr. Harp sleuths out early signs of skin damage and determines the best treatment plan.

Our first step in determining exactly what your skin needs is a full skin exam. From there, we can create a plan for the health and beauty of your skin.

Medications or topical treatments often treat most common symptoms. However, skin cancers and other irregularities may require a biopsy to analyze the skin tissue through a microscope. These are performed with local anesthesia and do not require any down time. Our office will follow up with the results typically within a week. Dr. Harp reads her own pathology and has seen tens of thousands of cases during her career.

If further surgery is required, Dr. Harp performs MOHS Surgery - the most precise form of skin cancer surgery. Dr. Harp is a Board Certified member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and an Associate of the American Society of Mohs Surgery.

Your skin changes over the course of your life. Dr. Harp enjoys treating patients of all ages and ethnicities. The greatest honor for her is when a patient brings in their entire family for care.

Skin Issues We Treat

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Vitiligo
  • Skin Cancers
  • Hair Loss
  • Nail disease
  • Wounds
  • Skin Disorders (shingles, seborrheic keratosis, icthyosis, keloidal scarring)
  • Mole, Wart and Cyst removal
  • Rashes and Allergic reactions
Sun damage often goes unnoticed. Please watch this amazing video that shows the sun's detrimental effect on the skin and the importance of using sunscreen. It's never too late to protect your skin, and we have great tools to help you reverse any damage you may have.
10 Tips for Healthy Skin
1. Sunscreen, Suncreen, Sunscreen! Even hands!
2. Wear a hat
3. Enjoy outdoor activities before 10AM and after 2PM
4. Use non-soap cleansers
5. If you use soap, only wash the "smelly parts"
6. Moisturize after showering to keep your skin hydrated
7. Don't pick zits
8. Drink lots of water
9. See the doctor if you have a mole or wound that doesn't seem "right"
10. Keep trying to quit smoking

New Tools in the Fight Against Skin Cancer

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin (mostly on the face and scalp) which can lead to skin cancer. It is important to treat AKs because there is no way to tell when or which lesions will progress to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the second most common for of skin cancer.

Our dermatologists detect AKs early and now with BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy in conjunction with Levulan Kerasticks® there is a safe and effective way to treat them with no down time.

LEVULAN KERASTICK® and BLU-U® is a unique two-part treatment that uses a light activated drug therapy to destroy AKs. The LEVULAN KERASTICK® topical solution is applied to the AK which absorbs the solution and converts it into a chemical that makes the cells extremely sensitive to light. When the AK cells are exposed to the BLU-U® Blue Light Illuminator, a reaction occurs which destroys the AK cells.
The 2-part treatment offers the following conveniences:
• No prescription to fill
• No daily medication to remember
• Treatment is administered by a qualified healthcare professional

LEVULAN KERASTICK® and BLU-U® fits your lifestyle:
• The 2-part, 2 office visit treatment is completed in less than 24 hours
• Low downtime
• High ratings for cosmetic response
• No scarring reported to date

Patients treated with LEVULAN KERASTICK and BLU-U PDT should avoid exposure of the photosensitized lesions to sunlight or prolonged or intense light for at least 40 hours.

Clear 95% of Psoriasis and Vitiligo with the remarkable XTRAC laser.

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Two of the most emotionally debilitating skin diseases for patients are Psoriasis (red, inflamed patches on the skin) and Vitiligo (a depigmentation of the skin made famous by Michael Jackson), both of which affect millions of people in the US alone. We are thrilled to be able to bring a new treatment to our patients - the XTRAC Laser - which has a success rate of 95% clearance.
  • Effective treatment—symptoms reduced generally in 10-12 treatment sessions
  • Long-lasting relief—typically several months free of symptoms"
  • Simple, painless treatment—sessions are very short
  • Relief without messy creams and daily skin care regimen
  • Covered by most major insurance companies, available by Rx
Contact Info
  • (818) 889-2739
  • (818) 889-2747
  • 32144 Agoura Rd
    Suite 112
    Westlake Village CA 91361
  • Link to Patient Portal
Monday 8:30 - 5:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 7:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 1:00
Thursday 8:30 - 7:00
Friday 8:30 - 5:00
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The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a physician before undergoing a procedure or skin care treatment.