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General Dermatology

Keith Llewellyn MD and our physician assistant (PA-C)  diagnose and treats a wide array of skin conditions in both the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez offices. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Skin Cancer (Melanoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Cutaneous Lymphomas)
  • Actinic Keratosis (a precursor lesion to skin cancer)
  • Moles and atypical moles
  • Benign skin growths and tumors (Warts, Cysts, Skin Tags, Seborrheic Keratosis, Hemangiomas, Lipomas)
  • Acne
  • Rosacea and perioral dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis (Dandruff)
  • Urticaria (Hives)
  • Insect Bites
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (Poison Oak) and drug eruptions
  • Skin infections (Viral, Bacterial and Fungal)
  • Connective tissue diseases (Lupus Erythematosis, Dermatomyositis, Scleroderma)
  • Lichen planus, granuloma annulare, hidradentitis supprativa
  • Chronic blistering disorders (Pemphigus Vulgaris, Bullous Pemphigoid, Dermatitis Herpetiformis)
  • Disorders of hair (Alopecia Areata) and nails
  • Disorders of skin pigmentation (Vitiligo, Melasma, Sun Spots, Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation)

If you have a concern about your skin and would like to see a dermatologist without having to wait weeks or months to be seen, call and schedule an appointment today.

Note: Keith Llewellyn MD in Santa Barbara is certified to the highest national standards by the American Board of Dermatology. He is also a fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, The American Society for Mohs Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology.


Keith Llewellyn MD, performs numerous cutaneous surgical procedures on a daily basis in his Santa Barbara office. He also performs Mohs micrographic surgery. If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, have a mole, cyst or other unwanted skin growth, we will most likely be able to remove it for you. All surgical procedures are performed with local anesthesia in a comfortable out-patient setting.

If you have a lump, bump, growth or skin cancer that needs removal, contact us and schedule an appointment today.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs Micrographic Surgery is available in Santa Barbara at the office of Keith Llewellyn MD.

Mohs micrographic surgery is an advanced and highly specialized technique to remove skin cancer and is performed by Keith Llewellyn MD. It offers the highest potential cure rates for skin cancer while preserving as much normal tissue as possible. This surgical technique was originally developed by Dr. Frederic Mohs in the 1930’s and over the years has become even more refined. Mohs surgeons are skilled not only in Mohs surgery, but also dermatology, dermatopathology, dermatologic surgery and reconstructive surgery.

Mohs surgery is an advanced, precise surgical technique that offers the highest possible cure rate for skin cancer while also preserving normal tissue. It is, however, time consuming. Keith Llewellyn MD advises his patients to plan to be in his Santa Barbara office from the morning to the early afternoon. Obviously, if your skin cancer is removed with the first one or two stages, you will be going home more quickly. The average time duration of Mohs surgery for patients is about 3 hours. Each skin cancer in a given individual, however, is unpredictable. Sometimes, the skin cancer that you see on the surface of the skin represents the full extent of the tumor. In these cases, it is fully removed on the first stage of Mohs surgery. Other times, the skin cancer you see on the surface of the skin may represent the tip of an iceberg and it has roots under the skin that extend far from the clinically visible skin cancer. In these cases, it may take several stages to remove the skin cancer. Most of your time during Mohs surgery is spent comfortably awaiting the results of your tissue processing in our reception area (this typically takes 30-40 minutes per stage). As you will be in the office for some time, eat a good breakfast, bring snacks and a good book. Aloe Dermatology also provides Wi-Fi, so you could bring your lap top or tablet and surf the web as well.

Learn more about Mohs

Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. People of all colors and races can get skin cancer. There are many different types of skin cancer including Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. With early detection and proper treatment skin cancers have a very high cure rate. Self skin exams and an annual full exam by Keith Llewellyn MD or our physician assistant (PA-C) are recommended.


Pediatric Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology care is available in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez offices.

Dermatologist Keith Llewellyn MD and our physician assistant (PA-C) provide the residents of Santa Barbara a place for them to bring their children to receive pediatric dermatology care. In Washington, DC, during his residency training at the George Washington University, Keith Llewellyn MD spent many afternoons at the National Children’s Hospital providing pediatric dermatologic care. Caring for newborns and children has remained a daily part of his dermatology practice. As a parent of three little girls, Keith Llewellyn MD understands the fear and anxiety parents and children can have when they visit the doctor. He works hard to alleviate these fears for his patients and their parents.

Common pediatric skin conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Skin disorders of the newborn
  • Hereditary skin disorders
  • Skin rashes of childhood (Chicken pox, Measles, Scarlet Fever, Rubella, Erythema Infectiosum)
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Allergic contact dermatitis (Poison Oak), insect bites and drug eruptions
  • Candidiasis and fungal skin infections
  • Bacterial skin infections (Impetigo, Folliculitis, Cellulitis)
  • Viral skin infections (Warts, Molluscum Contagiosum, Pityriasis Rosea, Herpes Simplex)
  • Moles
  • Hemangiomas (Blood Vessel Growths)
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the skin
  • Disorders of hair, nails and skin pigmentation (Vitiligo)

If your child needs to see a dermatologist with expertise in pediatric dermatology, schedule a consultation today.

Note: This information is not intended to render medical advice on a particular case. To receive medical advice requires a visit with a medical physician. Keith Llewellyn MD in Santa Barbara is certified to the highest national standards to detect and treat skin cancer by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a fellow of the the American Society for Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation.