Medical ● Surgical ● Cosmetic Dermatology
Robert S. Purvis, MD
Dr. Purvis is the founder of Grand Strand Dermatology and has been practicing in Myrtle Beach since 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Muhlenberg College and graduated from Temple University Medical School. After medical school, he graduated from two residencies - internal medicine and dermatology - and also completed a Fellowship in Dermatologic Infectious Diseases. He finished his dermatology training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and is currently Board-Certified in Dermatology. Dr. Purvis has multiple publications in the International Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, and a chapter in the textbook, Conn's Current Therapy. He is currently active in clinical research.
Chris Skvarka, MD
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Skvarka graduated from Jefferson Medical College. He finished his intern year at the Hahnemann University Hospital in internal medicine and completed his residency in dermatology at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He served as Chief Resident in his last year of residency. Dr. Skvarka is Board-Certified in Dermatology and has published recent articles in Dermatologic Surgery, Archives of Dermatology, and the American Journal of Medicine. In addition, he has written two chapters for the textbook series, Requisites in Dermatology.
M. Holly Bowdre Glover, MD
A South Carolina native, Dr. M. Holly Bowdre Glover returned to the area after completing her dermatology residency training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She was trained in general, surgical, cosmetic, and pediatric dermatology. Prior to residency, she received her Medical Doctorate and Bachelor of Science at the University of South Carolina. She is Board-Certified in Dermatology and has articles published in JAMA Dermatology and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.
Nathan Jones, MD
Dr. Jones attended Loyola College of Maryland and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After finishing his intern year at the Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Jones completed his residency in dermatology at the Drexel University College of Medicine. In his last year, he served as Chief Resident of his residency program. He is currently Board-Certified in Dermatology and recently had an article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Lucia Troutman, PA-C &
Morgan Mattingly, FNP
Lucia Troutman is a certified physician assistant who has lived in Murrells Inlet for 15 years. She conducted physical and biomedical research at Coastal Carolina University, where she received a bachelor of science in biochemistry. Lucia graduated from Francis Marion University in Florence South Carolina with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
Morgan Mattingly, FNP, NP-C is native to the Myrtle Beach area and completed her nursing undergrad at Francis Marion University. Always passionate for dermatology, she completed her MSN at Loyola University New Orleans while training at local medical offices.
Welcome to Grand Strand Dermatology!
At Grand Strand Dermatology, our goal is to provide comprehensive medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care to the Grand Strand and surrounding communities. We see patients of all ages - children and adults. We specialize in the treatment of skin cancers and skin diseases, providing skin cancer screenings and treatment for a variety of medical dermatological problems, including eczema and psoriasis. Our goal is to keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy.
Skin cancer is unfortunately common in modern life, but treatment is much more successful than it was in past decades. As a group, we provide comprehensive surgical oncologic care for our patients, including both excisional and Mohs micrographic surgery. Mohs micrographic surgery allows us to view in-office frozen sections of the specimens to better ensure complete removal of the skin cancer.
We are excited to offer photodynamic therapy (PDT or blue light therapy) for the treatment of actinic keratoses. With the addition of Dr. Glover, we are growing our cosmetic practice. Please call ahead for any questions regarding your cosmetic needs.
· $12 per unit.
· Average cost is $275- $350 per treatment, varying with number of areas treated.
· Used to treat:
· “crow’s feet”
· glabellar “eleven lines”
· forehead lines.
Treatment takes 1-2 weeks to achieve full effect. The effect lasts about four months or possibly longer if treatments are regularly repeated.
- $2,400.00 for 2 treatments (4 vials)
- $1,200.00 for each subsequent treatment (2 vials)
- Used to treat:
- double chin.
· $650 per syringe.
· Average patient over age 50 may need two syringes.
· Used to treat:
· “smile lines”
· “laugh lines”
· “marionette lines”
· perioral area and lips.
Treatment takes about one month to achieve full effect. The effect lasts 6-18 months or possibly longer if treatments are regularly repeated.