Medical Treatments

If you have noticed any new, growing, painful, bleeding, or oddly colored or shaped spots on your skin, we would be pleased to see you on a first priority basis.

There are numerous types of skin cancers seen in the dermatology clinic. Some risk factors to consider include: a strong family history of skin cancer, a history of extensive sun exposure including sunburns, and are of a fair skin type.

For more information please follow the links below to watch an educational video or obtain more information on some commonly seen skin cancers:


Basal Cell Carcinoma:

Squamous Cell Carcinoma:

Acne is a common skin condition seen by dermatologists that affects many different age demographics. Acne can arise on the skin of the face, neck, chest and back and can present as black heads, white heads, pustules or cysts. Genetics, diet, stress, hormonal influences, environmental factors, and a bacterium known as Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) all play a role in acne. Acne occurs when pores become blocked by dead skin cells, resulting in an accumulation of sebum, or oil, produced by the sebaceous gland.

There are numerous options for acne therapy. Upon consultation with Dr. Botkin, the treatment options will be explored with you to educate you on what you and the dermatologist feel would be most beneficial to you. You will likely receive information hand-outs pertaining to medications you may take. Once medically managed, numerous cosmetic therapy options can be explored for residual scars or pigmentation should you desire.

Rosacea is an inflammatory condition that most commonly affects patients of lighter skin types.  Learn More >

An itchy, skin rash that commonly shows itself on areas where the skin folds, but really can show up anywhere. Learn More >

An autoimmune condition wherein the skin loses color due to destruction of the pigment producing cells. Learn More >

The condition of sweating to a degree that interferes with functioning or psychological well-being. Learn More >

Medical Concerns

A referral from a primary health care provider is required for a medical assessment and will be covered by Manitoba Health. Please note that not all treatments required may be covered by Manitoba Health. Medical referrals are triaged based on their level of urgency. We work hard to provide you with timely access to dermatologic care.

Cosmetic Treatments

Numerous cosmetic lesions can all be removed for a minor fee with little downtime. The location, size, or type of lesion to be removed determines the method used for removal. Options such as liquid nitrogen cryotherapy, electrodessication, excision, or extraction, may be considered depending on best approach for each individual lesion.

  • Mole removal
  • Skin tags
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
  • Milium
  • Comedone extraction

I always strive to provide the best cosmetic outcome and surgical experience for my patients.