After more than a year of covering our faces in public, most people will be eager to ditch the masks and breathe freely again, although some might be reluctant to trade Zoom calls for in-person interaction as quickly. When you’re up close and personal, so is your skin, and as things return to normal, it’s completely understandable to feel anxious or self-conscious.
But everyone deserves to look and feel comfortable in their own skin. At The Polyclinic Madison Center, Dr. Eliza Notaro provides comprehensive care in diagnosing and treating skin, hair, and nail conditions of all kinds to support your overall health and happiness.
“Coming from a family of health care providers, I found incredible value in service early on,” says Notaro. “Dermatology is fascinating to me in that skin diseases can be common, rare, simply an annoyance, or incredibly life-impacting. I enjoy being a diagnostician, surgeon, pathologist, bedside care provider, and learner—all in one day.”
Hailing from the small town of Darrington at the foot of the Cascades, Notaro earned both her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Washington. There, she also spent time as UW Medical Center’s Chief Resident of Dermatology, and she is now a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Since joining The Polyclinic’s Dermatology department last September, she has shown her impressive breadth of skills, meeting the medical, surgical, and cosmetic needs of patients of all ages.
It can be particularly alarming for new parents to watch their child’s skin change as they adapt to life outside the womb. Eczema, a red, itchy rash that develops on various areas of the body, is one of the most common ailments with infants. Babies are often born with birthmarks that need treatment, too. “And of course, as kids go through the hormonal gauntlet of puberty, many experience acne,” Notaro explains. “And I find it really satisfying to help them through this.”
Right now, the waiting lists to see pediatric dermatology specialists can be months long. Notaro treats children at her practice, from birth through adolescence—a welcome opportunity if you’re having difficulty accessing care elsewhere.
For some, their wrinkles are like a badge of honor. To others, they may be more of an unwanted reminder of their own aging. Neither approach is wrong—it’s all about individual preference—but if you are searching for cosmetic treatments such as Botox, it’s best to receive them from a trusted practitioner who knows what they’re doing. Notaro also offers Kybella injections, which can help reduce fat under the chin, as well as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments to combat hair loss.
Truly, Notaro is available at every phase of life. For any of the questions you may have—what is this rash or lesion, should I be worried, how should I care for my skin—having the reassurance and guidance of an expert is important, especially when identifying life-threatening skin cancer or treating chronic skin diseases like psoriasis.
“The most rewarding aspect of my job is getting to treat the whole patient,” she says. “I hear their stories, grow an understanding of their skin, and get to see them feel better and reach their goals.” When she’s not in the office, Notaro enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, son, daughter, and French bulldog named Murphy.
To schedule an appointment or learn more about Dr. Notaro’s services, visit polyclinic.com/eliza-notaro.