Your skin is right there for the world to see, so when things go wrong in that area, it’s tempting to want to run and hide. Luckily, East Bayers in need of skin soothing have access to a singularly terrific dermatologist in Dr. Cornelia Pessoa. A visit begins with pleasant and efficient staff who settle you in and keep everything running on schedule. From the moment Dr. Pessoa enters the exam room, you immediately sense that all will be well. She sits down and with no sense of hurry listens to everything you have to say, asks a few clarifying questions, examines the problem area, and together with you makes a plan for treatment. Dr. Pessoa offers services from the aesthetic (laser, chemical peels, Botox, etc.) to the treatment of serious medical and surgical problems of the skin. It would be impossible to overstate how clearly her empathy and compassion shine through with each visit — you’ll leave feeling you’ve been heard and understood, and that it’s all going to get better. A highly skilled and experienced clinician, esteemed by colleagues and loved by her patients, Dr. Pessoa is truly at the top of her class.