Dr. Matthew Buxton was born in Southern California. He attended the University of California, Irvine where he obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1988 and his M.D. in 1992. After completing his Internal Medicine internship and 3-year Dermatology residency at the KY Medical Center in Kansas City in 1996, he joined a Dermatology group practice with offices in Lawrence and Overland Park. In 2004, he founded Free State Dermatology where he has taken care of practice, he has particular interest in: prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer (enhanced by the usage of Dermascopy); skin infections; acne and the cosmetic uses of Botox and chemical peels. He has been a member of the American Academy of Dermatology for 20 years. He is an avid reader and, when time permits, enjoys traveling and SCUBA.