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Should I Make a Cosmetic Dermatology Appointment? Answer These 5 Questions to Find Out

At my Washington dermatology practice, I specialize in helping women and men achieve that “great skin” feeling—that feeling when your skin is hydrated, happy, and glowing from the inside out. Cosmetic dermatology can make a world of difference in both the way you look and the way you feel. But too many people hold off  Continue Reading »

Everything You Need to Know Before Your First BOTOX® Treatment

If you are considering a BOTOX treatment with a board-certified dermatologist here in D.C., you likely have some questions about what you should expect during your first appointment. It’s normal to have uncertainty about what the experience will feel like, what you’ll look like after the treatment, and how long the results will last. Knowing  Continue Reading »

Why It’s Best to Leave That At-Home Laser Treatment to a Dermatologist

At-home laser devices are quickly becoming a new trend in skin care, claiming to offer the benefits of laser treatments traditionally delivered by trained dermatologists. While these devices seem convenient, most are realistically ineffective at best and harmful at worst. There are countless reasons it’s best to leave your laser treatment to a board-certified dermatologist  Continue Reading »

Micro-Everything: Which Skin Treatment Is Right for You?

In the world of dermatology, there are treatments and products for every kind of patient need. But how do you decide which skincare treatment is right for you? That can be a confusing question for those not familiar with the various procedure names, especially when it comes to the three popular “micro” treatments. While the  Continue Reading »

Is Adult Acne Really an Epidemic?

A 2018 review of studies in the journal Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology reported a significant increase in adult acne—an issue overwhelmingly impacting women. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that adult acne now affects up to 15 percent of adult females. One dermatologist referred to the increase as one of “epidemic proportions.” One thing  Continue Reading »

The Limits of DIY Microneedling

Microneedling can smooth out wrinkles and improve texture, creating glowing, rejuvenated skin. Like many other trending treatments, though, do-it-yourself versions have begun to pop up on the market. And not all microneedling treatments are created equal. DIY options promise amazing microneedling benefits, but consumers should know that these claims aren’t always accurate. In this blog  Continue Reading »

CoolSculpting®: There’s an Applicator for Everything

CoolSculpting® continues to be one of the most popular body contouring treatments in the cosmetic world. Thanks to its nonsurgical nature and its ability to do what diet and exercise can’t, it has become a hit among men and women in search of a more streamlined silhouette. Those considering CoolSculpting here in DC may be  Continue Reading »

What Is a Liquid Facelift and Do I Need One?

When men and women ask about treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic at my DC practice, they’re often considering other facial rejuvenation procedures as well. What many people don’t realize is that minimally invasive facial treatments can easily be combined into a group procedure we call a liquid facelift. A liquid facelift provides a comprehensive and customizable  Continue Reading »

Popular Treatments That Stand the Test of Time

BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and laser hair removal are still ranked among the most requested and performed procedures. Just take a look at RealSelf’s 2018 medical aesthetics trend report, as it proves just how many men and women are falling in love with minimally invasive treatments. As a dermatologist in DC, I know how effective procedures like  Continue Reading »

Choosing Your Dermatologist: Experience Matters

Searching for a dermatologist in DC can feel overwhelming if you don’t know what to look for. But finding the right fit for you doesn’t have to be difficult. Whether you are seeking a dermatologist for cosmetic or medical reasons, here are my tips for simplifying your search: Start your search by choosing only board-certified  Continue Reading »