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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 »

Facial Fillers and Other Injectables: Why Bargain Hunting Doesn’t Mix

Everyone loves a good bargain. But when it comes to shopping for BOTOX® injections and facial fillers in Washington, DC, you get what you pay for. Bargain hunting for beauty treatments is a dangerous and risky game you don’t want to play. What you save in dollars can cost you your safety, and your health  Continue Reading »

Are Millennials Shaping the World of BOTOX®?

One of the trends I’ve noticed in my experience as a board-certified dermatologist is that younger clients are coming to my practice in growing numbers. Millennials in particular are increasingly interested in warding off early signs of aging. In fact, according to a recent online survey from RealSelf, 51% of people ages 18-34 and 46%  Continue Reading »

Skin Care and Treatments at Every Age

Our skin experiences many structural and biochemical changes over the years.  For example, epidermal cells don’t turn over and exfoliate as easily, the production of collagen and elastic tissue proteins slows, and these proteins also weaken becoming less supportive. At our Washington, D.C., dermatology practice, we recommend skin care treatments tailored to the age of  Continue Reading »