What Does it Mean to Be a Top Dermatologist?

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As a board-certified dermatologist practicing for over 20 years in Washington, DC, I am dedicated to providing our community with excellent dermatological care, which is why I was so honored to be named a Top Doctor by the Washingtonian magazine again in 2020. I always strive to offer my patients the very best: the best treatments, the best experience, and the best results.

In this blog post, I’ll discuss what I believe defines a “top dermatologist” and share a few qualities worth looking for as you select a skin specialist.

Board Certification and Memberships in Professional Societies

Certification by the American Board of Dermatology represents the highest standards of training in dermatology. It requires extensive study, hands-on experience, and rigorous testing to achieve. Any top dermatologist should be board certified.

Memberships in professional societies reflect peer approval and an ongoing commitment to learning, innovating, and advancing the field of dermatology. I am proud to be an active member of the following professional societies:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Washington, DC Dermatologic Society

Learn more about why training and experience matter in this previous blog post.

Long-Term Commitment to Your Skin

Caring for your skin requires more than a one-time solution or short-term fix. Top dermatologists understand that keeping your skin healthy is a lifelong journey, and they create treatment plans that reflect that goal. Rather than putting a bandage over one concern at a time, they think long-term, plan ahead, and deliver solutions that will benefit your skin now and for the rest of your life.

Many of the people who visit me for dermatology services have been with me for more than 20 years. I have worked with them to slow the signs of aging, treat specific concerns, and preserve their youthful appearance for multiple decades. This relationship gives me insight into their skin’s history, allowing me to deliver the highly personalized care they deserve.

Individualized Care

Any dermatologist can perform aesthetic treatments, but it takes a trained eye to customize each treatment to the individual. BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and laser services are not one-size-fits-all treatments. They are tools an experienced dermatologist uses to bring out the best in your unique appearance. A top dermatologist knows how to use these tools to elevate your look without making you appear at all unnatural or “worked on.”

Your look is not quite like anyone else’s, and you deserve a treatment plan that is not quite like anyone else’s. I work closely with everyone who visits my practice to develop a fully customized protocol, which includes:

  • Assessing even the subtlest skin concerns
  • Offering a broad menu of treatments and advanced devices
  • Precisely customizing your treatment to achieve your unique goals
  • Recommending a personal treatment timeline

You can trust my team and me to give your skin exactly what it needs, exactly when it needs it. No matter what your future holds, we will work alongside you to keep you looking your best and feeling confident in your skin’s health and beauty.

If you would like to learn more about starting your skin journey at my Washington dermatology practice, please contact me online or call (202) 393-7546.

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