Dermatologist in Columbia MD

Exceptional Customized Care

First impressions are eternal. So why trust your skin to anyone but the best? We are committed to tending to every aspect of your skin and hair health — medical, surgical, and cosmetic — with relentless attention to quality care. We use the most advanced technology, cutting-edge procedures, and evidence-based medicine to create a personalized treatment plan — for you, your needs, and your lifestyle.

Our Dermatologists

Dermatologist in Columbia MD, Dr. Ife Rodney

Ife J. Rodney, MD, FAAD

Ife J. Rodney, MD, FAAD is the founding director of Eternal Dermatology + Aesthetics in Fulton, MD. A board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist in the Baltimore – Washington Metropolitan area since 2007, Dr. Rodney has extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic, surgical, and medical dermatology for all skin types.

Her undergraduate degree and dermatology residency were completed at Howard University in Washington, DC. She continued her education with a highly regarded dermatopathology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, where she focused on the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. Today, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD).

Patients benefit from Dr. Rodney’s expertise in skin cancer prevention, detection and treatment, skin rejuvenation and anti-aging, hair and scalp disorders, and general medical dermatology. She draws on her advanced training in today’s leading injectables, including Botox, Jeuveau, dermal fillers ( Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse) as well as cosmetic procedures such as microneedling, chemical peels, and split earlobe repair and laser skin resurfacing.

Whether treating acne, skin cancer, skin discoloration, hair loss, skin aging, or rosacea, Dr. Rodney designs a treatment plan tailored for each patient’s skin and lifestyle. She adopts the latest technology and techniques, including cutting edge laser, light, and energy-based devices that provide superior results for both women and men. Her specialized training in dermatologic surgery, hair, laser, and dermatopathology makes Dr. Rodney an expert opinion on all dermatology, skincare, and aesthetics.

Dr. Rodney often discusses the latest advances in dermatology in the media with features in the New York Magazine, Huffington Post, Women’s Health, Elle, Allure, Shape magazine, and many more. The entire team at Eternal Dermatology is committed to providing the very best experience possible in a patient-friendly and professional environment. Visit this dermatologist in Baltimore and DMV area today.

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Lauren C. Payne, MD,MS, FAAD

Dr. Lauren Payne is originally from Columbus, Ohio. She went to Hampton Universityin Virginia followed by Georgia State University where she obtained a Master’s degree in Neurobiology and Behavior. She earned her Medical Doctorate from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her Dermatology Residency Training at Howard University Hospital.

Dr. Payne is currently Assistant Clinical Faculty of Dermatology at George Washington (GW) University and Howard University.   She is also proud to serve our military veterans in her role as Director of Teledermatology at the Washington DC VA hospital. She enjoys mentoring and teaching dermatology residents and pre-med students, and is Vice President of The Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program, a non-profit organization geared towards mentoring and providing support for minority students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and healthcare. You can meet her at Eternal Dermatology and experience her expertise. 


Freida Francis

Freida is a licensed esthetician with 13 years of experience working in Maryland. She started her career, working at a wellness center, treating the skin with a holistic approach.

Her gentle, soft-spoken manners help her clients relax and trust her.

She believes that healthy, beautiful skin is achievable for everyone.

Freida has certifications in chemical peels, lymphatic drainage, microdermabrasion, and several massage techniques.

Frieda works directly with Dr. Rodney to customize every service to meet your specific skincare concerns and to make each visit an outstanding experience.

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Treatments & Procedures

We specialize in all conditions of the skin, including
medical, surgical, cosmetic, and hair and scalp dermatologic conditions.

Concerned about your skin health? Looking for a Dermatologist in the greater Baltimore, Columbia, MD, area? You’ve come to the right place!

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Chemical peels, injectables and fillers, microneedling + more.

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Facials, hair removal, IPL, laser treatments, dermaplaning + more.

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Alopecia and Hair Loss treatments, scalp health, shedding + more.

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Acne, cysts, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, moles + more.

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Achieve your Eternal Glow with services tailored to your needs.

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Specialized skin care for the unique characteristics of ethnic skin tones.

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