Cosmetic Dermatology Specialist Columbia MD

Cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology services to help your skin look and feel its absolute best. All services are performed by our expert board-certified dermatologist. Located in Fulton MD and surrounding areas, including: Columbia MD, Laurel MD and other parts of Howard County MD.

 

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are an in-office procedure used to treat acne and skin discoloration, improve skin tone and texture, and to reduce signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Peels can also be used to treat scarring and pre-cancerous skin cells.

Peels come in 3 classes: Superficial, medium and deep. Because superficial peels penetrate the surface layer of the skin, they are useful for active acne, and skin discoloration caused by melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The superficial peels also have anti-inflammatory characteristics and temporarily oil production in sebaceous glands of the skin.

Moderate peels treat both active acne and the resulting scarring. These penetrate deeper into the skin and induce collagen production. Deep chemical peels are primarily for scar treatment, fine lines and wrinkling. These are the most aggressive type of chemical peel. They completely remove the top layer of the skin and extend into the collagen layer. The deeps peels produce more dramatic results, but are not ideal for all skin types due to the risk of skin discoloration. Hence it’s crucial that you see only a board certified cosmetic dematologist.

At Eternal Dermatology, we perform a variety of chemical peels to meet all your skin needs, and tailored to your specific skin type.

 

Neuromodulators

(Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, Xeomin)

If fine lines, wrinkles, and aging skin are making you lose confidence in your appearance, then visit Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, Maryland. Neuromodulator injection is the  most common and loved cosmetic dermatology procedure for the treatment and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

The most well known injectable for fine lines is Botox. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox as a temporary aesthetic treatment for moderate to severe frown lines in adults. Since then, other options like Dysport, Xeomin, and most recently, Jeuveau have emerged. While similar, there are specific differences in the timing of onset, how much the products spread in the skin, and how long their effects last.

Most people are familiar with the use of these injectables for forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes. However, other uses include to help reduce a gummy smile, overactive jaw muscles, wrinkles under the eyes, around the lips, and sagging skin around neckline.

 

Dermal Fillers

(Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero, Sculptra)

Normal aging can show up in your skin as sagging, loss of volume, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. To restore your youthful contour to your face or body, we offer a customized plan that may include a variety of injectable dermal fillers. Specific treatment areas include the mid-face/deep cheeks, lips and surrounding skin, tear troughs (area under the eyes), temples, hands and buttock area. Fillers also help with cellulite and dimpled skin.

It is important that you see a board-certified dermatologist for all of your filler injections. As with all procedures, there are risks  and you will get the best results by seeing someone with expert training and experience.

 

 

Microneedling

Microneedling is an efficient, safe method for taking care of many skin concerns and has become one of our most popular procedures. As we age, our body loses collagen at a rate of 1% per year after the mid 20’s. To combat this, microneedling naturally stimulates new healthy collagen production. This new collagen props up skin and attracts proteins such as elastin and hyaluronic acid to the area. In addition, microneedling helps with scar removal, improves skin tone, texture, discoloration, stretch marks and minimizes enlarged pores.

Traditional microneedling uses fine needles on a handheld “pen” device, to create channels in the skin. There is little to no skin damage due to the very fine, solid needles used. The channels created during the treatment penetrate the skin and enhanced absorption of serums applied to the skin. The glide that allows the “pen” to move smoothly over the skin is oftentimes hyaluronic acid. Another option is to use your body’s own blood products as a glide which results in faster and better healing and collagen formation.

RF-Microneedling

Another more advanced collagen induction method is RF-microneedling. This combines microneedling with radiofrquency energy to heat the deep collagen tissue. Hence giving targeted stimulation while protecting the surface layers of the skin from damage. At Eternal Dermatology, our Lutronic Genius RF device uses gold-plated needles to give outstanding results.  This cutting edge provides technology provides an alternative to a facelift and other cosmetic surgeries or lasers. The best part about microneedling is that your body does all the work of new collagen production. Therefore the results are long-lasting.

 

Kybella

The main cause of a double chin is increase fat layer just beneath your chin. This can be effectively treated with the FDA-approved injectable, Kybella. This safe, in-office procedure dissolves fat cells through a series of injections.

 

Vein Treatment / Sclerotherapy

Is the treatment of choice for small varicose veins and spider veins. The procedure involves injecting a solution directly into the small vein, which causes it to collapse and be absorbed by your body. The blood in that vein is rerouted through healthier veins. After treatment, the  veins usually fade within a few weeks, but it may at times take longer. Another option is laser treatment for smaller veins.

 

Mole Removal

There are many types of non-cancerous moles that can be cosmetically concerning. Mole removal is a quick and simple procedure. One method is shave removal where we use a small scalpel to remove the mole from your skin. Your skin then heals over the following weeks while protected by a bandage and antibiotic ointment. Other mole removal techniques include cryotherapy, electrodesiccation or lasers. In cryotherapy, the mole is frozen with liquid nitrogen from a spraycan. With electrodesiccation, the surface of the mole is lightly charred. In the following 2 weeks, the mole will form a scab which then falls off.  Removal is a simple solution for moles that are uncomfortable or cause cosmetic imperfections. Call the office or book online today to discuss any moles that concern you.

 

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