Medical Dermatology Columbia MD

Dermatology is about far more than appearance. Medical dermatology covers a range of skin and hair conditions. As a double board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Rodney is uniquely equipped to treat the needs of your skin–regardless of your age or ethnicity.


Acne and acne scarring can be frustrating and make you feel self-conscious. Treatment options include prescription creams and pills, chemical peels, lasers, acne facials and more. There is no need to suffer silently with acne.


Warts can be both embarrassing or painful. They can occur anywhere on the body, but are commonly seen on the hands, feet and face. As warts are caused by the HPV virus, they are contagious and can spread easily, and should be treated as soon as they appear.

Genital Warts

Like all warts, genital warts are caused by the HPV virus. Therefore, they are contagious and should be treated as soon as they appear. Because of their location, genital can be embarrassing and can affect your self-confidence. At Eternal Dermatology, we offer private, compassionate treatment to help you feel healthy and confident again.

Skin Cancer

One in five people is affected by skin cancer at some point in their lives. With early detection and treatment at Eternal Dermatology, very good outcomes are possible.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

BCC is the most common form of skin cancer. It is curable if treated early. The location of the lesion as well as the size and specific type of BCC will determine the best treatment. At Eternal Dermatology, we strongly recommend full skin exams to diagnose skin cancer as soon as possible.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

After BCC, SCC is the second most common type of skin cancer. Lesions should be treated as soon as possible, as there is an increased risk that the cancer may spread to other body areas. Treatment depends on the body location and type of SCC.


Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Risk factors for melanoma include light skin and  having severe sunburns during childhood. Having a family member, like a parent or sibling with melanoma also increases your risk for melanoma. If you’re at risk, it’s even more important that you get a skin exam at least once a year.

Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratoses are pre -cancerous growths. They show up on areas of the skin that have the most sun exposure. Like the face, neck , ears and arms. They often manifest as red scaly spots that are often better felt than seen. As about 10% of these can change into squamous cell carcinoma, they should get treated. Treatment options include freezing with liquid nitrogen and prescription creams.

Mole Check & Mole Removal

If you have many moles, or are at risk for skin cancer, you should have a full body skin check performed by a board-certified dermatologist at least once a year.

While moles are very common, some can become large and unsightly. They may ruin your complexion by giving you the appearance of a bumpy, uneven skin tone and others may develop into skin cancer. Getting your moles checked can provide you with answers about the health of your skin and mole removal options.

Cyst / Lipoma Removal

Skin lumps caused by cysts and lipomas can ruin the appearance of your skin and wreck your confidence. Fortunately, we can easily remove these benign skin lumps.


Dandruff presents as red flaky skin on the scalp,  and sometimes also on the face. The flakes can be obvious and embarrassing if you wear dark clothing. Treatment options include prescription shampoos, creams and scalp medications.


Fungal Infections

Fungal organisms live in the top layers of the skin. The infections can occur on any body site, including the feet arms, legs, groin, scalp, face or nails. Treatments include prescription washes and creams. For more infections of the nails or large body areas,  oral medications are best.

Earlobe Repair

Heavy earrings and ear gauging can cause lasting damage to your earlobes, stretching and even tearing them entirely. Earlobe repair can restore the natural healthy appearance of your ear.

Genital Warts

Genital warts, caused by HPV may be embarrassing and can affect your self esteem. At Eternal Dermatology, we offer private, compassionate treatment to help you feel healthy and confident again.

Melasma / Dark Spots

Melasma appears as dark patches, usually on the face and neck. This can be distressing to both women and men. We specialize in the treatment of melasma and other types of hyperpigmentation (dark spots and discoloration).

Pediatric Dermatology

The most common skin conditions we treat in children include acne and warts. We create a calm and relaxing environment that makes your little ones feel both comfortable and confident.


Keloids are a form of scar tissue that can present as firm painful or itchy bumps on the ears, chest,back, or anywhere on the body. Commonly seen in darker skin types, keloids are very difficult to treat, and should only be managed by an expert. Dr. Rodney specialized in the treatment and removal of the most stubborn keloids, in all skin types.

Skin Tags

Skin tags are benign growths that often appear in the armpits, neck, and groin. They sometimes caught on clothing or jewelry. Removal of skin tags in a quick easy painless.



Eternal Dermatology is located in Maple Lawn in Fulton MD, 5 minutes from Columbia MD. We serve Howard County MD and surrounding areas.  This includes Columbia MD, Clarksville, Highland, Silver Spring, Olney, Laurel and Bowie.

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