Q: What is most satisfying about the practice of dermatology today?
A: One particularly satisfying evolution in dermatology is that patients can avoid major procedures because we can offer so many non-invasive options. Two of the most effective are SculpSure and Ultherapy. SculpSure, light-based body contouring, eliminates stubborn areas of fat. Ultherapy is the only FDA-approved non-invasive procedure for lifting skin on the neck, jowls and brow area.
At Maragh Dermatology we specialize in the most advanced techniques of medical, cosmetic, laser and surgical dermatology. For skin cancer, we have expertise in Mohs Micrographic surgery with cosmetic facial reconstruction. There are continual new developments in minimally invasive face and body rejuvenation such as liposuction.
We use lasers to repair scars and stretch marks, tighten facial skin, remove unwanted hair, and for body contouring and leg vein issues. Other conditions such as acne, rosacea and unwanted pigmentation caused by the sun can also be treated with lasers.
With expertise in both cosmetic and medical dermatology, it is fulfilling to care for patients with a variety of needs. All procedures are done under the direction of board-certified physicians who offer compassionate care with attention to detail.
Q: What advice do you give patients for overall skin health?
A: Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and it has “memory,” so sun damage is cumulative. Annual screenings are key to catching and resolving problems early. We recommend wearing a daily SPF of at least 30, avoiding tanning beds, keeping hydrated and maintaining a healthy body, which ultimately keeps your skin healthy.
Awards & Honors:
Best of Suburbia, Best Dermatologist, Posh Seven Magazine, 2019; Best of Suburbia (for Botox, fillers and injectables), Posh Seven Magazine, 2018; Top Doctor, Washingtonian, 2014