Acne Treatment

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, so if you have it then you are in good company. The exact cause is unknown but there are many factors that can make it worse. Heredity/ genetics, hormonal drugs, stress all can bring it on or make it worse.

BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA approved prescription medicine that is injected only by a trained physician who can help you to look younger and more relaxed by diminishing the severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Botox is approved for adult patients younger than age 65.

Chemical Peels

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient’s needs.

Facial Mole Treatment

One of the most frequent cosmetic procedures that is done in our office is the removal of facial moles. These common, dark brown colored lesions can be as small as a poppy seed or as large as a button. Instead of worrying about these, you can have them treated in our dermatology office.

Keloid Treatment

A keloid is a special type of scar in which tissue grows excessively at the site of a healing from skin injury. Keloids are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules and can vary from pink to flesh-colored or red to dark brown in color. A keloid scar is benign, non-contagious and usually accompanied by severe itchiness, sharp pains and changes in texture. Dr. Johnson uses surgery, combined with injections and special dressings to treat this condition.

Laser Hair Removal

The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis. Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter in the area that causes hair growth while not heating the rest of the skin.  The laser that Dr. Johnson uses is absolutely safe for all colors and she has been very pleased with patients response to the Laserscope laser.

Skin Cancer Evaluation

Dr. Johnson believes that every patient’s first visit to a dermatologist should include a complete skin exam. There is no additional cost and it is very important for us to look at the places that the patient cannot see. The benefit of a skin cancer evaluation is to identify any suspicious moles early on.

Skin Care and Anti-Aging

The goal of facial rejuvenation is to restore a more youthful look by helping to reverse the appearance of aging and sun damage. Dr. Beverly Johnson is trained and experienced in the use of a wide range of non-surgical methods for treating skin conditions. As an expert on skin aging, she is uniquely qualified to employ a variety of both corrective and preventative techniques to keep skin healthy and youthful looking.

Spider Vein Treatment

Spider vein treatment, or Sclerotherapy, is a procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations. A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. It is used for children and young adults with vascular or lymphatic malformations. In adults, sclerotherapy is often used to treat varicose veins or spider veins.

Split Earlobe Repair

Repair of a torn earlobe is a procedure that patients often request. We repair these torn earlobes in the office of Dr. Johnson located in Silver Spring, MD using a local anesthetic. Patients can return to work immediately after the surgery which takes less than a half hour.