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Language(s) Spoken

English; Arabic

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

July 2014

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

​​​​​​Professional Bac​​kground 

Dr. Hawayek's training has taken her across the globe, starting at the American University of Beirut, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and went on to earn her medical degree in 1999, and completed a year of internship during which she rotated in Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, and other related specialties. She also completed a year of Surgical Anatomical Pathology.

She then enrolled at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine where she completed an internship in Internal Medicine, followed by residency in Dermatology, under notable chair Dr. Diya Mutasim. During this time, Dr. Hawayek was appointed chief resident in her final year. She became board certified in Dermatology in 2005.

Dr Hawayek was then accepted into a highly prestigious cosmetic procedural fellowship, where she trained with the world renowned Dr. Richard Glogau, as well as Drs. Roy Grekin and Whitney Tope, at the University of California in San Francisco and graduated in 2006 with a fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery and Lasers. During this fellowship, she trained in Botox injections, all the different facial fillers (Zyderm, Zyplast, Cosmoderm, Cosmoplast, Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Hylaform, Captique, Radiesse and Sculptra) and all the different lasers. In addition, she completed a course in Liposuction with Dr. Jeffrey Klein, as well as one in Sclerotherapy and treatment of leg veins from the prestigious Morrison Institute, in Arizona.

Professional Associations 

Dr. Hawayek is a fellow/member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Texas Dermatologic Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Harris County Medical Society.

She has taken part in many courses and national meetings, and has spoken at several of them. A presentation dear to her heart was "The Perfect Lip," handed over by her mentor. 

Hobb​​ies and Interests

Dr. Hawayek loves traveling, and recently has taken up cooking, and lives in The Woodlands with her husband and daughter. She's also conversational in Spanish and French.

​I treat skin conditions with a passion. I believe patients should be examined and treated with the highest level of expert care. I also believe in establishing a good rapport with my patients, to be better able to understand their needs and concerns.

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Awards & Recognitions

​Dr. Hawayek has published multiple articles and book chapters on numerous dermatologic diseases, as well as served as editor on several journals.

Publ​​ications

  • Hawayek L, Mutasim D. Pemphigus vulgaris. xPharm On-Line Pharmacology Reference and Database,  Elsevier Science, 2004.
  • Hawayek L, Mutasim D. Pemphigus foliaceus. xPharm On-Line Pharmacology Reference and Database,  Elsevier Science, 2004.
  • Hawayek L, Mutasim D. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus. xPharm On-Line Pharmacology Reference and Database,  Elsevier Science, 2004.
  • Hawayek, L, Rubeiz, N. 2001.Poikiloderma of Civatte. Dermatology. eMedicine World Medical Library (last updated Nov 2006)                                          
  • Hawayek, L, Rubeiz, N. 2001. Orf. Dermatology. eMedicine World Medical Library www.emedicine.com
  • Mutasim DF, Bilic M, Hawayek LH, et al. Immunobullous diseases. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 Jun;52(6):1029-43.
  • Hawayek LH, Mutasim DF. Myiasis in a giant squamous cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Apr;54(4):740-1
  • Hawayek L, Abdulla F. Cutaneous Abdominal Nodule after Cesarean Delivery, American Family Physician. 2009 Dec 15; 80(12): 1483-1484
  • Kirkland CR, Hawayek LH, Mutasim DF. Atherosclerosis-induced Diffuse Dermal Angiomatosis with Fatal Outcome, Archives of Dermatology. 2010 Jun; 146(6): 684-5
  • Peer-reviewed an article on pemphigus in the Journal of Pediatric Dermatology Pediatric Dermatology 22(6), 591–592
  • Reviewed the “Oral Diseases” chapter for Bolognia’s ‘Dermatology’ textbook

Feature​​​d in UC HealthNews articles:

  • UC HEALTH LINE: Botox—It’s Not Just a Cure for Wrinkle
  • UC HEALTH LINE: Moisture Is Key to Keeping Skin Healthy in Winter
  • Featured in CincyChic online magazine: Top Five Tips for Cremes or Extremes​