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Houston Dermatology

Procedures Performed

Allergy Patch Testing is a dermatological procedure that determines whether a patient’s skin rash is caused or aggravated by an allergy to substances that come into contact with the skin. Learn more here.


Botox (Botulinum toxin) has been proven to be a safe and effective way to help fight facial wrinkles and frown lines. Botox is administered into the skin via injections and works to help smooth the face by temporarily disengaging the nerves to a specific area. The injection takes minutes and patients can usually return to work immediately with only mild, brief swelling and rare bruising.

Skin cancer screenings
consist of a head-to-toe exam to assess suspicious or worrisome growths. This is also an opportunity for patients to become more educated about what to look for when examining theirs and their family members’ skin. Learn more about the skin cancer screening procedure.

is an in-office skin enhancing procedure in which the top layers of the skin are gently removed, leaving the skin feeling softer and smoother. Generally, there is no downtime at all.

Chemical peels
are one of the least invasive ways to help improve the appearance of your skin. Although chemical peels are used mostly on the face, they can also be used to help improve the skin on your neck and hands.

Chemical peels
are usually available to individuals of any age and may vary in intensity. As the name implies, a chemical solution, designed to remove the outer layers of the skin, is applied and the dead skin peels away, helping to restore a fresher, smoother surface. Chemical peels are used to help diminish areas of discoloration, reduce fine wrinkles and to reveal a more pleasing skin surface. Some require no downtime, but more advanced peels can require about one week of recovery.

Deep peels, medium peels and superficial peels may help improve:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age and liver spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin

Vbeam laser therapy uses a pulsed dye laser to deliver an intense, but gentle burst of light into targeted areas of the skin. Factors such as age, the skin’s color and condition determine the outcome. Learn more about the conditions suitable for laser resurfacing treatment.

Vbeam laser therapy can be used to help treat the following:

  • Rosacea on the face
  • Unwanted facial redness
  • Spider vessels on the face and legs
  • Cherry angiomas (small red spots) on the chest, back, legs, arms
  • Hemangiomas (raised, red birthmarks) on babies and children
  • Port wine stains on babies and adults
  • Brown sun spots on the face
  • Fine wrinkling on the face

Benign Tumor & Mole Excisions
A dermatologist can determine whether a mole is harmless, a benign growth or cancerous. Most moles don’t require medical treatment, however they can be removed for cosmetic purposes or if there is a possibility of it being cancerous. It’s best to have a consultation visit prior to the procedure to determine if the mole or benign tumor can be removed.

Mole excisions involve the dermatologist removing the entire mole from the skin, then stitching the skin back together after its removal. If the dermatologist suspects that the mole contains cancer, the mole can be examined closer through a biopsy.

Dermatologist(s) who perform this cosmetic procedure: Dr. Riva Collins,​ Dr. Mohsin Mir​, Dr. Lana Hawayek, Dr. Anita Mehta, Dr. Kimberly Mullinax and Dr. Rachel Parry.​


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