Cosmetic Dermatology

How you feel about your appearance affects your overall well-being. At MUSC Health Cosmetic Dermatology, we help you achieve your best self through customized treatment plans and a wide range of innovative, noninvasive procedures for your face and body, including:

  • Wrinkle Relaxers: Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin
  • Dermal Fillers: Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Volbella® and Radiesse®
  • Laser Treatments: Fraxel Dual, Fracionated CO2 Laser Resurfacing, Vbeam®, Excel V™ CoolView, Clear + Brilliant, Laser Genesis™
  • Skin Care: OxyLight®Facial, Dermaplaning
  • Fat Reduction: Coolsculpting®, Exilis Ultra™, Vanquish ME™, Kybella®
  • Skin Tightening: Silhouette Instalift™ and AquaGold®
  • Collagen Stimulation: Sculptra Aesthetic and Microneedling

Why Choose Us?

Cosmetic dermatology is our specialty. Our team’s education, experience, and artful eye guarantee that you achieve your desired skincare results.

Here are more reasons why clients choose us

  • Our No-Pressure Approach: We customize our care to meet your specific concerns and work within your budget. Our goal is to help you look and feel your best, never stressed.
  • Safe and Dependable Treatments: As part of an academic medical center in the Charleston area, we offer convenience and peace of mind in a state-of-the-art, trusted setting.
  • Advanced Training & Expertise: A board-certified dermatologist with advanced training completes each procedure. 
  • Comprehensive Care: In addition to your cosmetic concerns, we can address other skin issues, such as acne or a suspicious mole.
  • Reward Programs: You can earn discounts toward future treatments and product purchases with Brilliant Distinctions and Aspire Reward programs.

Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments

Benefit from our team’s expertise, the most innovative techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. Popular procedures include fat reduction with Vanquish ME™ or CoolSculpting® and skin rejuvenation with a fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser.

Wrinkle Relaxers

A woman receives wrinkle relaxer for skin care.

Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® use purified proteins to safely relax muscles that cause wrinkles. These treatments can minimize or eliminate existing wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. 

Our experienced dermatologists will help you determine which relaxer best suits your needs.

Treatment areas may include:

  • Forehead
  • Eye Area
  • Lip Lines
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Frown Area
  • Jawline
  • Laser Treatments for Your Skin

    A women receives laser treatment for skin care.

    We offer noninvasive laser and light treatments using the most advanced technology. These energy-based options can precisely target skin tone, wrinkles, irregular skin texture, scars, and other skin concerns, often with little or no recovery time needed.

    Our treatments include:

    • Fraxel Dual: This advanced dual wavelength laser technology addresses a wide array of skin concerns including acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven pigment, fine lines and wrinkles. Fraxel’s benefits are due to its ability to boost collagen production. The face, neck, chest and hands are commonly treated. Social downtime is typically 2-3
    • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): This therapy is ideal for treating sunspots, broken capillaries, and rosacea (a skin disease that causes redness) on the face, neck, chest, and hands. High-intensity pulses of light penetrate the skin, targeting dark or red pigments. The pigment then shrinks, causing it to fade and be absorbed by the body.
    • Fractionated Laser Resurfacing: This highly effective treatment targets wrinkles, poor skin texture, and uneven skin tone. A laser removes layers of damaged skin to stimulate newer, smoother, younger-looking skin. Commonly treated areas include around the eyes, lines around the mouth, and the face, neck, chest, and hands.
    • Pulsed-Dye Laser: This laser provides effective treatment for vascular skin issues, both cosmetic and medical, including rosacea, port wine stains, “broken” or prominent blood vessels, and scars.
    • Excel V™ CoolView: This versatile laser system combines two wavelengths of laser energy to treat numerous skin issues effectively. These issues include vascular lesions, facial redness, “broken” blood vessels, dark sunspots, scars, and leg veins. The laser can also relieve bruising after other procedures for quicker healing.
    • Laser Genesis™: This no-downtime procedure stimulates new collagen production in deeper skin layers. Treatments gradually improve skin quality and appearance, minimizing lines and skin discoloration.
    • Laser Hair Removal: Our light-based treatments can permanently reduce unwanted hair for all skin tones. The treatment targets hair follicles to prevent future hair growth.
    • Laser Tattoo Removal: You can erase your unwanted ink safely and effectively. We use high-energy lasers to break up tattoo pigment into tiny pieces, making the pigment particles small enough for your body’s immune system to dissolve.

    Skin Care

    A woman pours skin care product into her palm.

    Our highly experienced aestheticians perform various rejuvenation procedures to help improve your skin’s appearance.

    Our treatments include:

    • Oxylight® Facial: Known as the “red carpet facial,” this treatment is great for preparing for a special event or complementing your regular skin maintenance. The specialty facial combines microdermabrasion, ultrasound, micro-current, oxygen therapy, and LED light therapy. The result is improved skin health and appearance, with a younger-looking complexion.
    • Chemical Peels: A peeling agent applied to the skin removes its damaged outer layers. The skin then regenerates with glowing results. Peels can improve uneven skin tone, reduce acne, and soften fine lines. We can determine which peel strength provides the best results for you, some with little or no downtime.
    • Microdermabrasion: During this facial treatment, we use a diamond tip to remove the uppermost layer of dead skin. Without that layer, it’s easier for skincare products to penetrate your skin’s deeper layers. This helps stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity.
    • Microneedling: Also called collagen induction therapy, this is a minimally invasive procedure. We apply multiple tiny needles to the skin. The small holes created stimulate the body’s natural repair system to produce new collagen. Benefits include a reduction in fine lines and improved skin texture.
    • Dermaplaning: We polish the outermost layer of skin using precise and controlled leveling. The treatment removes fine facial hair and provides light exfoliation, giving the skin a smoother appearance.

    Fat Reduction

    A women holds her love handles, contemplating fat reduction.

    We offer three of the most advanced and effective methods for reducing unwanted fat, tightening loose skin, and contouring your body. Our nonsurgical approaches can target areas such as the abdomen, flanks (love handles), thighs, back, arms and chin. 

    Our treatments include:

    • CoolSculpting®: We offer the newest generation of this popular treatment, which uses cooling technology to freeze and destroy unwanted fat. Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, thighs, back, flanks, arms, knees, and under the chin. You may see results in as soon as three weeks, but you’ll typically have optimal results in three months.
    • Vanquish ME™: Radio-frequency technology selectively targets and painlessly destroys fat cells. This option is ideal for treating large areas such as the abdomen, back, flanks, bra line, arms, and thighs. We recommend a series of treatments for the best results. You may notice an improvement in the treatment area within two weeks, but it could take up to six weeks.
    • Exilis Ultra™: This pain-free treatment is the only noninvasive approach that combines ultrasound and radio-frequency technology. We use it to tighten the skin, contour the body, and reduce cellulite, targeting areas around the eyes and the jowls, jawline, abdomen, arms, thighs, and knees. There is no downtime involved, and we recommend a series of treatments for the best results.
    • Kybella®: We can help diminish your double chin. Genetics, excess weight, and age-related changes can result in excess fat under the chin. Using a naturally occurring molecule, a series of small injections dissolves these submental fat cells, defining your jawline and improving your profile.
    • QWO®: Cellulite reduction: A non-surgical treatment clinically proven to reduce moderate to severe MISSING COPY

    Collagen Stimulation

    A woman receives a collagen injection for skin care.

    These treatments combat skin aging, slow or stop facial volume loss, and speed post-procedure healing.

    Treatments include:

    • Sculptra Aesthetic can address facial volume loss and thinning skin, restoring a more youthful appearance. A series of treatments may be needed for optimal results.

    • Microneedling creates microscopic channels in the skin, prompting the body’s natural healing response to produce collagen and elastin to treat wrinkles, pores, skin discoloration, and scars.PRP is a great addition.

    • Platelet Rich Plasm (PRP) PRP is your own anti-aging defense. The beauty in your platelets is that they release proteins called growth factors which promote healing, repair and rejuvenation. PRP can be used alone or in combination with other treatments such as micro-needling, speed post-procedure healing, or tackle hereditary hair loss.