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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS, University of Iowa
Medical: MD, University of Iowa
Post-Medical School TrainingInternship: Internal Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship: Clinical Trials, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University
Residency: Department of Dermatology, Boston University Medical Center
Treatments offered at Forefront Dermatology
Most popular answers from Elizabeth Damstetter, MD
Seek immediate evaluation by a board-certified dermatologist. This is not a hematoma. Hematomas do not last that long and do not look anything like... READ MORE
Keloids often require multiple rounds of injections before starting to soften. Intralesional cryotherapy can be extremely effective, but few providers... READ MORE
This is an expected side effect from isotretinoin. It should resolve within 1 week of completing your course. Emollient lip balms are generally the... READ MORE
IPL may not be the best device for hair reduction on your skin type. It's also important to keep in mind how you space your treatment sessions. For... READ MORE
This is an excellent question. Sculptra can absolutely be done in your 20s to correct facial hypotrophy (that is, replace areas where your bone and/or... READ MORE
Your concern is actually very common. Plenty of people cannot control acne with over the counter ingredients. Consult a board-certified dermatologist... READ MORE
I've taken 40mg of isotretinion drug for 9mo. What's a safe duration before getting pregnant to have a healthy baby?
Females must wait at least 30 days after your last dose of isotretinoin before attempting to become pregnant. Males must wait at least 30 days from... READ MORE
It appears you may have a condition known as ochronosis, a well-known side effect of using topical hydroquinone for many years. Discontinue all use of... READ MORE
I work for a dermatologist & had many suggestions on raised scars from breast augmentation 3 years ago. Is this normal? (Photo)
A week is too soon to tell if the lesions are improving, but you should have the keloids re-evaluated if they are more itchy or painful than they were... READ MORE
Some lasers can leave behind temporary "gridmarks" or "trackmarks" after treatment. These are generally very subtle and fade after a few weeks. Notify... READ MORE
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