Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
915 Gessner Rd., Ste. 640
Houston, Texas 77024 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Economics and Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Arts and Sciences
    Medical: MD, Doctor of Medicine with High Distinction, Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Graduate: MS, Basic Medical Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Health
    Residency: Dermatology, Wayne State University Department of Dermatology
    Fellowship: Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Surgical Dermatology Group

Treatments offered at The Skin Surgery Center of Houston

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How to Remove Black Marks on my Face From Pimples? (photo)

Hi Sravanthi,Thanks for the question. Acne is an inflammatory problem and the inflammation from acne bumps can irritate the color producing cells in... READ MORE

I had Mohs surgery one week ago and my wound has a whitish thick covering starting to form is that normal?

Hi Mrs Treavistu, Without a photo it is impossible to give you accurate advice. However, it sounds like your surgery site was left to heal naturally... READ MORE

Help! Bad botox? Weird eyebrows? Should I go back to the plastic surgeon for a touch up? (photos)

Hi Flex, This is a very common result from botox that is not placed laterally enough on the forehead. This can be fixed very easily with 3-5 units of... READ MORE

I decided to get Juvederm around my mouth and laugh lines. This was my first time. Is this normal? I'm on day 5 (Photo)

Hi, Thanks for the question! Bruising is common but will go away on it's own by the 2 week mark. Early bruising can be treated with lasers to get it... READ MORE

Lump after Mohs surgery, will it flatten? (Photo)

Hi Deryl, Thanks for the great question! When the skin heals after surgery scar tissue can form. Usually this happens between 4-6 weeks after surgery.... READ MORE

How long after radio frequency mole removal do I need to wait before starting dermarolling?

Hi Miss RN, Dermarolling/microneedling can help with the healing process after RF. However, it is very important that you consult with your doctor who... READ MORE

Do hispanics run the risk of hyperpigmentation when treating acne scars with laser treatments or more sensitive to the sun?

Hi Gortiz, Great question! Persons of color are at higher risk of hyperpigmentation with any laser treatment. However, if your board certified... READ MORE

Nearly 3 weeks post excision of basal cell carcinoma and the graft site looks and feels weird with pinging and itching (Photo)

Hi Clumsy Dibbles, It looks like the photo on the left is the more recent photo. It appears that your graft is beginning to thicken and become red.... READ MORE

Mohs Surgery Recovery

Recovery and downtime from Mohs depends on where the cancer what located and what type of suturing was done afterward. We our patients the... READ MORE

What happens if I refuse treatment for SCC? (Photo)

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. There are many types of SCC. Some grow slowly and may take a long time to... READ MORE

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