Virginia Beach Dermatologist
5320 Providence Road, 202
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464 US
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"Many folks comment that I am actually looking younger than older which as a woman in my mid-40's is always an ego boost." "The doctor took the time to talk to me about where and how much he would inject and why, particularly in relation to my concerns and goals." "Dr. O is a great doctor."

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5 out of 5 stars Botox

Best Doctor, Fairest Prices - Virginia Beach, VA

His fantastic esthetician, Stephanie Dillman, who also does amazing work, I have been treated by Dr. Oppenheim for over 5 years for skin conditions and cosmetic procedures. There isn't another doctor or staff the treats you so much like family and goes above and beyond for you, I recommend Dr. Oppenheim to all my friends for all dermatology and cosmetic procedures because he is simply the best!

5 out of 5 stars Age Spots Treatment

Dr. O is the Best Dermatologist Around! - Virginia Beach, VA

Friends highly recommended Dr. O! Dr. Oppenheim is hands down the best dermatologist in Hampton Roads. As a patient for over 3 years, I am continually impressed with his knowledge and expertise on all the latest skin care technology and his kind and professional manner. His Esthetican Stephanie Dillman is amazing, and is an added complement to his wonderful office. I trust Dr. Oppenheim with my health and well-being as I have had several skin cancer scares due to over exposure to the sun and he has treated all successfully with little to no downtime. Many folks comment that I am actually looking younger than older which as a woman in my mid-40's is always an ego boost. My children are treated by Dr. Oppenheim and I have recommended many satisfied friends to his office. If you have ANY skin care concerns, please do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Oppenheim!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Very Happy with the Results! - Virginia Beach, VA

Since my constant squinting in the sun has caused furrows to form between my eyes, not to mention the stress headaches I would get from it, I decided to try Botox. Dr. Oppenheim did a great job! I don't look like a deer in the head lights, but it has made a difference regarding my appearance and I'm not suffering from headaches as often on bright sunny days. If I do it again, I may get a...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Excellent Results -Virginia Beach, VA

Groupon. He has a wonderful staff and everyone is there to make me happy. Plus, Dr. Oppenheim is obviously not in it for the money.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Country Doctor Demeanor with World Class Expertise - Virginia Beach, VA

I originally selected Dr. Oppenheim because he was an "in network" provider. I've had different insurance carriers over the years, but I still go to him whether he's "in network" or not. Most recently I visited him for a couple cherry angiomas. He had an intern working with him and he was very generous with his time. He consulted with her and in the process taught the intern (and me) a lot about what commonly causes these red dots, as well as some less common causes and their presence being possible indicators of more serious conditions. He's a recognized authority in diseases of the skin and has been published in several medical journals. I've been a patient of Dr. Oppenheim for close to 10 years. He's removed moles, treated skin rashes, given me a few botox treatments, and I can't say enough good things about him. He's friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly an expert in his field. What do I wish I knew beforehand? That we had such a great practitioner right here in Va Beach.

5 out of 5 stars Vampire Facelift

JUST KIDDING (About the Vampire Facelift) - Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. O is a great doctor. He takes time to evaluate your needs, even though he may be thinking of many things at once. He's patient and is willing to try various treatments to get the you results you want. His staff is outstanding, everyone is kind, and will give you the time it takes to listen to your problems. Stephanie is a blessing, she and Dr. O work very well together. You can be confident that you will receive the treatment you need and that you will get the results you want.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

More Smiles Than Frowns! - Virginia Beach, VA

Dr Oppenheim and his staff always seek to provide me with the best care and help me put my best face forward. The Botox treatment helped make room for more smiles than frowns, keeping me looking and feeling younger!

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Why Did I Wait So Long - Virginia Beach, VA

Very sweet doctor, he does have resident's with him since he is a fellow with medical school. He comes from a family of doctors in the boston area but he relocated here to be close to his wife's family.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

I Look 10 Years Younger!! Thank You Va Beach Dermatology!! Virginia Beach, VA

I was referred to Dr. Oppenheim by a close friend who said he was "magic" when it came to making you look younger. I had a severe frown line between my brows that made me look so old in pictures and i couldn't take it anymore! The lines above and around my lips were so deep that i felt like i was a 45 year old woman with a 100 year old woman's wrinkles!! Dr. O to the rescue!! With botox...

1 out of 5 stars Botox

Uneven Botox. Virginia Beach, VA

I have had Botox done before and was very happy with the results. The doctor took the time to talk to me about where and how much he would inject and why, particularly in relation to my concerns and goals. Dr. Oppenheim literally walked in the room and said, "where do you want it?" He then proceeded to yell to his assistant in the other room how many cc's to prepare and walked in the other room to talk to someone about sports or something. I almost walked out then and there. When he came back in I began talking about my concerns and goals, after mind you he had already decided my treatment plan. In the end, I would have forgiven his terrible patient care had I been happy with the results. I have very uneven placement, where my left eyebrow forms into the "Botox joker brow" and my right eyebrow sits low. I do not feel like he took time to understand what I wanted out of the treatment, did not do due diligence on individualizing placement to my muscular structure, and ultimately did not even evenly distribute/place what he haphazardly injected in my face.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Oppenheim has hospital affiliations at Sentara Virginia Beach General.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Boston University School of Medicine, 1974
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Gynecology - Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, 1975
    Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1976
    Pathology, Dartmouth - Hitchcock, Hanover, NH, 1977
    Dermatology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, 1980
    Pathology, Yale - New Haven, New Haven, CT, 1981

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L Carnitine for Oily Skin

A study out of Hamburg Germany shows that treating the sebaceous glands with L carnitine can cut down on sebum production. Using a pig model, topically applied L-Carnitine significantly augmented B oxidation and decreased the lipid content of the sebaceous glands, which are the faucets releasing our skin oils. According to Professor Helmut Tilsch, L-Canitine may represent a major treatment advance in people having oily skin. L-Carnitine also is considered neuroprotective, has an...

Possible Revolution in Skin Care

An article in the latest issue of the Archives of Dermatology describes a novel microneedle device. This devices is composed of an array of fine needles whose depths penetrates the epidermis, but no further. It has a disposable head. In the study published the device appears to be safe, effective and nearly painless. The idea has been around for years. Many of you have probably heard of the Dermaroller. This is a similar device. However, the concept behind this is to damage the dermis....

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How Can I Increase Collagen Production?

Hopefully, I will not be the only dermatologist to answer this question. First, although you did not ask this directly, you must first try to prevent... READ MORE

How Can Someone Treat the Dark Circles Under Their Eyes?

Hi: This answer will only address the issue of dark circles. Puffiness, hollowness, etc. can be discussed in another reply. Dark circles under the... READ MORE

Differin for Wrinkles

Differin ( Adapalene) is a bit different than its two Retinoid mates Tretinoin ( Retin A, Atralin, Avita, Tretin X,) and Tazarotene ( Tazarac, Avage).... READ MORE

Continue Using Expired Retin-A?

Although we are stringent in our office not to dispense expired samples (can you believe in Florida this is a criminal offense!), topical medications... READ MORE

When to Expect Accutane to Start Working?

Most cases a month or two, but there can be great variability with some patients noting improvement in two weeks and others not for four months. It is... READ MORE

Best Way to Get Rid of Smoker Lines on Upper Lip?

Fillers are the single best treatment for this problem. I like the underutilized Cosmoderm since I can go very superficially and not worry about the... READ MORE

How Effective is Zerona Laser?

The Zerona is a low level laser which is being promoted and used for body contouring. It works by causing a tiny puncture to the fat cell, which spews... READ MORE

Glycolic Vs. Salicylic Acid - Which Peel is Better for Acne?

You are asking whether the alpha-hydroxy acid, Glycolic acid, or the beta hydroxy acid, salicylic acid is superior. In this case I am going to have to... READ MORE

How Can I Keep my Skin Looking Youthful Without Surgery?

First start with photoprotection. Chose a good sunscreen with moisturization rather than a moisturizer with some sunscreen thrown in. You cannot do a... READ MORE

Does Retin-A Really Work for Acne Scars?

Retin A, by causing the cells of the epidermis to divide more rapidly, pushes out the pigment in the keratinocytes.This does help with what we call... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.