Washington Dermatologist
1634 i Street NW, Suite 402
Washington, District of Columbia 20006 US
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My Journey to Clear Skin

Hi All - Since I found this blog and having been reading a lot, I thought I would share my story and soon some photos. I started getting acne in the sixth grade (I remember getting my first pimple). After that it got worse in high school where acne would leave black marks all over my face and my Mom would not let me wear makeup, so I was self conscious and embarrassed throughout high school....

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Holmes has hospital affiliations at Howard University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Human Development, Howard University
    Medical: MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center
    Fellowship: Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Howard University

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What treatment/laser would you recommend to remove dark facial hair (chin, upper lip, jawline) on a Caucasian female?

The diode laser works best for dark hair on fair skin. Nd yag is also helpful. It is difficult to give an estimate of costs because most doctors... READ MORE

Which is the best treatment for Dermal Hyperpigmentation? (Photo)

There are a variety of treatments for hyperpigmentation, from at home prescription hydroquinone to laser treatments. The Pixel Co2 is way to invasive... READ MORE

What is the best treatment for my oily skin with acne marks and scars and what is the cost? (photos)

Retinoid creams work well to control the oiliness of the skin while treating acne breakouts. With extended use , they also help to even skin tone. ... READ MORE

I have large pores and some acne scarring. What would be the best treatment?

Chemical peels work well t smooth the appearance of the skin. More aggressive peels with give a better result with the mentioned conditions.... READ MORE

What is the best treatment for the white bumps under my eyes? (photo)

I suggest that you have the lesions treated with electrocautery. It works well to remove them without scarring or bleeding. It is a very easy... READ MORE

How do I control my face full of dark spots?

One of the best things you can do to prevent dark spots is to use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater daily. The sun will dark ken the spots and make... READ MORE

Safe to use Hydroquinone to lighten red post acne marks while currently using topical Tretinoin .025%?

Hydroquinone works well in combination with tretinoin. They can be irritating together so you should discuss with your doctor. It is important to use... READ MORE

What peel should I get for acne scars?

ViPeel Acne works well for acne scarring. Because your skin is sensitive, you may also consider laser treatment. Complexion blending works well for... READ MORE

Indentation after staph infection scab fell off. Do I need a skin graft?

Because scars take a while to heal, a skin graft will probably not be necessary. The scar will get better with time and there are other medicine and... READ MORE

What can I do about hyperhidrosis after laser hair removal treatments?

Botox works very well to control sweating. Drysol (a topical medicine) works well for some patients but it can also be very irritating for some. READ MORE

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