General Dermatology Services
Dr. Howington and Low Country Dermatology specialize in the evaluation and management of a variety of conditions affecting the hair, skin or nails. We are happy to see both pediatric and adult patients.
Medical Dermatology Services
Common dermatologic disorders include:
- Skin Cancer Screening
- Mole Evaluation
- Acne, Rosacea
- Fungal infections – including scalp, body and toenail
- Hair Loss
Please refer to the Patient Education portion of our website to learn more about these, and many other, dermatologic conditions.
Surgical Dermatology Services
- Mole removal
- Skin cancer removal
- Benign lesion removal
- Nail surgery
Cosmetic Dermatology Services
A treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smooths the deep, persistent frown lines between your brows that develope over time. One ten-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—relaxes the muscles that cause these frown lines between your brows to form and keep them relaxed up to 4 months. Botox® has been widely tested, and has been approved by the FDA. We also use Botox® to relax forehead lines and crow’s feet. A brow-lift can also be achieved with injections of Botox® at the outer brow.
The results are natural appearing and apparent within days. Unlike surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic is fast, simple, and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery. For many, lines are virtually “erased.”
Sclerotherapy is a procedure used to treat spider veins of the legs. Using a syringe with a tiny needle, Dr. Howington injects a small amount of a solution directly into the spider veins causing injury inside the unwanted vessels. Following the injections, patients wear compression stockings in order to compress the treated veins. The blood becomes trapped in the injected veins. The body then gradually absorbs the trapped blood, and the vein disappears over a 3–4 week period. 2–3 treatment sessions are often required to achieve a 90% or better clearing of the spider veins. The treatments are very safe and effective.
Chemical peels are a method of skin resurfacing. By inducing a controlled wound, peeling agents can remove superficial layer of the skin and stimulate collagen remodeling. This helps to improve dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, texture, and skin impurities.
Low Country Dermatology performs 4 types of peels by SkinCeuticals. To achieve maximum results, a series of 4–6 peels are recommended 2 weeks apart.
Pigment Balancing Masque
This is an epidermal peel that targets hyper-pigmentation. A pigment balancing masque peel is designed to fade dark spots, improve skin tone, increase radiance, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Micropeel (normal or sensitive skin type)
This is an epidermal peel for aging skin. A micropeel peel is designed to improve skin tone, increase radiance, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This is an epidermal peel designed to reduce acne and help correct environmental skin damage. It helps to control breakouts, reduce oil production, decrease plugged pores and refine the appearance of pore size, and improve skin texture.
Mini Melanage Peel
The Melanage System is a superficial peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of hyperpigmented skin. The peel is applied during an office visit and removed by you at home. You will be responsible for, and supplied with, easy-to-use, but strict at-home skin care, which involves the application of several products over the course of a month. This treatment is excellent for individuals who want to improve uneven skin tone, deep pigment issues like hyperpigmentation or have Melasma.
SilkPeel is the newest innovative microdermabrasion technology, replacing crystals with soothing dermal-infused acids. A non-invasive procedure that exfoliates and infuses skin-specific dermaceuticals, leaving you with fresher-feeling and better looking skin. No downtime is required.
Reconditioning and Firming Treatment
Ideal for dehydrated, aging, and environmentally damaged skin types. The use of specific cleansing, toning, masque, and protective products will help to leave a healthier, firmer appearance to the skin.
Deep Pore cleansing Treatment
Perfect for congested pores. The combination of products helps reduce oil without drying and gives the skin the hydration it needs. Botanicals in the Phyto Corrective Gel are anti-bacterial, while the Clarifying Clay Masque drags out impurities and oils that can be harmful to the skin and clog pores.
Clinical Acne Treatment
Designed for acne prone skin, includes a calming masque and lymphatic drainage as well as corrective products that are ideal for the treatment of acne on the face, chest, or upper back.
Sensitive Skin Treatment
Designed to help calm and soothe compromised skin. The Vitamin C Firming Masque will aid in reducing redness, irritation, and inflammation associated with problematic/rosacea skin.
Gel Peel Treatment
This introductory hydroxy acid treatment is designed to minimize the appearance of surface lines, smooth out rough skin texture, aid in clearing acne, and help fade hyperpigmentation. The acids in this peel removes dead cells from the surface without irritating the skin. Safe and effective, this in office treatment minimizes patient down-time and is specifically developed for use with an at-home pre-and-post treatment regimen. For optimal results, apply in a minimum of 6 sessions or in conjunction with other procedures or treatments.
Specifically designed for pregnant or nursing mothers with common skin problems, such as hormonal breakouts and melasma (hyperpigmentation). The combination of products will leave your skin soft and with a healthy glow without you worrying about harmful ingredients.
- Brazilian Wax
- Bikini Wax
- Back Wax
- Lower Back Wax
- Chest Wax
- Full Leg Wax
- Half Leg Wax
- Stomach Wax
- Underarm Wax
- Chin Wax
- Lip Wax
- Eyebrow Wax
Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting
BBL Photo Rejuvenation (Photo Facial)
Delivers Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) energy through the skin’s surface to treat the appearance of sun damaged/aging skin, sun-induced freckles, as well as reducing redness and flushing or symptoms of rosacea, birthmarks, unsightly facial veins and other blemishes. BBL is a noninvasive treatment requiring little to no downtime.Areas of the body where BBL can be performed and treated include the face, neck, hands, arms, legs, and décolleté areas (1-3 treatments recommended)
Skin Tyte II
Safe for all skin types, SkinTyte can predictably and effectively treat any area of the body where improvement is desired, giving patients a firmer, more youthful appearance. This process promotes contraction of the collagen, initiating the body’s natural healing process. Following treatment, a new foundation of collagen is created leading to increased skin firmness (3 treatments recommended)
Micro Laser Peel
This treatment delivers excellent results for poor skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles, scars, acne scars, and sun damage for the face, neck, and chest. Depending on the depth of the skin removed, 3 to 6 days of redness will be experienced; the degree of redness differs with each individual. After the first few days, you will experience smoother, healthier, and more vibrant skin, with a significant, immediate change in skin texture and tightness (1-3 treatments recommended)
This facial treatment precisely vaporizes the outermost layers, inducing the formation of new collagen and tissue remodeling. This results in the improvement or elimination of scars and wrinkles, as well as the rejuvenation of the skin surface. Because of the removal of sun damaged cells, the risk of developing skin cancer is reduced. This treatment can be quite effective for deeply etched lines in the face, such as those sometimes seen on the upper lip.
This treatment removes tiny pinpoint columns of skin leaving normal surrounding skin to grow in quickly. The depth and degree of surface treated can be precisely controlled, allowing heating of deeper collagen to help tighten the skin. This type of resurfacing not only produces excellent results but it allows individuals to return to their normal activities usually within 48-72 hours. This is a face only treatment.