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 develop 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.
View more information on sclerotherapy, and our pre and post-treatment instructions.
Chemical peels are a method of skin resurfacing. By inducing a controlled wound, peeling agents can remove the 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 hyperpigmentation. 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 micro peel 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.
VI Peels can help improve skin texture, tone, clarity, and radiance. The VI Peel can be an effective hyperpigmentation treatment, especially for melasma. It can also help treat skin with
sun damage. The VI peel can also help clear up existing acne, improve the skin’s complexion, and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
VI Peel Purify
The VI Peel Purify is a highly effective treatment for acne and addresses a variety of concerns caused by acne symptoms. This unique formula combination increases cellular turnover to open pores and reduce comedones, kill p. acnes, and balance the skin for fewer breakouts.
VI Peel Precision
VI Peel Precision is formulated to combat the effects and signs of aging. Made from a synergistic blend of ingredients, this targeted formula provides for a deeper penetration to soften fine lines and wrinkles. The collagen enhanced stimulation increases cell turnover and promotes a decrease in loss of elasticity.
VI Peel Precision Plus
VI Peel Precision Plus combats pigmentation with our Lighten Booster and fast acting Brightening Booster. This powerhouse formula effectively suppresses melanogenesis and promotes rapid cell turnover for improved skin tone.
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 to 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 remove dead cells from the surface without irritating the skin. Safe and effective, this in-office treatment minimizes patient downtime 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.
The Hydrafacial uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow in just 3 steps. These 3 steps include: cleanse + peel, extract + hydrate, and fuse + protect. Cleanse + peel uncovers a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing. Extract + hydrate removes debris from pores with painless suction and nourishes with intense moisturizers that quench skin. Fuse + protect saturates the skin’s surface with antioxidants and
peptides to maximize your glow. The Hydrafacial addresses all skincare concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity,
firmness, tone, texture, brown spots, oily, congested skin, and enlarged pores.
customized facial for teens mainly focusing on deep cleansing and extractions.
Deep Pore Facial
facial focusing on deep cleansing and clearing out clogged pores.
Custom facials use products and techniques precisely fit your skincare concerns. (This service includes dermaplaning).
is the process of clearing a clogged or compacted pore by manual or
is a skin treatment that uses an exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and hair from your face.
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
- Lip Wax
- Eyebrow Wax
Eyelash and Eyebrow Tinting
Laser Genesis is a breakthrough laser treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural processes to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage and promote a vibrant, healthy looking complexion.
Laser Pigmentation/Vascular with Excel V
Excel V is the most advanced aesthetic technology that combines two powerfully precise lasers to target and eliminate vascular concerns (redness, unsightly veins) and benign pigmented lesions (age spots, sun spots, discoloration) on the face and body.
SkinPen is a medical grade, state-of-the-art micro needling device designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars on the face and body. It allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis, automatically triggering new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation.
PRP with Skin Pen
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), facilitated by the SkinPen, uses your skin’s natural properties and ability to repair damaged tissues. This allows your skin to look its very best.
Visia Complexion Consult
VISIA measures your skin pigmentation, pore size, and porphyrins (evidence of bacteria lodged in pores), as well as UV spots, sun damage, texture, and wrinkles.