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Why Is Collagen So Important for Youthful Looking Skin? Nov 1st, 2019

Collagen is a sturdy structure that holds your skin together and it also helps keep your skin youthful and beautiful. While it is impossible to keep collagen from declining naturally, there are steps you can take to preserve and protect what’s in your skin. If you’ve experienced a decline in...

How Often Should I Get a Skin Exam? Oct 1st, 2019

As a general rule, anyone who is old enough to vote should have an annual skin exam by a qualified dermatologist. However, Dr. Melanie Adams recommends more frequent exams for some people. Depending on your situation, you may also want to do regular self-exams at home between appointments. Why you...

Microneedling vs. Chemical Peels: Which is Better for Fighting Wrinkles? Sep 1st, 2019

Microneedling and chemical peels are two popular non-surgical options that aim to correct cosmetic imperfections while rejuvenating the skin. Determining what option is best for you begins with scheduling a consultation with Adams Dermatology located in Columbia, MD. Dr. Melanie L. Adams is a highly trained practitioner who specializes in...

Spots, Scars and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Aug 1st, 2019

Are skin imperfections making you reluctant to go without makeup, or are you ready to give up on ever wearing that bikini again? Laser treatments can fade and diminish skin imperfections, rejuvenating or resurfacing your skin to reveal hidden beauty.  Melanie L. Adams, MD, PA, is a dermatologist and medical...

Summertime Tips For Preventing Skin Cancer and Other Sun-Related Skin Issues Jul 16th, 2019

Summer is the time to get outside, soak up the sun, and embrace the warm weather. You just need to make sure you do it responsibly. If you don’t take the proper precautions, you could end up with skin cancer or other sun-related problems. At the practice of Melanie L....

Hiding Behind Your Varicose Veins? Laser Vein Treatment May Be Your Solution Jun 12th, 2019

Thirty percent of women and 10% of men experience varicose veins at some point in their lives. Varicose veins can develop anywhere, but they usually appear in the legs and feet and can be embarrassing. Bulging, twisted, and enlarged veins visible just below the surface of your skin can make...

Minimize The Appearance Of Fine Lines And Wrinkles With Juvederm May 6th, 2019

Your skin, which is the largest organ in your body, is important to take care of at any age. Regularly wearing sun protection is good, but even with the of best care, you might be noticing some lines and wrinkles.   Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of...

How to Care for Your Skin Post-Chemical Peel Apr 15th, 2019

Chemical peels are a popular way to refresh your complexion and rejuvenate your skin. This procedure is noninvasive and promotes natural healing through boosted collagen production. Removing the dull, sun-damaged, outermost layer of your skin unveils radiant skin. Today’s professional chemical peels provide you with an opportunity to turn back...

Learning to Love Your Body Again With SculpSure® Body Contouring Mar 1st, 2019

Have you ever started an exercise routine with the hopes of slimming your waist, toning your thighs, or getting rid of your love handles? If you have, you’re not alone. Women and men all have areas that tend to cling to excess fat, no matter how much they try to...

How AquaGold Microneedling Can Benefit Your Skin Feb 1st, 2019

Do lines, wrinkles, scars, or uneven skin tone have you feeling down? Your face is often the first place where wrinkles and signs of aging begin to appear, but you don’t have to settle for dull, sagging, or lifeless skin anymore. Microneedling is a safe, effective cosmetic procedure that boosts...

Tired of Living with Rosacea? Laser Genesis Is Here to Help Jan 11th, 2019

Does your face always look like you’re blushing? Have you noticed redness on your cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead? Have you come across bumps on your face that resemble acne? You likely have a skin condition known as rosacea. You may know that already. And, you may have tried a...

SculpSure: The Best Way To Rid Yourself Of Stubborn Fat Dec 10th, 2018

Everybody has those problem areas where endless dieting and crunches don’t do the trick. Having something to hold on to while showing affection sounds sweet, but you’d rather lose the fatty handles, while still enjoying all the love. We at Adams Dermatology offer an alternative and straightforward way to rid...

3 Reasons IPL Treatments Are Right for You Nov 8th, 2018

If you want healthy-looking, even-toned skin or you need to remove unwanted hair, you might consider intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment to achieve that smooth, even complexion. IPL can effectively treat a wide range of skin issues, and Dr. Melanie Adams can help you decide whether IPL therapy will meet...

How You Can Minimize Wrinkles With Radiofrequency Energy Oct 17th, 2018

If you’ve tried a variety of home treatments and over-the-counter creams but still notice wrinkles you’d like to get rid of, it may be time to try something new. Melanie L. Adams, MD, PA, is happy to discuss various treatment options including a natural, noninvasive method using radiofrequency energy to...

Slimming Down Problem Areas with SculpSure Sep 26th, 2018

Anyone who's struggled with weight loss knows how frustrating it can be. You’ve worked hard, eaten right, given up your favorite snacks, and exercised diligently. You’re finally in your ideal weight range, and yet those pesky love handles won’t go away. Or you’ve still got those stubborn pockets of fat...

Diminish Acne Scars Permanently (include Laser Genesis and Peels) Aug 24th, 2018

If you’re self-conscious because you have acne scars, you should schedule a consultation at Melanie L. Adams Dermatology. The practice has several options to permanently diminish the appearance of your scars, as well as improve the texture and tone of your skin overall. Choosing the most appropriate treatment, or combination...

How Microneedling Naturally Rejuvenates Your Skin Jul 18th, 2018

Ongoing breakthroughs in aesthetic medicine mean that you have more skin rejuvenation options than ever before, ranging from cutting-edge laser therapy to advanced corrective chemical peels. While these treatments can do wonders for your appearance, they often require a bit of post-procedural recovery that many people simply don’t have time...

Is SculpSure Right for You? Jun 18th, 2018

If you’re looking for a way to get rid of stubborn fat deposits around your belly without the risks of surgery, SculpSure® may be the treatment for you. Both women and men who struggle to shed stubborn belly fat through quality exercise and a good diet can take advantage of...

Protecting Yourself From Skin Cancer May 22nd, 2018

The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so we thought we’d provide you with a little background and incentive to protect yourself because, unfortunately, skin cancer numbers are still staggeringly high.Let’s start with the fact that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than...

Why Do You Need to Exfoliate? Apr 13th, 2018

Exfoliating is an important step in your skincare routine, yet many people omit it completely. As a dermatologist in Columbia, Maryland, Dr. Melanie Adams recommends that patients of all ages add regular exfoliation to their skin care regimen. She shares some benefits and tips regarding how and why exfoliating is...

How Does Laser Genesis Improve Rosacea? Mar 19th, 2018

If you have rosacea, you’ve likely tried mild soaps for cleaning your face, using only lukewarm water, and various creams to reduce the redness. Now you may want to consider the option of Laser Genesis™ treatments. With a specialized laser, Dr. Adams can target the blood vessels that cause your...

What Types of Conditions Does a Skin Exam Reveal? Feb 28th, 2018

What can you expect if you have an appointment with Dr. Melanie Adams to get a skin exam? You may be wondering what kinds of conditions for which she will be looking during her assessment. During a skin exam, Dr. Adams will simply look at your skin -- it’s a...

Are You Using the Right Products for Your Skin Type? Feb 5th, 2018

Whether the products you choose to care for your skin are effective or not depends on choosing those that are appropriate for your skin type. In other words, if you have oily skin, but you choose products designed for dry skin, your skin care regimen is probably not effective.There are...

Why Millennials Love Botox Nov 29th, 2017

Botox® has built its reputation as the gold-standard treatment for long-lasting wrinkle reduction, becoming the go-to anti-aging solution for many middle-aged adults.But older adults are no longer the only ones clamoring for this highly popular cosmetic injectable: Many millennials have discovered that having regular Botox injections can help prevent wrinkle...

ADVANTAGES OF LASER VEIN TREATMENT IN COLUMBIA, MD Oct 26th, 2017

Varicose and spider veins can be unsightly and even uncomfortable. They impact your confidence in how you look and may cause symptoms like aching and throbbing that keep you up at night. Rather than undergo invasive vein surgery, you may be a good candidate for laser vein treatment at our office in Columbia,...

Considering the Ideal Dermatologist in Columbia, MD Oct 26th, 2017

Adams Dermatology is located in Columbia, MD. It is led by Dr. Melanie Adams, who earned her medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, which has since been renamed Drexel University School of Medicine. Dr. Adams is a board-certified dermatologist in Columbia, MD, making her the go-to doctor for men...

What is Pelleve Skin Tightening? Oct 26th, 2017

Pelleve® skin tightening is the new non-ablative radiofrequency skin treatment for loose skin. Given approval by the FDA in 2009, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, neck and décolletage. Positive results may be seen after one treatment, but it may take months...

Looking to Eliminate Unwanted Hair? Consider Laser Hair Removal! Oct 26th, 2017

You’ve likely heard about laser hair removal and how it can eliminate unwanted hair. You might even have some friends or family members who have undergone the treatment. They love the way it has improved their quality of life. So now you’re asking yourself if laser hair removal is right for you....

Laser Face Lift with PrecisionTX in Columbia, MD Oct 26th, 2017

Traditional facelifts are invasive cosmetic surgeries that require a fair amount of cutting into your face and hairline. The recovery period for this surgery is extensive and comes with a significant amount of discomfort that can interrupt your normal routine until you are fully healed. It also comes with risks...

Non-Surgical Fat Reduction with SculpSure in Colombia Oct 26th, 2017

Many people would say that they do not feel satisfied with the appearance of their body. There are certain aspects of it that they would like to change. Thankfully, SculpSure® is a great way for you to permanently get rid of fat without the need for surgery. If you live...

Reasons to Consider Professional Acne Treatment Oct 26th, 2017

Acne is a very common disease in which the skin’s sebaceous or oil glands produce oil that clogs the skin’s pores. Bacteria then grow in those pores and produce blackheads and whiteheads. In inflammatory acne, the blockage in the pore causes the follicle’s wall to burst under the resultant pressure...

Choosing the Right Dermatologist in Columbia Oct 26th, 2017

Columbia residents have many of the same skin complaints as other people throughout the country. Wrinkles, sun damage, sagging skin, and moles often prompt dermatologist appointments. There are so many reasons why people visit a dermatologist office, and if you are looking for an experienced, board-certified dermatologist in the area,...

Non-Surgical Facelift with PrecisionTX Oct 26th, 2017

Invasive cosmetic procedures have helped many patients achieve their cosmetic goals, but these surgeries aren’t right or necessary for everyone. That is why our team is proud to offer minimally-invasive alternatives such as PrecisionTx™. With advanced laser technology, we can gently remove pockets of fat while tightening the nearby skin....

Common Causes of Skin Cancer Oct 26th, 2017

Skin cancer is one of the more common forms of cancer that people face. Thankfully, it can also be effectively treated when it is caught early on. Skin cancer, like most other cancers, is the result of a mutation in the DNA of your skin cells. These mutations affect the...

Sclerotherapy for Spider and Vericose Veins Oct 26th, 2017

Varicose veins and spider veins can both have a negative impact on your appearance. In the case of varicose veins, your health can be impacted as well. If you are struggling with the presence of these unwanted veins, ask our skilled doctor about the benefits of sclerotherapy if you want...

Remove Hair with Laser Hair Removal Oct 26th, 2017

Have you ever noticed that there are some people who just seem to be blessed with very little body hair? On the other hand, there are a lot of people out there who spend a lot of their time trying to get rid of unwanted hair on their body. They...

A Closer Look at SculpSure Body Contouring Oct 26th, 2017

If a person does not like the way that they look, it can negatively affect many aspects of their life. Conversely, when a person feels confident, this confidence comes across. It affects the way that they treat others and the way that other people treat them. One of the reasons...

The Benefits of Seeing a Board-Certified Dermatologist for Skin Issues Oct 26th, 2017

If you have issues with your skin that are impacting your appearance or threatening your health, you will obviously want the best care available in order to get your problems resolved. The tricky part for many individuals comes in choosing a healthcare provider that meets all of the necessary criteria....

Safe and Effective Eczema Treatment Oct 26th, 2017

Eczema is a term for a group of skin conditions that cause irritation or inflammation. While the exact cause of eczema is unknown, it is believed to be caused by an immune system that has overreacted in response to an irritant. It often occurs in patients whose families have a...

Benefits of Visiting a Professional Acne Clinic Oct 26th, 2017

Just about every teenager at one point or another in their life has a problem with acne. It’s just part of growing up. However, with proper skin care, teenage acne does not need to develop into something that will scar the skin permanently. The best way for a teenager or...

Pelleve for Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Oct 26th, 2017

Pelleve® is an innovative skin tightening treatment. By gradually applying heat, it slowly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and stimulates increased collagen production within your skin. With the help of radiofrequency energy, Pelleve® produces the precise amount of heat that is needed to stimulate collagen.How Pelleve® Tightens SkinPelleve® is unique...

Medical Grade Skin-Care via the Skin Type Solution System Oct 26th, 2017

When you go to the drugstore or you go to a department store and you purchase skin care products, you’re hoping that you’re going to purchase a product that will adequately address the skin care issue that you have. And while you may be able to find a product that...

Restore Lost Facial Volume with Juvederm Oct 26th, 2017

Some people feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right cosmetic procedure to help them fight the aging process. It is awesome that there are so many choices that are available, but if you do not know much about cosmetic procedures or about the aging process and...

Remove Stubborn Fat with SmartLipo Oct 26th, 2017

Liposuction has gained fame as a popular way to help you sculpt your body. That’s why thousands of people undergo the procedure every year. In times past, people were wary of the procedure. Thanks to recent advances in medical technology, however, liposuction has become more effective than ever. If you’re...

Look and Feel Rejuvenated with Chemical Peels Oct 26th, 2017

When you first start to notice changes in your skin, these changes can be unnerving. As you continue to age and these changes become more pronounced, they can even become the primary source of worry in your life. It is not uncommon for people to dread looking at themselves in...

Minimize the appearance of wrinkles with Botox Oct 26th, 2017

BOTOX® treatments have become synonymous with cosmetic procedures. There are a lot of chemicals and serums that are routinely used in surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. However, BOTOX® is so popular that it is one of the only treatment options that most people know by name.What makes this treatment so...

The Importance of Getting Regular Skin Exams Oct 26th, 2017

Skin cancer is the most curable and most treatable form of cancer. While being diagnosed with skin cancer can feel overwhelming, the truth is that most people are able to have the skin cancer removed with little to no negative side effects. The best way to find skin cancer and...

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair with Laser Hair Removal Oct 26th, 2017

If given the option to never have to shave again, most people would excitedly take it. No one likes to shave. It is an annoying and frustrating process. Part of what makes shaving so frustrating is the fact that you shave in the morning and then by the end of...

SculpSure for Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Oct 26th, 2017

For patients seeking non-surgical fat reduction, SculpSure® is one of the best treatments available, and it’s equally effective for men and women. If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you already know that it’s almost impossible to eliminate all of your stubborn fat with diet and exercise alone. Everyone accumulates...

What is Medical Dermatology Oct 26th, 2017

Dermatology can be separated into different sections, and the type of dermatology that you seek will depend on your specific needs. Cosmetic dermatology consists of treatments that help to make you look younger and more attractive. For example, BOTOX® injections fall into the cosmetic category. Many of the procedures that...

Welcome Oct 26th, 2017

Better Doctor, Better SkinMelanie L. Adams M.D., a board certified dermatologist and highly respected practitioner, is now proud to provide a long-term solution to all of your aesthetic and cosmetic skin care needs. We use only the latest technology that has demonstrated lasting results while keeping to highest of safety...