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Happy Skin, Happy Patients

Dr. Lawrence Green's Aesthetic & Dermatology Center is Your One-Stop Shop for Skin Health and Appearance

Article by Marie Robey Wood

Photography by Jack Hartzman

Originally published in Potomac Lifestyle

Dr. Lawrence J. Green, MD, FAAD, runs the Aesthetic & Dermatology Center in Rockville, a one-stop-shop for all aspects of skin care and skin surgery. He explains that his team is comprised of two board-certified dermatologists and a certified aesthetician, who are experts when it comes to skin, hair and nails. He likes to point out that “no other field of medicine covers aesthetic treatments, skin surgery, and advanced care like this!”

While he was in medical school at New York Medical College Dr. Green went to see a dermatologist for treatment of his psoriasis, an experience that convinced him to become a dermatologist himself. He followed up his med school degree at the University of California, Irvine, where he completed his residency in dermatology, concentrating on advanced cosmetic skin surgery.

After working in Northern Virginia for another dermatologist, he decided to start his own practice in Rockville, serving the Montgomery County community where he lived.

The dermatologist keeps a busy schedule traveling, speaking at conferences and doing media hits. Recently, on "Good Morning Washington," he walked viewers through the difference between fillers and botox. When he is not on the road, Dr. Green enjoys unwinding with his wife and their two children. That may include attending a baseball game or Sunday canoe rides on the Potomac River.

One interesting aspect of his medical expertise is the role he played in the development and implementation of QWO, the first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. Dr. Green was an advisor to the manufacturer and since its approval, has given lectures to teach and prepare other physicians on how best to use it.

Dr. Green also prides himself on being an active member within his community. For the past 20 years he has worked as a volunteer Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the George Washington University School of Medicine helping teach and oversee dermatology trainees. Additionally, he performs skin surgery there once a month, or more if time permits. It’s an experience he describes as “a two-way street” as the dermatology trainees also teach him. “It’s a way for me to keep up and learn the most advanced skills,” he notes.

He has contributed to countless boards and organizations including serving as the past president of the Montgomery County Medical Society and as a member of the Maryland Medical Society Legislative Council. Other memberships include the National Psoriasis Foundation Board and its Medical Board. He is a past board member for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Dermatology. Outside of dermatology, Dr. Green serves on the Congressional Awards Board, which is the U.S. Congress’ only charitable organization.

A believer in using social media as a tool to connect with and educate patients, he posts videos of dermatological procedures on Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok (@dr.LawrenceGreen). His practice also has a blog - https://aestheticdermatologymd.com/blog/ - that is informative regarding different skin conditions and treatments.

One area that distinguishes the Aesthetic & Dermatology Center in Rockville from other offices of its kind is the fact that they specialize in clinical trials in dermatology. This offers the patients who visit his office access to innovative therapies years before such treatments are available to almost everyone else in the country. “I enjoy being at the forefront of innovation, and am proud to offer it to our patients,” Dr. Green says, adding, “We have pioneered new and longer-lasting botulinum toxin therapies, treatment for submental fat, new ways to use wrinkle fillers, new oral and topical medications for acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, molluscum, dandruff, precancerous growths, and underarm sweating.”

Another noteworthy aspect of Dr. Green’s practice is his dedication to patient safety. “About 15 years ago I noticed that many people who were not properly qualified and trained were performing cosmetic medical procedures like Botulinum toxins, wrinkle fillers, chemical peels, lasers, etc. and were harming patients. I asked and then worked with the Maryland Medical Society to help create new safety regulations for Marylanders seeking cosmetic medical treatments,” he explains. With Dr. Green's contributions, Maryland has become the poster child for patient safety in cosmetic medical procedures that many other states, and even the country of France, have tried to emulate.

To learn more about The Aesthetic and Dermatology Center visit www.aestheticdermatologymd.com or call 301-610-0663.

FOR SIDE BAR:

Recent awards recognizing Dr. Green’s achievements include:

National Psoriasis Foundation Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award in 2019;

 American Academy of Dermatology Advocate of the Year Award in 2018; 

American Academy of Dermatology Presidential Citation in 2017

The Embassy of France presented him with a medal for his promotion of patient safety in cosmetic medical procedures.

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