Cosmetic Dermatology Center

At the Cosmetic Dermatology Center, Johns Hopkins experts work with you to address skin concerns and combat the effects of sun damage and aging. We offer the latest approaches to improve the health and appearance of your skin and minimize acne scars, age spots (liver spots), smile lines, spider veins, sun damage and wrinkles.

Our Services

Our team of board-certified dermatologists uses the latest technology and most advanced nonsurgical techniques to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin, including:

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How They Work

These help soften lines and wrinkles that are formed from muscle movement. A small amount of botulinum toxin is carefully injected into the muscles causing them to relax and gradually smooth out the appearance of the overlying skin.

Treatment Areas

  • Forehead
  • Crow’s feet
  • Glabella (lines between brows)
  • Bunny lines
  • Fine lip lines
  • Chin dimpling
  • Wide jawlines
  • Neck band lines

Neuromodulators We Offer

We offer a variety of injectable neuromodulator treatments, including:

  • Botox®
  • Dysport®
  • Xeomin®

Dermal Fillers

How They Work

These are placed in a minimally invasive fashion to restore facial volume and improve contour.

Treatment Areas

  • Deep fold areas around the cheeks and mouth
  • Fine wrinkles around the mouth
  • Lip augmentation
  • Hollowing around the eyes and cheeks

Dermal Fillers We Offer

We offer a wide range of injectable filler treatments, including:

  • Juvederm®
  • Restylane®
  • Sculptra®

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

How It Works

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, treatment involves using natural growth factors in your plasma to encourage collagen production and stimulate hair growth. It’s a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that involves extracting a small amount of your blood. The extracted blood is then processed in a centrifuge to isolate the plasma that is rich in growth factors and platelets.

Treatment Areas

  • Applied to skin after microneedling
  • Injected to hair follicles to stimulate growth

Laser Treatments

Conditions We Treat

Treatment Areas

  • Skin rejuvenation, including correction of tone and texture
  • Correction of visible blood vessels and redness
  • Hair removal

Techniques We Use

  • Pulsed dye laser/KTP laser: Treats skin issues related to redness and blood vessels 
  • Fractional laser: Provides energy in a controlled manner to stimulate collagen and elastin production
  • Nd:YAG laser: Offers a wide variety of applications and is considered ideal for darker-skinned patients
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial: Uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat the face, hands, neck, chest and other areas

Body Sculpting

We have several options to contour and reduce unwanted fat.


CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-approved, noninvasive procedure that uses cryolipolysis, or cold temperatures, to break down fat cells. It employs precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target stubborn fat underneath the skin, while leaving the skin itself unaffected. Common areas of treatment include the abdomen, flanks, upper arms, thighs and submental area (double chin).


Kybella® is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment to destroy fat and improve the appearance of fullness under the chin. The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring compound that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat. When properly injected in the chin area, it has been shown to dissolve submental fat (which causes double chin), creating a more sculpted, contoured jawline.

Other Aesthetic Services

Chemical Peels

This procedure is used to minimize the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, wrinkles and discoloration. One or more chemicals are applied to your skin and allowed to soak in. Over the next one to 14 days, the treated skin peels off, revealing new skin growing in place. The depth of the peel and your recovery time depends on the type of peel, the number of coats applied and the duration of treatment.


A minimally invasive procedure using thin needles to create microscopic wounds in the upper layers of skin. This controlled injury stimulates the body’s wound-healing response, encouraging the production of new collagen and resulting in smoother, firmer skin. This treatment can be helpful in improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring and overall skin texture.

Meet Our Team

  • Crystal U. Aguh, MD

    • Director, Ethnic Skin Program
    • Associate Professor of Dermatology

    Expertise: Dermatology

    Primary Location: Howard County Medical Pavilion, Columbia, MD

  • Myriam Lucia Vega Gonzalez, MD MPH

    • Assistant Professor of Dermatology

    Expertise: Gender Affirming Care, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatology

    Primary Location: Johns Hopkins Health Care & Surgery Center - Green Spring Station, Lutherville, Lutherville, MD

  • Sarah Hahn Hsu, MD

    • Assistant Professor of Dermatology

    Expertise: Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatology

    Primary Location: Howard County Medical Pavilion, Columbia, MD

    Research Interests: Laser surgery

  • Kevin Sharghi, MD

    • Assistant Professor of Dermatology

    Expertise: Dermatology

    Primary Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC

    Research Interests: Drug and Foreign Body Reactions


Our experts are dedicated to providing you with the best care, with offices in Lutherville and Columbia, Md., as well as Washington, D.C.

Green Spring Station – Lutherville

Pavilion I
10755 Falls Road, Suite 350
Lutherville, MD 21093

Services offered:

  • Neuromodulators
  • Dermal fillers
  • PRP
  • Lasers/IPL
  • CoolSculpting
  • Kybella
  • Chemical peels
  • Microneedling

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Howard County Medical Pavilion – Columbia

10710 Charter Drive, Suite 420
Columbia, MD 21044

Services offered:

  • Neuromodulators
  • Dermal fillers
  • PRP
  • Kybella

Howard County Medical Pavilion

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5215 Loughboro Road N.W., Suite 140
Washington, DC 20016

Services offered:

  • Neuromodulators
  • PRP
  • KTP laser/Nd:YAG laser
  • Chemical peels
  • Microneedling

Sibley Memorial Hospital