Cosmetic Dermatology

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Services We Offer and Conditions We Treat:


The GW Center for Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology is proud to serve as the only academic cosmetic center in Washington, DC serving our nation’s capital and neighboring regions of Maryland and Virginia. We take immense pride in treating our diverse and esteemed community.

We are personally committed to delivering comprehensive care in a supportive and comfortable environment. Our purpose is to deliver the science and state of the art care to keep you looking and feeling confident and beautiful, inside and out. We specialize in cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery, while promoting long standing skin health with our medical dermatology services. Our qualified staff is dedicated to meeting your needs, providing a positive experience, and listening to any comments or questions you have as we together seek your optimal results.

For more information, please visit the GW Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology

Our Services


Neuromodulators to soften lines and wrinkles from muscle movement and relax overactive muscles of the face and neck, including teeth grinding and jaw clenching

  • We offer: Botox®, Dysport®, Daaxify® (Spring 2024)

Fillers to restore volume, contour, and shape along the cheeks, around the mouth, within the lips, and around the eyes

  • We offer: Juvederm®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®
LASER Treatments:
  • Rejuvenation to improve uneven skin tone and texture
  • Scars from trauma, surgery, or post-acne and stretch marks
  • Rosacea and skin changes such as prominent blood vessels, redness, and rhinophyma (changes in size and texture of nose)
  • Active acne and acne scarring
  • Tattoos, traumatic and cosmetic on all areas of the body
  • Hair removal for aesthetic and medical reasons on all areas
  • Birthmarks in all ages, such port-wine birthmarks, nevus of ota/ito, nevus sebaceous
  • Melasma and pigmentation changes after skin injury (post-inflammatory hyper and hypo pigmentation)
  • Xanthelasma (yellow growths around the eyes) and sebaceous hyperplasia (oil gland growths on the face)
  • Benign growths such as benign keratoses and cherry angiomas
    • We offer: Fraxel®, Clear and Brilliant®, Vbeam®, PicoWay®, Smoothbeam®, Intense Pulse Light, GENIUS™ RF Microneedling, Co2 Fractional Ablative Resurfacing, Clarity II™
Body Contouring
  • Coolsculpting® is the only FDA-cleared non-invasive treatment of visible fat bulges using cold temperatures (cryolipolysis). It can effectively target stubborn fat in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm.
  • Kybella® is an FDA-approved injectable medicine performed over a series of treatments to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe submental fat (“double chin”). This medicine mimics a naturally occurring molecule in the body which helps to breakdown and absorb dietary fat.
Other Services

Chemical Peels are used to improve skin discoloration, pigmentation, early fine lines, typically on the face, neck, chest, and hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, activating gentle removal of the top layers with gradual restoration of smoother and brighter skin.

Latest News

Pooja Sodha, MD, shares which fillers, lasers, and devices she got excited about in 2023 as well as the role of combination therapies. Dr. Sodha also tells what she hopes will be The Next Big Things in 2024. To learn more, please click here.

Dr. Pooja Sodha from The GW Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology joins Good Morning Washington to discuss resurfacing laser treatments. Laser treatments can be used as a preventative measure to keep skin healthy, or to address skin irregularities such as fine lines and collagen loss.