As founder of the Center for Dermatology & Skin Care of Maryland, Dr. Lisa C. Kates set out to create a full-service medical and cosmetic dermatology practice in an intimate and relaxing setting. Dr Kates, a Board Certified dermatologist for 10 years, has a mission: She wants to make life better for all her patients. She keeps abreast of medical advances and state-of-the-art technology and techniques, and has the talent to help patients look their best—whether it’s reversing the eff ects of sun damage or treating the trauma of acne.

A graduate of Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Dr. Kates’ special interests involve dermatologic surgery and laser procedures, Restylane/Juvéderm and Botox/ Dysport injections. Dr. Kates served as the Director of Laser Surgery at a busy Chicago hospital before relocating to Maryland six years ago. She strongly believes in educating patients about ‘sun safety’, especially with melanoma on the rise, and advocates an annual total body skin exam. “Early detection is key.”