Expert Diagnosis Specialist

FoxHall Dermatology

Susan Tillman Elliott, MD

Dermatology located in Washington, DC

Whether you’re dealing with medical or cosmetic dermatology concerns or questions, the first thing that you need is an expert diagnosis from a leading medical professional in the dermatology field. At Foxhall Dermatology in Washington, DC, Susan Elliott, MD, works with patients of all ages to make dermatology care both understandable and accessible. To get your expert diagnosis and effective treatment, book online or by phone now.

Expert Diagnosis Q & A

Why is having an expert dermatology diagnosis so important?

If you’re having a problem related to your skin, hair, or nails, you need an see an expert for help. Just as you’d want to visit a cardiologist for heart problems, you need an expert dermatologist with specialty training like Dr. Elliott for skin, hair, or nail issues.


Although other doctors sometimes see patients for dermatology issues or provide dermatology treatments, any physician who isn’t a dermatologist doesn’t have the specialty training needed to deal with issues like skin cancer, eczema, acne, and other conditions in the safest and most effective way for you.

Some dermatologists, like Dr. Elliott, have both medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology training to better serve your needs.

What does medical dermatology include?

In medical dermatology, an expert diagnosis is especially vital. Medical dermatology includes all the skin, hair, and nails conditions and diseases that threaten your health. Some of the many conditions and diseases that medical dermatology encompasses are:

  • Skin cancer
  • Moles
  • Warts
  • Eczema
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis
  • Scalp disease and hair loss

Once Dr. Elliot makes an accurate diagnosis, she can create a treatment plan to resolve your issues in the quickest and easiest way possible.

What does cosmetic dermatology include?

Cosmetic dermatology includes the aesthetic side of your skin, hair, and nails. Dr. Elliott is highly experienced in many advanced noninvasive cosmetic dermatology procedures, including all of the following:

  • Neuromodulator injectables including Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®
  • Dermal fillers including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®
  • Laser treatment for pigmented and vascular lesions
  • Sclerotherapy for vein removal
  • Ultherapy® for skin tightening
  • Chemical peels for anti-aging and skin enhancement
  • KYBELLA® for double chin reduction

As a trained dermatologist, Dr. Elliott always does a consultation before performing procedures. She makes an accurate diagnosis of your concerns and then makes sure that you know what to expect from your cosmetic dermatology treatments.

Although many doctors administer aesthetic treatments like Botox, it’s smartest to rely on a dermatologist who gives you an accurate diagnosis and realistic expectations before expertly performing the injections.

Need an expert diagnosis of your dermatology condition? Book an appointment online or call Dr. Elliott at the Foxhall Dermatology office today.