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Peter S. Petropoulos, MD

7811 Montrose Road, Suite 310
Potomac, MD


Is it ever too late for me to start corrective or preventative skin treatments?

Not at all. Patients who receive regular preventative treatments at any age—and stick to a daily skin care regimen—avoid developing wrinkles, spots, skin looseness and other conditions requiring greater maintenance later. We feel better about ourselves when we have nice skin and there are an increasing number of more effective and safe treatments that prevent skin from deteriorating. It’s never too late to take charge of your health and maintain and improve your skin health. Many people in their 50s, 60s and even 70s, have great skin; we can correct it to look like 10 years ago and maintain that condition for many years. The earlier you start the more money you save in the long run by not needing bigger procedures.

BBL™, an Intense Pulsed Light device, sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging and sun damage by gently stimulating skin cells to regenerate with light. This technology also maintains and improves skin already in great shape. Sciton’s® Forever Young BBL’s customizable settings give you the best, most personalized, results without unnecessary downtime and keep you looking, forever young. Injectables and fillers, such as Botox®, can prevent wrinkling and loss of volume, conditions that could require surgery as we get older. Hydrafacial MD® is also a great way to improve overall skin health. Check out our website for our extensive list of services.

What’s something your patients should know about your practice?

Patients are VIPs from the moment they step through the door and all services—except aesthetician treatments—are done by me, the physician. We love spending time with our patients, listening to their concerns and educating them on their options. Treatments are customized and we create plans addressing both short-term needs and long-term skin health.


B.S. University of Maryland, College Park; University of Maryland School of Medicine; State University of New York at Syracuse Residency; Allergan Advanced Injector Certification; Sciton Advanced BBL training; Coolsculpting Certified Practice