Dr. Valerie Callender
A Minute With
What nonsurgical advancements are you most excited about right now?
“DualSculpting” for body
contouring and Thermage FLX
for skin tightening
What is the one thing your practice offers that is really unique?
Combining aesthetic treatments
for hair restoration in women, like
neutraceuticals, topical minoxidil,
laser therapy, platelet-rich plasma
(PRP) and hair transplants
What are your most requested procedures?
Botox Cosmetic, fillers to restore
midface volume loss and chemical
peels to correct hyperpigmentation
What new services are you excited to offer?
Combining PRP injections
with microneedling for hair loss,
Thermage FXL for skin tightening
and microneedling for acne scars
Who has been your career-defining patient?
A hair loss patient with Central
Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
(CCCA), a common cause of
hair loss in women of color that
required aggressive therapy
before surgery. She stimulated my
interest in surgical management
for this type of hair loss
What are the most common medical myths you’ve ever heard?
That there is no treatment for hair
loss in women and you just have
to accept it and cover it up with
a wig. Also, that laser procedures
are unsafe for skin of color
Why is skin care so important?
Skin care is the foundation for the
in-office cosmetic procedures that
we do. Patients must be committed
to maintaining their results with
an individualized and customized
skin care regimen that we create
What are you best known for?
I am known for treating hair
loss in women and correcting
uneven skin tone—melasma
What do you think is the biggest skin-related trend of the year?
skin lightening agents that
can be combined with aesthetic
procedures to treat melasma
and skin discoloration
What do you like most about your profession?
I like that aesthetic dermatology
is always evolving
- Botox® Cosmetic
- Facial / Skin Rejuvenation
- Hair Restoration
- Laser Hair Removal
- Mole Removal
- Skin Care
- Skin Peels
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
- Laser Tattoo Removal
- Acne Scar Treatment
- Scar Correction
- Earlobe Repair
- Thermage® FLX