CALLENDER DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC CENTER

Dermatologist

FOLLOW

PHILOSOPHY

Known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to the management and correction of hair loss and the treatment of pigment disorders, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Valerie D. Callender knows she is the saving grace for women plagued with skin and hair concerns. As a go-to resource for hair loss treatment for women of color, she has also served in leadership roles for organizations like the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Skin of Co...

LEARN MORE

Known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to the management and correction of hair loss and the treatment of pigment disorders, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Valerie D. Callender knows she is the saving grace for women plagued with skin and hair concerns. As a go-to resource for hair loss treatment for women of color, she has also served in leadership roles for organizations like the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Skin of Co...

READ MORE
My approach is creating natural-looking results and preserving beauty across all ethnicities.
Dr. Valerie Callender
Dermatologist
Glenn Dale, Maryland

Services Offered

  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Fillers
  • Facial / Skin Rejuvenation
  • Hair Restoration
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Mole Removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Peels
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Kybella®
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Acne Scar Treatment
  • Microneedling
  • Scar Correction
  • Earlobe Repair
Contact doctor for financing details

A Minute With

1.
WHAT NONSURGICAL ADVANCEMENTS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?
CoolSculpting for body contouring and Kybella for submental fullness
2.
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
3.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?
Botox Cosmetic, fillers to restore midface volume loss and chemical peels to correct hyperpigmentation
4.
WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss, skin-tightening treatments and microneedling for acne scars
5.
CAREER-DEFINING PATIENT
A hair transplant surgery patient with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA), a common cause of hair loss in women of color that required aggressive medical therapy before surgery. She stimulated my interest in surgical management for this type of hair loss
6.
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
7.
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
8.
WHAT ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR?
I am known for treating hair loss in women and pigmentation conditions, and the artistic correction of facial aesthetics
9.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BIGGEST SKIN-RELATED TREND OF THE YEAR?
For hair, I would say combining nutraceuticals with medical and cosmetic treatments
10.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?
I like that aesthetic dermatology is always evolving and new technology is always available
11.
MY ULTIMATE SKIN CARE ADVICE
Use a multitasking night cream while you sleep to exfoliate, hydrate and manage dyspigmentation
12.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Caring, compassionate, kind
13.
MY MOTTO
Excellent patient care matters

Send Dr. Valerie Callender an email

Philosophy

Known for her sensitive and cutting-edge approach to the management and correction of hair loss and the treatment of pigment disorders, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Valerie D. Callender knows she is the saving grace for women plagued with skin and hair concerns. As a go-to resource for hair loss treatment for women of color, she has also served in leadership roles for organizations like the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Skin of Color Society. “There are several racial differences in hair transplant surgery,” says Dr. Callender. “These include the reason for the procedure, the shape of the hair, and the risk of keloid formation.” It is her breadth of knowledge and experience with the specific needs of this subset of hair loss sufferers that has allowed her to change the lives of so many of her patients. “Our hair is our crown and glory, and I consider it my job to help others restore and maintain their crowns.”

Photo Gallery

All

Testimonials

Share your testimonial

Please take a few minutes to give us your feedback about your experience with Dr. Valerie Callender

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Howard University College of Medicine

Residency:

  • Howard University Hospital

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Add a photo:

Please upload any photos that will assist the experts in answering your question. (if necessary, feel free to block out personally identifiable body areas. Nudity is acceptable.)

Email Notification:

To receive an email notification when a Beauty Expert answers your question, please enter your information below

About Dr. Valerie Callender
Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Howard University College of Medicine

Residency:

  • Howard University Hospital

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Dermatology
A Minute With

WHAT NONSURGICAL ADVANCEMENTS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

CoolSculpting for body contouring and Kybella for submental fullness

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?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair loss, skin-tightening treatments and microneedling for acne scars

CAREER-DEFINING PATIENT

A hair transplant surgery patient with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA), a common cause of hair loss in women of color that required aggressive medical 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 pigmentation conditions, and the artistic correction of facial aesthetics

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BIGGEST SKIN-RELATED TREND OF THE YEAR?

For hair, I would say combining nutraceuticals with medical and cosmetic treatments

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?

I like that aesthetic dermatology is always evolving and new technology is always available

MY ULTIMATE SKIN CARE ADVICE

Use a multitasking night cream while you sleep to exfoliate, hydrate and manage dyspigmentation

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Caring, compassionate, kind

MY MOTTO

Excellent patient care matters

Services
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Fillers
  • Facial / Skin Rejuvenation
  • Hair Restoration
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Mole Removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Peels
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Kybella®
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Acne Scar Treatment
  • Microneedling
  • Scar Correction
  • Earlobe Repair
Contact doctor for financing details
By subscribing, you agree to our and .

THANK YOU FOR SUBSCRIBING TO THE

NEWSLETTERS