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Dr. Lisa Kates

Dermatology
Crofton, MD
27 years experience female

Locations

Office

Crofton, MD

Address

2200 Defense Hwy., Suite 201, Crofton, MD, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Medicare

Tricare

Center for Dermatology and Skin Care of Maryland

Crofton, MD

About

Bio

Cosmetic, Medical and Surgical Dermatologist with vast Filler and Laser experience.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
313 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Smelly rash: Sounds like a condition called intertrigo, but it may also be fungal. First, keep the are clean and dry! if you tend to sweat a lot the dry part is... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Age of wrinkles: There is no right answer to this question. I have seen some patients with some fairly deep wrinkles in their early 20's. Genetics, sun exposure, die... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Treatment options: Sebaceous hyperplasia are a common, benign lesion on the face that do not go away on there own. The treatment options include specific lasers and ne... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Bruising: Purpura has many causes. It appears as bruising of the skin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Urticia or Hives: The 2 most common causes are medications ( over the counter or prescription) and recent infections especially viral. Antihistamines will provide temp... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Hives: The most common causes of acute urticaria/hives are medications and infections. Of the medication causes antibiotics are the most common culprits and... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Do Not TanBed: Do not go in a tanning bed. The evidence has been found that even a few trips to the local tanning bed increases the risk a melanoma 4 fold. The ame... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Botox injections: There is no need to get blood test prior to your Botox or Dysport injections unless you have a concern that you may be pregnant. In that case, it wou... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Hair loss with pain: The symptoms of scalp pain and hair loss require prompt evaluation by a dermatologist. There are several diagnosis that this could be but the hair lo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Acne laser treatment: There are several lasers to treat acne and acne scars. Much of the data is comparable. My advise would be to seek a board- certified dermatologist w... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Itching persists: After treatment for a scabies infection it can take up to 4 to 6 weeks for the itching to resolve.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Chin correction: This can be done many different ways and sometimes requires combining methods. It is very patient dependent. A thicker filler like Radiesse (dermal... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
No Only Wrinkle Help: Botox will not help you form getting skin diseases. It will only help prevent you from forming certain wrinkles.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Botox and Sweating: Botox is an extremely effective treatment for hyperhydosis(sweating). The most common areas we use it is under the arms, hands and feet. The sweat p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
When to do Botox: The only person to answer this question is you. If you have certain wrinkles like frown or "11" lines, worry lines on the forehead or crows feet arou... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Redness from acne: The red "spots" left behind aftrer the acne lesion has gone away can take weeks or months to resolve. Sunscreen during this period is essential to he... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Couple options: It sounds like you are describing the subtle signs of aging. You may want to start with over the counter glycolic acids or similar products. This ma... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Acne: There are different types of acne, comedonal and inflammatory. Depending on the type of acne you are having will determine which treatment will be be... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Injectable Fillers: This is a category of products that are injected into the dermis( a layer of the skin) to to fill or soften lines or folds on the face. These include... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Mole Check: A mole that changes definitely needs to be examined by a dermatologist. It may require a biopsy.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Treatments acne scar: There are several treatments for acne scars. First, are chemical peels ,and topicals such as retiniods. Some scars may need surgical treatment such... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Acne scars: There are two causes of the the hyper pigmentation in acne scars. First is the the actual dark spot left by the inflammation at stimulated the mela... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Multiple Problems : You have multiple things going on which could be related. Nail, skin and systemic symptoms please see a dermatologist so they can evaluate all three ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
No Botox or Dysport: The simple answer to this question is no. According to the package inserts, injections with either Botox or Dysport is contraindicated during pregnan... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Please be careful: When looking for the bargins for cosmetic procedures, please be very careful. As a dermatologist and many other dermatologists and plastic surgeons c... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Scalp tenderness: If your scalp is causing you pain, it is unlikely that cortisone will relieve it. There are may thing that could be causing it one of which is herpes... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Botox and Sweating: Botox is very helpful for excess sweating. The most common areas that are treated are under the arms, the hands and the feet. Tyhe treatment typical... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Steroid side effects: Acne is most certainly a side effect of steroids. Not only can it be facial but it can also occur on the trunk and extremities.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Keloids: As the previous vice president for the keloid foundation, I am going to very frank. The lotions and potions over the counter can pretty much do nothi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Duac: Duac is a very good prescription medication for acne. Check with your dermatologist or primary care physician to see if it right for you.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Several options: There are several treatment options for acne scars, including chemical peels, laser resurfacing or fractionated resurfacing, dermabrasion, fillers and... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Not at Risk: Common warts, on like on hands and fingers, are caused by HPV 2 and 7. Plantar warts are caused by 1,2 and 4. Low risk genital warts are caused by H... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Irregular Mole: The mole you described should be examined by a Dermatologist.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Hyperhidosis: Hyperhidosis can be treated many ways. There are topical, oral and injectios that can help alleviate the sometimes debiliating sweating that pateint... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Redness: Chronic redness can have several causes including rosacea, chronic sun damage, telagectasias or broken blood vessels, a condition called poikiloderma.... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Botox and Sweating: Botox can decrease sweat production for approximately 6 months. Some patients the effects can last 9-12 months.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Stretch marks: Striae or stretch marks can be very challenging to treat. First, it they are still red or purple in color they are much more susceptible to treatment.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
This is most likely a ruptured or infected cyst. I would recommend you see your primary care physician.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Acne medication: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is an topical acne medication that has two active ingredients, benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin. It is i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Hypertrophic Scars: Hypertrophic or Keloid scars most commonly are treated with steroid injections. Other treatment are cryotherapy, interferon injections and sometimes... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Darkness on skin: The changes you describe could be hyper pigmentation related to the waxing or it could represent a condition called melasma. It would be best to cons... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is one of the procedures that does not have any contraindications during pregnancy. So go ahead and enjoy! if you plan to have... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Scarring Acne: Scarring acne needs to be treated with prescription medication. Scars are permanent so do not delay in seeking medical care.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Hand Dermatitis: This is a type of excema that you are describing. A dermatologist can prescribe some topical prescriptions that can help alleviate your symptoms.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Cherry Angiomas: The lesions you are describing sound like cherry angiomas and hemangiomas. These are benign, inherited lesions. Unfortunately, there is nothing that... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Wrinkle RX: What you need to know is stick to what is proven and not get caught up in hype. 1. Prevent further sun damage is key. You need a good sunscreen SP... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Acne scar treatments: An evaluation with a dermatologist would be your first step. There are several methods to treating acne scars. If you truly have what we classify as... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Simple answer: This may sound silly but, stop using drugs and you will not have the skin problems. I am not sure what problems you are having but there are a whole ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Kates
Dermatology 27 years experience
Brown discolation.: The are so many possible diagnosis for what you described. Everything ranging from tines versicolor to exta facial melas a. Your best bet is to go t... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kates is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kates is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thnx drI've a pic ofthat discoloration&don't hav credit c.To message u
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1996

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1997

Residency

JOHN H STROGER JR HOSPITAL
Completed 2000

Awards

Resident Teaching Award
TOP DERMATOLOGIST, First Place, Maryland - 2018
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Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
Women's Dermatologic Society
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