SkinPen – Safe for all skin types with little to no downtime

SkinPen® by Bellus Medical is a transient, non-surgical, cosmetic micro-needling device for the creation of “micro” skin punctures to improve the appearance of the skin. SkinPen® is an automated microneedling technology device designed for use by medical professionals.

The SkinPen stimulates the skin’s natural ability to repair itself.  As we age and battle chronic skin conditions such as acne, the natural architecture of our skin deteriorates.  The deterioration leads to fine lines, wrinkles, large pores and uneven skin textue.  SkinPen comortabley creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process.  This process results in skin remodeling, including the formation of collagen and elastin, the two proteins predominately responsible for the structure of the skin.  The result is more youthful looking skin.

Teamine Concealer

New technology for dark circles (available in light and medium)

Features and Benefits
Teamine Concealer is so much more than a concealer.  It’s a serious three-in-one eye complex that works to reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles while it lightly conceals.

  • Improvement of dark circles
  • Improvement of fine lines
  • Improvement of overall under eye appearance
  • Benefits all skin types

Vitamin C Lotion 30%

Daily antioxidant for brighter skin with THD Ascorbate

Features and Benefits
Vitamin C Lotion 30% is formulated with the most advanced form of Vitamin C for healthy, radiant skin.  The 30% formula contains one of the strongest concentrations of Vitamin C available.

  • Contains THD Ascorbate, a highly stabilized, very powerful form of Vitamin C.
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamine E and Coenzyme Q10
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Moisturizes and conditions skin with Squalane
  • For all skin types

Intellishade, Nectifirm, and D.E.J. Eye Cream

Introducing three new products that are favorite picks of our staff and featured in recent magazines:

intelliRevision Skincare Intellishade®
Trend Report:[Age-defying] Head-to-Toe; Smart Skin Care

“An advanced, hydrating formula that that works on all skin types, Revision Skincare Intellishade® features broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection and a sheer touch of color that blends naturally with your skin and reduces signs of aging. ”


Revision Skincare’s Nectifirm
Rx for Your Neck

mectif“You may be diligent about taking care of your face, but it’s time to focus your attention a little further south. Experts say your neck and décolletage are like the early-warning system of aging. ‘The skin there is much thinner, which means it’s probably the first place you’ll notice things like sunspots and crepiness,’ says Ava Shamban, M.D., an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA and the author of Heal Your Skin. ‘Treat these areas to the same [age-defying] ingredients that are in your face moisturizer, like peptides to boost collagen and stop sagging and Vitamin C to brighten and diminish spots.


dej-eye-cream_2A new pathway to younger-looking eyes

D·E·J eye cream™ provides intense moisturization for smoother skin texture. Advanced extracts, peptides and potent antioxidants work cohesively to create clinically proven results. May be used on upper eyelids.

Melanoma Patient Day

Monday, May 11, 2015
MRF12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Presented at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC

Registration is required for this free symposium.

UNC-signature-542The Melanoma Research Foundation, the UNC Division of Surgical Oncology and the UNC Department of Dermatology presents a day of melanoma education dedicated to melanoma patients and the people who support them.

For more information or to register, visit or email



Radiesse-LogoRADIESSE® is a dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth).

RADIESSE is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.


xeominXEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.

Frown lines form when facial expressions are made as the muscle under the skin contracts. Over time, as your skin ages, these repeated expressions cause lasting frown lines. Neurotoxins, such as XEOMIN®, are prescription medications that block the release of chemicals that cause these muscle contractions. So frown lines are softened.


dysport-botox-alternativeDysport is a prescription injection for temporary improvement in the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) without changing the look of your whole face.

The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas. Dysport is for adults less than 65 years of age. Get to know more about Dysport, including how it works and what to understand before you start treatment at

Restylane and Perlane

restylane_img2The Restylane family of products includes Restylane®, Restylane-L®, Perlane®, and Perlane-L®. These products can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane and Restylane-L may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.

Ask your RDD provider which is right for you.

Amy Stein Drumheller, M.D.

Amy Stein Drumheller, M.D.Dr. Stein joined private practice in Dermatology in Durham in 2004 after completing her medical education at the State University of New York Health and Science Center at Brooklyn, followed by her Internal Medicine internship and Dermatology residency at the the University of North Carolina.

Julie Dodge, PA

Julie DodgeWe are pleased to announce the addition of another member of our team, Julie Dodge. Julie trained at both East Carolina University and the Physician Assistant program at Duke University. She has years of experience in Dermatology and specializes in general Dermatology in both adult and pediatric patients.

Post Operative Instructions – Biopsy

Leave bandage in place for 1-12 hours.  You may continue your normal bathing routine (bath, shower) – gently cleansing the affected areas with soap and water.  You may also go swimming in pool or ocean (no lake) unless otherwise instructed.

If needed:

  1. Cleanse the area with Hydrogen peroxide 1-2 times a day.  Use alcohol in the scalp to avoid bleaching dark hair.
  2. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment (Polysporin, Aquaphor, Vaseline ointment).
  3. Cover with a breathable band-aid if indicated.  Rotate the direction of the band-aid daily.  If a band-aid is used during the day, you may want to leave area open at night.

The area may develop a small red ring and a soft central crust that may be yellow-green.  Do not let the area become too dry and form a thick scab or stay too moist.

If bleeding occurs, press the area continuously with a clean gauze or bandage for 10 minutes.  Don’t look!! – Then check the area.  If bleeding persists, repeat for 10 minutes.  If bleeding continues, call the office.

Remember:  Surgery means that part of the skin is traumatized.  A scar is inevitable.  We, of course, attempt to have this scar be as inconspicuous as possible.

If a specimen was sent to the pathologist for examination, you should receive a letter or phone call with the lab results by the end of 3 weeks.  If you have not heard from the office in 2 weeks, then please call.

Post Operative Instructions – Cryosurgery (Liquid Nitrogen Freezing)

Liquid nitrogen is a cold, liquefied gas with a temperature of 196 degrees below custome writing zero Celsius (minus 321 degrees Fahrenheit).  It is used to freeze and destroy superficial skin growths such as warts and seborrheic keratoses.  It can also be used to treat premalignant skin lesions known as actinic keratoses.

Liquid nitrogen causes stinging and mild pain while the growth is being frozen and then thaws.  The discomfort usually lasts less than fifteen minutes.  On the fingers, a throbbing pain will occasionally last a few hours.

After freezing, your skin will become swollen and red, and it may blister during the first 24 hours.  A scab will form and will typically fall off by itself in one to three weeks.  The skin will usually be red first and then return to its normal color.  The area may remain lighter than the surrounding skin, but that is usually a temporary change.


  1. The treated area may develop a blister during the first 24 hours.
  2. Clean the area daily with soap and water.  If the area is oozing, use peroxide or alcohol until the oozing ends.  If a blister occurs, the blister may be pierced with a sterile lancet.
  3. The initial discomfort will improve during the following day.
  4. If the blister roof is accidentally removed, apply Polysporin ointment or Aquaphor to the blister base twice daily and cover with a breathable bandage.  AVOID NEOSPORIN AS IT CAN CAUSE A RASH IN SOME PEOPLE.  Rotate the direction of the bandaid to minimize irritation.  The area can be left open at night.
  5. Contact the office if there is any evidence of infection or increasing pain.

REMEMBER:  Cryosurgery means that part of the skin has been traumatized.  Although we attempt to minimize damage, a residual mark may occur.

Elta MD Sunscreens

eltamd-300x263EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.

ZO Skin Health Products

Click here to buy ZO Skin Health Products ZO® Medical therapeutic products and protocols, available only through physicians have been optimized to treat a wide range of skin disorders and chronic conditions including skin aging and pigmentation.


Purchase ZO products online!
Contact RDD for your Physician Referral Code.

A wide range of products, regimens, and programs help maintain the results of therapeutic treatments, and provide effective daily skincare and protection from the environment.

25 years in the making, Dr. Zein Obagi’s Brightenex™ is bioengineered to brighten and treat discoloration, while Vitamin A Micro Emulsion Retamax™ triggers the natural formation of collagen, reversing signs of aging. Available through physicians.

Reclaim your complexion

For devotees of Dr. Zein Obagi’s lines, there’s now another reason to covet his products. His latest venture, ZO® Medical, melds what the doctor is best known for – serious skin care – in an effective system with no restriction for how long the products can be used. With a goal of “whipping the skin into shape,” the multistep approach tackles wrinkles, spots, enlarged pores and sun damage by strengthening it so it is more resistant to age-related changes. Different from the namesake Obagi Medical and his offshoot ZO® Skin Health, Dr. Obagi says his new endeavor, “raises the bar by treating the skin at every layer. Feeding it with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and retinol allows you to get the best results so the skin can come full circle.

Featured Products:

  • Balatone™
  • Cebatrol™
  • Oilacleanse™
  • Retamax™
  • Brightenex™

NIA 24 Niacin- Powered Skin therapy

Regional Dermatology of Durham is excited to offer selected NIA-24 products. We have been looking for a skin care product that has value at a reasonable price.

We tried several products and kept coming back to the NIA 24 products. We love the fresh smell, the ease of use, and the reasonable price point.

It is important to realize that the foundation for any anti-aging regimen is good sun protection.

This includes wearing a sunscreen daily – SPF 30 on ALL exposed skin (don’t forget the hands, arms, shoulders, neck and chest!), wearing sun protective clothing and minimizing exposure to the sun.

We are all unique individuals and therefore it is important to realize that our personal preferences (what we like to use), what we can tolerate (what we can use) and benefit (how well it works) will vary.   There are so many anti-aging products available and there is no limit on what you can spend. Used appropriately (it takes a very small amount), the NIA products are a great addition to the individual (even one with sensitive skin) who wants to improve his/her skin.

The NIA24 products contain Pro-Niacin, a patented molecule, which penetrates the layers of the epidermis. Pro Niacin is converted into nicotinic acid and ultimately its active form NAD.  NAD stimulates the cell’s natural repair process through several mechanisms including improved energy metabolism and release of leptin, a natural repair hormone.  Pro-Niacin may gradually improve dark spots (hyperpigmentation) slowly over time by improving the uneven or excessive distribution of pigmentation.

The NIA products can be used with other anti-aging strategies and have been shown to increase the tolerability of other anti-aging treatments including tretinoin and other retinoids (retinols, adapalene, and tazarotene)

Introduce your skin to NIA!

Perform a test dose by applying one of the creams to a dime size area on the inside of the arm or side of the face.  Wait 30 minutes and check for redness.

Some people may experience a warm sensation or even mild redness and irritation or mild breakouts; this is from the active ingredients.  It is recommended that you phase in the products by using them a few days a week and gradually increase to daily use. These products are compatible with other non-irritating skin care products.

If you have purchased your products from us & are unable to use them, you may return the partially used container for a full refund if it is within 6 months of purchase.

Gentle Cleansing Cream  (1% Pro-Niacin)

A gentle, cream cleanser that gently removes surface impurities and makeup

  • This cleanser is activated by water
  • Apply a small amount to wet face and/or neck
  • Gently massage with circular motion adding warm water
  • Rinse or tissue off

Eye Repair Complex  (5% Pro-Niacin, Vitamin C and E, Caffeine)

  • Apply 1 to 2 times a day
  • Firms, brightens, soothes eye
  • Use a very small amount to clean skin 1 to 2 times a day to eyelids only

Intensive Recovery Complex
(5% Pro-Niacin, ceramides, complex of vitamin C,

  • Treatment and moisturizer
  • Brightens, firms, moisturizes
  • Use a pearl-size amount am and/or pm

Sun Damage Repair for Decolletage and Hands
(2.5% Pro-Niacin, brighteners)

  • Evens skin tones and texture
  • Skin feels more smooth and supple
  • Apply am and pm

BOTOX® Cosmetic Skin Enhancement

What is BOTOX®

BOTOX® is derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It acts to temporarily paralyze the muscles of facial expression, thereby softening facial wrinkles by inhibiting these muscles from contracting. BOTOX® acts to temporarily paralyze the muscles of facial expression, thereby softening facial wrinkles by inhibiting these muscles from contracting.

How long does it take before I see results?

Most people will see its effects starting to take place in 4-7 days. The effects last around three months, but some people can see these effects last for 6 months or longer, especially after successive treatments.

Where can these products be used?

Most commonly used in the area between the eyes (the infamous “11’s” or “111’s”), the forehead, and for crow’s feet. However, BOTOX® can be used in other problem areas. Your Dermatologist will help you decide where the product is placed and get you the effect you desire.

I’m a little nervous, is BOTOX® safe?

Yes!! BOTOX® has been in use for many years for both medical and cosmetic purposes and is very safe!! In 2008 it is estimated that 2.5 million people treated themselves to the world’s most common cosmetic procedure.

Risks include bleeding and bruising and asymmetry, which can easily be corrected in a follow-up appointment. Come see for yourself the natural appearance of Botox today! For more information see

Call 919-220-SKIN (7546)