By David Buice
This year, while celebrating 25 years of private practice in her Louisiana location, Dr. Janine Hopkins, board-certified dermatologist, has launched a second clinic in Southlake, Texas.
After earning her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, Dr. Hopkins chose dermatology as her specialty because of the variety of patients and skin conditions she sees, as well as the vast number of treatment options available in the field. Her residency at the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans coincided with two advances in the field, both of which expanded the scope of dermatology. One was the use of Botox to combat the facial effects of aging and the other was increasing use of lasers for improvement in skin health and rejuvenation.
After completing her residency, Dr. Hopkins opened her first practice in Monroe, Louisiana in July 1996. What was a staff of two has now increased to more than 20 as her practice has grown and expanded to her second location in Southlake, Texas.
Dr. Hopkins, an expert in her field, lectures on topics in laser and cosmetic dermatology at medical conferences across the country and internationally. She is an active member of several national and state medical societies, currently serving on the executive and advocacy committee for the Louisiana Dermatological Society.
Bringing Advanced Procedures to Texas
Dr. Hopkins’ desire to provide the most advanced procedures in dermatology led her to open a clinic in the vibrant and ever growing community of Southlake. She and her team of medical professionals will provide care for people of all ages, with an emphasis on procedures to treat acne, rosacea, repair sun damage, and reverse the signs of aging using advanced laser science. As importantly, skin cancer detection, prevention and treatment are paramount at both locations of Hopkins Dermatology.
Nonsurgical Skin Cancer Procedures
Every year millions of Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. In response, Dr. Hopkins offers image-guided superficial radiotherapy using SRT-100 Vision, a device enabling her to treat skin cancer nonsurgically. “My patients appreciate having a nonsurgical treatment option that cures skin cancer without scar tissue. Patients are very self-conscious about having permanent scars as the result of surgery and are grateful to have an option that still offers a cure rate as high as Mohs’ surgery.” Her two practice locations are part of 1% of progressive medical practices in the U.S. that currently offer this technology.
She further explains, “This technology uses ultrasound to visualize the depth of the malignant lesions, followed by superficial radiation to painlessly destroy cancer cells, allowing healthy skin to repopulate the treated site.”
Vast Array of Services
In addition to these highly specialized treatments for skin cancer, Dr. Hopkins and her medical team offer a broad range of dermatology services, from something as basic as wart removal to advanced anti-aging procedures, including Dr. Hopkins’ signature, nonsurgical cosmetic injections.
For an evaluation of your skin care needs, call Hopkins Dermatology in Southlake to schedule your initial consultation.
321 West Southlake Boulevard, Unit 180
Southlake, Texas 76092