Board certified Dermatologist, Dr. Dickson, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin. She attained her doctorate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital and Dermatology residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas where she served as chief resident. She is an invited teacher at Baylor University Center where she trains Dermatology residents in cosmetic dermatology.

Active in research and education, Dr. Dickson has conducted clinical research on pigmented legions including the early detection of melanoma and psoriasis. She has authored numerous dermatology publications in peer-reviewed journals and contributed book chapters in dermatological textbooks. Her presentations at local, state, and national dermatology meetings include topics on skin cancer, psoriasis, and aesthetics. In addition, she was the recipient of the best oral presentation award for her topic on “A novel automated dermoscopy-based image analyzer for the clinical evaluation of pigmented lesions and early detection of melanoma.”

Dr. Dickson specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Not only does she strive to guide her patients in the management of frustrating skin conditions with scientifically based advice, she also understands how a subtly enhanced appearance can greatly improve self-esteem and confidence.  Highly trained in the use of injectables, laser, light and energy devices, Dr. Dickson performs her procedures with a light touch since natural, meaningful results are her goal. She seeks to offer personalized strategies for each individual patient—in the treatment of wrinkle reduction, body contouring, and facial rejuvenation.

What is my care philosophy?

I consider it a privilege to treat my patients and am committed to provide my patients with high quality care. I believe in active listening, learning about each patient’s unique needs, and working with my patients to achieve and maintain their goals. A person’s appearance is fundamental to his or her sense of well-being and self-esteem. I continually strive to educate each patient to ensure that his or her skin feels comfortable and looks its best. Often, I’ve found that a clear set of instructions and an unrushed explanation about their skin condition and on the care of their skin can significantly improve the outcome of a treatment plan. It is very important to me to build strong, long-term relationships with my patients as well as be an advocate and resource for them.

History

As a native of Dallas who spent her childhood years in Singapore, Dr. Dickson cultivated a love for both domestic and international travel and exploring different cultures. In her free time, she enjoys ashtanga yoga, traveling with her husband, and spending time with friends and family, as well as her recently adopted pyredoodle “Ellie.”

To quote Dr. Dickson, “I am so proud to be a part of NDDA. It’s incredible to work with an amazing team who have had the best training in dermatologic conditions and treatments, allowing us to provide the best care for our patients. We share the same vision to provide the highest level of healthcare in a supportive, caring, and respectful environment.”