We recently welcomed Dr. Liz Sutton to Sutton Dermatology + Aesthetics! She sees patients of all ages for medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology needs. Let’s get to know her a little bit better:
Why did you choose dermatology and aesthetics as your area of medical expertise?
“Taking care of patients is why I went into medicine. The patient-provider relationship is what gets me out of bed every day and makes me excited about coming to work. Having the chance to formulate the right acne regimen for a patient or curing their skin cancer is very fulfilling for me and allows me to contribute to my community. Talking with a patient is my favorite thing to do.”
How do you stay on top of current science/medical information and trends for dermatology and aesthetics?
“The pandemic has catapulted the general sharing of medical knowledge throughout the medical community, and I think that sharing of knowledge is a silver lining to the pandemic. Through medical journals, conferences, podcasts, and online forums, we are able to stay up to date on current medical practices.”
What are your go-to products for your personal daily skincare routine?
“In the morning I use SkinMedica HA5, ColorScience sunscreen, and ColorScience mascara. Their mascara does not smug the next day… I know this since I frequently forget to take it off at bedtime. At night I use Obagi tretinoin 0.05% gel, which has been very helpful in keeping the maskne away!”
If you could give your younger self any skincare advice, what would it be?
“In addition to causing skin cancer, the sun is the main driver of the aging process of the skin. I would tell my younger self to wear sunscreen on the face, chest, neck, and wear sun protective clothing over the trunk and extremities. I also would have told myself to not worry so much about what other people think – we are all beautiful and our differences are what make us special. I always enjoy the quote that we spend the first half of our life wishing we looked like someone else, and the second half of our life wishing we looked like we used to (paraphrased). Embrace your own unique beauty!”
When not in the clinic, what do you like to do in your spare time?
“Anything outdoors and anything with my family or friends. My dream day would consist of an early morning run with my dad. 60 degrees and sunny, of course. Then I would play with my niece and nephew at the park. My husband and I would challenge my two older sisters to 9 holes of golf. (Loser does the dishes… so therefore I would do the dishes). It would end with a family meal on the deck.”