Terrence Keaney, MD, FAAD

Founder & Board-Certified Dermatologist

Terrence Keaney, MD, FAAD, of SkinDC just outside of Washington DC, is a pioneer and advocate for the “personalization” of dermatology. He recognizes the importance of customizing dermatology care based on the individual characteristics, needs, and preferences of his patients.   The first step in personalization is a patient’s gender because of its influence on anatomy, skin function, and behavior.   Whether treating hair loss, acne, rosacea, skin cancer, genital skin diseases, or skin aging, Dr. Keaney designs treatment for the patient’s skin and lifestyle. In order to provide tailored treatments, Dr. Keaney adopts the latest technology to assist in skin imaging and treatment.   He utilizes the latest imaging software to quantify signs of aging and disease and then utilizes the cutting edge laser, light, and energy based technologies that provide superior results for both men and women. With the opening of SkinDC, Dr. Keaney has a practice with which he can focus on his priorities of personalized, preventive skin care using innovative dermatology techniques and products. His specialized training in cutaneous laser, hair, and dermatologic surgery makes Dr. Keaney a unique and expert opinion in dermatology, skin care, and aesthetics.

Dr. Keaney is a local Washingtonian having graduated from St. Albans School in Washington, DC.   He was a varsity lacrosse player at Duke University where he was voted all-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Academic All-ACC.   Graduating from the University of Virginia Medical School at the top of his class, Dr. Keaney was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society. His comprehensive dermatology training included a residency at the University of Miami, a clinical research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, and a fellowship in laser surgery. Dr. Keaney is currently Assistant Clinical Faculty of Dermatology at George Washington (GW) University and Howard University.   He is also proud to serve our military veterans in his role as Director of the Laser and Lipoatrophy Clinic at the Washington DC VA hospital. He enjoys teaching and mentoring dermatology residents while directing the cosmetic dermatology curriculum for the GW Dermatology residency program.

Dr. Keaney remains active in dermatologic research and education.   Dr. Keaney focuses his research on how gender impacts aesthetic and dermatologic treatment. He has spearheaded studies in skincare, cosmetic injectables, and the latest laser technology. He has authored over 30 articles in the leading dermatology journals. Dr. Keaney’s expertise has earned him invitations to many dermatology and aesthetic conferences where he has delivered over 100 national and international lectures.   Dr. Keaney is one of 20 Master Injectors where he teaches dermatologists from around the country the latest techniques in the use of Botox and Juvederm products.   He is also the Brand Spokesman for Dove Men + Care, the leading male skincare brand. Dr. Keaney is often invited to discuss the latest dermatologic developments in the media with features in the New York Times, GQ magazine, Esquire magazine, Town & Country Magazine, The Washingtonian, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine, Details Magazine, Fox News, and the Washington Business Journal.


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