Meet the Expert: Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand

DFW Beauty Chat: Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand

Name and Professional Title:

Elizabeth Bahar Houshmand MD, FAAD, FABIM, Double Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist. 

Background: 

Dr. Houshmand completed her undergraduate degree as a specially selected Presidential Honors scholar from New York University and graduated from medical school with prestigious clinical distinction honors. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Georgetown University Hospital and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. Dr. Houshmand completed a two year intensive Dermatopharmacology fellowship under the guidance of leading medical dermatologist at Wright State University. Time was spent focused on conducting clinical trials on investigational treatments in general and cosmetic dermatology. She stayed at Wright State for her dermatology residency and served as chief resident in her third year. Dr. Houshmand completed several dermatologic laser surgery and cosmetic preceptorships that laid the fundamental groundwork for her cosmetic/laser surgery practice. Dr. Houshmand received several prestigious scholarships through the WDS and ASDS and has trained with pioneers in the field of cosmetic skin treatments and dermatologic surgery. She was selected by the AAD as one of three dermatology resident recipients of the prestigious AAD International Grant. 

Dr. Houshmand is fluent in English, Spanish and Farsi and enjoys utilizing her skills in providing optimal care for her patients of many diverse backgrounds, believing that being able to connect with them on a personal level allows her to create a strong, trusting relationship with her patients and provide them with optimal care. She is a nationally and internationally recognized dermatologist who speaks and teaches both in the us and all over the world.


What inspired you to launch your brand?

Skin health and wellness are critical. The effect of diet and exercise and how they affect the skin is such an important message that inspires me to work with my patients to achieve their best skin. We all want to have healthy beautiful skin. I am always amazed by how beautiful skin makes my patients more confident and happy. Your mood is definitely affected by your skin. 

How did you get started in the beauty/wellness industry?

I have always wanted to help others and become a physician. As a medical  dermatologist, I am able to help patients of all ages from infants with eczema to patients with skin cancer and melanoma. As a cosmetic dermatologist, I am able to combine my love for art and beauty and make patients look natural and confident.   Skin health and wellness have been important to me throughout medical school and residency. 

Tell us a little about Restylane.

Restylane family of products consists of hyaluronic acid injectable fillers - Restylane® Silk for lips and fine lines around the mouth, Restylane® for moderate to severe facial wrinkles, and Restylane ® Lyft for deep volume filling and beautiful cheekbones. Depending on the patient and their individual needs, I customize the treatment plan to achieve a beautiful natural look.   

What are some of your personal beauty regimens and tips?

I wear sunscreen every day, even in the winter, and change my skin care regimen with every season. I am Persian and enjoy using real rose water to keep my skin hydrated and refreshed. I also enjoy picking up beauty products from other cultures when I travel. Most recently in Tokyo, I  picked up hydrating face masks which make my skin glow.·         

What's on the horizon for you? Any exciting projects that you're working on?

I am always excited to learn and to teach from colleagues around the world. I am honored to be lecturing at IMCAS in Paris next week and to be selected as one of Modern Luxury’s fresh faces this year!·         

Any last words for our DFW Beauties?

Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.