Dr. Peterson joined Suzanne Bruce and Associates in January 2014 and has been practicing out of our Katy office. Starting January 2015 she will be splitting her time between both offices. She will be at our Galleria location on Tuesdays and Fridays. She will remain in Katy on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? I am a native Houstonian! I grew up on the north side of town in the Champions area and then attended college at Texas A&M University in College Station.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GO INTO DERMATOLOGY? Honestly, it is a fun specialty. There are so many features of dermatology that initially drew me in: being able to care for patients of all ages and seeing patients both in the clinic and procedural settings. Lastly, I have a history of eczema and hives, so I have experienced first hand the changes to a person’s quality of life a dermatologist can make.
WHAT ASPECTS DO YOU LOVE? I love dermatologic cosmetic surgery and research. This passion drove me to spend an extra year of training after my dermatology residency in a cosmetic dermatologic surgery program through the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, CA. It’s amazing how many advances have occurred in laser surgery over the past 5-10 years. It is an exciting time to be a dermatologist.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIVE YOUR STYLE AS A DOCTOR? I enjoy providing my patients with a warm and friendly environment so that they may feel more comfortable and at ease. I also like to be on the cutting edge of new treatments and technologies. This is why I enjoy research so much. I don’t only want my patients to have new treatments available to them; I want them to have new treatments that are proven to be safe and effective.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING AND WHERE? I finished my dermatology residency in Lubbock, Texas in 2009. Later that year I became a board certified dermatologist through the American Board of Dermatology and was privileged to be accepted in to a prestigious cosmetic surgery fellowship in La Jolla, CA. I loved my time in La Jolla where I was able to pursue my dream of training with some of the world’s leaders in laser therapy, leg veins, injectable fillers, and liposuction, but I always knew I wanted to come back to Texas. I moved back to Houston in 2011 and have been practicing since then. In 2012, I earned my second board certification in cosmetic dermatologic surgery through the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
HAVE YOU DONE ANY RESEARCH? I have been fortunate to participate in over 25 clinical research trials on acne, rosacea, laser surgery, injectable fillers and botulinium products, liposuction, fat transfer, skin care products, and sclerotherapy. One of my favorite projects was treating patients with severe burn scars with fractionated CO2 laser assisted steroid delivery. It was so rewarding for me to be able to not only help these patients improve the texture and appearance of their scars but also improve their scar’s function giving the patients more flexibility and functionality in their daily routines.
DO YOU HAVE A PERSONAL MOTTO? Never stop learning and do your best.
SOMETHING YOU FEEL PASSIONATE ABOUT… I love spending time with my husband, family, friends and our two Great Danes. I practice aerial fabric where aerial acrobatics are performed while hanging from two pieces of silk fabric. And since I was a child, I have always been a huge lover of horses and dressage horseback riding.
Dr. Peterson is now accepting cosmetic and medical appointment at our Katy/Cinco Ranch location to schedule call 713.850.0240