Cosmetic Expertise

Dr. Vashi is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, specializing in cosmetic dermatology, laser dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology for those with darker skin tones.   Dr. Vashi uses years of experience with new technology to provide her patients with advanced cosmetic techniques.  Dr. Vashi has been featured extensively in the media and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.  She has developed expert skills in chemical peels, lasers for red spots, lasers for dark spots, soft-tissue augmentation with fillers, microneedling, sclerotherapy, hyperpigmentation, and aging to name a few topics.


Dr. Vashi’s publications in peer-reviewed journals in regards to cosmetic procedures:

Chemical Peels:

Assessing the Safety of Superficial Chemical Peels in Darker Skin: A Retrospective Study. J Am Acad Dermatol.


Lasers for red spots:

Safe and efficacious treatment of purpura with Nd:YAG laser in Skin Types IV-VI.  J Am Acad Dermatol.


Lasers for dark spots:

Successful Treatment of Intravenous Drug Use Related Pigmentation with Q-switched Alexandrite Laser: A Case Report of Two Patients.  J Cosmet Laser Ther.


Fillers (soft-tissue augmentation):

A Case of Bilateral Parry-Romberg Syndrome Successfully Treated with Hyaluronic Acid Filler Augmentation.  J Cosmet Dermatol.



Microneedling as a treatment for acne scarring: a systemic review.  Derm Surg.



Successful sclerotherapy and psoriasis: A discussion of koebnerization, report of two cases, and review of the literature. J Cosmet Dermatol.

She is also a cosmetic expert in treating aging and blemished skin:


Hyperpigmentation (Dark Spots)

Patterns of Over the Counter Lightening Agent Use among Patients with Hyperpigmentation Disorders: A United States-Based Cohort Study.  J Clin Aesthet Dermatol.


Generalized dyschromia and erythematous papules: Challenge & Answer.  Am J Dermatopathol.


Willingness to Pay and Time Trade Off: The Burden of Disease in Patients with Benign Hyperpigmentation.  J Clin Aesthet Dermatol.



Aging differences in ethnic skin. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2016;9(1):31-38.  

Aging in Skin of Color. Accepted to Clinics in Dermatology.