“It gives me a great deal of pleasure and personal satisfaction to be able to use my skills to treat and solve the skin problems of my patients. In a sense, I am not only treating their physical scars, but their emotional scars as well, for the elimination of skin blemishes produces not only a more attractive appearance, but gives the patient greater self-confidence and a better feeling about himself or herself.”
Steven B. Snyder, M.D., Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic Laser Surgeon
Director, Dermatology Laser Center & MediSpa
Dr. Steven B. Snyder is an internationally and nationally renowned dermatologist and cosmetic laser surgeon who has been working with surgical and cosmetic lasers since 1984. Having performed tens of thousands of laser treatments, Dr. Snyder has pioneered in the development and use of the Q-Switched Nd:Yag and Ruby lasers for the removal of tattoo and pigmented lesions, pulsed dye lasers for vascular lesions and spider veins, long pulsed Ruby laser for hair removal and CO2 and Erbium:Yag lasers for facial resurfacing. Dr. Snyder has always been at the forefront in newer laser technologies and employs the latest advances in medical and surgical cosmetic lasers, intense pulsed light treatments and radiofrequency technologies and other state-of-the-art treatments for photorejuvenation and treating wrinkles, acne scarring, broken capillaries,port-wine stains, age spots, birthmarks, unwanted facial and body hair, stretch marks, acne, vitiligo, psoriasis, and for melting unwanted fat deposits, contouring and tightening the skin and freezing and eliminating stubborn unwanted body fat with Coolsculpting.
Dr. Steven B. Snyder was the first physician in Maryland and among the first few physicians in the country using the UltraPulse CO2 Laser, Medlite Laser, Derma Lase Laser, GentleLase Laser, Epilaser, N-Lite Laser, ScleroLaser, SkinLight Laser and Excimer Laser, and has experience using over 35 different cosmetic and surgical lasers, intense pulsed light devices, radiofrequency devices and other advanced technologies in his practice.
Dr. Steven B. Snyder is the first physician in Maryland using the revolutionary non-invasive miraDry procedure to eliminate excessive underarm sweating with lasting results. Dr. Snyder has taught the safe use of lasers to hundreds of physicians in various seminars, instructional courses and workshops around the country. Dr. Snyder has personally provided individualized preceptorships to national and international dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and many other cosmetic surgical specialists at the Dermatology Laser Center and MediSpa in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Several nationally and internationally recognized recording artists and actors, as well as local and national television personalities have relied on Dr. Snyder’s expertise to look their best having him treat their skin conditions. An expert at treating skin of all colors, Dr. Snyder takes care of patients from all over the country and many foreign countries as well. Reporters frequently seek out Dr. Snyder as an expert on skin care and particularly with his introduction of new laser technologies. He has been featured in local and national television and radio news broadcasts, and national and international magazines and newspapers on the subjects of the latest treatments for various dermatology skin conditions, including psoriasis, hair loss, acne, and cosmetic laser surgery notably for facial rejuvenation, laser tattoo removal, and laser hair removal. Steven B. Snyder, M.D. was featured on American Journal Television and in Reader’s Digest, Family Circle Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, The Japanese Weekly, The Washington Post, FDA Consumer Magazine, Skin & Allergy News, Baltimore Magazine, and was interviewed by DateLine for background information in cosmetic laser surgery.
Dr. Snyder hosted an educational call-in weekly radio talk show entitled ” Dermatology in the 90′s” for several years on WCBM radio in Baltimore on Saturday evenings. In the program, he discussed the diagnosis and treatment of both medical and surgical dermatology conditions as well as the latest advances in cosmetic laser procedures, including Botox, fillers, and the importance of regular dermatology examinations for the early recognition of precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.
Recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in laser tattoo removal, Dr. Steven B. Snyder was featured in Tattoo Magazine, and he has been called the “King of Tattoo Removers” in The Washington Post, and called the “Tattoo Remover to the Tattoo Stars” in The Total Tattoo Book. Dr. Snyder was honored by the Alliance of Professional Tattooists and has 50 of the world’s top tattoo artists as patients.
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Steven B. Snyder graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland (1977). During that time he was elected to membership in the National Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, and was elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Dr. Snyder received his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (1981). He spent his medical school clinical externships in pediatrics, ob/gyn, family practice, and senior internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical School Hospital and its affiliated hospitals (1980-1981). Board Qualified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Snyder completed his residency in internal medicine at the Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore (1984). Board Certified in Dermatology, Steven B. Snyder, M.D. completed his residency in dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and served as Chief Resident in dermatology during his final year at the Medical College of Wisconsin (1987). Additionally, he was appointed to Clinical Instructor in Surgery in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (1986-1987). Dr. Snyder is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Snyder was selected for recognition in “America’s Top Dermatologists” by the Consumer Research Council of America.
Dr. Snyder has received the Patients’ Choice Award, being selected as one of Maryland’s Favorite Physicians for Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Surgery
An artist by nature, Dr. Snyder has always enjoyed the satisfaction of creating and drawing portraits in charcoals and pastels, as well as oil painting and calligraphy since a very young age. As dermatology requires a visual diagnostic challenge and cosmetic surgery relies on an artistic eye, Dr. Snyder was naturally drawn to the specialty of dermatology. He also enjoys world travel, sports, physical fitness, singing, great entertainment, speaking multiple foreign languages with formal training in Spanish, French and Italian, and a great desire for doing things that are good for the soul.