Tokarz Dermatology, East Greenwich, RI - Valerie Tokarz


You’ll receive unsurpassed service and unparalleled expertise from Dr. Tokarz, a Board-Certified Dermatologist and laser expert. We offer the latest & most advanced dermatological treatments such as:

+ Neuromodulators - Botox® & Dysport®

These medications are injected into specific muscles to temporarily reduce movement. The action of these muscles cause your eyes to look tired or angry and will make these wrinkles stay permanently with age. Dr. Tokarz injects this medication to give you a natural “rested” appearance, not the “frozen look”. Other areas that can benefit include lines around your mouth, nose and neck bands. It takes up to 2 weeks to see the effect and lasts 14 weeks. Maintenance is required to keep that rested appearance and improve those lines or prevent them from forming in the first place.

+ Fillers - Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®

These medications are used to improve volume loss which is a natural part of aging. Dr. Tokarz believes the purpose of filling is to gently brighten your appearance to diminish that natural loss, such as into the cheeks to help elevate sunken bone and change the reflection of your under-eye circles. Other areas where we see loss of tissue include around the sides of our mouth, lips and temples. During your treatment, Dr. Tokarz may use local anesthesia and Micro-cannulas to help minimize bruising, swelling and discomfort so that your treatment will not be obvious. Fillers have variable longevity, depending on the areas injected, ranging from 6 to 18 months.

+ Laser Hair Removal - Splendor X

This is the newest laser in hair removal technology and our office is the first in Rhode Island to have it. The reason: it is the BEST in laser hair removal… and Dr. Tokarz is a dermatologist who knows her lasers. Your treatment will be relatively fast, with far less pain and more effective compared to the other lasers on the market. Why get laser hair removal? Besides not wanting to spend more money on waxing, razors, threading, etc, it will significantly reduce “razor burn” and improve your skin condition from a variety of hair related skin problems.

+ IPL “Intense Pulse Light” Photorejuvenation

This unique IPL Photorejuvenation is a gentle, and yet powerfully effective treatment that helps with a variety of skin conditions especially reds and browns. It is ideal for effects of sun damage including brown spots, freckles, enlarged blood vessels, and also for rosacea. Great results may be achieved with as few as 1 treatment, but a series of 3 treatments are recommended spaced 3 - 4 weeks apart for optimal results. This treatment has very little to no down time and helps with overall skin tone and appearance.

+ ResurFX - Fractional Non-Ablative Resurfacing Laser Treatment

This laser uses very powerful technology to improve fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture as it targets the dermis to stimulate new collagen growth. This treatment addresses both tone and textural irregularities. It has also proven very successful on stretch marks and scars. Gradual improvements may be seen as soon as a couple of weeks after treatment, benefits of collagen production start appearing after 3 months. There may be some redness and swelling right after the treatment but minimal to no social downtime is expected. A series of 3 treatments is recommended for optimal results.

+ Deep RX/ActiveFX CO2 Skin Resurfacing

The CO2 laser is the most powerful laser available to dermatologists, using precision and advanced technology to ablate (peel) the skin while leaving a fraction of normal skin behind. This procedure allows faster healing time for serious full face resurfacing with both deep (collagen stimulating) and superficial (sun spots and rough texture) settings. CO2 skin resurfacing is ideal for significant sun-damaged skin and wrinkles to achieve rejuvenation and tightening without surgery and you'll see results after a single session! It is also a powerful tool to improve scars of all types without surgical intervention and little downtime. Full face, eye and mouth treatments do need some time off regular activities where you’ll resume your regular routine in about a week.

+ Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are medications containing specific acids applied to the face and other areas of the body to cause a peel reaction. This procedure is helpful for patients who need a boost on acne therapy, melasma pigment conditions, and for overall sun damaged skin. Chemical Peels improve skin texture, pigmentation caused by the sun and add glow to the skin. Ideal for most skin types. Most chemical peels are done in a series of treatments, 3 - 4 weeks apart for optimal benefits.

+ Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion superficial exfoliation to help freshen the skin with little to no downtime (“lunch time peel”) Microdermabrasion is a very safe procedure for most skin types and a highly effective way to restore a clear youthful glow to the skin. It helps with fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, enlarged or clogged pores, and dull skin. This treatments is perfect before a special event or as a monthly skin maintenance protocol.

+ Dermaplaning Procedure

Dermaplaning is an innovative approach to physically removing dead skin cells with a dull blade allowing a jump start for skin renewal and infusion of nutrients. It is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). This procedure is most often used on those with rough, dry skin, superficial hyperpigmentation, or fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, "glowing" appearance. Dermaplaning may be done monthly to maintain healthy glowing skin.

+ Benign Lesions

Dr. Tokarz is a board certified dermatologist and has a large skill set to help rid you of unwanted “lumps and bumps”. These include but are not limited to: skin tags, seborrheic keratosis, sebaceous hyperplasia, benign moles, venous lakes, milia, xanthelasma, syringomas and even benign congenital lesions. She’ll decide the most cost effective and cosmetically beneficial treatment using her vast assortment of dermatologist specific tools at her disposal (e.g. lasers, electrocautery, liquid nitrogen). And she’ll be sure to use anesthesia if she anticipates discomfort.