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Dr. Sue Ellen Cox is a board certified dermatologic surgeon specializing in advanced treatments for both cosmetic and general dermatologic issues. She is the founding medical director and president of Aesthetic Solutions in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has extensive training and experience in all aspects of dermatology including; general, cosmetic, laser and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Cox provides all patients with skilled and compassionate care, while utilizing medically advanced techniques to achieve the most desirable results.

Dr. Cox is one of the most experienced dermatologic surgeons in non-surgical cosmetic procedures, specializing in facial rejuvenation through laser treatments, injectable fillers, Botox®, Dysport® and tumescent liposuction for body contouring. She has a national reputation as a leader in dermatology, lasers and aesthetics and over the past 20 years has lectured nationally and internationally at hundreds of medical meetings teaching her techniques. Dr. Cox has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals and medical books. As a renowned skin care expert, Dr. Cox has served on advisory boards for various corporations and leading health care and pharmaceutical companies. She continues to be voted one of the top ten dermatologists in the state, an annual report compiled by the Best Doctor’s in America a recognition she has maintained since 2005.

Dr. Cox is actively involved in the evaluation and development of cutting-edge products and devices and has helped to facilitate FDA-approval for many popular cosmetic and dermatologic procedures and treatments available today. Dr. Cox has served as a principal research investigator for nine different Botox® studies and several Dysport® studies including a long-term safety study which has been ongoing since 2005. Dr. Cox has been on the forefront of injectable fillers for facial rejuvenation participating in five injectable filler studies and is currently a principal investigator in a 3-year study for a new injectable filler expected to hit the market late 2012. Dr. Cox contributed to the FDA approval of Latisse® the popular eyelash enhancing product serving as a principal investigator for three Latisse® studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of the product. Other studies include research for non-invasive fat reduction techniques and dermatologic conditions such as rosacea.

Dr. Cox holds a reputation nationally and internationally as a highly sought after lecturer. She enjoys sharing her expertise with her colleagues and other professionals in the dermatologic field. Dr. Cox also serves the future of dermatology through teaching as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she teaches a cosmetic dermatology clinic to the third year residents. She is also a supervising physician in the dermatology program at Duke University. As a lecturer, teacher and clinical researcher, Dr. Cox strives to stay on the forefront of dermatologic medicine. She continues to seek the most safe and effective treatments for general and cosmetic dermatology issues, as well as share her knowledge with others.

An active Fellow, member, and lecturer for several organizations; including The American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Lasers in Medicine, Dr. Cox served on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery for 3 years from October 2008 to October 2010.

Dr. Cox graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from New York University, and received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her dermatology residency in Dallas, Texas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where she served as Co-Chief Resident. Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, she specializes in surgical and cosmetic dermatology.