Your Best Face Forward
From clinical dermatology to cosmetic dermatology, the practitioners of Connolly Dermatology specialize in preserving the health and beauty of patients’ skin.
by Jennifer Updike

We live in an age when people rely on smartphone filters and Photoshop to “fix” many of the imperfections they see on the screen: fine lines and creases, excess acne, dull or discolored skin, etc. While such technology is remarkable, it cannot replace the real-world results of healthy, beautiful skin achieved through regular appointments with a skilled dermatologist.

Connolly Dermatology treats a wide range of conditions pertaining to the skin, hair, and nails, at multiple locations in South Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Led by board-certified dermatologist Coyle S. Connolly, D.O., the practice has been caring for patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, for more than 25 years.
Dr. Connolly specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Through early in-office detection and treatment options such as Mohs surgery and superficial radiation therapy, Connolly Dermatology’s medical team can effectively treat existing cases of skin cancer and teach patients to adopt habits that could help to prevent the cancer’s return. 
In addition, Connolly Dermatology offers several cosmetic dermatology treatments that can be customized to each patient’s needs and goals. The practice’s experienced clinical team performs several in-house treatments, including neurotoxin injections such as Botox, dermal fillers such as Juvéderm, and chemical peels to revitalize the skin. The practice offers a line of medical-grade, cost-effective skincare products to help patients maximize their results with at-home regimens.
We spoke with Dr. Connolly about why he chose to pursue a career in clinical and cosmetic dermatology, the credentials patients should consider when choosing a dermatologist, and the overall experience Dr. Connolly and his team of dedicated professionals strive to deliver with each patient visit.
How would you describe the personality of the practice you have built? In other words, what can patients expect from the experience?

Personable, friendly, experienced professionals are here to help diagnose and treat skin conditions for patients of all ages. We take pride in our abilities to listen and explain skin, hair, and nail conditions as well as convey effective treatment options.
Connolly Dermatology has grown into a small empire in our region. Please tell me about the team and the culture you have built to support this growth.
Our culture is one of dedicated service to others. By having multiple office locations, we are able to provide greater access to care. I would describe our team as friendly, committed, and efficient professionals.
Your practice provides both clinical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. For people who may not know the difference, how do the two disciplines differ?
Clinical dermatology involves treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hives, moles, and skin cancer can impact one’s health. Cosmetic dermatology utilizes noninvasive procedures and treatments to help patients look as good as they feel. Examples include medical-grade creams, Botox and Juvéderm injections, and chemical peels.
For someone who seeks cosmetic dermatology, why is it important to seek such services from a board-certified dermatologist with many years of experience?
We evaluate the patient once they have voiced their goals and concerns. The aim is to find the best and most cost-effective treatment plan based on the individual’s needs. A combination of home care products, peels, and injectables offer helpful nonsurgical results for many patients.
Why did you decide to become a dermatologist? What about the specialty appealed to you?
I have always been a visual learner, and I gravitated toward a specialty that treats the largest organ of the body—the skin. Dermatology is unique in that we utilize our senses of vision and touch to a greater degree compared to many other specialties. At times, laboratory evaluation, skin biopsy, and imaging (X-rays, ultrasound) are also required to make a diagnosis.
Is there anything else you would like to share, or anything else prospective patients should know about you and your practice?
We work tirelessly to earn our patients’ and their families’ trust at each visit. I would like patients to know that there are many effective and newer treatments for a variety of skin problems. Accutane for resistant acne, Biologics for eczema and psoriasis, and SRT (superficial radiation therapy) for certain skin cancers, to name a few. We urge you to schedule a yearly skin cancer check and report any changes in the size, color, or shape of a mole, which may indicate skin cancer. Please know that we are always available to help improve the health of your skin, hair, and nails.
For more information on Connolly Dermatology, including details on its locations in South Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, visit or call (609) 926-8899.
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Life, November 2022.