Meet Rana Mays, M.D., FAAD
Rana M. Mays M.D, FAAD, is Dual-Board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine, with expertise in Medical, Surgical, Hair Loss, and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Dr. Mays graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville school of Medicine. She proceeded to complete a full Internal Medicine residency at the University of Louisville Hospital affiliated with James Brown Cancer Center. During her Internal Medicine training, she led the study on the effects of melanoma oncogene transcription on mortality. Dr. Mays practiced extensively as an Internal Medicine specialist in Louisville before moving to Houston to pursue her passion for Dermatology. She joined the prestigious Center for Clinical Studies under the direction of world-renown mentor Stephen K. Tyring, MD PhD .
During her clinical research fellowship, Dr. Mays served as investigator in over 30 national and international clinical trials in psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, atopic dermatitis, zoster, acne, rosacea, eczema, alopecia, and cosmetic injectables. She also served as the main investigator on several collaborative studies with NASA scientists on re-activation of zoster.
Dr. Mays went on to attend the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine for her Dermatology residency with extensive training in Medical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology & Laser Surgery under the direction of renown Dr. Sylvia Hsu and Dr. Ramsey Markus. She completed her Dermatology residency serving as chief resident her last year and scoring in the 98th national percentile on her Dermatology Boards.
Dr. Mays then joined Houston Skin Associates and Center for Clinical Studies where she practiced for 3 years and served as principal investigator in pivotal clinical trials including a cosmetic investigator initiated study with Kybella. Dr. Mays’ interest in hair disorders and cosmetics helped pioneer her introduction of PRP hair restoration and facial rejuvenation at her practice. She then went on to found her own practice in Louisville, KY where she pioneered her own brand of children’s skincare for sensitive and eczema prone skin. She was featured in numerous local magazines and media due to her contribution of providing same day service for Dermatology in an underserved area. After many years of practice, Dr. Mays and her family relocated to beautiful Southern California to be closer to her parents. She is excited to create Mays Dermatology in Corona Del Mar leading the way as pioneer in Direct Care for Dermatologic Services. In Direct care, your visits and access to your Dermatologist are not limited by insurance and therefore Dr. Mays is able to provide extensive individualized care to each of her patients with same day availability, in office dispending, easy access for questions, no waiting time, and lengthy thorough visits.
Dr. May’s interests include medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology with special interest in acne, psoriasis, skin cancer, difficult rashes, and hair disorders. Dr. Mays is fully certified in PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy for hair loss and restoration and has served as regional clinical instructor in PRP and cosmetic injectables for her peers. Dr. Mays brings her unique full-face “preventative and corrective” rejuvenation approach to cosmetic dermatology and has extensive experience in all injectable and non- injectable procedures including laser resurfacing, vascular laser, neuro-modulators, injectable fillers, sculptra, radiofrequency technology, scar revision, keloid revision, mole removal surgery and other minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Mays has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in medical and cosmetic Dermatology and lectures nationally in the field. Dr. Mays special interest lies in Hair loss , Acne, Rosacea, Anti-Aging, Restorative Skin Care, and complex Dermatologic disorders. Dr. Mays believes in the “whole” patient approach when it comes to skin health and is a big advocate of diagnosis by a Board Certified Dermatologist as the first step in full evaluation of the face. She focuses on prevention, targeted treatment, and early restorative and corrective approach uniquely tailored to the patients assessment to achieve best result.
Dr. Mays was awarded America’s Top Dermatologist every year from 2016 to present, and recently recognized as “Top Doctor” & “Top Injector” selected by a poll of thousands of board-certified physician peers. Dr. Mays was nominated to the “40 under 40” category in 2020. Dr. Mays is fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, Skin cancer Foundation, and American Society of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Physicians.
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