Bluffton, SC, Dermatologist
350 Fording Island Road, Suite 100
(843) 837-4400
Hilton Head Island, SC, Dermatologist
25 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 200
(843) 837-4400





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Bluffton Office
Phone: (843) 837-4400
Fax: (843) 837-4440

350 Fording Island Rd, Suite 100
Bluffton, SC 29910

Hilton Head Office
Phone: (843) 837-4400
Fax: (843) 837-4440

25 Hospital Center Commons, Ste 200
Hilton Head, SC 29926

Office Hours

Bluffton Office:

Mon 7:30am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12-12:30pm)
Tue 7:30am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12-12:30pm)
Wed 7:30am-5:00pm
(Open for lunch)
Th 7:30am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12-12:30pm)
Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12-12:30pm)

Hilton Head Office:

Mon 8:00am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12:00PM-12:30PM)
Tue 8:00am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12:00PM-12:30PM)
Wed 8:00am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12:00PM-12:30PM)
Th 8:00am-5:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12:00PM-12:30PM)
Fri 8:00am – 4:00pm
(Closed for lunch 12:00PM-12:30PM)

Recent Events

Winter/Spring 2015

Carmen A. Traywick, MD provided a complimentary seminar for over 60 guests.  The topics was, "A LUXurious You" through medical skin care, dermal fillers, injections, and CoolSculpting. 

May River Dermatology, LLC is proud to be an Executive Sponsor for the American Heart Association's 2015 Heart Ball.

Carmen A. Traywick, MD was voted, "Best Dermatologist" 2015 by Bluffton Today.  This recognition has been awarded for the past five years now to Dr. Traywick and her staff at May River Dermatology, LLC.

Fall 2014  

Carmen A. Traywick, MD was awarded the honor of "Favorite Dermatologist 2014" by Hilton Head Montly Readers Choice Awards for BOTH Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.  

Inaugural Blood Drive supporting the American Red Cross was sponsored by LUX~A Medical Spa & May River Dermatology. 

A percentage of sun screen sales from LUX~A Medical Fall Open House were donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton.  

May River Dermatology participated in the Moss Creek Health Fair.

Summer 2014:  

Carmen A. Traywick, MD speaks at MUSC to new dermatology residency students regarding the latest in advanced medical skin care.

Nationally Renowned Mohs Surgeon, Dale Sarradet, MD joins May River Dermatology.   Former Chief of Dermatologic Surgery at Emory Department of Dermatologic Surgery.

William "Bill" Stephens, II, proudly joins May River Dermatology, LLC.  Bill is a Board Certified Physician Assistant, and is currently seeing patients in Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island.

Ribbon Cutting for NEW Bluffton Location took place at 350 Fording Island Road, suite 100.

Winter/Spring 2014  

Dr. Traywick announces the opening of her NEW state of the art medical spa, LUX.  Lux, LLC is proudly owned by Carmen Traywick, MD and Frederick Weniger, MD of Weniger Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Traywick provides procedural dermatology training to osteopathic medical students. The students learned basic surgical techniques to perform shave and punch biopsies and the necessary suturing techniques to close the wound.

May River Dermatology, LLC is proud to be an Executive Sponsor for the American Heart Association's 2014 Heart Ball.

Winter/Spring 2013  

Carmen Traywick, MD & staff volunteer at the Women's Health Fair in Bluffton, South Carolina.  During the event Dr. Traywick provided free health advice to over 40 women.

Dr. Traywick had the honor of meeting with over 150 employees of a local company and presenting tips on skin care and protection.  She also shared important facts about skin cancer, what to look for, and the types of treatments available to help fight skin cancer.

Summer/Fall 2012  

Dr. Traywick voted "Best Dermatologists" for two years in a row by the readers of Bluffton Today

May River Dermatology, LLC is proud to be an Executive Sponsor for the American Heart Association's 2013 Heart Ball.

Dr. Traywick provides procedural dermatology training to osteopathic medical students. The students learned basic surgical techniques to perform shave and punch biopsies and the necessary suturing techniques to close the wound.

Winter/Spring 2012  

May River Dermatology, LLC opens new office on Hilton Head Island.

Alfredo Brand, MD and Kristina Ford, PA join May River Dermatology, LLC. They will be providing patient care at our new office on Hilton Head Island.

Summer 2011 

May River Dermatology, LLC is proud to be an Executive Sponsor for the American Heart Association's 2012 Heart Ball.

Products and services donated by May River Dermatology, LLC to support this year's Wounded Warrior Project at Hampton Hall.

Winter 2011

Mandy Medlin, MSPAS, PA-C joined the team at May River Dermatology, LLC. Mandy is a licensed Physician Assistant that will begin seeing patients in January 2011. 

Additional cosmetic products (Afirm, Glycolix/Replenix, Jane Iredale, & Clarasonic) and services (Mineral Cosmetic Consultation, Acne Facial & Dermaplaning) added.

Fall 2010

Dr. Traywick & staff volunteer at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church Health Fair. During the event Dr. Traywick provided free health advice for over 50 patients.

May River Dermatology, LLC participates in ASDS Skin Cancer Screening.

Medical Dermatology

Dr. Traywick and Dr. Sarradet are dermatologist specializing in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of both acute and chronic conditions affecting the skin, hair, and nails in children, teenagers, and adults.

Management of many dermatologic disorders including:

  • Skin cancer screening and mole evaluation
  • Acne and complexion problems
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Skin Allergies
  • Rashes
  • Psoriasis
  • Poison ivy
  • Ringworm
  • Hair loss
  • Birthmarks
  • Diseases of the nails
  • Fungal infections
  • Warts
  • Molluscum
  • Pigmentation disorders

As well as many other dermatologic diseases and skin lesions.

We enjoy seeing patients of all ages and providing information about skin care. You will find our practice very family-oriented.

Surgical Dermatology

Compared to other options, Mohs surgery consistently offers an exceptional cure rate for the most common (basal and squamous cell carcinoma), as well as more rare skin cancers.

The purpose of Mohs surgery is to completely remove all cancerous tissue while preserving
as much healthy skin as possible. The cancer is removed one layer at a time, while examining each layer under the microscope. Both the depth and the borders of the tissue are evaluated thoroughly until all margins are clear of tumor.

The meticulous examination and control of removed tissue provides the following benefits:

• Success – An excellent cure rate, up to 99% for  skin cancers.

• Accuracy – The special tissue processing, mapping and orientation of the Mohs surgery technique ensures that all cancer roots are identified and removed while preserving healthy tissue.

• Preservation – With the precision of Mohs surgery, your wound is the smallest possible — which often means the smallest scar possible.

• Safety – Mohs surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. This permits a faster patient recovery and a lower risk of complications, especially for older patients.

• Integration – The expertise of our Mohs surgeons allows you to complete your skin cancer treatment, pathology evaluation and wound reconstruction, often in the same visit. 

A brief list of additional surgical procedures performed by Dr. Traywick and Dr. Sarradet at May River Dermatology:

  • Skin cancer surgery and reconstruction
  • Surgical removal of moles, cysts, skin tags, and other benign skin lesions
  • Scar revision surgery
  • Acne surgery
  • Nail surgery
  • Skin grafting
  • Split earlobe repair
  • Keloid removal
  • Rosacea surgery

Please contact our office regarding questions on other surgical prodedures.

Cosmetic Procedures ~ Visit Carmen Traywick, MD and Staff at her NEW state of the art Medical Spa, LUX!!


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***LUX, LLC is proudly owned by Carmen Traywick, MD of May River Dermatology and Frederick Weniger, MD of Weniger Plastic Surgery.***

Dysport® and BOTOX® injection for wrinkles and excessive sweating. A physician-administered treatment for mild to severe facial wrinkles on the forehead and crow's feet areas. Botox® and Dysport® work by reducing the contractions of the muscles that cause persistent lines which have developed over time. Treatment may last 3-6 months. For additional information please visit

Dermal Fillers

Restylane® and Perlane® are naturally occurring substances that restore volume to the skin; resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. They are used to treat a variety of wrinkles and folds in the face, and generally last for about 6 months.

Laser Treatments

Hair Removal:  The LightSheer Diode Laser targets hair follicles to remove existing hair and cause a significant reduction in future growth. Both small and large areas may be treated.

Broken Blood Vessels Spider veins, management of redness due to Rosacea, angiomas, some acne scarring and birthmarks may be treated using lasers. More than one treatment may be necessary

IPL for Pigmentation Intense Pulsed Light can be helpful in treating brown discoloration of the skin resulting from sun-damage and the aging process. The chest, face, hands, arms may be treated. More than one treatment is typically necessary.

ProFractional Laser Treatment If you are looking for younger looking skin, or to improve scars, wrinkles or sun damage, then you may be an ideal patient for a ProFractional laser procedure. When treated, the body’s natural healing process stimulates the production of new collagen, causing a plumping and smoothing of the skin. Typically done in a series of 1-4 treatments, spaced 3-6 weeks apart.

Sclerotherapy (treatment of spider veins):  Superficial spider veins and mild varicose veins are injected with a sterile liquid directly into the blood vessel. The solution used in the treatment irritates the lining of the vessel causing it to contract and collapse.

Aesthetic Treatments

Dr. Carmen A. Traywick and staff work with each patient to structure an action plan to target each patient's concerns.

Chemical Peels:  An enzyme or chemical solution is applied to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. The precise enzyme and formula is adjusted to meet each patient's needs.

Dermaplaning:  Dermaplaning is a safe, non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that uses a special surgical blade (a Dermatome) to gently scrape away the top layer of dead epidermal cells. Dermaplaning is recommended to treat dry, rough skin, uneven skin tone, fine lines…even unwanted facial hair. It can produce a smoother skin texture and a clearer complexion, while minimizing fine lines and minor scars.

Dermaplaning is ideal for anyone interested in:

  • Removal of vellous facial hair (peach fuzz)
  • Non-chemical exfoliation of the face
  • An alternative to Microdermabrasion, which is not recommended for clients who have visible broken capillaries or fragile skin.

Acne Treatment 30/60 Minutes:  Gentle cleansing, softening exfoliation and the removal of blackheads and whiteheads. Helpful alone, or in conjunction with physician-prescribed acne medications.

Milia Removal:  Most often found on the cheeks and around the eyes, milia appear as small white cysts. They form when dead skin cells get trapped beneath the surface. The skin is prepared with steam or a gentle exfoliant and the milia carefully extracted.

Clarisonic:  Clarisonic skin cleansing is the essential first step in an ultra-clean skin care ritual. Gently gliding while cleansing, the sonic action gently clarifies and revitalizes the skin. Even makeup is removed six times better than standard cleansing. And skin is left so clean it actually absorbs products such as serums moisturizers better. Can be performed alone or as the perfect precursor to a peel or makeup application.

Skin Care Consultation 30/60 Minutes:  Discuss goals for your skin, put together a treatment plan specific to your skin’s needs, and develop a daily skin care regimen.

Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup/Cosmetic Consultation 30/60 Minutes:  A one-on-one instruction in the education and application of Jane Iredale “therapeutic” Mineral Makeup. Soothing to highly sensitive skin, beneficial for acneic skin and perfect for neutralizing the redness caused by Rosacea. Corrective and camouflage techniques may be addressed.