Cosmetic Dermatology is a branch of medicine that exclusively deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin, nails and hair disorders and cellulite. It is an amalgamation of both medical and surgical aspects. The procedures of dermatology improve the external appearance of the skin by treating various conditions like hyperpigmentation, acne, scars and wrinkles. Liposuction is for surgeons only.
A cosmetic dermatologist may work at dermatology clinics, they address patient desires, performing services such as:
Injecting botulinum toxin into the skin reduces the appearance of wrinkles. It inhibits the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for the contraction of facial muscles. Because wrinkles are formed through repetitive contraction of these muscles, the lack of acetylcholine results in temporarily diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are another type of injection aimed at increasing the skin’s youthful appearance. A substance is injected into hollows, lines, or wrinkles in the face with an almost immediate volumizing effect. There are several types of fillers, and you should consult with your doctor to determine which is best for you:
There are multiple ways to remove dead skin cells, which can otherwise build up on the surface of the skin and cause problems:
Light beams of different, filtered wavelengths are applied to the skin to stimulate collagen production. IPL is recommended for the management of sunspots, small vascular spiders, small moles, wrinkles, and expression lines.
This procedure uses a concentrated laser to damage hair follicles, inhibiting or delaying future hair growth. Laser hair removal delays hair regrowth for a long period of time, but it does not result in permanent hair removal.
Most dermatologists now remove tattoos using lasers that can get rid of tattoos more efficiently and safely than earlier methods.
This procedure is intended to treat stubborn pockets of fat that diet and exercise can’t reduce on their own. The dermatologist will use cold, heat, ultrasound waves, or injections in order to kill targeted fat cells, permanently removing them.