Cosmetic dermatology, also known as aesthetic dermatology, is a subset of dermatology and is concerned with the look and feel of facial skin, body skin, nails and hair.
Reasons to Get a Cosmetic Procedure
Aesthetically enhancing treatments have massively increased in popularity in the past few two decades. Motivation includes:
- Keeping up with trending beauty standards
- Increasing confidence in the treatments
- Retention of a youthful look
- Regain a youthful look
- Increase in self-confidence and overcoming shyness
Types of Procedures
A very wide range of issues can be addressed through a number of different procedures including:
Laser Therapy – can address numerous skin areas such as signs of aging (wrinkles and fine lines), sun damage, hyperpigmentation, scarring, spider veins, rosacea, stretch marks, benign moles and tattoo removal.
Chemical Peels – using various types of exfoliating and stimulating formulae, peels can tackle acne and acne scars, rough skin, coarse wrinkles, fine lines, cellulite, irregular pigmentation and sun damage.
Dermabrasion – a deeper treatment than microdermabrasion performed in beauty salons to rejuvenate the skin.
Dermal Fillers – includes treatments like Botox injections, fillers plump up areas that have lost elasticity due to reduced collagen and elastin.
Body Contouring – examples include liposuction and CoolSculpting to remove subcutaneous fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
Other less common procedures to tackle the same kind of issues as listed above include hair restoration, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections, microneedling, mesotherapy, cosmetic cryotherapy and photodynamic therapy.
A professional cosmetic dermatologist or a medical spa is always a better choice than DIY solutions or over-the-counter products that produce minimal results. Always choose a well-reputed cosmetic dermatology clinic.