While traditional dermatology focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing skin diseases and conditions, cosmetic dermatology refers to a subspecialty directed toward improving the skin’s overall appearance. By practicing a combination of the two, your dermatologist can help you to enhance your skin’s health and appearance, and your confidence. If you are interested in any of the following treatments, talk to your doctor for more information about cosmetic dermatology.
General Skin Care
Cosmetic dermatology encompasses a range of skin care services and treatments designed to improve your skin’s tone, texture and overall appearance. Among the first things your cosmetic dermatologist will discuss with you is the importance of general skin care and maintaining healthy skin through regular cleansing, exfoliating, hydration and protection. Your dermatologist can help you determine which products to include into your skin care regimen based on your skin type and needs.
Aesthetic Facial and Body Treatments
Some of the skin care treatments that fall under cosmetic dermatology include intense pulsed light (IPL) skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and laser skin treatment. These treatments work to improve the look of your skin while reducing the appearance of age spots, acne scars, discoloration, and wrinkles. Depending on the dermatology practice, additional aesthetic treatments may include facials, waxing, and laser hair removal. Your cosmetic dermatologist may also offer cosmetic services that treat medical conditions like spider veins or varicose veins.
Some cosmetic dermatology patients may choose to undergo more comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatments, like Botox injections and dermal fillers. Botox reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that allow for muscle contraction, whereas dermal fillers use natural or synthetic compounds to plump or fill in creases and wrinkles.
The skin care experts at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.