How to Select a Cosmetic Dermatologist
By Highlands Dermatology
March 12, 2018
Category: Skin Care

Cosmetic DermatologyHave you ever desired a clearer complexion or firmer skin? Or maybe you wish to eliminate unwanted sunspots or have a tattoo removed. You may benefit from visiting a cosmetic dermatologist.

Cosmetic dermatology deals with the treatment of skin conditions with the goal of improving appearance. Cosmetic dermatologists have completed fellowship training in cosmetic procedures, focusing on esthetic issues such as wrinkles and tone and texture of the skin.

Why Might I Visit a Cosmetic Dermatologist?

You may enlist the expertise of a cosmetic dermatologist if you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin. From concealing wrinkles and fine lines to the removal of hair and sunspots, there are many cosmetic treatments available to help you accomplish your skin care goals.

Some of the common procedures performed by a cosmetic dermatologist include:

  • Chemical peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Laser hair removal
  • Tattoo removal
  • Liposuction
  • Botox injections

How to Choose a Cosmetic Dermatologist 

Board Certified

Choose a board certified dermatologist, which shows that the doctor has completed the appropriate training and is qualified to handle all of your skin needs.

Special Certification

Look for a cosmetic dermatologist who has specialized training and experience in your area of interest.  If you are interested in Botox, for instance, ask if your doctor is trained in this area of cosmetic dermatology and how many procedures he or she has performed.

Patient Testimonials

Find a dermatologist who demonstrates a long track record of experience delivering excellent results for the procedures and treatments you are interested in. Reviews from other patients will showcase the doctor’s commitment to quality care.

Attentive to Your Needs

Finally, find a dermatologist who you feel comfortable with. A good cosmetic dermatologist will be attentive to your needs, listen to your goals for treatment and provide the best combination of services to optimize your skin health.  

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