Cosmetic Dermatology is a specialty that focuses on skincare. It is a highly specialized field of medicine that treats the skin, hair, and scalp. Magnolia Dermatology treats skin problems such as acne, rosacea, aging skin, hyperpigmentation (dark patches), and scars.
A cosmetic dermatologist will treat these issues with medication or surgery and perform other procedures to improve your skin condition. They may also treat other skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and melasma (chloasma).
Cosmetic dermatology procedures can help improve the appearance of your skin. Some of these procedures may be performed as part of medical treatment for another condition and require additional testing or follow-up.
The most common cosmetic dermatology procedures include:
Botulinum toxin (or Botox) treats wrinkles and lines around the forehead, frown lines around the mouth, crow’s feet lines around the eyes, and between the eyebrows. It is injected into muscle tissue to reduce facial expressions that cause wrinkles. It is also used to temporarily smooth out marks on the skin after acne or trauma.
The procedure involves removing hair from areas such as the chin and upper lip area by passing an electrical current through a needle-like device placed on the skin for about 30 seconds each time it is used. Electrolysis does not work for everyone because it depends on where hair grows in different body parts and how thick it is there. It can be painful but does not require surgery unless other health problems also need to be addressed.
Laser hair removal uses light energy to remove unwanted hair from the skin using only one treatment session per week for up to 6 weeks. Laser treatments are ideal for removing facial hair, underarms, and bikini lines on both men and women without leaving any scars or redness. This technology has been around for decades, so it’s no surprise that lasers were the first choice among dermatologists when treating unwanted hair on the face or body.
These help smooth out lines and wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, and other areas of concern. They are often used to correct the appearance of deep-set lines and fine lines that appear due to sun damage or aging. Fillers also give a more natural look that may be preferred by some patients who want to avoid having a “beach body” look after treatment has finished.
A chemical peel removes the top layers of skin and stimulates collagen production, resulting in younger-looking skin that is more smooth and even-toned. This procedure can be done in one session or several over time to find the best results for each person.
This procedure involves applying a high-powered laser to an area that needs skin resurfacing, such as around the eyes, mouth, or forehead. The laser heats the skin and destroys it so that new healthy skin can grow in its place. The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
A cosmetic dermatologist can help you achieve your best skin health and ensure that you look your best in all seasons. Suppose you are concerned about the appearance of your skin. In that case, you should contact Magnolia Dermatology for a chance to see a cosmetic dermatologist or have an online conversation about your skin condition and possible improvements.