If you are looking to improve the condition and appearance of skin problems like scars, stretch marks, age spots, and wrinkles, you will find yourself in the realm of cosmetic dermatology. This field focuses upon the enhancement, improvement, and appearance of skin, hair, and nails. Even though it is not normally considered to be medically necessary, it can still address medical concerns.
What Treatments are Used in Cosmetic Dermatology?
Cosmetic dermatologists offer an incredibly wide range of treatments and procedures for enhancing the health and appearance of the skin. These treatments include dermal fillers, laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, microneedling, and laser hair removal.
What is Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a treatment used in cosmetic dermatology to polish or exfoliate the outer layer of your skin. It is used in cases of enlarged pores and dull complexion. Dead skin cells can build up on the surface layers of skin and obscure your natural complexion. Microdermabrasion works by removing this layer to reveal fresher skin underneath. We use a special device to spray microscopic particles onto your skin to break up this buildup and immediately brighten your complexion.
What are Dermal Fillers and What are They Used For?
Dermal fillers are injectable gels containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid that help smooth away fine lines and wrinkles. The way that they usually work is that they enhance facial skin volume. The aging process typically leads to thinner skin that is more prone to the development of lines and wrinkles. By increasing the volume of your skin, we are helping to fill in many of these lines and wrinkles.
How Do I Find a Good Cosmetic Dermatologist?
One way to begin is by checking the biography of your perspective dermatologist. Check out their website and make sure that they are board-certified by the American Academy of Dermatology. You can also look for any testimonials or before-and-after photos on their website so that you can get an idea of their expertise and what actual patients are saying about their results.
Schedule Your Consultation to Learn More
If you feel you would benefit from one of our cosmetic dermatology treatments or procedures, we invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Dr. Wendy E. Roberts. At our convenient location in Rancho Mirage, CA, we can help you decide which treatment is right for you and your individual needs and goals. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!