What is a Cosmetic Dermatologist?

Have you been thinking about having a cosmetic procedure but just aren’t sure who to go to? Maybe you’re wondering what kind of doctor you should see or if you even should see a doctor at all? You need to understand the training and background of your provider. Experience matters and can make the difference between just being treated and being taken care of well. Cosmetic medicine is a rapidly growing field; almost everywhere you look, you can find all sorts of providers (of all different education levels and backgrounds) offering the same services. Here’s why we think a cosmetic dermatologist is the best choice.

A cosmetic dermatologist is a physician that is trained to treat any issue with the skin and specializes in all procedures that relate to aesthetic issues. It is really the best of both worlds. You will have all the medical expertise needed for skin health (i.e. detecting and treating skin cancer, etc.) along with the knowledge and skillset to perform almost any procedure to improve the appearance of the skin and/or reverse the signs of age.

Often, a cosmetic dermatologist is also highly trained and skilled in laser medicine. Conditions such as unwanted hair, acne breakouts, spider veins, and pigmentation issues can all be treated with medical lasers. Treatment of scarring, tattoo removal, and laser skin resurfacing are other procedures that your cosmetic dermatologist may offer as well.

Here are a few other advantages to choosing a good cosmetic dermatologist:

  • The knowledge of a cosmetic dermatologist is a huge advantage when considering a cosmetic procedure. As trained physicians, they understand the expected outcomes of any of the procedures they perform. This not only helps them choose the right one for your condition, but it also helps them choose the right one for your goals. Often, a good cosmetic dermatologist will present several options that are available based on your specific needs.
  • The expertise of a cosmetic dermatologist is vital to your understanding of what to expect before, during, and after your procedure as well as what it can and cannot do for you. Your expectations play a key role in your success and happiness with whatever you decide to have done.
  • Your safety is a top priority for a cosmetic dermatologist. This entails making sure you understand both the risks and the benefits of your procedure as well as telling you no if you are not a good candidate. Aesthetic procedures are mistakenly thought of as one-size-fits-all and that is very often not the case. You want to trust that your provider has given you a complete evaluation and discussed all the potential bad things that could happen to you thoroughly.
  • Lastly, supervision by a board-certified physician is critical for a quality, cosmetic dermatology practice. At Celibre Medical Corporation, Dr. Kaplan is our medical director who oversees and supervises all procedures done by our registered nurses and physician assistants. As a board-certified plastic surgeon and laser medicine specialist. You can be assured that your procedure is being done in a safe and professional setting by only the highest qualified practitioners.

So, if you’re considering having a cosmetic procedure, we hope that we’ve given you some good “food for thought”. The peace of mind that comes from entrusting your care to a highly-skilled, trained, and properly supervised provider is priceless. If you would like more information on Celibre Medical’s approach to cosmetic dermatology, please feel free to give us a call today. We’d love the chance to discuss how our practice can help you!

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