What is Cosmetic Dermatology?

Do you need a cosmetic dermatologist? Wondering why this designation matters? Cosmetic dermatology is a field of medicine that deals specifically with aesthetic skin conditions. This means that the problem(s) that you are having may not adversely impact your health. But their appearance really bothers you a lot. “Cosmetic” is the term that most people also use to describe aesthetic conditions, but we understand that they may feel anything but that to you.

Acne, spider veins, wrinkles, unwanted tattoos, and age spots are just some of the common conditions that fall under the specialty of cosmetic dermatology. So, it really encompasses any and every part of the body from head to toe–not just the face! The procedures, techniques and recommendations that are used in cosmetic dermatology are aimed at correcting, restoring and even improving the appearance of the skin in the area that you’re concerned about.

A huge part of cosmetic dermatology is a deep understanding of laser medicine. In the past several years, the number and capabilities of medical lasers have skyrocketed! Today, almost any unwanted skin condition from body hair to spider veins can be treated with them. The FDA has approved several lasers to treat a wide variety of skin concerns.

While the exact mechanism of each is a bit different, the general, underlying way they all work is by specifically and safely heating the unwanted target (hair, pigmentation, blood vessels) without overly damaging the surrounding skin. It a be a very fine line to walk and it requires an in depth and specific understanding of laser physics and the skin type that’s being treated.

Today’s cosmetic dermatology market is booming. You have a lot of different choices out there, so you really do have to do your research. Training and experience should be the main criteria that you use to decide on the right practice for you. Here at Celibre Medical, we prioritize our education by participating in numerous continuing education seminars and industry workshops.

To make sure that we are up-to-date on all the latest guidelines, procedures and recommendations in cosmetic dermatology. And this isn’t just for us! We pass this information onto you in the form of exceptional patient education regarding the services we provide. This is our way to ensure the best quality of care and involve you in the process.

We also believe that the best quality of care comes with choice. So, we have invested heavily in our laser equipment and technology. With over 20 different state-of-the-art lasers at our practice, we can truly provide individualized, customized care to our patients. We really do offer something for everyone and we believe this gives us a solid edge over our competition.

Over the years, we’ve treated thousands of cosmetic dermatology patients in the Los Angeles and Torrance area, and we are proud of the large, satisfied and happy following that we’ve created in the process. We would love for you to give us a call and schedule a free cosmetic dermatology consultation today to find out how we can help you too!

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