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Cosmetic Dermatology

Our services also include cosmetic dermatology. Clients who are dissatisfied with wrinkles, furrows, trenches, age spots, scars or other blemishes can employ the services of a cosmetic dermatologist to help them. There are many types of procedures and treatments that can be utilized to minimize the appearance of age or sun damage. These include:

One popular type of cosmetic dermatology is dermal fillers. In this procedure, volume is added to dry or wrinkled areas of the face, neck and even the hands by fine needles. The substances that are used as dermal fillers can range from natural materials like hyaluronic acid or collagen. People can even use their own fat as a dermal filler. The fat is harvested from a procedure like liposuction, sterilized and then injected back into the face. Temporary fillers are considered the safest kind to use.

These dermal fillers are temporary and the body absorbs them over time. If the client wants, he or she can return for touch-ups every few months or so. Other fillers like PMMA or liquid silicone are more permanent and the body doesn’t absorb them. Therefore, it takes great skill for the cosmetic dermatologist to apply these substances.

After the injections, the patient may apply ice to the area to keep down swelling. Then, he or she can go home and take it easy for a few days before he or she resumes daily activities.

Another type of cosmetic dermatology is Botox. Botox is made from the botulinin toxin Type A. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in history. Approved for use in cosmetic treatments by the FDA in 2002, it works by paralyzing the muscle over the wrinkle or fine line and smoothing out the skin. The smoothing effect lasts between three and six months, but the wrinkle or furrow is never as deep as it was. This is one reason why Botox is so popular.

The procedure for injecting Botox lasts only about half an hour or so, and the patient should see results about a fortnight after the treatment. Like dermal fillers, the effects