What is Cosmetic Dermatology?
Cosmetic dermatology is the route followed by those who wish to undergo a dermatological treatment or procedure to cosmetically improve skin health and appearance due to ageing, sun damage, or scarring. There is generally no presenting medical need for treatment, however, a scar, deep wrinkles or other skin problem may have an impact on a patients psychological health and well-being
Cosmetic dermatology – what does it cover?
Cosmetic dermatology covers a broad range of conditions and situations that can have a detrimental impact on how a person looks. These include dealing with blemishes such as:
- Excessive body or facial hair
- Uneven slim pigmentation & texture
- Birthmarks or ‘port wine stains’
- Facial redness
As the skin ages, it naturally loses its elasticity producing the tell-tale signs of advancing years. Cosmetic dermatology can help improve the appearance of:
- Sagging skin
- Dull or lackluster skin
- Fine lines or crow’s feet
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