Dermatology is More Than Medical Treatment, it’s Cosmetic Too
When you think of dermatology, medical skin care probably comes to mind. While this is true, dermatology is more than treating acne and eczema. Cosmetic dermatology is becoming more and more popular. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), in 2016, Americans spent more than $15 billion dollars on surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures combined.
So what exactly can a dermatologist do for you cosmetically? Well, with new Botox, Sculptra, and Kybella technology, these injections can do wonders for your skin. These injectables are used to medically treat certain muscular conditions, as well as cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. They also can improve the appearance of submental fat and smooth out folds in the skin.
Injectables can help with the following skin conditions:
- Crows Feet
- Frown Lines
Botox is one of the three aesthetician services Clearlyderm offers for cosmetics. Botox is injected into muscles, and it is used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crows feet as well as frown lines. This injectable reduces muscle contraction in the affected areas, like between the eyebrows and around the eyes.
Sculptra is an injectable filler that is made of poly-L-lactic-acid. The results gradually appear over time. The treatment typically consists of three injections over the course of three to four months. It provides a subtle and natural-looking softness to your cheeks and nasolabial folds, and corrects poor facial volume. Sculptra may stimulate collagen growth to help create the look of fullness to wrinkles and folds over time. The duration of this treatment can last anywhere from two to five years, depending on the patient.
Kybella is the only FDA-approved prescriptions medicine injectable treatment used in adults to improve the appearance of moderate to severe submental fat. This is fat below the chin, also known as the “double chin.” Fat cells are destroyed and leave the body naturally once they are treated.
When you think about dermatology, remember that there are so many options, including medical, surgical, and cosmetic. Cosmetic procedures like injectables can improve frown lines, crows feet, wrinkles, fat cells, and folds. For more information about cosmetic dermatology, contact us today.