You know you want to enhance your appearance. But you don’t know where to start. You have an understanding of dermatology. But what about aesthetic medicine? Which is right for you? At Peachtree Dermatology, we’d like to clear up any confusion so you can get the best possible care. You should be happy to know that we offer both right here in the comfort of our office.
What is Aesthetic Medicine?
When deciding whether to pursue dermatology or aesthetic services, you need to first understand what aesthetic medicine is. Aesthetic medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on enhanced cosmetic appearance. This is achieved by treating such conditions as scars, sagging skin, liver spots, excess fat, spider veins, wrinkles, moles, excess hair, discolored hair and more.
When Should I Consider Aesthetic Services?
These services are ideal to help you deal with mild-to-moderate skin care issues. Treatment will start with a thorough skin care analysis to help you understand your skin type. The type of skin you have will drastically affect the type of skin care products that will treat your condition
We can also offer a customized, professional facial that is unique to your type of condition and skin type. Treatments can include chemical peels, exfoliation and extractions. In some cases, they may suggest laser treatments to shrink your pores and stimulate collagen growth.
What is a Dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a doctor who has attended college and medical school and completed a residency after that. In total, they have a minimum of 12 to 14 years in higher education and in-depth medical training. They are experts in hair and nails, as well as skin. Moreover, they can prescribe skin care treatments to patients.
When Should I See a Dermatologist?
You should visit a dermatologist if you need a prescription to treat your acne or any other skin condition you may have. You should also visit a dermatologist when aesthetic medicine isn’t enough to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Depending on what skin flaws you’re trying to treat, you may need to see both an aesthetician and a dermatologist. The dermatologist can prescribe you medications to treat your symptoms. At the same time, an aesthetician will discover the root cause of the symptoms and treat the problem.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
We are proud to offer medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and aesthetic services at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA. We also offer skin cancer treatment. For more information on the benefits of aesthetic medicine and dermatology services, contact us today and book a consultation. We look forward to speaking with you!