Cosmetic procedures are executed for a variety of factors. In some cases, they are utilized to enhance an individual’s positive self-image by improving undesired attributes (e.g., blemishes, unwanted hair). They also can be used to remove a tattoo or lessen the results of aging (e.g., wrinkles).

Aesthetic treatments are routinely performed to improve the contour of the face, reduce scars, and also or control acne as well as imperfections. According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 11 million cosmetic treatments were performed in the United States in 2007.

Aesthetic procedures can be performed by a variety of various kinds of doctors, including the core specializeds of dermatologic specialists (additionally called dermasurgeons), skin doctors, plastic surgeons, as well as head and neck specialists (ENTs), along with non-core doctors, such as primary care doctors, vascular and basic surgeons, emergency room medical professionals, as well as obstetrician/gynecologists (ob/gyns).

When thinking about whether or not to undergo an aesthetic treatment, individuals should take a look at treatment options and explore the prospective expert’s history and also qualifications extensively. Some individuals are much better fit for specific cosmetic treatments compared to others. In many cases, a combination of treatments is utilized to achieve the desired results.

Certified dermatologists and also plastic surgeons are among the core specialists that have the training required to help patients choose the best path to adhere to for various aesthetic treatments. The Fitzpatrick Category Range often is used to figure out the individual’s skin kind, among the many vital variables that ought to be taken into consideration in picking the most safe cosmetic procedure, or combination of therapies, for every client.

As soon as the decision has actually been made to undertake a cosmetic treatment, it is necessary to comply with the doctors’ guidelines completely– before, throughout, and also after treatment. Person non-compliance is a typical reason for suboptimal medical results as well as issues.

Sorts of aesthetic treatments include the following:

  • Laser hair removal
  • Mark treatment
  • Skin rejuvenation treatments (e.g., botulinum toxin shots [BOTOX ®], chemical peels, microdermabrasion, intense pulsed light, photodynamic treatment, laser skin resurfacing).
  • Laser crawler capillary elimination.
  • Sclerotherapy shots for leg blood vessels.
  • Laser stretch mark treatment.
  • Laser tattoo elimination.
  • Tumescent liposuction.