Skin cancers, abnormal moles, cysts, lipomas, and other growths that are either dangerous or symptomatic can be removed surgically in an outpatient setting without the need for general anesthesia.
Who is a Dermatologic Surgeon?
A dermatologic surgeon is a board-certified physician who specializes in skin surgery. Their primary focus is on the health and beauty of your skin – from head to toe. Nearly all dermatologic surgeons perform both medically necessary and cosmetic surgery procedures to maintain the health, function and appearance of your skin.
Dermatologic surgeons are pioneers in the research and development of many of today’s most effective therapeutic and cosmetic skin care solutions. For example, the art and science of procedures for the treatment of skin cancer, aging and sun-damaged skin, unwanted hair, varicose veins, scars, undesirable body fat, hair loss and more were investigated and refined by dermatologic surgeons.
What is Dermatologic Surgery?
Dermatologic surgery is the practice of dermatology that specializes in surgical procedures and minimally invasive treatments to improve the health, function and appearance of your skin.
What can Dermatologic Surgeons do for you?
Dermatologic surgeons specialize in the use of surgical and non-surgical skills and methods for diagnosing and treating various skin, hair, nail and vein conditions, including benign growths, skin cancers, aging skin, unwanted fat, excess hair and varicose veins. As experts on living skin cells, dermatologic surgeons are uniquely qualified to employ a range of corrective and preventive techniques to keep skin healthy, vibrant and youthful-looking. In fact, dermatologic surgeons are responsible for the development and refinement of many of today’s therapeutic and cosmetic surgery procedures.
Great strides in minimally invasive techniques and today’s advanced technologies now enable dermatologic surgeons to achieve medically effective and cosmetically elegant results. Procedures are typically less intense, safe and heal more quickly than ever before. Further, treatment is usually performed in the physician’s office, which translates to added convenience and cost-effectiveness.
What are the common treatments used in dermatologic surgery?
- Anti-aging and cosmetic approaches
- Age spots and birthmark correction
- Chemical peel
- Hair loss and restoration
- Laser hair removal
- Laser resurfacing and skin rejuvenation
- Liposuction using local anesthesia
- Neuromodulators (botulinum toxin)
- Scar improvement
- Skin cancer
- Skin disease management: Acne, psoriasis, rosacea and vitiligo
- Soft-tissue augmentation (fillers)
- Vein treatments