Dermatology is a medical subspecialty concerned with skin diseases and disorders. Dermatologists are highly trained physicians in the medical and surgical fields of skin care, including enhancement of cosmetics, aesthetics and function. Subsets of this speciality include skin , hair and nail conditions and care. Dermatologist treatment styles include hair removal, cosmetic filler injections, laser or photodynamic therapy, tattoo removal, tumescent liposuction, cryosurgery, and a number of topical and systemic medicated or non-medicated treatments.Learn more about us at West Dermatology – La Jolla/UTC-Skin Cancer Removal
Through electrolysis or laser follicle destruction, hair removal can be achieved. For different types of hair on different types of skin, each technique is suitable. Laser hair removal, for example, is most effective when used on dark hair and light skin and can be used in a short time to treat wide areas. With fine or light hair, electrolysis is more appropriate for smaller areas. These procedures are very common and the side effects are relatively uncommon for each operation.
A common form of non-surgical anti-aging dermatology treatment is cosmetic filler injections. Typically used for minimising or removing frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, or adding size and shape to lips, injections are done outpatiently in a clinic with limited recovery time. Often the results are immediate, the risk of side effects is reasonably low and often the cost is fair, making this procedure common, safe and efficient.
Birthmarks, tattoos, skin diseases such as vitiligo, or cosmetic resurfacing and rejuvenation are also minimised or removed by laser and photodynamic treatment. Phototherapy can also treat skin cancer and precancerous growth as a non-surgical method to minimise the risk of metastasis. To enhance the overall tone and texture of your skin, many individuals switch to laser or phototherapy.
Tumescent liposuction is a type of surgical procedure that dermatologists and plastic surgeons conduct to help patients achieve a more attractive shape. Though liposuction should never be used as a substitute for a balanced diet and exercise, it is also a viable choice for individuals who have lost a lot of weight recently but have a few residual pounds that they simply can not get rid of. Tumescent liposuction uses dilute anaesthetics to create space between muscle and fatty tissue through local infusion. This room allows the liposuction cannula to have more room and minimises systemic anaesthetic toxicity.
Mostly, cryosurgery is done outpatiently from a clinic and is used with liquid nitrogen to treat warts, skin cancers or other dermatological disorders. The risk of side effects and recovery time are also very small , making it both normal and healthy for this therapy. With cryosurgery, both benign and malignant skin disorders may be treated and it is a vital part of the practise of dermatology.
Antibiotics, immunotherapy, medicinal or non-medicinal topical creams or gels, and other injectable items intended to treat a range of skin conditions are topical and systemic therapies. Both types of conditions that can be treated with topical or systemic treatments are acne, skin cancer, precancerous growths, anti-aging skin care and hair growth or removal.