It is safe to say that the world of dermatology is divided into two separate camps. On the one side, there are cosmetic dermatologists. These individuals use BOTOX® injections and other services to cater to the needs of patients looking to maintain their youthful appearance and remove the signs of aging.

On the other side of the spectrum, there are medical dermatologists. These individuals focus on providing help to patients with medical conditions that are affecting the appearance and health of their skin.

Both types of dermatologists provide an invaluable service to their patients. Both, in some ways, help patients improve the appearance of their skin and will work with patients to help them have skin that is as healthy as it can possibly be.

On an annual basis, over five million cosmetic surgical or nonsurgical procedures were performed by dermatologists.

One side effect of the growth of the cosmetic dermatology industry is that there is an ever-present shortage of medical dermatologists.

Noting this trend, many dermatologists are splitting their time between the cosmetic side of the field and the strict medical side of the field.

Dermatologists as a whole do not want to forget the medical problems associated with dermatology. In order for the cosmetic side of the industry to grow, constant research must be done on the medical side. Dermatologists realize that they cannot give up their focus on this area.

Dermatologists are clear to state that they are not seeing a wholesale flight of medical dermatologists to the cosmetic surgical field. What they are noticing is that more dermatologists have included cosmetic surgery as a portion of work they do.

The American Academy of Dermatology commented that on average, dermatologists spend about five hours of the week doing cosmetic procedures and 32 hours of the week seeing patients who have medical issues that need to be treated.

At the end of the day, while cosmetic and medical dermatology are different, it is almost impossible to separate the two areas of practice from each other. They work hand-in-hand to help patients feel better and look better.

For more information, contact 212SKIN.COM / AL Dermatology PC today to schedule an appointment.

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How Do I Find the Best Dermatologist in New York City?

  • 8-06-2018, 08:43

Irrespective of the fact whether you want to get rid of adult acne, acne scars or want to know about the latest anti-aging methods, choosing the best dermatologist New York Citycan be daunting a task. It is important for you to know that all dermatologists are equal. Choosing the one who can help you get rid of your skin problem can be a difficult choice to make. If you are looking for the right dermatologist then follow the points mentioned below:

Look for credentials

To begin with, look for credentials of the dermatologist. After all, report card does matter a lot. Any doctor or healthcare professional having medical degree can provide dermatology treatment, however it is certified physicians who give additional years to study dermatology and gain specialization in it. Choose the dermatologist certified American Board of Dermatology. Also you can look for credential by simply browsing through the website of the dermatologist.

Make sure dermatologists is not pitching for sales

If you feel that dermatologist pitches for sale then look for some other doctor. It is a doctor’s clinic, not a shop. Make sure that selected dermatologist or staff members do not push you to buy products, remedies and treatments which are not related to your treatment.

Generous sampling policy matters

A dermatologist clinic full of mini tubes of several products signifies that the doctor wants patients to get the best treatment for a skin problem. It also indicates that the dermatologist is conscious of budget and prescribed medicines. If chosen dermatologist allows you to try a product before buying it then it is just a great sign. Instead of being shy, ask for samples as many times even doctors have to trash them up.

So, if you are looking for top dermatologist in New York City then follow above slated three steps.

Acne Scarring Clinic - Microneedling

  • 11-10-2018, 17:08

Acne is a very common skin condition. It is estimated to affect 80% of 11 to 30 year olds and, while the aim is to treat the condition before the skin becomes too damaged, this is not always possible. As such, the after effects of acne can be as damaging as the condition itself. Acne scarring can be a result of any type and any severity of acne. Picking and squeezing spots can also damage surrounding skin and increase the risk of scarring. Acne scarring can be distressing for patients, leading to lack of self-confidence and even depression. Here at 212SKIN® Dermatology we offer a number of treatments to aid patients in improving their scars and becoming more confident in their appearance. One of them is Microneedling.

 

Microneedling:


Microneedling refers to both the Dermaroller treatment and the Dermapen; it is also known as collagen induction therapy. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure used to rejuvenate the skin. It is most commonly used for the reduction of scars such as acne scarring, hypertrophic scars and surgical scars. It is also used for fading stretch marks, reducing fine lines and tightening sagging skin.

The Dermaroller is a mechanical device that contains a wheel of microneedles. The Dermaroller is rolled over the skin in order to create a controlled area of trauma in the skin’s top layer. As each microneedle punctures the skin a small channel is formed. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of skin. The microtrauma also leads to the formation of new capillaries (small blood vessels) reducing the appearance of scars and improving the texture of the skin.

The Dermapen is similar in that it uses microneedles to create a controlled area of trauma but instead of a mechanical device it is a smaller electronic device that resembles a pen. The Dermapen uses the same principal as the Dermaroller but instead of the rolling action, the Dermapen is moved backwards and forwards across the skin as the microneedles automatically go in and out of the device around 1000 times a minute. After the procedure your skin may be slightly red. This can last up to 4 days depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment you have.

Like with microdermabrasion, the top, dead layer of skin is removed and so the skin is temporarily much better at absorbing topical lotions. Any product applied to the skin during or immediately after a Dermaroller or Dermapen treatment is very easily absorbed into the skin, rendering it much more effective than with a traditional topical application.

 

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