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. It is recognized by the American Medical Association as the field of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, including therapeutic, reconstructive and cosmetic skincare. Dermatologic Surgery represents the fastest-growing segment of dermatologic practice.
A DERMATOLOGIC SURGEON is a skin surgery specialist who focuses on the health and beauty of your skin from head to toe, from the cradle to the golden years. Most dermatologic surgeons perform both medically necessary and cosmetic surgery procedures to maintain the health, functions, and appearance of your skin.
Dermatologic surgeons are board-certified dermatologists who have successfully completed medical school and a one-year internship, followed by a specialized three-year dermatology residency program. They continue their research and training in the form of ongoing post-graduate courses and symposia, staying abreast of the latest clinical advances and technologies in their field. 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 have been investigated and refined by dermatologic surgeons.
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 cells, dermatologic surgeons are qualified to employ a range of corrective and preventive techniques to keep skin looking youthful and healthy. 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, safer, and heal more quickly than ever before. Further treatment is preformed in the physician’s office, which translates to added convenience and cost-effectiveness.