At Aglow Dermatology, we are sensitive to the fact that choosing to have a cosmetic procedure is a personal decision. Patients interested in cosmetic dermatology commonly want to either look younger or enhance their appearance in another way. Cosmetic dermatologists treat the signs of aging, such as with the removal of wrinkles, or they may address problems such as acne scars, blemishes or unwanted hair. With the growing popularity of cosmetic dermatology services and greater knowledge of how the skin ages and changes, treatments have become less invasive, more affordable, and more targeted producing more natural-looking results. Cosmetic dermatology procedures are popular with both men and women as well as with people of all ethnic backgrounds.
Although technical skill is important in selecting a qualified professional to perform a cosmetic procedure, a background understanding of the skin and dermatological conditions is also important. As cosmetic procedures have become more commonly available in spas and in medical offices not supervised by a physician board-certified in an aesthetic specialty such as dermatology, it is important for the public to know the difference. A board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Strachan, is trained and expert in all medical and cosmetic aspects of the skin and is therefore generally more skilled at matching a cosmetic problem to the correct treatment options be it a prescription, a product, advice or a procedure. A board-certified dermatologist is an expert in assessing whether a treatment is appropriate for a particular patient in light of their specific cosmetic concerns and medical history specifically trained to avoid and manage complications.
At Aglow Dermatology, we offer a variety of procedures to help our patients look and feel their best including: