Who Should Be on Your Skin Care Team?

January 9, 2019
The fundamentals of skin beauty lay not on the surface of our skin, but rather deep below our outer layer in the tissues and fibers of the dermis. When this secondary layer of skin is healthy, our surface skin displays that health through a clear, beautiful, even, and firm complexion. When, however, the dermis is compromised – either by environmental stressors, pollutants, or conditions inherited in our genes – our skin becomes damaged, prematurely aged, and marked with abnormalities, wrinkles, blemishes, and other unfortunate side effects. It is for these reasons that we offer a wide range of skin care services aimed to improve overall skin health, reverse the signs of aging, and rid patients of the imperfections and blemishes that come with damaged, compromised skin. The services are comprehensive and range in intensity depending on individual patient needs, including both dermatologic and aesthetic treatments designed to be used in conjunction with one another for optimum results. Though dermatologists and aestheticians share a common goal – promoting healthy, beautiful, and youthful-looking skin for their patients – they offer different approaches and services. It is important to learn these distinctions to ensure that every aesthetic regimen be accompanied with the services, expertise, and guidance of a trusted board-certified dermatologist.

The Dermatologist as Quarterback

As dermatologists are medical doctors, they have much more expertise than aestheticians when it comes to matters of skin health, particularly with cases of skin cancers, dermatologic disorders, and skin infections. Dermatologists are not only adept at skin analyses and consultations, but also are able to perform a spectrum of medical, surgical, and cosmetic procedures. They are the quarterbacks of your skin care team. Even if you do not have any pre-existing medical conditions and only wish to enlist the aid of an aesthetician to help remedy some imperfections, it is crucial to first meet with a dermatologist to discuss your wants and needs. Not only will your dermatologist be able to provide you guidance, he or she will work directly with your aesthetician to ensure that your services are performed in a manner to best suit your goals, strengthen the foundation of your skin, and ensure overall skin wellness for years to come.

The Role of Your Aesthetician

Aestheticians are highly trained professionals dedicated to the beauty and well-being of their patients. Our aestheticians begin every patient relationship with a complexion analyses to better understand and treat individual needs. This information is then relayed to one of our board-certified dermatologists for review. Aestheticians perform a variety of services aimed to treat chronic skin conditions, remove unwanted body and facial hair, and contour the body. However, aestheticians do have their limitations, which is why deferring to a dermatologist as part of your aesthetic regimen is so important. Regardless of your needs, it all starts with a consultation. Contact us to schedule yours.

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