Cosmetic dermatology involves the use of non-invasive or minimally-invasive techniques to improve one's appearance. Dermatologic procedures target such issues as wrinkling and loose skin, discolouration and brown spots, "broken blood vessels" and redness and loss of volume, among other issues.
Wrinkles caused by facial expressions, such as the "frown lines" and "crows feet" are usually addressed with injections that relax the muscles that cause the wrinkles. Fillers containing hyaluronic acid address wrinkles around the nose and mouth and loss of facial volume, both of which contribute to an aged appearance.
Brown spots or discolouration of the skin can be addressed either with intense pulsed light (IPL) or with chemical peels. For isolated lesions or skin growths liquid nitrogen is often used. "Broken blood vessels" or facial redness can also be treated with IPL.
Medical technology has made it possible for us to address many common age-related skin concerns safely and effectively, without the need for surgery. For more information on these and other procedures, schedule a cosmetic consultation today.