Cosmetic Dermatology is dermatologic practice used to improve and enhance the patient’s skin and total appearance. Goodman Dermatology offers professional evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of human skin diseases and conditions that negatively affect how skin looks.
Our patients frequently come to us in search of “clear skin.” It’s interesting to consider what this means to different patients, because the concept of clear skin always includes promoting and supporting skin health. Patients of all ages want clear skin that is glowing and healthy. Let’s take a look at some of our patients’ most frequent concerns about clear and beautiful skin:
What’s Your Vision of Clear Skin?
Patients express concerns about these conditions and others:
- Acne (or scars resulting from acne)
- Broken veins and capillaries (spider veins)
- Sun Damage (photo aging)
- Hyperpigmentation (melasma)
- Redness or inflamed skin (rosacea)
Additionally, patients bring us concerns about premature aging, lines and wrinkles, or excess hair that’s preventing skin from looking its very best. They worry about rough-looking or dry skin.
Most patients are pleased to learn that each of these skin conditions can be diagnosed during an office visit. After diagnosis, there is an array of treatment options used to either remove or lessen the effects of these skin concerns or problems.
What Treatment Options are Available
Cosmetic dermatology tools for some of these concerns include lasers (for laser hair removal or treatment of spider veins); Botox and other line and wrinkle-smoothing treatments by injection. Each of these treatments is customized to the patient’s needs.
Laser Hair Removal: is a popular hair removal method. It’s an ideal choice for patients with light skin and dark hair. The laser actually “sees” the melanin present in the patient’s hair in order to remove it. Some patients say that laser hair removal has changed their lives. They’re free to wear whatever styles or fashions they’d like perhaps for the first time. They’re no longer tormented by coarse or ingrown hairs that aren’t remedied by shaving, waxing or depilatory treatments. They feel confident about baring beautiful clear skin and no longer worry about keeping arms, legs, or backs covered.
The removal of dark and excessive body hair, or embarrassing facial hair, isn’t vanity. Concerns about excess hair can cause the patient to avoid social situations and intimacy. Goodman Dermatology offers laser hair removal to patients deemed good candidates for the procedure. Laser hair removal gives patients clear, beautiful skin. To learn more about laser hair removal, click here.
Spider Veins: can appear suddenly in web-like or sunburst patterns on the patient’s face, legs, or elsewhere on the body. Spider veins sometimes appear during times of hormonal change, such as pregnancy, perimenopause, or menopause, or as the result of sun damage. Although some spider veins are easily disguised with a little concealer, larger and unsightly reddish or purple spider veins cause patient concerns or embarrassment. Spider veins are removed with a laser or via sclerotherapy treatments (to treat as many as forty veins at once) in the dermatologist’s office. These treatments give the patient clear, healthy-looking skin without significant downtime for most patients. To learn more about spider veins, click here.
Botox: continues to lead the pack as the country’s most popular skin-smoothing treatment. It’s injected into the patient’s underlying muscle and causes temporary paralysis. The overlying skin is smoothed because the muscle doesn’t contract for an average of three to five months. Many patients say the subtle change makes them look rested and refreshed. To learn more about Botox, click here.
Why Patients Benefit From Cosmetic Dermatology
Looking good is important to most people. Our society values the look of healthy, youthful skin. Skin is also the largest organ of the human body. The look of health is one of the easiest ways to assess skin’s overall health. Maintaining skin’s healthy, moist, and attractive appearance is essential to patient health.
New dermatological tools and procedures can be used alone or in combination to magnify benefits. These treatments and procedures can help patients to achieve clear skin and, most importantly, healthy skin.
Dermatology continues to offer refined, improved, and new patient treatments and therapies. Goodman Dermatology remains current in techniques, tools, and best practices to deliver the very best results to our patients. Dermatology is a continuous, open-ended practice, and we strive to introduce the best procedures to patients with the desire to improve the appearance of their skin. Of course, a new product or procedure doesn’t always live up to manufacturer’s promotion or advance reviews. That’s why our patients look to us for advice about safety, effectiveness, and performance of treatments, procedures, and products that promote healthy, clear skin.
Beautiful, healthy, clear skin is an achievable and highly desirable goal. The achievement of more youthful-looking skin is promoted by FDA-approved treatment products, therapies, and procedures that work together. Since a healthy skin regime includes skin protection and prevention, patient education about prescription sunscreens and cosmeceuticals is quite relevant to achieving clear skin. Dr. Marcus B. Goodman welcomes new patients in and around greater Atlanta, including Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and beyond. Contact him at (770) 754-0787 to arrange an appointment.
Here are the Cosmetic Dermatology services that Goodman Dermatology offers: