Choosing Between Aesthetic Medicine Treatment or Dermatology

At MetroDerm, we offer both cosmetic and medical dermatology. Seeing a large number of patients means that each person has its own unique way of relieving treatment. Sometimes their problems can be solved with Aesthetic Medicine. We are going to go over what that means and when it can be a good idea to choose those services over standard dermatology.

What is Aesthetic Medicine?

Aesthetic medicine can be associated with all non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures that are aimed at improving physical appearance. Some of the areas that this can include is scar removal, treatment of wrinkles, skin discoloration, and more. The procedures are carried out by licensed dermatologists, medical aestheticians, or nurse aestheticians. These trained professionals ensure that the quality of the applied Aesthetic Medicine is done correctly.

When is Aesthetic a Better Choice over Dermatology?

Although Aesthetic medicine is a dermatology practice, some of the procedures can be performed at Day Spas and not only Dermatology office locations. This means that you do not always need to seek out a Dermatologist for the desired procedure. The services provided by aesthetic medicine are for mild to light skin conditions that can be treated with non-invasive forms of procedures. You will need to start with an examination of your skin to determine the skin type you have the best way of providing successful treatments.

For the more sensitive areas of your body such as your face, we can provide specialized services such as our HydraFacials. Which are not only non-invasive ways to improve appearance but light on the overall procedure.

Common Aesthetic Medicine Services (or Treatments)

There are a variety of different treatments you can receive from an Aesthetic Medicine approach to better skin. Some of those are:

  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • HydraFacials
  • Scar Treatments
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Hair Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • And More…

What Defines a Dermatologist and When Should I See One?

To answer the question if your skin condition that you are seeking is going to go above or beyond what a single treatment can do from a licensed esthetician, seeking a dermatologist for a wider range of treatments may be better. We have licensed Dermatologists at all the MetroDerm locations throughout the Metro and Greater Atlanta Areas. We do provide both Cosmetic Dermatology and Medical Dermatology. With that said you can receive both types of treatments at any of our offices. A Professional Dermatologist has to have years of extra schooling to become experts in the skin, hair, and nails. They also can identify over 3,000 skin conditions and provide proper treatments. Most of all they can prescribe skincare treatments to patients.