Dermatology

dermatology-model Dermatology includes the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the skin, hair and nails, along with cosmetic treatments that improve the health and appearance of these areas. As medical doctors, dermatologists are uniquely qualified to provide safe and effective skin treatments (among others), whether the goal for the treatment is medical or aesthetic.

The Leading Medical Clinics of the World®’s directory includes carefully selected dermatologists with a reputation for medical excellence. They, along with all of the medical practitioners in our network, have been included in our directory because they are experts in their field, known for providing the highest level of patient care. When researching the dermatologists in your area, there is no better place to start your search than our network of skin specialists.

Popular Dermatology Services and Treatments

shutterstock_165936041Skin Cancer Screening

At present, between 2 and 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers occur annually on a global level. When caught early, skin cancer is a treatable condition. A dermatologist will perform a skin cancer screening by visually inspecting the patient’s body and looking for signs of the disease. Anything abnormal or suspicious-looking will typically be inspected further via a biopsy, and then either treated (often by removal) or deemed benign.

Acne and Skin Condition Treatments

Acne is a common skin condition caused by skin pores becoming clogged, resulting in unsightly blemishes on the face and body. This is due to the inflammation and growth of bacteria caused by blocked pores. Other skin conditions include skin rashes, skin tags, rosacea and infections that are usually both uncomfortable and unsightly. Common treatments are topical medicine, antibiotics or other medications and procedures (including laser or light therapy, or chemical peels).

Laser Skin Resurfacing

The laser skin resurfacing procedure is a non-surgical treatment that minimizes the appearance of acne scars and skin damage caused by sun exposure (wear that sunscreen). This skin treatment removes the damaged surface layers of the skin through the application of focused laser light, revealing the healthy skin layer underneath for a more attractive and youthful appearance.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel exfoliates the surface layers of skin that have been damaged by sun exposure, age spots, wrinkles and other skin issues. A chemical peel involves the application of a chemical solution to the face which will exfoliate the skin and cause the uppermost layer to peel off, revealing a new and undamaged layer of skin. This cosmetic treatment produces a radiant, youthful glow.

Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion

dermabrasion-patientDermabrasion and microdermabrasion are non-invasive skin treatments that exfoliate dead skin cells from the skin’s surface while stimulating collagen and elastin growth, giving the skin a plumper and more youthful appearance. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a spray of microcrystals to gently exfoliate the surface of the skin. It is used to treat lighter acne scars and less severe skin damage. Dermabrasion is a more aggressive form of treatment used to address deeper wrinkles, moderate-to-severe sun damage and scarring. This type of treatment uses a rotating wheel or brush to remove the upper layers of skin, activating the skin’s wound healing response by replacing the removed skin with new, healthy skin growth.

Injectables and Fillers

All of the dermal fillers listed are administered via injection.

Botox® and Dysport are two of the most popular injectable treatments available. Some dermatologists offer these treatments as part of their list of services. The purpose of both treatments is to temporarily reduce or eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and deeper creases on the face. Both women and men use these treatments to achieve a more youthful appearance. This is done via injection of a neotoxin into certain facial muscles that, when constricted, cause wrinkles to form.

Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and creases, including the “marionette” lines that run from the nose to each corner of the mouth, the “11” lines between the eyebrows and deep forehead creases. The smooth consistency of this gel is perfect for adding volume to the face, for a smoother appearance that isn’t marred by lines and wrinkles.

Voluma is a dermal filler made under the Juvéderm® line of products. It consists of hyaluronic acid gel that is most effective for filling in areas of the face that have lost youthful volume, such as around the eyes and in cheek area. The result is a younger-looking, wrinkle-free face.

Restylane® is a filler made from hyaluronic acid, and is typically used to correct moderate-to-severe lines and wrinkles on the face. This filler is often used to treat nasolabial folds (around the nose and mouth) and fine lines around the lips — both of which often occur due to aging skin that has begun to sag.

Perlane® is a hyaluronic acid filler that is popular for treating facial folds, depressions and scars on the face, and is also used for lip augmentation. This filler fills in wrinkles and plumps up the skin, giving the face a more youthful appearance.

Sculptra® is an injectable dermal filler made with polylactic acid, and is used to fill in grooves in the face and add volume to hollowed areas, such as the mid-face. This treatment stimulates collagen production in the skin for a fresher facial appearance.

Radiesse® is a cosmetic filler made up of small microspheres (particles) in a gel-like solution. This injectable filler is used as an effective treatment for deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth and for enhancing the lips by adding volume.

Finding a Dermatologist You Can Trust

shutterstock_336611501A dermatologist is a medical doctor who has spent a minimum of three years studying the skin, hair and nail structures and learning how to diagnose and treat conditions that affect them. If you’re suffering from an uncomfortable or embarrassing skin problem, it’s a relief to find a dermatologist you can trust to get you looking and feeling your best again. All of the reputable dermatologists in our Leading Medical Clinics list are:

  • Board-certified
  • Well-respected by peers
  • Positively reviewed by patients
  • Ranked as a top medical practitioner in their field
  • In good standing with their medical board(s)
  • Operating from a clinic that upholds the highest level of healthcare standards

Find the best dermatologists in your area by searching our network.