What is Dermatology?

 

Dermatology is a field that focuses on anything that pertains to the skin. This includes the treatment of the disorders and diseases of the skin. Some of the diseases treated by dermatology include acne, eczema, scars, wrinkles and so on. Dermatologists are also capable of treating serious skin disorders such as melanoma, and other forms of skin cancers. Cosmetic dermatology is a branch under dermatology that deals with the appearance of the skin. Basically, the sole purpose of this branch of dermatology is to enhance how the skin looks. Cosmetic dermatologists can also treat skin disorders, that might not be necessarily harmful to the body, but that can disfigure, and make the skin less attractive and beautiful. Cosmetic dermatologists can also help to make the skin look younger through different procedures. Below are some of the ways a dermatologist can make you look younger;

  1. Removal of spider veins: The procedure through which spider veins are removed from the skin is known as sclerotherapy. Before now, the process of eliminating spider veins was painful. This is because dermatologists had to make use of the saline solution that causes a lot of pain for patients. However, a lot of advancements have been made, especially in sclerotherapy. The spider veins are now injected with a special substance. This causes the veins to swell up, close down, and eventually absorbed into the body. However, the new procedures also have some little side effects, although they don’t cause any pain. Some of the side effects include bruising on the skin, redness of the skin, and swelling of the veins. The swelling can be removed by wearing compression stockings. The stockings press against the swollen veins and minimize their extent of the inflammation. Spider veins are associated with old age. Removing spider veins would make you look a lot younger and more admirable.
  2. The nose job: The nose tends to change the older people become. For example, the nose tends to flatten out and widen. Dermatologists correct this by reshaping the nose with a filler. Hyaluronic acid, a component of the ground substance is passed into the dorsum of the nose through injections. This eventually reduces the width of the nose, making it look as slim as possible. It can even eliminate the bumps and other irregularities in the nose in the process. Some dermatologists might add Botox. The Botox gives people a more youthful look. According to nose expert, Botox raises up the nose and can take you back to the way your nose was years ago in some few minutes.
  3. The neck job: One of the signs that shows that we’re aging is that the neck tends to enlarge and protrude. The enlargement of the neck pulls the skin of the face down. There would be the appearance of thick, tight cords on the neck. This doesn’t look good, and also doesn’t make people feel good about themselves. A dermatologist fixes this by relaxing the muscles of the neck with Botox. Botox relaxes the muscles and eliminates the wrinkles and cords. It also lifts the skin of the face-up. The procedure is non-invasive. The only downside to this is that Botox breaks down every 3 to 4 months, so the patient would have to make regular visits to his/her dermatologist.
  4. Skin tightening: Skin sagging is one of the signs that indicate that we’re aging. Sagging occurs because the components of the skin such as collagen and fibers tend to reduce as one age, or when one loses a lot of weight suddenly. Collagen and elastin fibers are responsible for keeping the skin tight and in a good shape. However, collagen and the elastin fibers break down as one increases in age, these make the skin appear wrinkled, stretched and sagging. Although there are a lot of drugs that claim to reduce sagging, only a few of them actually work. The best solution is to visit a dermatologist if you really want to reduce sagging and rejuvenate your skin. Dermatologists focus on the sagging parts of the skin and make it tighter through different procedures. One of the methods they make use of is radio frequency waves. The waves are delivered deep into the skin. It works by inducing the collagen and elastin fiber This eventually tightens the skin, especially in the sagged area. This procedure is done a couple of times within a period of time. The procedure could be painful, and might not be suitable for everyone. However, you’d get a good result. The outcome of the procedure starts showing few months after the treatment has been completed. There are other procedures for those that don’t have a high tolerance for pain.

How Do I Get Flawless Skin?

 

There are several ways of achieving a flawless skin. Below are some of the tips dermatologists believe can help to achieve a flawless skin;

  1. Sleep for at least seven hours a day. This can also be referred to as the beauty sleep.
  2. Endeavor to protect your skin from excessive sunlight.
  3. Try to moisturize your skin frequently.
  4. Try to exercise often. Jogging for at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week would go a long way.
  5. Wash your face every night, especially before sleeping.

                   

What Are The Best Anti-Aging Cosmetic Procedures?

 

Some of the best anti-aging cosmetic procedures include the following;

    1. Laser Skin resurfacing: This is a procedure that can help to rejuvenate the skin. It reduces the effect of the Ultraviolet rays on the skin and also helps in the treatment of some other skin disorders.
    2. Botox: Botox helps to eliminate skin disorders such as facial lines, wrinkles associated with age, stress worry, and so on.
    3. Filler injections: This is a cosmetic procedure that helps to remove wrinkles and pitted scars on the skin. They are injected under the skin, and the filler raises and plumps up the affected area.
    4. Laser skin tightening: This procedure causes significant changes in the skin. It eliminates wrinkles that may be caused due to stress or old age.

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