Cosmetic Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon: Is There a Difference

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Cosmetic Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon: Is There a Difference



People often confuse a cosmetic dermatologist with a cosmetic surgeon, thinking they both do the same job. But actually it is not like that, they both are specialists of cosmetic treatments but their fields are totally different. The former is trained primarily in skin related issues while the latter specializes in surgical aesthetic procedures.

A cosmetic dermatologist is an MBBS doctor, who after completing his or her basic house job, specializes primarily in dermatology and more specifically in cosmetic procedures. Dermatologists generally do not indulge themselves in surgical procedures; however, they do offer minimally invasive treatments, such as Botox injections, dermal fillers and skin resurfacing procedures like chemical peels, microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion.

Cosmetic dermatology has changed a lot over the last couple of decades, courtesy advancements in technology, especially with the advent of lasers. Almost all cosmetic dermatologists nowadays are trained in laser skin care as laser skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal are the two most commonly sought cosmetic treatments. Some dermatologists also specialize in minor surgical procedures such as mini-facelift, lip augmentation, cheek implantation, eyelid surgery and brow lifts.

Cosmetic surgeons on the other hand are certified plastic surgeons who have specialized in performing surgical aesthetic procedures, such as surgical facelift, enhancement of existing facial features (ear reshaping, nose reshaping, and lip augmentation), liposuction, tummy tuck, breast enhancement and a lot more.

In short, cosmetic surgeons are more skilled in surgeries that aim at enhancing the natural appearance of the patient or restoring his/ her youthful look. In addition to that cosmetic plastic surgeons also perform operations for reshaping or reconstructing any part or feature of the body.

Cosmetic plastic surgeons can also perform minimally invasive procedure, but since they are more adept at performing major cosmetic surgeries, it is always advised to contact a cosmetic dermatologist for minimally invasive procedures like Botox injections, facial fillers and PRP therapy etc.

If you are seeking services of a skilled and experienced cosmetic dermatologist Dubai, visit Dubai Cosmetic Surgery now. We have a team of internationally recognized, board-certified dermatologists who have been helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals quite successfully. We also offer free online consultations for our esteemed clients. If you are interested in a cosmetic procedure or you have any queries, simply fill the consultation form below and let our experts guide you.

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