Dermatology (Skin Care)

Skin, maintenance, diseases and disorders

By Kai Wade, Director of Communications & Social MediaLast modified: October 10, 2011

Dermatology (Skin Care)

The Branch of Medicine Dealing with the Skin, Maintenance, and Diseases.

Everyone wants to retain the charming and blemish free glow of their skin, but skin is easily impaired and sometimes needs extra devotion to restore the youthful radiance of our youthful years. Cosmetic dermatology treatments eliminate wrinkles and excess hair, embarrassing blemishes, help control acne and repairs irregular skin tones to keep you looking refreshed.

Minimally invasive skin maintenance to uplift your image continues to be the demanding rage of skincare management. To distinctly reduce various skin problems like facial wrinkles, the presence of scars and irregularities, or smooth out rough unwanted skin, treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, collagen injections, dermabrasion, and laser therapy offer unique upgrades to your skin.

Lasers are used for a variety of therapeutic and cosmetic purposes from decreasing red spots, blood vessels and brown pigmentation spots, tattoo removal, eradicating undesirable body hair, and reducing fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.
Regrettably, our skin loses elasticity, becomes dry and frail, thinning dramatically as we age.

You probably look in the mirror and become discouraged or feel insecure because fine lines and creases have crept into play. The same glowing skin you once valued is gone.  Paying attention to skin care and proper maintenance is vital in keeping your skin healthy and it is up to you to find ways to sustain a youthful quality.

The aging process may cause our bodies to transform in ways we reasonably avoid, triggering allergies or prompting diseases; whether you embrace the evident signs of aging or find ways to maintain a youthful image everyone is worthy of a gorgeous image.

Find a Skin Care Doctor - Dermatologist near you


Though common, precise information about acne can be infrequent. This can make it difficult to obtain clearer skin. Learn more about acne and how to successfully treat it.

Alopecia Areata (AA) Treatments

Nearly 2% of the US population will develop AA in their lifetime. Alopecia areata is a skin disorder that causes hair loss, usually in patches, most often on the scalp.


Cheilitis is a medical condition involving inflammation of the lip. It can be an embarrassing and stressful condition.


Keloids are the excess growth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloids develop following a multitude of circumstances including burns, cuts, surgery, and as a result of disease such as acne.

Scar Revision

Scarring comes in all shapes and sizes and colors. A scar results from our own body’s natural repair in the skin. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that can significantly affect appearance. Fortunately, there are many cosmetic options available for scar revision, often yielding great results for patients.

Skin Problems

There are many problems that can affect skin, from itchy allergic reactions and rashes, to acne or eczema. Dermatologists can help rid you of dermatological problems and offer you treatments to improve the appearance of your skin. Read more about skin problems..

Skin Tags (Acrochordon)

There are a number of skin lesions that are extremely common and benign. Skin tags are common, skin growths that appear as a small piece of soft, hanging skin.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a non-surgical cosmetic and dermatological treatment to rejuvenate facial skin. Removing the top layers of dead and damaged skin dermatologists can smooth the texture of skin, improve the appearance of wrinkles and uneven pigmentation on skin.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a dermatological solution to help you get rid of unwanted hair anywhere on the body. Guaranteed to reduce re-growth laser hair removal can provide a way to ensure hair free, stubble free skin for men and women permanently.

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is used to improve a range of dermatology problems - from providing treatment for acne, to reducing the appearance of facial birthmarks and smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Laser therapy works by sending a intense beam of light, or wavelength into targeted cells. The cells absorb the heat from the laser beam and are destroyed. Laser therapy for skin conditions effectively removes damaged, scarred or aging skin allowing newly regenerated skin growth by stimulating collagen production.


Dermabrasion is a treatment used by dermatologists to improve the appearance and texture of skin. The treatment is used to minimize the appearance of scars caused by acne, sun damage, tattoo scars and can also be a solution to fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Dermabrasion procedures are intensive and your dermatologist may recommend micro-dermabrasion, an alternative milder treatment. Dermabrasion is commonly used to improve the texture of facial skin.


The skin is kept firm and supple by a combination of chemicals and hormones. Collagen is the product most familiar however Hyaluronic Acid is one of the most important components for young looking skin. Hydrafill is an injectable filler used as an alternative to Botox that replaces hyaluronic acid in the skin.

Hydrafill replicates hyaluronic acid and immediately fills and plumps up fine lines and wrinkles. Hydrafill not only improves the appearance of skin but can help protect the surface of skin from damage caused by weather and product use. 

Cellulite Removal

Endermologie is the first FDA approved treatment for the removal of cellulite. A non-invasive cosmetic procedure, endermologie is proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the thighs, buttocks and other areas prone to cellulite.

Cell Therapy

A relatively new dermatological treatment to improve the appearance of skin, Cell Therapy works by using donor cells to rejuvenate damaged, aging skin cells. The body has hundreds of cells responsible for producing individual hormones. Collagen is the hormone produced in the skin cells that keeps skin looking young and smooth. As people age, the body produces less collagen naturally, limiting the elasticity of skin which keeps skin wrinkle free. Cell therapy works by inserting collagen producing cells into damaged areas of facial skin to stimulate collagen production and encourage the skin to heal and rejuvenate itself. 

Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is an effective way of removing unwanted tattoos from any area of the body.


One in four people suffer from allergies. Allergic reactions can be triggered by any substance a person comes into contact with and allergies can develop suddenly. Once the person has come into contact with a substance the body identifies as a threat, the next time the body senses the substance an allergic reaction occurs. Diagnosing the allergy is the first step to treating an allergic reaction.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

An alternative treatment to laser therapy, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is an effective treatment to reduce redness, hyper-pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage, smoking or aging.

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Copyright © 2010 All rights reserved

This article was written by the medical research team at does not intend for any of the information on this site to be regarded as medical advice - it is meant as a starting point for understanding treatment details and options before contacting a registered, licensed doctor. We advise all patients to seek medical advice from a doctor.
View sources

© 2010 Medstar LLC. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of' s terms of use and privacy policy.

The information on this site is not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a licensed medical practitioner. If you are experiencing a serious medical condition call your local emergency services or your doctor.