16 Dec 3,000+ Skin Conditions Require Three Divisions of Services
At RefinedMD, we treat all types of skin conditions and concerns with three comprehensive service divisions. This includes aesthetic dermatology, medical dermatology, and facial plastic surgery. Whether you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment to clear, brighten, and rejuvenate your skin, professional treatment for skin disorders from acne to eczema, or you want to turn back the clock with a facelift, eyelift, or brow lift, we will work with you to create a personalized plan just for you.
It’s not uncommon for patients to work with all three divisions to achieve the results they want. For example, maybe you’ve realized your face no longer reflects how you feel on the inside. Our face is usually the first place to show signs of aging with lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation from sun damage, and general skin laxity. A facelift, blepharoplasty, or other facial plastic surgery is one of the quickest and most aggressive ways to get taut, youthful skin—but it doesn’t affect the skin quality itself. That’s where aesthetic and/or medical dermatology comes into play.
Combining Services to Improve Skin Quality and Health
Improving the actual skin quality can be achieved in a number of ways. For instance, many patients combine facial plastic surgery with an aesthetic treatment like laser skin rejuvenation, a chemical peel, or microneedling. Maybe you’re like the 50 million Americans who also struggle with acne. It’s a myth that acne is reserved for teens (and even if that were true, that’s not the kind of youthful skin you want!). A lot of people also think acne is strictly a cosmetic concern, but that’s not true. It’s a genuine medical condition and severe forms of acne can be painful and cause permanent scarring and hyperpigmentation.
We can help you treat your acne and prevent future breakouts with our medical dermatology division. Acne is caused by bacteria, but it’s exacerbated by both internal and external factors (such as hormone fluctuations and the weather). If you really want to get the gorgeous face you deserve but you struggle with acne, a combination of facial plastic surgery, aesthetic services, and medical dermatology might be the best approach for you. Plus, if you do have lingering scars or discoloration from old breakouts, we can also devise a plan with aesthetic services to treat them!
Get the Skin You Deserve
There are over 3,000 skin conditions and a very good chance you struggle with at least a couple of them. From rosacea to eczema and dry skin or UV damage, the reality is that our skin puts up with a lot. The skin on our face, neck, chest, and tops of the hands are especially prone to sun damage. Much of the severe sun damage occurs when we are kids or adolescents, largely because children just can’t be expected to reapply sunscreen liberally and properly every 75 minutes—but also because we simply didn’t know as much about UV damage in decades past. A lot of the early signs of aging we see today and even skin cancer is the result of UV damage from years ago.
It’s never too late to adopt a good skin protection regimen. Spotting cancer early as well as treating signs of UV damage is another instance when combining our three divisions of services can be helpful. Skin cancer might seem like it falls squarely into medical dermatology due to the importance of annual skin checks, but what about the signs of aging? Lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation are the most common signs and they can be treated with both aesthetic services and facial plastic surgery. Perhaps a mini lift coupled with BBL is the perfect combo for your skin damage (just make sure you’re also sticking to those yearly mole checks, too).
Something for Everyone: Skin Care Treatments
Many people don’t see a dermatologist until they have serious cause to worry about skin cancer or because they’re finally fed up with their acne. However, just like seeing a GP and dentist, it’s important to see a dermatologist at least once per year. This is the best way to keep skin cancer at bay and get the tools and services you need to love the skin you’re in. Schedule your consultation or appointment with our facial plastic surgery team, medical dermatology experts, and/or aesthetic team today by calling RefinedMD at (408) 688-2082.