Should I Make a Cosmetic Dermatology Appointment? Answer These 5 Questions to Find Out

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At my Washington dermatology practice, I specialize in helping women and men achieve that “great skin” feeling—that feeling when your skin is hydrated, happy, and glowing from the inside out. Cosmetic dermatology can make a world of difference in both the way you look and the way you feel. But too many people hold off on giving it a try because they believe either that their concerns aren’t severe enough or that they must go through their skincare journey alone. Neither of these things is true.

If you aren’t sure whether a cosmetic dermatology appointment in Washington, DC, is right for you, consider your answers to these 5 questions.

How comfortable would you feel leaving the house makeup-free?

Too many people accept that covering up blemishes with makeup has to be a part of their daily routine. In reality, multiple solutions exist that can help you enjoy clear, radiant skin without a drop of concealer. If you wouldn’t feel comfortable stepping out publicly without using makeup to disguise discoloration or texture concerns, you may be surprised what a difference cosmetic dermatology services such as lasers, microneedling, and peels can make.

Do you look as young as you feel?

Wrinkles, lines, and laxity can sneak up on you, conveying an age you don’t feel represents you. Treating signs of aging is one of the main focuses of cosmetic dermatology. Through skin tightening treatments such as Ultherapy® and wrinkle-reducing injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, a dermatologist can help your appearance better align with your inner youthfulness.

Are you struggling to find effective acne solutions?

Acne is one of the most common skin concerns, but effective treatments can seem elusive thanks to the abundance of misleading advice that exists. A cosmetic dermatologist can help you sort through the myths and find a solution that really works for your skin. This doesn’t just go for teens; acne is pervasive across many different age ranges. Learn more about the causes and treatments for adult acne in my previous blog post.

Are there parts of your body you’d like to slim down?

Many people have at least one stubborn body area they would like to slim down, whether it’s the abdomen, the thighs, or even the “double chin.” You don’t have to have surgery to minimize these areas. Dermatologists perform nonsurgical body contouring treatments such as CoolSculpting® to target fat deposits that resist diet and exercise.

When was the last time you trusted your skin to a professional?

We rarely hesitate to trust the pros when it comes to things like our hair, nails, and general medical health, but we often overlook our skin. Your skin’s health is just as important as every other part of your body, and it deserves just as much dedicated care. You deserve skin that reflects all the radiance within you, and that’s what cosmetic dermatologists are here for.

To see examples of the difference cosmetic dermatology can make, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about the possibilities of cosmetic dermatology here in Washington, DC, please request a consultation online or call (202) 393-7546.

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