SHAPE Cosmetic Dermatology


Cosmetic Dermatology incorporates two specialties.  Dermatology and Cosmetic treatments are brought together in one facility to offer Cosmetic Dermatology.

 

Dermatology in Latin pertains to the skin.  Dermatology incorporates the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin related diseases, lesions, and rashes.  Dermatology at SHAPE medical Center treats Acne, general rashes, such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, and fungal infections, and skin lesions.

Dermatology at SHAPE

Cosmetic Dermatology

 

Skin lesions can be harmless, pre-cancerous or cancerous.  Detection of pre-cancerous and Skin cancers such as Actinic Keratosis, Basal Cell Carcinomas, and/or Squamous Cell Carcinomas may require a skin biopsy to help assist the accurate diagnosis of the lesion.  Once the appropriate diagnosis is made the lesion may require removal via excision to remove the irregular cells and prevent further growth or spread to adjacent areas.

 

The treatment of pre-cancers may be performed by using Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) to destruct the irregular cell growth, but in visible areas such as the face, Liquid nitrogen can leave a white de-pigmented scar.  Therefore, in Cosmetic Dermatology, we pay particular attention to ways to minimize the development of scarring.  In some patients, we will use other topical treatments such as Photodynamic Therapy or the CO2 laser to assist in removing these lesions and minimize scar formation.

 

Cosmetic Dermatology involves treatment of the skin to enhance the appearance.  This may include, but is not limited to Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Fillers (Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse), Botox (Xeomin) , Laser Hair Removal, Intense Pulsed Light treatment of pigmentation or Rosacea, and/or CO2 fractional laser resurfacing treatments.  These treatments may  be combined or done as stand alone treatments.  They are also enhanced by combining a therapeutic home skin care regimen with medical grade corrective skin care products.


We utilize Clarisonic, Latisse, IS Clinical, Hyalunia, VI Derm  and Jane Iredale products at SHAPE Medical to enhance and maintain the results we achieve with our in-office treatments.  We have found that the best results have been achieved by combining a few services such as the CO2 laser, Fillers and Botox versus relying on just one service to achieve anti- aging benefits to the skin.


The benefit of visiting a Cosmetic Dermatology facility is that we focus on your skin from a cosmetic stand-point, but are also in-tuned to detecting irregular lesions.  On many occasions while doing a microdermabrasion or Botox treatment, we spot irregular appearing lesions and can initiate the treatment process.  This saves time and money and often detects lesions early,  before they become cancerous or bothersome.  We can then alter the treatment program to incorporate the appropriate treatment while still improving the cosmetic appearance of the skin.