Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic Dermatology services offered in Coral Gables, FL

In the field of dermatology, cosmetic treatments serve the purpose of making your skin look its best for your age. At Anna Chacon, MD, in Miami, Florida, board-certified dermatologist Anna Chacon, MD, FAAD, provides many cosmetic dermatology treatments in her practice and can provide online evaluations with teledermatology for patients across 49 states. Schedule your appointment over the phone or online at Anna Chacon, MD, today.

Cosmetic Dermatology Q & A

What is cosmetic dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology includes treatments and services that make your skin look brighter, smoother, more even in tone, or more consistent in texture. Put simply, cosmetic services don’t treat harmful skin conditions or alleviate symptoms like pain. Instead, they improve your skin’s appearance in some way. 

During your cosmetic dermatology consultation with Dr. Chacon, she makes personalized recommendations for treatment after reviewing your needs, goals, and expectations. She performs many cosmetic dermatological procedures in her office while following all safety protocols and using a careful hand.

What is the purpose of cosmetic dermatology?

Cosmetic treatments in dermatology serve to improve how your skin looks without surgery. They can treat many of the most common blemishes and skin concerns, and you can choose to target multiple areas depending on where most of your skin concerns are located.

Dr. Chacon offers cosmetic treatments for:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars and other scars
  • Spider veins
  • Hair loss
  • Skin volume loss

You can get a single cosmetic treatment or many. Most of them do not provide permanent results, but you can get the treatments regularly or at least more than once to maintain your results for a longer time. 

What are my options for cosmetic dermatology?

Dr. Chacon specializes in performing some of the most sought-after treatments in the field of cosmetic skin care. After going over your goals, examining your skin, and checking your medical history, she gives you the details of the treatments available to you that align with your goals. 

You can include one or more than one treatment in your cosmetic dermatology plan. Your options are:

  • Botox®
  • Dermal fillers
  • Chemical peels
  • Microneedling
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Scar revision

To give you the best possible cosmetic results from treatments like these, Dr. Chacon has an online skin store full of products that work for your specific skin type. She can make recommendations for sunscreens, moisturizers, and other products that keep your skin in excellent shape. 

To find out more about cosmetic dermatology and the treatments you can get at Anna Chacon, MD, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Microneedling: A Revolutionary Skin Rejuvenation Procedure

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims to rejuvenate the skin, improve its texture and appearance. This treatment has gained significant attention in recent years due to its effectiveness and versatility in addressing various skin concerns.

The principle behind microneedling is simple yet ingenious. The procedure involves the use of a device equipped with fine, short needles that create micro-punctures in the skin. These tiny wounds stimulate the body's natural healing process, leading to the production of collagen and elastin - two critical proteins responsible for maintaining the skin's elasticity and firmness. 

Microneedling is an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions. It can reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and stretch marks. Additionally, it's proven beneficial for hyperpigmentation and sun damage. The procedure can also enhance the absorption of topical products, allowing them to penetrate deeper and work more effectively.

One of the key advantages of microneedling is its safety and suitability for most skin types. It poses minimal risk of hyperpigmentation or scarring, especially compared to other skin resurfacing procedures. The recovery period is relatively short, with most individuals experiencing mild redness and sensitivity for a few days post-treatment.

However, like all cosmetic procedures, microneedling is not without potential risks. While rare, complications such as infection, bruising, or peeling can occur. Therefore, it's essential to follow post-procedure care instructions and only undergo treatment under a certified professional's supervision.

The efficacy of microneedling is often seen after multiple sessions, spaced several weeks apart. The exact number of required treatments varies depending on individual skin concerns and desired outcomes. Regular maintenance treatments are also recommended to sustain the results.

In conclusion, microneedling is a promising tool in the field of aesthetic medicine. It offers a safe, effective, and minimally invasive solution to various skin concerns. As research in this area continues, the full potential of this innovative procedure is yet to be realized. Thus, for individuals seeking to enhance their skin's health and appearance, microneedling may indeed be worth considering.