Ever Wonder What’s the Difference Between a Cosmetic Dermatologist and a Plastic Surgeon?
A cosmetic dermatologist is a doctor trained primarily in dermatology who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures. Most cosmetic dermatologists limit themselves to offering minimally invasive facial and skin procedures, such as Botox injections, dermal fillers (like Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse) and skin rejuvenation procedures like microdermabrasion.
New technology such as laser skin rejuvenation and laser hair removal is constantly changing the field of cosmetic dermatology. Many even do some surgical procedures.
In contrast, a plastic surgeon is a doctor certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to perform surgical aesthetic procedures. This includes breast enhancement, face lifts, rhinoplasty (nose jobs) and body procedures like tummy tucks. This is similar to a cosmetic surgeon, who performs similar procedures but it not licensed by the American board of Plastic Surgery. Cosmetic surgeons tend to perform operations that focus on enhancing the natural appearance or restoring a youthful look (rather than reshaping or reconstructing the body).
Plastic and cosmetic surgeons are more adept at intense surgical procedures, and for a minimally invasive procedure like, Botox injections in Beverly Hills, contact The Kopleson Clinic.
The Kopelson Clinic offers a myriad of advanced dermatological treatments and procedures, Dr. Kopelson and his staff provide personalized clinical suggestions and cosmetic dermatology services to customize each patient’s specific medical and cosmetic concerns.