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Cosmetic Dermatology Career Prospects

People usually have an image of the cosmetic doctor as a luxury doctor who is only visited by wealthy people who can afford it. Maintaining healthy skin seems easy enough by following a well-established “clean, tone, and moisturize” routine.

What is a cosmetic doctor?

A cosmetic doctor is a specially trained doctor, with the ability to diagnose, treat, and prevent possible skin diseases. Attend to patients of different ages in order to offer them the necessary help to improve their skin.


According to the experience of the cosmetic doctor, he may be able to treat simple skin diseases, such as preadolescent acne and skin irritations, to offer solutions for more complex problems such as skin cancer and psoriasis. The doctor also visits and offers treatment to people who have nail problems. Cosmetic dermatology, in many cases, treats patients who want to delay the signs of aging and minimize the lines and wrinkles that are already visible. They can also help patients who experience extreme weight loss and are able to provide scalp treatments to help hair grow stronger and longer.

A prime example of a cosmetic doctor remains Dr. Chloe Sylvestre, a high profile doctor and Founder of the Clinique Chloé Médico Esthétique in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Chloe has been associated with the industry of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine for over 10 years. She has handled more than 50,000 cases throughout her career and also played a prominent role in research and development of aesthetic medicine. Dr. Chloe is also a Member of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine.


Chemical Peeling

Chemical peels remove the first layer under the surface of the skin to make a softer layer visible. There are three types of scrubs that the cosmetic doctor can use a patient, depending on the state of the facial skin.


The acids that are used to burn the outer skin are able to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. To achieve the best possible effects, the patient must undergo several sessions. In this type of procedure, neither sedation nor anesthesia is required. It is an outpatient procedure that usually lasts between about thirty minutes and an hour

Tattoo Removal

During the first visit, your cosmetic doctor will explain the small risks to which you are exposed if you want to remove your tattoos, as well as carefully explain the procedure to which you must undergo for this purpose. It will ask you about your medical history in order to prevent possible complications.


To begin the procedure, your cosmetic doctor or someone from the medical team will clean the tattooed area. Intense light emissions are directed over the tattooed area. Even if you do not completely remove the tattoo, this procedure will help to clarify it.

The treatments tattoo removal usually last between ten and twenty minutes. To fully clarify the tattoo and also depending on the size of the tattoo, you may need to undergo several sessions to achieve the desired results. Remember that between one session and the next session, a minimum of one month should pass because if the treatment was carried out with sessions too often, permanent skin damage could occur.


Lip augmentation

There are different types of lip augmentation. To find out which is the best option for you, you can check with your doctor. The first and most common option is the injections that make the lips look fuller and fuller. Fillers are injected into certain areas of the lip to give them a more natural shape. Small needles are used to administer injectables under the skin of the lips directly.


The fat injections can be a good choice. The fat is extracted from other parts of the body and is transferred through the small needles to the lips. The use of body fat as a filler material completely minimizes the risks of complications and allergic reactions.

The second type of lip augmentation surgery requires the use of skin grafts. Once the patient is under the effects of local anesthesia, the graft is placed through small incisions inside the mouth. After placing the grafts at strategic points of the labial area, the incision is closed with very small and barely noticeable sutures.

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