All licensed board certified
dermatologists are experts in
surgery of the skin. Surgery is
a very important component of
dermatology due largely to the
growing demand for cosmetic procedures
and diagnoses of skin cancer.
Both medical and cosmetic conditions
warrant the use of surgical techniques
to improve or repair conditions
of the skin, nails, hair, veins
and mucous membranes.
Dermatologists use a wide variety
of surgical techniques such as:
- Traditional Scalpel Surgery
- Photodynamic Therapy
- Cosmetic Eyelid Lift Surgery
- Brow Lift Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Face Lift
- Reconstructive Flaps and Grafts
- Injectable Surgery techniques
such as Botox®,
autologous fat transfer and
collagen/hyaluronic acid injections.
peels and hair restoration
are also surgical techniques
used by dermatologists.
These treatments are done on
an outpatient basis and require
no anesthesia, or only local anesthesia.
The purpose of surgical dermatology
is to repair and improve the appearance
and function of the skin and surrounding
tissues. There have been incredible
advances in the surgical practice
of dermatology. Many procedures
are now minimally invasive and
are much safer, less painful,
and allow our patients to heal
Dermatologists are considered
pioneers in surgery and research;
many advancements in cosmetic
and cancer surgery have their
roots in dermatology (i.e. tumescent
liposuction, Botox® injection,
facial fillers and fat transfer,
modern Mohs micrographic surgery).
Dermatologists are uniquely qualified
to perform state of the art corrective
and preventative procedures.