What is surgical dermatology?
Surgical dermatology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of medically necessary as well as cosmetic conditions of the skin, nails, hair and veins by various surgical, reconstructive and cosmetic methods. The purpose of surgical dermatology is to repair or improve the function and cosmetic appearance of the skin. Today, majority of dermatologic surgeries are minimally invasive and only require local anesthesia. This has led to increased patient safety while reducing the recovery period. In addition, technology is constantly enhancing the results of skin surgical procedures.
Surgical Dermatology Services offered in our Plano TX office:
· Anti aging treatments
· Botox treatments
· Chemical peels
· Correction of acne scarring
· Vein therapy
· Skin cancer treatment
· Laser surgery
· Hair restoration
· Reconstructive flaps and grafts
What are the common procedures and conditions?
· Chemical peels
Chemical peels are effective in treating wrinkles around the mouth and eye, age spots, skin discoloration as well as mild acne scars and dark skin texture. The procedure often involve the application of a chemical solution on the outer layer of the irregular, aged or discolored skin. With time, fresh skin is generated which is usually less wrinkled, smoother and with an even color.
This is a resurfacing procedure where the skin is smoothed in order to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. It is used to remove tattoos, treat scarring and minimize wrinkles, age spots and certain types of skin growths.
· Laser resurfacing and skin rejuvenation
Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure for treating skin with significant wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, freckles and acne scars. It works by removing the top layer of the skin as it smoothens and contours the skin surface. Non ablative skin rejuvenation on the other hand is ideal for treating patients with mild aging and sun damaged skin. Lasers and light based devices bypass the top of the damaged skin stimulating the production of callagen as well as tightening the underlying skin. This procedure does not require recovery time.
Surgical dermatologist perform this procedure to remove excess fat cells under the skin with the aim of slimming or reshaping certain parts of the body as well as improving body contours and proportion.
Botox is used primarily to paralyze facial muscles that cause crow’s feet, frown lines and other wrinkles. It is also used to control excessive sweating, and improve neck lines.
· Mohs surgery
Mohs surgery is used to treat cancerous lesions on visible areas of the body such as the face where tissue preservation is desirable for functional and cosmetic reasons. A trained surgical dermatologist is able to identify and remove the affected skin leaving the healthy tissues unharmed. Mohs surgery is effective in treating two of the most common types of skin cancer: squarmous cell carcinamo and basal cell carcinoma.
· Anti-aging approaches
Skin rejuvenation techniques such as Botox, topical products, chemical peels, eyelid surgeries, brow lifts, dermabrasion, soft tissue fillers, neck and, jowl treatments, mini face lifts, laser treatment, microdermabrasion and liposuction all help to reduce the signs of aging. A surgical dermatologist can perform more than one procedure for optimum results.
· Age spots and birthmark correction
Chemical peels as well as laser and light based technologies can successful treat birthmarks of any type, size or color on any part of the body.
· Scar improvement
Dermabrasion, high tech lasers, chemical peels and puncha grafts are some of the treatment methods for scar improvements.
· Vein treatments
Dermatologists use procedures such as laser surgery, sclerotherapy or ambulatory phlebectomy to minimize or remove varicose veins on the legs or face so it function is taken over by healthy veins.
· Tissue tightening
This is a non-invasive procedure meant to tighten or lift sagging or wrinkled skin. Ablative Fractionated Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser, Monopolar Radiofrequency (Thermage), Focused Ultrasound (Ulthera) are some of the best treatment to help lift or tone sagging skin. Previously, most of these dermatologic surgery procedures were done under heavy level of sedation or general anesthesia but advancement and the use of local anesthetics have allowed the transfer of most of these procedures to safer outpatient setting.
As one of the leading medical and surgical skin treatment facility in McKinney, we specialize in the surgical treatment of the skin. All our dermatologists are board certified and licensed to operate in the city. They provide patients with treatment plans they can trust in an unmatched environment. They also have the training and experience to determine the best treatment for each patient’s needs.
Whatever skin condition you are suffering from, you can trust us to efficiently treat it with the highest possible quality as our team of physicians has pioneered most of the dermatologic surgery procedures being performed today. We also provide reconstructive surgery which eliminates the need to see other specialists.
Call us today to schedule your appointment! Our friendly team is here for you and we are confident that you will be delighted by your visit to our Plano Texas facility.
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