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Research shows dermatologists lead the way in advancing cosmetic procedures

Published on Mar 11th, 2016 by Thomas Rohrer

dermatologists-#1-advancing-cosmeticA recent article in Dermatologic Surgery* presented results from a study looking into which medical specialties are pioneering and advancing aesthetic procedures the most.  Not surprisingly, dermatologists were at the top of the list for almost all categories and many of these leading innovators are right here at SkinCare Physicians near Boston. Learn why these results should matter to patients.

Dermatologists: #1 in advancing cosmetic botulinum-toxin, fillers, lasers and body contouring

The study led by Dr. Omar Ibrahimi and his group looked at the 25 most highly cited scientific articles on some of the most common cosmetic procedures to see what specialty contributed the most to the advances in the scientific literature. Dermatology was identified as the specialty with the greatest contributions to botulinum-toxin (such as BOTOX and Dysport) treatments for wrinkles, injectable fillers (such as Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane) for volume loss, laser treatments for a variety of conditions (such as wrinkles, rejuvenation, brown spots, hair removal, etc), chemical peels, and non-invasive body contouring (such as CoolSculpting), and tumescent liposuction. Neurology was identified as the leading specialty in botulinum-toxin treatments for hyperhidrosis (excess sweat production) and vascular surgery was identified as the leading specialty in sclerotherapy for leg veins. Plastic surgery was identified as having made the greatest contribution to breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, hair transplantation, and non-tumescent liposuction.

Why this study should matter to patients

With so many different providers offering cosmetic procedures these days, from beauty salon to medical spa, it is important to know that board-certified dermatologists are responsible for the overwhelming majority of innovative and pioneering research in non- and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures. It is also reassuring to know that many of these true experts in skin health and beauty practice at SkinCare Physicians and can help you to evaluate the best cosmetic treatment options.

Over the years, many of our dermatologists have been involved with the research department at SkinCare Physicians. SkinCare Research contributes enormously to the literature and the advancement of the dermatology field. Our physicians have participated to ground breaking studies on botulinum toxins, fillers, body sculpting procedures, and all types of cosmetic lasers since the very beginning.  In addition to outstanding patient service, research and education have been cornerstones at SkinCare Physicians and truly define what sets us apart from other practices.  While many offices offer aesthetic services, few if any have been as active in pioneering and advancing cosmetic dermatology.  SkinCare Physicians has been at the leading edge of aesthetic procedures since its inception and is amongst the foremost authorities in the field.

When you visit our office, you can feel comfortable that you are receiving the most up to date skin treatment with unmatched expertise.

*Dermatologic Surgery is the official journal of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

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Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

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