Quiz: Should I See a Cosmetic Dermatologist or a General Dermatologist?

woman thinking about the difference between cosmetic and medical dermatologists (model)

When you have concerns about a medical issue affecting your skin or are self-conscious about your skin’s appearance, a dermatologist can guide you toward the best solution. But what kind of dermatologist do you need? How do you know what is a cosmetic dermatology issue versus a medical dermatology concern? Let’s differentiate between the two to help you decide if you should visit a cosmetic dermatologist vs a dermatologist.

What Is Dermatology?

Dermatology is the practice of treating the skin, the largest organ of the body. Dermatologists are highly trained medical professionals who specialize in the field of dermatology. They handle common conditions such as acne, moles, and rosacea and treat patients with skin cancer. You can learn more about what dermatologists do to protect the health and appearance of your skin in this related blog post.

What Is Cosmetic Dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology focuses on improving the appearance and texture of the skin to help patients look and feel their best. Cosmetic dermatology procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and injectables help rejuvenate aging or damaged skin, giving you a more refreshed and youthful appearance.

Our DermSurgery Associates team consists of skilled, caring dermatologists, Mohs surgeons, physician assistants, laser technicians, and aestheticians. Take our quiz below to help determine whether you should see one of our highly qualified general or cosmetic dermatologists!

If you’re ready to take the next step toward achieving healthy, radiant skin, we encourage you to request a consultation at one of our Houston-area offices or contact us at (713) 791-9966 to schedule an appointment. We offer both medical and cosmetic dermatology services.

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