Dermatology has developed into a specialized field. Providing dermatologists with the opportunity to learn and practice both conventional and cosmetic dermatology reflects the fraternity's actual mission.
FREMONT, CA: Medical aesthetics is all about extrapolating cosmetic dermatological techniques as therapeutic therapies. Treating dermatological problems with cosmetic procedures is considered aesthetic medicine, not cosmetology, because many of them are treated to alleviate symptoms rather than improve outward appearance.
Botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis, chemical peels for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, laser hair removal for engrafted skin and hairy nevi, laser resurfacing for scar revision, intense pulse light for acne and rosacea, thread lift for facial paralysis, injection lipolysis for lipomas, hair transplantation for vitiligo, hyaluronic acid infiltration, and autologous This list is not exhaustive and will continue to grow with experience.
EXPECTED BENEFITS OF REGISTERING THIS SECTION OF MEDICAL AESTHETICS
1. Creating a curriculum in medicine is a fluid process. Once the importance of therapeutic aesthetics is acknowledged, a formal curriculum in medical aesthetics can be established and integrated into procedural dermatology. This does not mean that any existing curriculum will be omitted, as the theoretical component is already included in the syllabus.
2. National advisory boards and statutory agencies, such as the National Medical Council and the National Board of Education, should be aware of this need for change. This may facilitate the implementation of subspecialty training courses on a national level.
3. Medical colleges will request additional infrastructure and facilities to support the increased curriculum.
4. This transition from unstructured, informal instruction to a structured program will ensure that dermatology residents have a firm grasp on both primary and sophisticated cosmetic procedures. These findings will assist our patients when they are extrapolated into therapeutic implications. This will need to be integrated into the existing MD Dermatology curriculum. There is currently no structured super-specialty in dermatology and no formal curriculum in medical aesthetics during postgraduate residency, in contrast to post-doctoral fellowships and degrees in cosmetic dermatology.
5. Dermatologists will have a monopoly on aesthetic operations, becoming increasingly popular with patients. The notion that all teaching facilities lack expert faculty in this sector is a fallacy, as no teacher is an expert in every field of medicine.