Don’t get us wrong we love ourselves a great discount, but when it comes to treating the largest organ of our body, you shouldn’t just leave it in the hands of just anyone.
Dermatology is a branch of medicine dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. It deals with the structure and function of skin, hair, and nails, as well as any disease states that can effect the health and integrity of this particular organ.
Dermatology Physicians (Dermatologists) and mid-level providers (Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners), alike have spent countless hours with continued studying and years training to ensure the best care is given to achieve the best outcome. On average it takes 12 years to become a Dermatologist. In New York it takes 600 hours to become a licensed aesthetician. While we love our aesthetician friends, sometimes it better to seek the experience of someone who is far more trained and an actual expert in the field for many of the procedures being performed at these medical spas. Of note, there are also several services being performed at these medispa that technically are not legal for them to do and placing patients at far greater risks. Often times if an unfortunate adverse reaction occurs, these medispas are unable or qualified to correct the issue. Another reason to visit a dermatology practice over a medispa is if you happen to have another medical concern at the same time as a cosmetic procedure many times they can be addressed in the same visit. For example you come in for Botox, but then your provider notes a suspicious lesion in your cheek, they can biopsy it for you without having to worry of going to multiple places. Consistency of care is also really important for the best outcomes. Generally you will see the same provider at a dermatology practice for multiple years rather than the potential of frequent turnover at some medispas. At a Dermatologist office you are also getting the best quality of treatment, meaning you are privy to the latest options available. Smarterskin Dermatology prides itself on having the best technology and the highest quality of products available to ensure all of our patients get excellent care and amazing results. wWe believe you are deserving of the absolute best, so should you.
By Nicole Lyons
November 4, 2019