Choosing the right cosmetic dermatologist is just as important as choosing a good plastic surgeon. Although most cosmetic dermatological treatments are non-invasive or minimally invasive, it is still important to know that you’re in good hands with a doctor who has plenty of experience and specializes in the treatments you desire. Allure Magazine explained exactly how to choose a good cosmetic dermatologist in a recent article.
Allure stressed that those looking for a dermatologist should know the difference between a general dermatologist and a cosmetic dermatologist. A general dermatologist treats topical issues such as acne, rosacea and rashes and can provide prescriptions for Retin-A to treat wrinkles. All dermatologists receive three or more years of training, however a cosmetic dermatologist such as Dr. Lisa Donofrio at The Savin Center has over 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic dermatology.
Simply checking the dermatologist’s biography for certifications, specialties and experience is a must. A good cosmetic dermatologist will be board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, like Dr. Donofrio. Scheduling a consultation is a great way to see how “in demand” the doctor is. While waiting for your consultation, ask other patients about their experiences to gain insight as to whether or not this is the right doctor for you.
Tell the cosmetic dermatologist what bothers you and allow him or her to tell you which treatment he or she thinks is best suited for you, regardless of how much research you’ve done. His or her suggestions will give you an idea of their aesthetic views to see if you’re both on the same page. According to Allure, you’ll want a doctor who performs your desired treatments themselves and does so multiple times a day.
Dr. Lisa Donofrio at The Savin Center in New Haven, CT could be the cosmetic dermatologist for you! Call 203.865.6143 to schedule a consultation today.