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Cosmetic Dermatology 101

A primer on cosmetic dermatology for interested professionals and patients

Cosmetic dermatology represents that aspect of diagnosing, treating, and preventing the changes to the skin that are aesthetically not pleasing to the patient. Whether it be aging lines, pitting from acne, or scarring from sun damage, each of these occurrences prevents the patient from lookin’ good.

In this part of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology website, authorities from various parts of the world present their views on cosmetic dermatology in a succinct manner.

SKIN CONDITIONS

DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS

CLINICAL FINDINGS

TREATMENT MODALITIES

Acne

Bacterial culture

Aging

Acne intervention

Acne keloidalis

Biopsy

Color changes

Balneology

Actinic damage

Dermoscopy

Crusting

Botox® – Dysport®

Actinic keratosis

Frozen section

Cyst

Camouflage

Aphthae

Fungal culture

Dandruff

Cosmetics

Atopic dermatitis

Gram stain

Dark circles

Cosmetics, Nails

Basal cell carcinoma

Histopathology

Dry skin

Chemical peel

Cellulite

Immunofluorescence

Eczema

Cryosurgery & Electrodesiccation

Cheilites

KOH preparation

Itching

Deodorants and Antiperspirants

Contact dermatitis

Mineral oil preparation

Lesion

Fat transfer augmentation

Dermatosis papulosa nigra

Patch testing

Mole

Hair transplantation

Drug reactions

Tzanck preparation

Node

Hypoallergenic products

Dyshidrosis

Wood’s light

Pigmentary changes

Laser hair removal

Folliculitis

Rash

Lasersurgery

Hair conditions

Redness

Liposuction

Herpes simplex infection

Scars

Moisturizers

Herpes zoster infection

Stretch marks

Mohs micrographic surgery

Hirsutism

Sweating

Phototherapy

Hyperhidrosis

Telangiectasia

Sclerotherapy

Keloid

Wrinkles

Self-medication

Keratinous cyst

Soaps, Detergents, and Shampoos

Keratosis pilaris

Soft tissue augmentation

Melanocytic nevus

Sun protection factor

Melanoma

Sunscreens

Melasma

Ultraviolet light

Milial cyst

Molluscum contagiosum

Nail conditions

Neurodermatitis

Poikiloderma of Civatte

Psoriasis

Rosacea

Scabies

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia

Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic keratosis

Squamous cell carcinoma

Tinea versicolor

Verruca – Warts

Verruca genital

Vitiligo