If you were having a liver transplant, heart surgery, kidney dialysis; would you go to a Cosmetic Dermatologist? So why do people get botox, skin peels from their General Practitioner? Medicine is a combination of science and art... with the proper eduction. Each area of expertise is very complex.
People mistakenly go to their family practitioners and eye doctors for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This can lead to unwanted consequences. Be sure that whoever you choose has the proper training ... remember it is your face.
What is a Cosmetic Dermatologist? American Society of Cosmetic Dermatolgy and Aesthetic Surgery(ASCDAS) is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to promoting the advancement of ethical aesthetic dermatology as a medical and surgical discipline.
ASCDAS Mission Statement
The mission of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery (ASCDAS) is to promote the advancement of ethical aesthetic dermatology as a medical and surgical discipline. Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery encompass those therapeutic regimens, techniques, and procedures for restoring and maintaining skin, hair, and nails. The Society recognizes the importance of improving and enhancing the appearance and integrity of the skin in patients of all ages. Through this mission, the Society will encourage member education and training, research, public awareness, and charitable endeavors