Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments You Should Know About

Are you looking for ways to enhance how your skin looks? New York cosmetic dermatology offers a variety of treatments that can help. You need a consultation with a dermatologist to determine the best course of action for your skin.

What happens when you visit a dermatologist?

The doctor will ask questions about your skin type, lifestyle, and medical history. They will then recommend treatments that are tailored to meet your individual needs. There are various ways to diagnose skin diseases, such as:

  • Physical examination or biopsy: The doctor will examine your skin to determine the type and severity of the condition. They may also take a small tissue sample (biopsy) for further testing.
  • Imaging studies: Imaging studies such as X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans can be used to diagnose skin conditions.
  • Allergy testing: The doctor may order allergy tests to determine if you are allergic to something in your environment.

Once the diagnosis is made, the doctor can recommend treatments such as:

  • Topical creams and ointments: These treatments are applied directly to the skin and can help reduce inflammation, redness, itchiness, and other symptoms associated with various skin conditions.
  • Oral medications: Your doctor may recommend oral medications such as antibiotics or antihistamines to help manage your condition.
  • Chemical peels: Chemical peels are used to improve the texture of your skin by removing the top layers. This can help reduce discoloration, fine lines, and acne scars.
  • Injections: Dermatologists can also use injections to fill in wrinkles and plump up parts of the face. Botox is one example of this type of treatment.

More cosmetic procedures include:


Botox is a popular injectable treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract and relax. This helps smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.


Fillers are another popular injectable treatment used to fill in wrinkles and lift sagging skin. Common types of fillers include collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fat.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy treats various skin conditions, including wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, sun damage, and acne scars. It works by delivering short pulses of concentrated light to the desired area.


Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment used to exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. It works by using a special device to sand away the top layers of skin gently.

Soft tissue augmentation

Soft tissue augmentation is a procedure used to enhance facial features such as lips and cheeks. It uses fillers (such as hyaluronic acid) or fat injections to add volume and shape to certain facial areas.

Hair restoration surgery

It is a procedure used to restore hair growth in areas where it has been lost due to genetic causes or medical treatments. It works by transplanting donor hair from one part of the head to another, using special techniques such as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation).

These are just some of the many treatments available in cosmetic dermatology. You should always talk to your doctor at Manhattan Dermatology before undergoing any medical procedure.