28 Sep Why you should entrust your skincare to a board-certified dermatologist
Now more than ever, there are many healthcare providers offering skincare. But there’s only one that has expert training. All medical treatments have risks and complications- some deadly. Because of this, you should entrust your care to a board-certified dermatologist. This gores for both medical conditions and cosmetic procedures.
A dermatologist is a medical doctor who is trained specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail disorders. Patients commonly see dermatologists for medical issues including acne, cysts, mole checks, rashes, dandruff, hair loss or skin cancer. In addition, dermatologists are experts in cosmetic procedures such as injectables (botox/dysport,xeomin), fillers chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling, laser hair removal, laser skin rejuvenation and anti-ageing.
Finding the right provider for your skincare needs is important. And when it comes to your skin and face, there is only one with the skill needed to ensure the highest quality of care. That provider is a board certified dermatologist.
What education is needed to become a dermatologist?
A board-certified dermatologist has:
- Finished Medical School
- A license to practice medicine
- Completed a 1 year internship and a 3 year dermatology residency
- Passed the board exams given by the American Board of Dermatology
How many years of school does it take to become a dermatologist?
On average, it takes at least 12 years of specialized training to become a dermatologist:
- 4 years Bachelors degree
- 4 years of medical school
- 1 year internship, and
- 3 years dermatology residency training
How do I know if my dermatologist is board-certified?
Look for FAAD after your dermatologist’s name. FAAD stands for Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Also, you can check your dermatologist’s website to verify that he or she has been certified by the American Board of Dermatology, the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Be wary of certifications from other organizations.
How to find a board-certified dermatologist near you:
Go to https://find-a-derm.aad.org/ and enter your zip code to see a list of board-certified dermatologists practicing in your area.
Aesthetics are important. We all care how we look. But while many healthcare providers offer aesthetic procedures, only the expertise of a board-certified dermatologist can ensure the best cosmetic outcome, based on an in-depth understanding of the skin and face on a cellular level. Knowledge of anatomy of the face, skin and body, also ensures that the safest techniques are chosen based on your individual needs. Choose quality. Choose Eternal Skin Health.