Volume 12 - Issue 10 - October 2004

When I graduated from residency 10 years ago, the catch phrase cosmetic dermatology didn’t exist. There were some who used the few lasers available with dermatologic applications and those who performed what many called plastics procedures and hair transplants. But in the last decade, the refinement of techniques and machinery, coupled with the newly described cutaneous uses of injectable materials has allowed dermatologists to answer the many requests of patients wishing to improve their appearance. Sub-subspecialties have developed in topical agent preparations, cutaneous lasers, injectable