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Aesthetics Corner

Lauren Mateja, Managing Editor
Dr Derek Jones explains how to handle patient questions regarding vaccination against COVID-19 in relation to their dermal fillers and appointments.
Pearl E. Grimes, MD
Study of visible light, from identifying pathways to development of a photoprotective cosmetic foundation, is critical to understanding its long-term effects on the skin.
Jason Emer, MD
While COVID-19 paused many of the day-to-day operations in aesthetic dermatology practices, physicians can begin to take steps to prepare their office for patients even during the pandemic.
Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C, Section Editor
Patients, regardless of age and gender, often present looking to address their cutaneous signs of aging. Dermatologists should review the basics of correcting aging for various patient groups as well as how to market their cosmetic practice.
Lauren Mateja, Managing Editor
Cosmetic enhancements of the body were historically completed with invasive procedures that required significant recovery for sometimes underwhelming results. Adarsh Vijay Mudgil, MD, discussed the breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology with nonsurgical body contouring with The Dermatologist.
Injectables are becoming increasingly common as a solution for the patient presenting with a variety of cosmetic concerns, from acne scars and hyperhidrosis to wrinkles and nonsurgical body sculpting. These experts shared a few clinical tips to keep in mind for your next cosmetic patient visit.
Raman K. Madan, MD
Patients who present with atopic dermatitis often desire treatment of associated cosmetic concerns. Dermatologists should familiarize themselves with these tools for treating skin pigmentary and texture changes.   
Manish Shah, MD, FACS
Edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy, or cellulite, affects a large majority of the population. While there is no permanent cure, several therapies have the potential to improve its presentation. 
Deirdre Hooper, MD; and Joel L. Cohen, MD
Platelet-rich plasma as a medical therapy has grown in recent years. Though still considered an off-label use in aesthetic dermatology, PRP shows potential as a treatment for androgenetic alopecia.
Mary Sheu, MD
As a large portion of dermatology residents in the United States report plans to incorporate cosmetics into their future practices, we must ensure they receive sufficient training.
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