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Cosmetic Dermatology in Houston: What You Need to Know

Everyday we see advertisements in magazines, commercials, and on the Internet boasting about skin care procedures like wrinkle reduction, removal of dark spots, and microdermabrasion to name just a few.  Many of these ads seem to promise the world, but what kinds of results do they deliver?  One important thing for consumers to know is the US Food & Drug Administration does not regulate skin care products, so the benefits of the products may be exaggerated and/or not thoroughly tested.  In addition, active ingredients in products consumers buy in department or drug stores are generally less than what your dermatologist uses in his/her office.  Dermatologists are physicians who are specially trained to treat the skin, hair and nails.  Dermatology embraces cosmetic treatments in addition to medical treatments.  Because your dermatologist is a medical professional he/she has access to products that are more powerful and that can deliver better and longer-lasting results than what one can get at home.  West Houston Dermatology and Stephen Mahoney, M.D. offer a multitude of cosmetic procedures from Botox to CoolSculpting.