Medical vs. Cosmetic Dermatology

People schedule dermatology appointments for various reasons. Perhaps you’ve noticed a change in the shape, size, texture, or color of a mole, or maybe you are concerned about acne breakouts and residual scarring. If you are serious about taking excellent care of your skin, you should be familiar with the medical and cosmetic aspects of dermatology.

What Is Medical Dermatology?

Medical dermatology focuses on addressing overall skin health. Conditions like rosacea and eczema can be frustrating and disruptive. Experienced dermatologists know how to treat these ailments and improve their patients’ quality of life.


You should also regularly see a dermatologist to screen for skin cancer – the most common kind of cancer in the U.S. Skin cancer has a high survival rate with early diagnosis and treatment. During a skin cancer screening, a dermatologist will make a map of your existing moles and freckles and alert you to anything that seems abnormal.

What Is Cosmetic Dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology serves a primarily aesthetic purpose. It caters to patients looking to maintain a youthful appearance. By offering procedures like laser skin resurfacing, injectable neuromodulators, and dermal fillers, dermatologists can help resolve multiple concerns, including sun damage, wrinkles, and sagging skin. We can also ensure you prolong the excellent results of these treatments by providing reliable advice and suggesting medical-grade skin care products to meet your needs.


How to Choose a Dermatologist

At Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco, we want everyone to feel comfortable trusting us with any skin issue. All our board-certified dermatologists can accurately diagnose skin conditions, and they personally perform all patient consultations and medical treatments. themselves. All our patients enjoy the benefits of our innovative cosmetic and medical dermatology procedures while receiving a high standard of care.


We also offer some of the most cutting-edge solutions to any cosmetic skin concerns you may have. Our doctors are highly particular about which treatments we choose to offer, studying each to determine if it is worthy of our patients. Then, we undergo the comprehensive training required to provide excellent results. We confidently stand by and recommend every cosmetic procedure on our menu of offerings.

Book Your Next Medical or Cosmetic Dermatology Appointment Today

If you have any medical or cosmetic dermatological concerns – or if it’s been a year or more since you last had a skin cancer screening – please visit with one of our board-certified dermatologists. We are here to help you look and feel your best with our expert advice and our consultative approach.


Whether you’d like to rejuvenate your skin with an anti-aging treatment or address your acne and pigmentation concerns, Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco can help with our state-of-the-art, safe, and effective therapies – all tailored to your specific aesthetic and medical goals. You can contact our San Francisco office anytime to schedule an appointment with us. Please call our clinic at (415) 362-2238 today.