The field of cosmetic dermatology is ever expanding, with new advances in techniques and procedures on an almost daily basis. How does one choose between all these options? I always advise an assessment first.
There should be an understanding of expectation and outcome between the patient and the specialist.
Dermatologists are well trained in this aspect of analysis. Together with the patient we decide what the major concerns are; whether it be sagging, wrinkles, elasticity or clarity of skin; and which one of those aspects to tackle first. Often, a roadmap and timeline can be established on the first visit.