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Cosmetic treatments may look easy to perform, but having one done safely requires in-depth medical knowledge of the skin and what lies beneath. Board-certified dermatologists have this medical knowledge, which means a lower risk of complications.

Cosmetic treatments

Before getting cosmetic treatment, ask questions

To reduce your risk of developing complications, here’s what you need to know.

Cosmetic procedures: Are they safe for people 65 and older?

Find out what may be more important than your age.

I get facials at a spa. Is that OK for my skin?

A board-certified dermatologist tells you whether it's safe to get facials.

Who should provide your cosmetic treatment?

Your results depend largely on the person who performs your cosmetic procedure. Find out how to find the right person to perform your treatment.


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