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Cosmetic treatments


The results you see after having a cosmetic treatment depend largely on the skill and knowledge of the person performing the treatment. Board-certified dermatologists receive many years of education and training, which gives them expertise in this area. Some dermatologists continue their studies in this area so that they can specialize in performing these treatments.

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