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Your safety

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

Patient receiving a consultation from her dermatologist on a filler cosmetic treatment.
Before getting cosmetic treatment, ask questions

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

Older woman consulting a dermatologist
Cosmetic procedures: Are they safe for people 65 and older?

Find out what may be more important than your age.

Derm performing a cosmetic procedure
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.

Safety and types of treatment

Close-up of a mature woman receiving a microneedling treatment from a dermatologist.
Microneedling: What you need to know

Microneedling that delivers noticeable, long-lasting results is a medical treatment. See what’s possible when you see a board-certified dermatologist.

Before and after portrait of a woman who has had a filler treatment.
Needle-free fillers: The risks you need to know about

While it may seem like a technological breakthrough to buy DIY fillers, the risks greatly outweigh the benefits.

Laser tattoo removal from leg
Tattoo removal: Lasers outshine other methods

Discover what you need to know if you want to remove a tattoo.

Woman stepping into cryotherapy chamber
Whole body cryotherapy can be hazardous to your skin

Frostbite and frozen limb are just two of the health hazards. See what else can happen.