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Who should be providing your cosmetic treatment FAQs

Who should be providing your cosmetic treatment FAQs
By Alia S. Brown, MD, Gwinnett Dermatology

Patient safety is dermatologists’ No. 1 priority. Dermatologists have the education, expertise, and experience to safely and effectively reduce the signs of aging. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that before undergoing any cosmetic procedures, consumers should ask the following questions:

 Gwinnett Dermatology Staff: Top Row (L-R) Jonathan S. Weiss, M.D., Joel S. Shavin, M.D., Keith D. Wright, M.D., Kirk D. Saddler, M.D. Bottom Row - L to R: Courtney Renner, PA-C, Alia S. Brown M.D., Jennifer Sissom, PA-C
Alisa Brown MD Gwinnett DermatologyQ: What are the doctor’s credentials and is he or she board-certified?

A: The doctor should be board certified in dermatology and should have extensive training, and experience in the procedure/treatment being recommended.

Q: How many of these particular cosmetic surgery procedures has the physician performed?

A: The procedure should be one that the doctor regularly performs. Ask to see before-and-after photos of previous patients.

Q: What result can I expect and are there any risks?

A: Because your results depend largely on the skill and experience of the person performing the procedure, it is important to select a board certified physician. 

A dermatologist can tell you if the procedure will deliver the desired results, based on the condition of your skin as well as your age and health.

Remember, undergoing a cosmetic procedure is not just about your appearance and convenience. It is about your health and safety first. A dermatologist has the medical training and experience required to keep skin healthy and youthful.

Gwinnett Dermatology was established in 1978 and has five Board Certified Dermatologists with decades of experience. To ensure patient safety and exceptional results, it is their policy that only a board certified Dermatologist will provide treatment for invasive cosmetic procedures such as Neurotoxins (Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin) and Dermal Fillers (Radiesse, Restylane, Juvaderm, etc).

Accordingly you can be confident  that you are always provided the very best professional, knowledgeable, and  experienced care in a safe, comfortable and caring environment.

Gwinnett Dermatology’s mission is also to provide education to all patients about their treatment and post care.  Therefore free consultations are always offered for all cosmetic procedures.

Gwinnett Dermatology has three convenient locations to serve you (Snellville, Loganville and Hoschton).

Call today to schedule your personal consultation. (770) 972-4845. Gwinnett Dermatology can be found on the web at