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The Role and Expertise of a Dermatologist

Did you know that skin diseases, which are easily treated by dermatologists, are one of the leading causes of disability worldwide? This is according to a study conducted by the University of Colorado in the United States.

This study drew on data from a global review of hospital registries, as well as consulting research conducted in this area between 1980 and 2013.

Skin diseases, in fact, can have an impact on both self-esteem and productivity.

This is why clinical dermatology is so important today. It is critical to begin valuing what the skin requires rather than viewing it solely as an aesthetic issue.

There are numerous skin problems that can occur. And the sooner a dermatologist can identify and treat them, the better.

Early detection can help to prevent the onset of skin problems, slow the progression of existing ones, and protect your overall health.

Of course, if a problem already exists, the dermatologist will recommend the best treatment to address it.

Continue reading to learn everything there is to know about Clinical Dermatology!

Clinical Dermatology in three minutes – Dr. Szerman Explains:

What Is Clinical Dermatology?

Clinical Dermatology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of skin disorders, including hair loss, mucous membrane disorders, and nail problems. Overall, it seeks to assist patients in receiving all necessary care in order to achieve the best possible treatment outcome while keeping the patient comfortable and safe.

The dermatologist is in charge of diagnosing diseases that affect nails and hair, mucous membranes, and beauty. Over 3,000 dermatological diseases affect the skin of children, adults, and the elderly.

The origins of modern Dermatology can be traced back to the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe, when clinicians began to become interested in skin problems. Doctor Robert William wrote the first textbook of dermatology in 1797.

The dermatologist treats the following diseases: Acne (pimples), allergies, vitiligo, psoriasis, hair loss (alopecia), fungal infections (ringworm, athlete’s foot), leprosy, skin cancer, and other skin conditions.

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What Is Aesthetic Dermatology?

Aesthetic dermatology, also known as cosmiatry, is a branch of dermatology that focuses on situations that cause aesthetic damage to the patient’s skin.

These aesthetic damages occur at various ages, ranging from adolescence to adulthood. But how does this affect aesthetic dermatology? Continue reading to find out.

What Is Aesthetic Damage?

In aesthetic dermatology, aesthetic damage to the skin is defined as the skin’s unhealthy appearance. This is equivalent to, say, discoloration or a difference in texture.

It is also possible to assess skin characteristics such as lack of radiance, oily skin, or dry skin. Skin signs such as flaking, blemishes, irregular rashes, or scars are examples of aesthetic damage. These are all considered aesthetic damages.

How Is The Treatment Carried Out?  

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A dermatologist provides all treatment in Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. Only a dermatologist can examine the skin and conduct a thorough anamnesis on the patient. The dermatologist will also recommend the best tools for each type of cosmetic damage.

It is important to emphasize that the dermatologist who practices aesthetic medicine is a medical doctor who is concerned about the patient’s overall health. In other words, he or she assesses the patient as a whole, not just the aesthetic aspects.

The dermatologist always assesses whether there are any other pathologies interfering with the patient’s aesthetics. So, cosmetic dermatology is more than just about looks.

In general, treatment begins with a dermatologist assessing the patient’s overall health and then focuses on improving skin aspects.

There Are Differences Between the Dermatologist and the Esthetician  

While both professionals work in the field of skincare, they have distinct roles and responsibilities. When we talk about Clinical Dermatology and aesthetics it is common for some people to associate skin, nail, and hair care with cosmetic care. But it is important to understand the differences between aesthetic dermatological work and esthetician services in general.

Aesthetic dermatological work and esthetician services may seem similar, but they are actually quite different. While both aim to improve the appearance of the skin, aesthetic dermatology involves medical procedures that require a licensed physician.

The medical doctor who specializes in dermatology and aesthetic medicine has studied the entire human body for six years and then specializes precisely in diagnosing and treating skin, hair, and nails.

According to the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, this professional can work on skin beauty maintenance. So, he or she may treat conditions such as acne.

Clinical Dermatology encompasses thousands of diseases and conditions that must be treated solely by medical professionals, such as fungal infections, vitiligo, psoriasis, skin cancer, and so on.

The esthetician, on the other hand, is a professional who has completed a technical or professional course in esthetics. In general, estheticians are trained to perform procedures such as skin cleansing, the application of some cosmetic creams, hair removal, make-up, massages, lymphatic drainage, visagism (haircut), and others, in addition to assisting patients in identifying specific medical treatments.

A dermatologist is always recommended for skin treatments. 

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Why Spend Money on Clinical Dermatology Treatments?

Clinical dermatology procedures have a variety of advantages for good skin health. They enable doctors to:

Clinical symptoms

The following are indicators that you should seek out a Clinical Dermatology office in Rio de Janeiro:

Clinical Dermatology’s Main Treatments Rio de Janeiro

Because there are various skin problems, clinical dermatology offers a variety of treatments. The most popular treatments today, however, are those for acne, scars, skin spots, and rejuvenation.

And each of these issues has one or more effective treatments. We say “one or more” because some conditions, such as acne and scars, can be treated with Peeling and Laser. So it is up to us to analyze the patient’s problem and then recommend the best solutions and treatment combinations.

Let’s go over this in more detail below.

Acne Scar Treatment in Clinical Dermatology

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Acne scars are one of the most unsightly things on the skin, especially for teenagers and young people. They appear as a result of picking or squeezing pimples, excessive sun exposure, and severe acne.

Acne is defined by the SBD (Brazilian Society of Dermatology) as a “inflammatory process of the sebaceous glands and the pilosebaceous follicles“.

The marks are most commonly seen on the cheeks, but they can also appear on the forehead and chin. This is a problem that has a negative impact on the self-esteem of those who have acne scars.

The good news is that there is an effective treatment for acne scars in Clinical Dermatology. Creams, peeling treatments, lasers, and other treatments are available.

In his explanation of acne scars, Dr. Szerman says:

Peeling Treatment For Acne Scars

Let’s talk about peeling treatment for acne scars now.

Peeling is a chemical treatment used in Clinical Dermatology, and it must be applied all over the face in the case of acne.

This treatment lightens acne scars and blemishes. Other skin benefits include oil control and the prevention of pimples and blackheads.

How Does the Chemical Peel Work?

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Chemical peeling is accomplished through the use of acids such as Salicylic Acid. The peeling works from the inside out,

Peeling, in essence, removes the skin’s superficial layers and causes the skin to regenerate, producing a new layer. This is why, in addition to acne scars, this treatment helps with wrinkles and expression lines.

However, you should consult a specialist to determine how many peeling sessions you should have. A doctor who is knowledgeable about acne scars will evaluate your case and advise you on the post-peeling procedure, prices, and aftercare.

CO2 Laser Treatment for Acne Scars

The CO2 Laser treatment uses heat and can be applied to both the affected area and the entire face. Normally, the laser is used more intensely in scarred areas and less intensely in the rest of the face.

How Does It work?

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Deka’s CO2 Laser, which is used in Clinical Dermatology, stimulates collagen production through heat rather than burning. As a result, your skin is renewed in a relatively painless procedure.

The Clinica de Pele’s laser differs from others on the market in that it is fractional and pulsed. Would you like to see an example of how our laser differs from others? Examine the patient’s skin after only using the fractional CO2 laser:

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Fractional Laser Before and After

Most lasers on the market today are only fractional, but the one we use in our clinic is both pulsed and fractional. Do you realize how important it is for you to be here learning about this treatment?

This means that our laser can effectively send heat to the skin’s deepest layer. This boosts collagen production and improves skin appearance. We’re not going to burn your skin!

Acne Scars Before and After

Below are some before and after pictures of our patients have had acne scar treatment at our clinic:

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Acne Scars Before and After
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Acne Scars Before and After

Listen to what patients who have had CO2 Laser treatment for acne scars at Clínica de Pele have to say about our procedures:


Melasma Treatments in Clinical Dermatology

Melasma is a common skin condition that affects both men and women’s quality of life. Yellowish spots can appear on the face as well as other parts of the body. And, most of the time, they harm not only the skin’s health but also the self-esteem of those who suffer from this skin problem. So, seeking the best means for Melasma Prevention and Treatment is unquestionably the best way to healthier skin and life.

Several procedures are now recommended for the prevention and treatment of melasma. However, among the procedures used in this type of treatment are the use of a cold laser and chemical peeling. The treatment can also be combined with the use of other peelings, such as Dermamelan, Melanesse, and Cosmelan.

Because they are quickly absorbed, these are scientifically proven substances for treating spots, which work on a variety of skin tones.

It is also worth noting that melasma prevention and treatment methods are carried out with the goal of lightening, stabilizing, and preventing melasma from reappearing.

Furthermore, the type of treatment varies depending on the degree of skin damage. Learn more about the various types of melasma treatment available today.

Dr. Szerman explains Melasma:

Peeling Treatment for Melasma

Peeling is a procedure used to prevent and treat Melasma as well as other skin blemishes. Peeling, in addition to promoting skin regeneration, stimulates collagen production, making the skin firmer.

Furthermore, peeling regulates the production of melanin and, as a result, the appearance of spots. Melanesse, Cosmelan, and Cimel peelings are the most commonly used to treat Melasma.

How Does It work?

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Chemical peeling involves the application of bleaching agents to the skin. As a result, it promotes whitening while also stimulating the production of new skin.

The agents in the peeling substance have an effect on the production or transfer of melanin. And as the skin exfoliates and renews itself, as well as the decrease in melanin production and transfer, the spots gradually fade. That is, the patient will notice the results of each peeling session.

Melasma lightening cream can be used to supplement the prevention and treatment of melasma. There is no best melasma lightener; each patient’s response is unique, so it is critical to consult with your doctor.

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CO2 Laser Treatment for Melasma

Cold laser treatment for melasma is an extremely advanced procedure. This is because it uses low levels of light to treat the affected area, causing the spot to rupture and the skin to regenerate. And, best of all, without generating heat.

In other words, the cold laser treats the skin without causing burns in the affected area. Additionally, it has been shown to reduce the likelihood of the rebound effect on the skin. This is a common problem with other treatments, where the condition can return even worse than before.

How Does It work?

The CO2 laser operates in a cold mode, which does not produce heat waves on the skin. It penetrates deeply, reducing melanin deposits and smoothing deep spots more quickly and safely.

It is extremely crucial that you seek out a reputable and well-recommended professional to carry out this melasma treatment and achieve positive results. Because people with melasma have more sensitive skin and require special care, we always recommend conducting extensive research before proceeding.

A video explaining the CO2 laser, a type of low power laser considered the gold standard in melasma treatment, is provided below.

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Melasma Before and After

Below are some before and after photos of our melasma patients who received treatment at our clinic:

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Before and After Photo of Acne Scars

Listen to what patients who have had CO2 laser treatment for Melasma at Clínica de Pele have to say about our procedures:


Clinical Dermatology Treatments for Facial Rejuvenation

Skin problems are a major annoyance, and they are exacerbated when they occur in the face region, which is the most visible. There appears to be a magnet that draws the eyes to areas of the skin with problems, such as wrinkles, expression lines, and so on.

Aesthetic issues have a negative impact on the patient’s self-esteem, confidence, and social life. Many women and men avoid going out because they are self-conscious about their skin.

We can’t stop our skin from aging, but there are ways to reduce the signs of aging and regenerate it. So, both men and women are looking for ways to keep their skin looking young and beautiful.

There are numerous facial and body rejuvenation treatments available, some of which are both safe and effective. We’ve gathered the most effective ones for treating the face and maintaining a healthy skin. Check them out!

Dr. Szerman explains Facial Rejuvenation:

Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a highly effective treatment with numerous skin benefits to the skin.

But, above all, it is critical to emphasize the importance of early treatment. Furthermore, factors such as excessive sun exposure, acne problems, and so on can give your skin an aged appearance in addition to advancing age.

However, laser treatment can improve the appearance of the skin on the face and other parts of the body. In this regard, it is one of the most effective treatments in the world.

Laser resurfacing in three minutes. Dr. Szerman explains:

The Fractional CO2 Laser is the most commonly used non-surgical aesthetic procedure. It not only provides excellent rejuvenation results, but it also improves your skin’s appearance by treating issues such as:

  • Skin spots;
  • Stretch marks;
  • Dark circles;
  • Acne scars and acne blemishes;
  • Sagging skin;

Another advantage of this treatment is that the results are gradual, so you will notice improvements in appearance and skin rejuvenation with each session.

How Does Laser Skin Resurfacing Work?

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The use of Fractional CO2 Laser on the skin reduces the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, among other areas. This treatment also combats the formation of “crow’s feet” in your skin.

The laser is a device that operates on the principle of “selective photothermolysis.” This selective photothermolysis assumes that certain parts of the body capture more and less heat than others.

A light beam is directed at a specific target that attracts it, such as melanin (used in hair removal or to treat skin blemishes), hemoglobin (used in vessels), water (used in skin rejuvenation), and so on. These beams reach this target and, in accordance with the treatment’s goal, heat and destroy it.

Depending on the technology used and the goal, laser rays can reach the most superficial or deepest layers of the skin.

Facial Rejuvenation Testimonials

Listen to what patients who have had CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment at Clínica de Pele have to say about our procedures:

Facial Rejuvenation Before and After

See the before and after photos of patients who had Fractional CO2 Laser facial rejuvenation procedures at Clnica de Pele:

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Facial Rejuvenation

Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

Botulinum toxin treatment works directly on the muscle, preventing it from contracting and causing the wrinkle. In other words, it prevents the formation of new wrinkles on your face. Botulinum toxin is very effective at treating the underlying cause of wrinkles. Other treatments may have additive effects.

How Does It work?

In the case of facial rejuvenation, the toxin is administered in small doses via injection.

The treatment acts as a neuromuscular blocker, inhibiting contractions completely or partially. Wrinkles (crow’s feet) and expression lines are reduced by this inhibition.

Despite its effectiveness against wrinkles and expression lines, it is a preventive treatment. This means that such a procedure can be performed prior to the formation of lines and creases in the skin.

What we mean is that this treatment should be performed as soon as wrinkles appear. You should see a dermatologist as soon as you notice symptoms and discuss preventive measures with them.

Botox Facial Rejuvenation Testimonials

Listen to the following testimonials from patients who underwent treatment for facial rejuvenation with Botox at the Clínica de Pele and find out what they say about our procedures:

Facial Rejuvenation Before and After

See the before and after photos of patients who have had botulinum toxin facial rejuvenation procedures at the Clínica de Pele:

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Botox Before and After
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Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (MD-Codes)

You can rejuvenate your skin and make it look more natural by using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

Hyaluronic acid is found in the organisms of both humans and animals. This means that it is a naturally occurring component. Its role in the body is to provide:

  • Elasticity to skin
  • Support and structure to the tissues
  • Treatment for wrinkles and expression lines

How Does It work?

The skin loses volume over time, affecting the face’s contour. This is a normal part of aging, with a “reversal” effect taking place.

When a person is young, his or her face has a downward pointing triangle outline, but as they get older, this changes to an upward pointing triangle shape.

This change in facial structure is due to the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, which causes it to sag and droop. Additionally, the redistribution of fat in the face can also contribute to this change in shape.

While these changes are a natural part of aging, there are ways to help slow down or even reverse them.

Hyaluronic acid treatment can be used to restore volume in specific areas of the face and aid in the restoration of a harmonious outline. 

Facial Rejuvenation Testimonials

Listen to what patients who have had hyaluronic acid facial rejuvenation treatment at Clínica de Pele have to say about our procedures:

Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Before and After

See before and after photos of patients who have had facial rejuvenation procedures with hyaluronic acid at Clínica de Pele:

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Facial Harmonization Before and After

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The Importance of Having a Competent Professional

Dermatologists are essential for both skin problem diagnosis and cosmetic procedure treatment.

Many people underestimate the significance of skin-related issues. Some even resort to self-medication, which exacerbates the problem. Only a dermatologist can make an accurate diagnosis and recommend the best and safest treatment.

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, averaging two square meters in area for an adult. Therefore, it must be treated properly.

However, it is absolutely crucial to have the follow-up of an experienced dermatologist, preferably a board-certified dermatologist.

How Should You Select a Dermatology Clinic?

Numerous factors must be considered when selecting a clinic to perform dermatological treatments. Among the most important are:

  1. The physicians’ field experience and the company’s reputation; 
  2. The equipment and methods used; 
  3. Referrals from friends and family who have already had the procedure and are pleased with the results.

For the past 50 years, the Clinica de Pele has used the best equipment and professionals available. Do you want to learn more about our treatments? Then make an appointment for an evaluation right away!

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