Principles of Cosmetic Dermatology
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The underlying reason that our skin “ages” is because damaged skin cells and structures are “imperfectly repaired and replaced” over time.
Which of the following isn’t one of the manners in which cosmetic treatments work?
A patient asks you which treatments might work best for her wrinkles. When asked if she could be more specific about her areas of concern, she shows you the horizontal lines on her forehead which “scrunch up” when she shows any emotion.
Which of the following treatments would most specifically address her concerns?
Please match the rhytid “components” to their appropriate description.
- dynamic component
- static component
created by movement of the underlying musculature
remains present in the absence of muscle contraction
Botox and Dysport injections contain a small amount of Botulinum toxin bacteria.
Which of the following isn’t a manner of preventing wrinkles?
So-called “collagen creams” are effective at replacing lost collagen within our skin.
Treatments which aim to improve the collagen and/or elastin in our skin must target the _________.
Which of the following is an example of a glycosaminoglycan?
A patient asks you which treatments might help her “look younger”. When asked if she could be more specific about her areas of concern, she states that she’s bothered that her cheeks and lips aren’t as “full” as they once were.
Which of the following treatments would specifically address her concern?
At a community health fair, a woman asks you which treatments might help to improve the appearance of her skin. When asked if she could be more specific about her areas of concern, she states that she’s bothered by “rough spots” which have arisen on her forehead, nose, and temples. She’s not an established patient of your office.
What would be most appropriate in this scenario?
Simply keeping the skin properly moisturized can provide significant cosmetic improvement.
A patient is asking you about the resurfacing treatments that your supervising physician performs. She’s eager to see results, but admits that she can’t “look hideous” after treatment since she meets new clients every day. She can’t take time off of work, either.
Which of the following treatments would be the least appropriate given her situation?
Which of the following would help to regenerate melanocytes damaged from cryosurgery treatment?
Hydroquinone can lighten discoloration caused by _________.