Aesthetic is an inclusive term for specialties that focus on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including:
- Skin laxity
- Liver spots
- Excess fat
- Unwanted hair
- Skin discoloration
- And spider veins.
Traditionally, aesthetic medicine includes dermatology, reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery. Aesthetic includes both surgical procedures (liposuction, facelifts, breast implants, Radio frequency ablation) and non-surgical procedures (radio frequency skin tightening, non-surgical liposuction, chemical peel), and practitioners may utilize a combination of both. Although aesthetic medicine procedures are typically elective, they can significantly improve quality of life, psychological wellbeing and social function
It is important that overall health is assessed by a physician to ensure that the symptom being treated (for example, weight gain and excessive hairs is not a sign of an underlying medical condition (like hypothyroidism) that should be stabilized with medical therapies. It is also very important for the medical aesthetician to be inclusive in providing a team approach for minimally invasive facial aesthetic procedures.
This part will be assisted by the aesthetic department of Phuket International Hospital.