Cosmetic Medicine is a medical speciality which has currently evolved to a huge degree, becoming the most modern specialty in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of aesthetics, beauty and health, using medical practices that are usually moderately or minimally invasive, without anaesthetic or with topical or local anaesthetic and on an outpatient basis.
Cosmetic Medicine has its origins in France (1978), as a new medical speciality, applying diverse techniques and cosmetic procedures in many medical specialties.
In Spain, cosmetic medicine is not regulated by the Ministry of Health and therefore any doctor with any specialty can practice it.
However, it is advisable that the doctor dedicated to this speciality be specifically trained in the cosmetic-medical area, such as:
At the same time, in order to ensure good medical-cosmetic practice, at the very least you should be attended and treated in a health centre authorised by the Ministry of Health within each autonomous community, as this authorisation certifies that the centre complies with all required conditions of hygiene and safety to guarantee correct medical performance.
The techniques and treatments applied in Cosmetic Medicine are, amongst others:
Infiltrations: For skin depressions, wrinkles, grooves and scars.
Infra-red and Ultraviolet: For vitiligo and psoriasis.
Carboxitherapy: To improve blood micro-circulation in the event of vascular ulcers, reduce fatty tissue and rejuvenate the skin.
Laser therapy: For facial rejuvenation, improvement of skin and elimination of small vascular lesions, spots, pigmented lesions, warts, tattoos and scars.
Cryotherapy: For skin anti-ageing and its symptoms such as lack of muscle tone, flaccidity, devitalisation and wrinkles.
Treatment for expression wrinkles (Botox): For wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, side of the nose and crow’s feet, etc...
Chemical or Physical Peeling: For skin spots, small wrinkles and bringing back the luminosity of the skin that has been lost due to the action of the sun, fatigue, stress or the natural ageing process.
Laser depilation: To eliminate unwanted hair.
Filler materials: To correct depressions in the face, scars, grooves, wrinkles or simply increase the volume of the area injected.
Facial mesotherapy: For the prevention and treatment of skin ageing.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): For skin rejuvenation and the elimination of small vascular lesions, spots, pigmented lesions and small wrinkles.
Diet Therapy: To treat food-related diseases and disorders.
Capillary or Hair treatments: To prevent and detain the loss of hair, as well as other hair anomalies.
FOR GOOD COSMETIC-MEDICAL TREATMENT
Insist that your Doctor has specific training in the Cosmetic-Medical area, and that the medical centre has the Corresponding Health Ministry Authorisation.