What is Cosmetic Dermatology?

Cosmetic dermatology involves improving the skin’s appearance by addressing imperfections such as scars, acne, and wrinkles.

Cosmetic dermatologists provide treatment for skin problems that may not always be harmful but can adversely affect a person’s appearance and self-confidence.

Board certified dermatologist Dr. Jamie McGinness provides cosmetic dermatology treatments to patients in Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and surrounding communities and towns in this region of the Midwest.


Body Skin Treatments

Non-invasive body treatments can take inches off the stomach and thighs; they can greatly reduce the appearance of cellulite and can make the skin look tauter and more toned.

These treatments do not involve significant downtime which makes them a popular choice for people who cannot take too much time off their work. Some sought-after body treatments include:

  • Stretch mark removal
  • Sclerotherapy vein removal
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Laser skin tightening


Common Skin Aberrations

Various skin imperfections can affect the appearance of a person making them feel self-conscious about their appearance. Fortunately, there are non-surgical treatment options available to address these cosmetic issues. Commonly occurring skin flaws are as follows:

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Wrinkles
  • Facial Skin Treatments
  • Hyperpigmentation (sun damage and age spots)
  • Scars

Non-surgical skin care procedures can help treat skin aberrations effectively. Usually, many treatments are required to accomplish the desired outcomes. However, a majority of dermatologists offer treatment packages. These facial treatments do not cause any scarring which is one of their most significant benefits.

  • Chemical peels
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Ultrasound-based body contouring
  • IPL photofacials


Cosmetic Fillers & Injectables 

Dermal fillers and other injectables help mitigate the appearance of wrinkles on the skin. Botox and Dysport are used to mitigate the fine lines around the eyes and on the forehead.

Skin fillers can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Some popular dermal filler injectable treatments are as follows:

  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Perlane
  • Sculptra


Hair Loss

Hair loss impacts men as well as women. But through the latest cosmetic dermatology treatments and technologies, a qualified dermatologist can successfully treat baldness or thinning hair offering aesthetically appealing outcomes.


Laser Hair Removal

Excessive unwanted hair could lead to a person feeling more self-conscious. The permanent removal of hair is advantageous in eliminating unwanted hair on the body. Lasers can be used in the removal of hair on almost any area of the body. The patient will require several hair removal sessions to attain their desired results.



Routine wear and tear can leave the skin rough, uneven and dull. Microdermabrasion treatments offer a safe and efficient way to delicately slough off the topmost layer of the skin leaving it revitalized and more youthful looking.


Fractional CO2 Laser Eye Lift and Neck Lift

Fractional CO2 laser treatment offers an effective way to get the benefits of a traditional neck or eye lift without the incisions or downtime. This therapy treats a particular skin area at one time via targeted laser energy.

Dependable and board certified dermatologist Dr. Jamie McGinness receives patients from Shiloh, IL; St. Louis, MO, and nearby areas for cosmetic dermatology.

If you would like to learn more about procedures and treatments at Metro East Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Jamie L. McGinness please contact us here or call (618) 622-SKIN (7546)

Taking new patients in and around the greater St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois area: East St. Louis Missouri, Shiloh Illinois, Belleville, Millstadt, Saint Clair County, Madison County and more.

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