What Dr Ava loves most about dermatology is that it’s a combination of medical and surgical practices. When she first became a dermatologist, she mostly took care of psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc, and was very fortunate to be present at the beginning of cosmetic dermatology. Now she brings her almost 30 years of industry experience to The Box by Dr Ava. With your subscription, you can tap into Dr Ava’s skincare knowledge and get real answers to your most pressing questions, along with dermatologist-recommended high-quality products to help keep your skin young furthermore glowing.
TRANSCRIPT: “I kind of backed into dermatology, I was thinking of doing internal medicine, which was a lot of talking, or OBGYN, which was a lot of surgery. And what was great about dermatology, and still is, is that it’s a combination of medical and surgical, so you can do some operations and you can also treat a lot of medical conditions. When I first became a dermatologist, we mostly took care of psoriasis, eczema, acne, and a few other conditions, and also, of course, skin cancers and other types of growths on the skin, but I was very fortunate to be present at the beginning of cosmetic dermatology.
So the development of lasers for treatment of birth marks and brown spots and all kinds of issues that until lasers were developed really there was no effective treatment, so that was very exciting. And then when the injectables came into play, so those are all the treatments that can help, we know about there’re treatments for cosmetic use is like reducing frown or crows feet, but they’re also incredibly useful for people that have muscle spasm. So all of these, people don’t realize that a lot of these cosmetic procedures also have a lot of usefulness when they’re used for medical indications, such as birth mark and muscle spasms and all kinds of things that a lot of the population doesn’t really know about.”