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Board-Certified Dermatologists: How Certification Benefits Your Skin

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When it comes to your health, there’s no room for cutting corners. This extends to the care your skin receives. At Charleston Dermatology, we believe your skin health deserves nothing but the best – that’s why our dermatologists are all board-certified. But why does this certification matter? 

The Gold Standard of Skin Care

Board-certified dermatologists are the gold standard when it comes to skincare expertise. They have undergone extensive medical training and education, including medical school, residency programs and rigorous board exams. 

In the United States, the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) is the main governing body responsible for certifying dermatologists. Their stamp of approval is highly sought and just as regarded.

But is certification the end of your skin doctor’s studies? Not quite!

Current and Up-to-Date Knowledge

Medical knowledge and techniques are constantly evolving, especially in the field of dermatology. Aside from earning their degrees and initial certifications, board-certified dermatologists participate in continuing medical education (CME) programs.

These ongoing efforts are required for continued certification and help keep dermatologist’s knowledge up-to-date. Examples of CME include:

  • Skills Assessments
  • Clinical Registry
  • Specialty Certification Exam
  • AAD Meeting/Convention Attendance
  • And More

The ABD requires a minimum of 25 CME credits per year for all board-certified dermatologists, half of which must be in the doctor’s field of practice. This commitment to staying current ensures you receive the best possible care for your skin throughout your time at our practice.

In short, your doctor is always up to date with the latest, greatest, and most importantly, safest skin care practices that help you achieve results.

Personalized Treatment Plans

One size does not fit all when it comes to skincare. Board-certified dermatologists use their extensive knowledge to create tailored treatment plans to suit your needs. 

Board-certified dermatologists are equipped to address a wide range of skin concerns. These experts can diagnose, treat and manage skin conditions such as:

Furthermore, these skin care specialists can offer an array of procedures, including but not limited to skin biopsies, mole removal, laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, Botox injections, dermal fillers and skin cancer screenings. 

Safety First

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and taking chances with it is simply not an option. To do so, board-certified dermatologists adhere to the highest safety standards. They perform procedures in accredited facilities, follow strict infection control protocols and use state-of-the-art equipment. This commitment to safety minimizes the risks associated with dermatological treatments.

Book a visit with our local board-certified dermatologists!

Charleston Dermatology is here for South Carolina skincare patients. From acne solutions to botox and skin cancer treatments, our board-certified dermatologists are ready to serve your skin health needs. Contact us today to book your appointment and learn more about our cosmetic and medical dermatological services!

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