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Cosmetic Dermatology Specialist

Nickolas E. Poulos, D.O. -  - Dermatologist

Global Dermatology

Nickolas E. Poulos, D.O.

Dermatologist located in the NorthCare building at St. Francis Medical Center, Colorado Springs, CO

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin, cosmetic dermatology offers numerous solutions. This area of dermatology practice is a focus for Nickolas Poulos, DO, at Global Dermatology in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Schedule a consultation online or by phone today to learn more about cosmetic dermatology treatments and how they can help you feel more confident.

Cosmetic Dermatology Q & A

What is cosmetic dermatology?

Dermatology is an area of medical practice that focuses on addressing a wide range of skin health conditions. Some of these issues include:

  • Skin cancer
  • Infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Lacerations
  • Eczema

Cosmetic dermatology is a subset of general dermatology that addresses the appearance and texture of skin. Some of the treatments available through cosmetic dermatology include:

  • Microneedling
  • Chemical peels
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Scar reduction
  • Botox®
  • Dermal fillers
  • Kybella®
  • Removal of abnormalities like warts and skin tags

Cosmetic dermatology skin treatments can improve the texture and tone of skin, as well as correct areas of hyperpigmentation like melasma. 

What is Kybella?

Kybella is an injectable treatment that reduces the volume of fat cells in the area beneath your chin. It’s a great way to improve your profile without the risks and recovery time associated with plastic surgery procedures. 

During Kybella treatments at Global Dermatology, Dr. Poulos administers a series of injections in the skin beneath your chin. Those injections contain a solution of deoxycholic acid, a molecule that helps your body break down and absorb dietary fat. 

When injected into fat cells, synthetic deoxycholic acid destroys the structural integrity of those cells, causing them to release stored fat that’s then processed and eliminated through the lymphatic system. Once destroyed, those fat cells cannot regenerate, leaving you with less fat in the treatment area and a more sculpted profile. 

How do I know which cosmetic dermatology treatments are right for me?

When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Poulos performs a thorough skin assessment. He also sits down to discuss your treatment goals. 

The information allows him to guide you toward the options best suited for your needs. Dr. Poulos encourages you to ask questions and express concerns, and you receive all the details needed to make an informed decision about your care. 

During this visit, you also learn what to expect in regard to treatment time, recovery time, and expected results for various treatments. You even discuss how different options align with your budget. 

When you’re ready to move one step closer to your aesthetic ideal, call Global Dermatology to set up a visit. Online booking is also available and is fast and easy.