There are a lot of places you could take your skin for medical or cosmetic care—and at each establishment, there are multiple staffers ready to handle your laser resurfacing, chemical peels, dermal fillers, and BOTOX® injections. Los Angeles is full of people who can technically provide the treatments that patients are seeking, but they do not all have the same education, skill, and experience.
While nurses and physician assistants are valuable members of many a practice, the team at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills believes that dermatologists—doctors with a specific skin focus—are the most qualified people to care for your skin no matter the reason for the appointment, from discussing skin cancer treatment options to a routine Voluma® maintenance visit. That’s why Dr. Derek Jones heads up the physician-only practice, which also currently includes Dr. Naissan Wesley, as well as Dr. Jeanette Black, who completed a yearlong cosmetic dermatology fellowship under Dr. Jones and joined the practice as a physician in September.
Physicians have a higher degree of schooling and complete more rigorous tests and educational requirements, especially if they are certified by an official board and fellowship trained. Dermatologists certainly have more education and training specifically relevant to the skin-care field than dentists, salon employees, and others who may offer BOTOX® or similar treatments that fall outside of their typical scope of care. Dr. Jones personally served on investigations into the efficacy and safety of numerous cosmetic products now approved by the FDA and available to patients across the United States, including as the lead investigator for the Voluma® study.
Of course, patients are free to choose the practice or provider that best suits their needs and makes them feel most comfortable. The Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills team encourages anyone considering professional skin care to research the person providing the treatment and make a decision accordingly.
Learn more about the physician-only practice serving Beverly Hills, the greater Los Angeles area, and beyond by inquiring about a consultation online or calling 310-246-0495.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.