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Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology Medical vs. Cosmetic Dermatology is often identified as a medical field of beautifying. This might be true with a large number of clinics but not all of them. Arlington Dermatology does not prioritize cosmetic services. As a matter of fact, they account for about 1% of what we do. This does not mean we could not do cosmetic procedures. Not only are our providers trained and skilled to practice cosmetic medicine but they like offering these services to their otherwise medical patients. So, what is the difference? Medical dermatology focuses on diagnosis and treatment. Insurance companies cover those medically necessary conditions. Their particular coding is included in the international code of diseases. Cosmetic dermatology focuses on the aesthetic looks. preventing you from wearing normal shirts or Having wrinkles is not a medical disease. It other attire. It is considered totally cosmetic is the aesthetic and subjective feeling or and is not covered by any insurances. opinion that wrinkles are making a person look old or unattractive. Having wrinkles is just a small example of aesthetic problems. who developed a secondary depression Today, cosmetic services and, so called, anti- aging medicine are an enormous industry Many patients avoid talking about it. with millions of dollars spent on services and Hardly anybody can afford high dollars out on development of new services. And there is another category: services and procedures that are partly medical and saved for months and had it done. partly cosmetic. I want to give you a couple of examples, but I must mention that these examples are still a matter of discussion of and treatments. Unfortunately, there is not the medical providers and insurance industry. much providers can do. My only solution to Rules are hardly common for them. Rosacea is an inflammatory disease of is clinical research. While it is conducted skin, often called 'adult acne! I said: disease. So, it would be medical, right? Well, some insurance companies say adults cannot have acne and rosacea is more about aesthetic look and they do not want to pay for treatments. We have seen a number of patients due to both, rosacea and submental fat. of pocket to get treatment. It is not easy to decide to do it, but I know of some who I wish sometimes I could do more to assist patients with high prices of medication get services and medication at no charge for science and not due to money, it is an excellent way of receiving steady medical care and treatment at no cost. Patients should know it is a very viable option. I specifically want to invite patients with double chins to talk to us. We currently have some projects Submental fat is an accumulation of fat tissue under the chin, so called, double-chin. that may be very interesting for them to try. It does not hurt, does not require medication. Call or stop by and the research team will be But it is a pretty annoying condition, making happy to discuss this and any other study you feel 'full' all the time, blocking access to your neck and its glands, and often we may offer. Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology Medical vs. Cosmetic Dermatology is often identified as a medical field of beautifying. This might be true with a large number of clinics but not all of them. Arlington Dermatology does not prioritize cosmetic services. As a matter of fact, they account for about 1% of what we do. This does not mean we could not do cosmetic procedures. Not only are our providers trained and skilled to practice cosmetic medicine but they like offering these services to their otherwise medical patients. So, what is the difference? Medical dermatology focuses on diagnosis and treatment. Insurance companies cover those medically necessary conditions. Their particular coding is included in the international code of diseases. Cosmetic dermatology focuses on the aesthetic looks. preventing you from wearing normal shirts or Having wrinkles is not a medical disease. It other attire. It is considered totally cosmetic is the aesthetic and subjective feeling or and is not covered by any insurances. opinion that wrinkles are making a person look old or unattractive. Having wrinkles is just a small example of aesthetic problems. who developed a secondary depression Today, cosmetic services and, so called, anti- aging medicine are an enormous industry Many patients avoid talking about it. with millions of dollars spent on services and Hardly anybody can afford high dollars out on development of new services. And there is another category: services and procedures that are partly medical and saved for months and had it done. partly cosmetic. I want to give you a couple of examples, but I must mention that these examples are still a matter of discussion of and treatments. Unfortunately, there is not the medical providers and insurance industry. much providers can do. My only solution to Rules are hardly common for them. Rosacea is an inflammatory disease of is clinical research. While it is conducted skin, often called 'adult acne! I said: disease. So, it would be medical, right? Well, some insurance companies say adults cannot have acne and rosacea is more about aesthetic look and they do not want to pay for treatments. We have seen a number of patients due to both, rosacea and submental fat. of pocket to get treatment. It is not easy to decide to do it, but I know of some who I wish sometimes I could do more to assist patients with high prices of medication get services and medication at no charge for science and not due to money, it is an excellent way of receiving steady medical care and treatment at no cost. Patients should know it is a very viable option. I specifically want to invite patients with double chins to talk to us. We currently have some projects Submental fat is an accumulation of fat tissue under the chin, so called, double-chin. that may be very interesting for them to try. It does not hurt, does not require medication. Call or stop by and the research team will be But it is a pretty annoying condition, making happy to discuss this and any other study you feel 'full' all the time, blocking access to your neck and its glands, and often we may offer. Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net