The disappear? And the? Does the price matter? With the do you eternalize The GEDET (Spanish Group of Aesthetic and Therapeutic Dermatology) of the AEDV (Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology), answers the most common questions in aesthetic dermatology.

many circulate about the effectiveness of in aesthetic dermatology. Well indicated, personalized and combined with the necessary techniques (along with diet and exercise), n. It must be taken into account that the legislation is more lax in aesthetic treatments than in other medical-pharmacological treatments, so that they often do not have the necessary scientific support and it is more difficult for the professional group to position themselves, which does not imply that they are more or less effective. Even so, there is clinical evidence that allows us to reach some conclusions.

Truths and lies according to the experts

Several members of the GEDET (Spanish Group of Aesthetic and Therapeutic Dermatology) of the AEDV (Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology), talk about myths and truths in this field

Dermatologist Guillermo Villalón clarifies: “The most obvious results are obtained with surgery, but aesthetic dermatology is a less invasive alternative with less risk that allows to improve to a greater or lesser degree the distribution of body fat, flaccidity or the skin quality; what And to achieve these results, : several treatments must be carried out and combined together with dietary re-education and good habits so that they last in the long term”.


“All procedures have a cost. To be able to diagnose a cosmetic dermatology problem and apply the best treatment requires time and training that also have it, as well as the . It is important to look for centers with experience and professional dermatologists where, if there are any complications, there can be a follow-up. But we must also bear in mind that it is not true that the quality of a treatment depends solely on its high cost”, says Dr. Villalón.

How to treat cellulite

There is and others that require more. There are also patients who respond better and others worse. If no results are obtained in a reasonable number of sessions (weeks, or in other cases, months), it is appropriate to consider another technique. “I also recommend doing a photographic study to check the results, since it is easy to forget the previous state,” says the GEDET dermatologist.


According to dermatologist José Castiñeiras, cellulite, which is much more common in women, is not the same as a simple increase in fatty tissue. “In fact, and obese women without it. The choice of treatment depends on the type and severity, its location and the characteristics of each patient. Among the different techniques we can find the and shock waves, carboxytherapy, ultrasound and radiofrequency; its effectiveness depends on multiple factors, requires several sessions and often a with a combination of several different procedures.

“It is true that liposuction is considered the ‘star treatment’, but when it is not possible and the fat is thicker than 20 mm, the second option is cryolipolysis, which freezes it and destroys the adipocyte. There are other techniques that achieve it: the (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) and although in Spain they are only approved in the area of ​​the. The a can also help destroy fat, but it is a ”, explains Dr. Paloma Cornejo.

from GEDET, clarifies that “laser hair removal for long periods, but usually causes hair removal. When it grows back, it is usually finer and clearer. “It requires a and usually some maintenance.

It is , but it can be effective for all skin types with the devices we have today; yes, the results vary from one person to another”. The dermatologist insists on the importance of choosing a dermatological clinic, since aesthetic centers usually use diode lasers or pulsed light of lower power, which require a greater number of sessions. “In the and the most suitable one is chosen based on the hair and skin, in addition to needing expert and medical hands, hence prices can become more expensive”.