Cosmetic vs. Medical Dermatology

It’s common knowledge that dermatology is a field that primarily works with the skin – but there are two different types of dermatology that focus on different aspects of the skin. Dr. Matarasso put together this graphic to provide you more information about the differences between medical and cosmetic dermatology. If you would like to know more about which treatment would be best for your concerns, call us at (415) 362-2238 or contact us here!


  • Treats signs of aging for a more youthful appearance
  • Helps with fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage
  • Involves injectables and medical spa procedures


  • Treats patients with medical conditions affecting the skin
  • Helps with acne, eczema, rosacea, and skin cancer
  • Can involve topical or oral medications and more