Aesthetic Medicine―A Separate Field of Medicine, as a Combination of Many Medical Specialties


Aesthetic medicine is not a new area of medicine. It has been on the world’s market for several dozen years. Aesthetic and anti-aging medicine is a separate field of medicine combined with other areas such as: neurology, plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, general surgery, orthopaedics, psychology, psychiatry, dermatology, gynaecology, andrology, endocrinology and so on. Aesthetic medicine is an area of medicine, dealing with human’s health in terms of: external appearance, image, aesthetics, well-being, visible skin changes and discomfort in the quality of life felt by a patient. The purpose of aesthetic medicine is to achieve patients’ satisfaction, as to their requirements related to the appearance, elimination of the complexes and the restoration of self-esteem. The following work shows, based on the overall impact of aesthetic medicine on the lives of patients and on the basis of the characteristics of some basic treatments in aesthetic medicine (fillers, botulinum toxin type A, intralipotherapy, needle mesotherapy, chemical peels), how this area of medicine is linked with other specialties and why it should be treated as a separate field of medicine.

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Galęba, A. and Marcinkowski, J. (2015) Aesthetic Medicine―A Separate Field of Medicine, as a Combination of Many Medical Specialties. Open Journal of Nursing, 5, 158-162. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2015.52019.

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