Aesthetic Dermatology (Cosmetic Dermatology)
Youth- Beauty- Radiance- Vitality
Since the beginnings of recorded history, there have been indications that aesthetic beauty was prized and enhanced with cosmetics. Both women and men searched for techniques and materials in order to maintain their youth, beauty and vitality.
The history of skin care is probably as long as mankind itself. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite’s attendants worshipped her in order to be awarded with eternal beauty and youth, and there has been archaeological evidence of cosmetic usage in ancient China, Egypt, India, Greece. Historical references include Queen Cleopatra’s legendary milk and honey baths, fabled descriptions such as The Spring of Youth and scary urban legends.