Dermatosurgery has been defined as the practice of dermatology that specializes in surgical procedures and minimally invasive treatments to improve the health, function and appearance of skin. Any surgical intervention is necessarily entwined with risk of complications, but the level of risk is low in case of dermatosurgery. Dermatosurgeries are performed under topical anesthesia or local anesthesia thereby reducing the risk involved in such surgeries. Most dermatologic interventions are performed through intact skin with only resident bacterial flora. Dermatologists do not perform aesthetic surgeries on an infected skin.
Related Journals on Cutaneous Surgery/ Dermatosurgery: Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Dermatological Science, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Experimental Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology, American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Wound Repair and Regeneration, Clinics in Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Archives of Dermatological Research.