Dr. Leslie Baumann founded the University of Miami Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute at the University of Miami in 1997 and served on the faculty, most recently as a Professor, for 12 years.

She authored Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice (McGraw-Hill 2002) which is the bestselling cosmetic dermatology textbook in the world and the New York Times bestselling book The Skin Type Solution (Bantam Dell 2005).

Visit her website at www.Skintypesolutions.com to sign up for free monthly newsletters or to determine your “Baumann Skin Type”. Her practice is located on Miami Beach.

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What’s the difference between skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing?

Although the terms “skin rejuvenation” and “skin resurfacing” are often used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference. Rejuvenation is anything that makes the skin look better—i.e. skincare products, treatments or in-office procedures—while resurfacing refers to a treatment or procedure that physically removes the top layer of the skin. Simply put, skin resurfacing is just one way to accomplish skin rejuvenation.