Dr Maria Gonzalez
worked exclusively in the field of dermatology for the past 20 years
Dr. Gonzalez has worked exclusively in the field of dermatology for the past 20 years. During this period she divided her time between academic work at Cardiff University and clinical work at the University Hospital of Wales. Here she distinguished herself as a leader and innovator in the teaching of dermatology winning awards for her contribution to the field. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of special interest include dermatologic surgery, laser surgery, treatment of pigmentary disorders, treatment of hair disorders, treatment of skin cancers and the management of acne and acne scarring. She also has an interest in cosmetic dermatology and has spoken widely and published on relevant cosmetic dermatology subjects.
"Cosmetic enhancement is integrally connected to the field of dermatology. Most of the cosmetic issues for which patients are seeking help have a dermatological diagnosis. For example when patients are seeking help for red faces many of them are actually suffering with the condition known as rosacea. When patients want treatment for pigmentation of the skin they are often seeking treatment for melasma or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. My approach to cosmetic treatment is that all my patients have a legitimate diagnosis and with my experience in dermatology I am able to offer a selection of medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments for all their problems."