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What's the difference between therapeutics and aesthetics?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Therapeutics: Therapeutics treat disease. Aesthetics pertain to appearances.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Medical vs cosmetic: Therapeutics generally connotes the desire to deliver services to treat or cure or alleviate a medical condition whereas aesthetics generally refers to providing cosmetic services, occasionally there may be some overlap between the two as implied with the term cosmeceuticals.
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