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dermatology

What is Dermatology?


Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases, a unique specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist takes care of diseases,in the widest sense, and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.

Sub-specialties

Sub-specialties of Dermatology


Cosmetic Dermatology

Dermatologists have been leaders in the field of cosmetic surgery. Many are trained on the use of botox, fillers, and laser surgery.

Pediatric Dermatology

This field encompasses the complex diseases of the, neonates hereditary skin diseases or genodermatosis and the many difficulties of working with the paediatric population.

Teledermatology

Teledermatology is a form of dermatology where telecommunication technologies are used to exchange medical information via all kinds of media (audio, visual and also data communication, but typically photos of dermatologic conditions)usually made by non-dermatologists for evaluation off-site by dermatologists. This subspecialty deals with options to view skin conditions over a large distance to provide, knowledge exchange to establish second-opinion services for experts or to use this for follow-up of individuals with chronic skin conditions.

therapies

Therapies Include


Topical Therapies

Dermatologists have the best understanding of the numerous products and compounds used topically in medicine.

Systemic Therapies

Including antibiotics, immunomodulators, and novel injectable products.

Cryosurgery

For the treatment of warts, skin cancers, and other dermatosis.

Allergic testing

'Patch testing' for contact dermatitis.

Intralesional Treatment

With steroid or chemotherapy.

Vitiligo Surgery

Including procedures like suction blister grafting and punch grafting.

Cosmetic Injections

Cosmetic filler injections

Hair Removal

Hair removal with laser or other modalities.

Hair Transplantation

A cosmetic procedure practiced by many dermatologists.

Laser Therapy

For the management of birth marks, skin disorders (like vitiligo), Tattoo removal, and cosmetic resurfacing and rejuvenation.

Photodynamic Therapy

For the treatment of skin cancers and precancerous growths.

Phototherapy

Including the use of narrowband UVB, broadband UVB, psoralen and UVB.