Dermatology

Dermatology

Skin Conditions/Sexually transmitted diseases

Dermatology is a branch of medicine that studies the human skin. It comes from the words derma and logos which mean skin and reason respectively. Basically it has something to do with studying the hair, skin, nails and their disorders. A person who practices dermatology, a dermatologist, diagnose and treat these disease. He or she also prevents these from happening by prescribing ways to improve overall skin health.

Dermatology is a branch of medicine that studies the human skin. It comes from the words derma and logos which mean skin and reason respectively. Basically it has something to do with studying the hair, skin, nails and their disorders. A person who practices dermatology, a dermatologist, diagnose and treat these disease. He or she also prevents these from happening by prescribing ways to improve overall skin health.

Many diseases of the skin, hair and nails are now treated with more advanced methods, thanks to the continuing development of this specialty. More and more people can now enjoy healthy, smooth skin with the help of medications and treatments offered by dermatology centers.

When does the Dermatologist’s second opinion makes sense?

  1. The dermatologist’s second opinion makes sense when your doctor doesn’t have the required specialist knowledge for your condition.
  2. The Dermatologist’s second opinion makes sense when various doctors have given you different recommendations and you need help making a decision.
  3. The dermatologist’s second opinion makes sense when you haven’t received a clear diagnosis or therapy recommendation.
  4. The Dermatologist’s second opinion makes sense when your doctor has recommended a major operation and you want to make sure that it’s the best way to help you.
  5. The dermatologist’s second opinion makes sense when you feel that you haven’t been given enough information about your planned treatment.
  6. The Dermatologist’s second opinion makes sense when the suggested treatment promises no significant improvement to your condition.
  7. Dermatologist’s second opinion makes sense when you want to find out if there are other treatment options you can pursue.

 Below is a list of some common conditions dermatologists treat. • Vitiligo • Acne • Dermatitis and eczema • Fungal infections • Hair disorders • Nail problems • Psoriasis • Skin cancer Dermatologists use various surgical procedures such as • Biopsies • Chemical peels • Cosmetic injections • Cryotherapy • Hair removal and restoration • Laser surgery

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