Mine Burcu Hurbas
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital
What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders related to the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists are medical doctors specialized in diagnosing and treating conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer, infections, allergies, and various cosmetic and aging-related concerns. They may perform procedures like biopsies, skin surgeries, laser treatments, and prescribe medications to improve the health and appearance of the skin. Dermatology also involves preventive care, education, and research in the field of dermatological conditions.
General information about dermatologist
Skin concerns: Dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and skin infections. If someone is experiencing persistent or severe skin issues, a dermatologist can provide expert advice and appropriate treatment options.
Skin cancer screening: Dermatologists are trained to identify signs of skin cancer and perform regular screenings. They can examine any suspicious moles, growths, or lesions on the skin and determine if further tests or treatment are necessary.
Aesthetic treatments: Many dermatologists offer cosmetic procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser treatments to help improve the appearance of the skin. They have a deep understanding of the skin’s structure and can provide personalized recommendations for achieving desired aesthetic goals.
Hair and nail problems: Dermatologists also specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the scalp, hair, and nails. These may include hair loss (alopecia), dandruff, fungal infections, and brittle nails. They can provide appropriate treatments or recommend lifestyle changes to improve these conditions.
Chronic skin conditions: Some individuals may have chronic skin conditions that require ongoing management. Dermatologists can create personalized treatment plans and provide long-term care for conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea.