Dermatology Specialty

Dermatology is the a branch of medical science dealing with the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases. Dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the skin, hair, and nails, including concerns related to cosmetic issues, such as sun damage, and aging, 

as well as skin cancer, and other medical skin conditions. Dermatologists who have additional interest and skill in performing surgical procedures are referred to as dermatologic surgeons or dermasurgeons.Specialty terms like "dermatologist" and "dermatologic surgeon" are often unregulated and may be used in some states by any doctor, regardless of their training and credentials.

Cosmetic dermatology

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and as a result, dermatologists typically offer a wide variety of treatments for it. Whether you wish to correct wrinkles, crepey skin, or razor bumps, a board certified dermatologist or dermasurgeon may help you by offering a single treatment or any combination of the following:

 

 

 

Cosmetic dermatology - Non-surgical procedures

  • Laser treatments
  • Chemical peel
  • Injectable fillers
  • Botox and Dysport
  • Lip augmentation
  • Non-surgical nose job
  • Non-surgical facelift
  • Acne treatment
  • Acne scar removal
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Dermabrasion
  • Vein treatment
  • Scar removal
  • Skin tightening

 

Medical dermatology - Conditions treated

  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin cancer 

Cosmetic dermatology - Surgical procedures

  • Mole removal
  • Mohs surgery (reconstruction)
  • Hair transplant
  • Liposuction
  • Facelift
  • Eyelid surgery

Medical dermatology

Most dermatologists and dermasurgeons also offer treatments for a variety of medical skin conditions, in addition to cosmetic treatments. Although most skin problems can create aesthetic concerns, the following conditions are usually considered medical issues, and treatment may be covered by.