What Happens In Dermatology

The dermatology department offers a range of services for patients with common skin disorders such as eczema or warts as well as more complex skin problems like vitiligo and skin cancer. It also treats patients suffering from hair loss. Most services are offered on an outpatient basis. Procedures on offer will include excisional surgery, laser surgery, cryosurgery, electrosurgery and skin cancer surgery (in liaison with oncology). The department will also have diagnostic and therapy services for people with sexually transmitted diseases involving the skin (such as genital warts, crabs and scabies). The cosmetic and laser dermatology unit offers medical and surgical interventions to treat cosmetic problems, hair transplantation, laser dermatology, chemical peels, dermabrasion, retinoid therapy and alpha-hydroxy acids. Patients with dysplastic nevi and/or skin cancer will be treated in the pigmented lesion unit. This specialized area requires the participation of pathologists, medical and surgical oncologists, radiation therapists and experts in molecular medicine.

What Is Treated In Dermatology

Bullous disease (autoimmune blistering disease)
Cutaneous lymphoma
Hair loss
Actinic keratoses
Skin cancer
STDs that affect the skin.
Genetic diseases that affect the skin.

Types Of Doctors Who Treat Skin Problems

Dermatologist: Doctor who specializes in dealing with diseases and conditions of the skin. Some doctors choose to specialize further, for example by training in cutaneous oncology (skin cancers). Dermatopathologist: A physician who is trained to interpret skin biopsies.

Pediatric dermatologist: doctor specializes in dealing with diseases and conditions of the skin in children.

Dermatology nurses: Works in the dermatology department of a hospital or the offices of a plastic surgeon.