What Is DermatologyWhat Is Dermatology?

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Dermatology deals with the skin, hair, sweat glands and cosmetic treatments. Several years ago, people typically visited their dermatologist for conditions such as severe acne but the field has advanced into something that is much more of a high-tech field to keep the skin looking as young and healthy as possible.


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In America, both women and men are consumed with youthfulness and as a result, dermatologists have answered this call with laser treatments, Botox injections, and laser hair removal to name a few.

When you head to a doctor of Dermatology, the first thing they will do is get your patient history, just like any other doctor does. Next they will ask what problems you are having with your skin and will examine is carefully so that they can diagnose the problem and begin a skin regimen treatment plan that can help you with whatever problems you may be having. Often the doctor can eliminate the condition entirely with special laser options or they may recommend creams or gels depending on the skin condition you have.

Dermatology today has become synonymous with cosmetics, but this is not the only reason people visit a dermatologist because often there are some serious diseases of the skin. These include moles, facial veins, skin cancer, rosacea, scarring, psoriasis, and dry or oily skin. Patients with these disorders are looking for relief and to look better because let’s face, it is our skin that people see the most when you present yourself to the world. You can’t hide the skin on your face, which is why cosmetics has become a multi-billion dollar industry.

Unfortunately, many children as they enter adolescence often develop severe cases of acne because of the hormonal changes taking place within their bodies. To make matters worse, this acne is visible to the entire world and adolescence is the time when children are most egocentric, which can make this a very difficult time and where dermatologist can make a huge difference. In the past, the best treatment for acne was acid peels, which are still used in some cases, but these peels left the face of the skin peeling, which of course still caused problems of self-confidence for adolescence. Today, with the advancements in dermatology, doctors can use lasers and more gentle ways to subtly remove the acne.