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What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is the branch of medicine which deals with diseases of the skin, hair and nails. It is has sub specialties like cosmetic dermatology, dermatopathology, immune dermatology, Mohs surgery, Paediatric dermatology, tele dermatology and dermato epidemiology. Dermatology includes various therapies like hair transplant, hair removal, tattoo removal, phototherapy, laser therapy, tumescent liposuction, vitiligo surgery, allergy testing etc. A doctor specialised in dermatology is known as a der

What Does A Dermatologist Do?

A Dermatologist, commonly known as the Skin Doctor, is a physician who treats disorders of the skin, hair and nails. Skin specialists sometimes even handle cosmetic issues such as revitalizing the skin, severe acne or hair loss, dandruff, and diseases like skin cancer, dermatitis, mole surveillance and eczema. They perform surgeries like mole removal, keloid surgery, laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, fillers etc.

When To Consult A Dermatologist?

If the patient has severe acne or issues like skin ageing, skin damage etc. then a skin specialist doctor should be immediately consulted. Other reasons to see a dermatologist can be skin cancer, scar treatments, eczema, inflammation on the skin and fungal infection.

What Do Our Dermatologists Treat?

Skin Specialists at DocsApp are adept at evaluating and treating over 2000 plus skin diseases and disorders such as skin infections, Rashes, Psoriasis and more. Let’s look at some of the common ones below.

1. Acne

Acne is an umbrella term to describe pimples, white or blackheads. It generally occurs due to clogged pores and oily skin. It the 8th most common disease, and it affects more than 500 million people globally. Acne generally occurs between the ages of 12 to 24, and sometimes even till and after the age of 30. Acne can range from mild forms to severe, which can result in scarring of the skin and stress due to social anxiety.

2. Face Tan

The cells in the body produce Melanin to protect the skin by absorbing the extra UV light from the sun. This generally causes skin darkening, which is commonly called tanning. Due to the amount of melanin present naturally in different skin types, the effect of tanning varies. Tan removal or de-tanning the skin, needs the right guidance from a certified dermatologist. Also a skin tan can be treated with the help of tan removal creams,and even certain home remedies.

3. Fungal Infection

Fungi live on the skin just like bacteria. However, sometimes an infection can occur due to many factors such as lack of hygiene, or lowered immunity in the body. There are many types of fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock’s itch and more. To know more about the symptoms and to get the right treatment.

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4. Genital Skin issues

These problems are common and can be excruciating, depressing and embarrassing. A few common skin issues of the genitals are Seborrheic dermatitis, Lichen sclerosis, Intertrigo, Lichen simplex, Plasma cell balanitis, etc. Genital skin problems may or may not be contagious.

5. Face Tan

A person gets tan when the skin is penetrated by UVA rays and produces melanin. Melanin is the brown pigment that causes tanning.

6. Skin Disease

Any condition that causes harm or damage to skin cells can be considered as a skin disease. Rashes, acne, pigmentation, et cetera are some examples of skin diseases.

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