DERMATOLOGY

Attested in English in 1819, the word dermatology derives from the Greek δέρματος (dermatos), genitive of δέρμα (derma) “skin” and -λογία -logia.

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. Skin is the layer of usually soft, flexible outer tissue covering the body, with fourmain functions: protection, regulation, sensation and metabolic function.

Dermatology is a speciality with both medical and surgical aspects.

DERMATOLOGICAL PROCEDURES

Therapies provided by dermatologists include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • Excision and treatment of skin cancer
  • Cryosurgery– for the treatment of warts, skin cancers, and other dermatoses.
  • Cosmetic filler injections
  • Intralesional treatment – with steroid orchemotherapy.
  • Laser therapy– for both the management of birth marks, skin disorders (like vitiligo), tattoo removal, and cosmetic resurfacing and rejuvenation.
  • Chemical peels for the treatment ofacne, melasma, and sun damage
  • Photodynamic therapy– for the treatment of skin cancer and precancerous growths.
  • Phototherapy– including the use of narrowband UVB, broadband UVB, psoralen and UVB.
  • Tattoo removalwith laser.
  • Tumescent liposuction– liposuction was invented by a gynecologist. A dermatologist (Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein) adapted the procedure to local infusion of dilute anesthetic called tumescent liposuction. This method is now widely practiced by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and gynecologists.
  • Radiation therapy– although rarely practiced by dermatologists, many dermatologist continue to provide radiation therapy in their office.
  • Vitiligo surgery– Including procedures like autologous melanocyte transplant, suction blister grafting and punch grafting.
  • Allergy testing– ‘Patch testing’ for contact dermatitis.
  • Systemic therapies – including antibiotics, immunomodulators, and novel injectable products.
  • Topical therapies – dermatologists have the best understanding of the numerous products and compounds used topically in medicine.

 

Our fields of expertise:

Wound management

Scars management

Stretchmarks management

Skin resurfacing procedures

Radiation Therapy

Acne

Hyperpigmentation

Atopic Dermatitis