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.
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:
Skin resurfacing procedures