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Dermatology 101

Dermatology focuses on the skin, hair, and nails. A practitioner of dermatology is called a dermatologist or Doctor of Dermatology. Dermatologists have the same foundational training as primary care providers and additional training to diagnose and treat over 3,000 skin, hair, and nail conditions. Dermatologists also perform elective cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance and health of these areas.

Subspecialties of dermatology include:

Pediatric dermatology: Pediatric dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating skin conditions in children. They treat conditions like birthmarks, warts, eczema, and psoriasis.

Dermatopathology: Dermatopathologists are doctors who specialize in both dermatology and pathology. This means they are trained to examine biopsied parts of the skin and write a biopsy report to determine the possibility of skin cancer (such as melanoma) or skin disease (such as impetigo, vitiligo, or warts). In addition, some dermatopathologists undergo special training to perform Mohs surgery, a precise technique used to eliminate skin cancer cells. The dermatopathologist uses a scalpel to remove cancer on the skin as well as a thin layer of skin below. Once removed, this tissue is taken to a laboratory for analysis. This analysis helps the dermatopathologist determine if all the cancer cells from the skin have been removed or if further surgery is needed.

Cosmetic dermatology: Cosmetic dermatologists specialize in aesthetic skin care, treating conditions including acne, wrinkles, sagging skin, or varicose veins. These doctors are trained to perform cosmetic procedures like filler injections for sagging skin, laser resurfacing, or chemical peels.

Conditions treated by dermatologists

Dermatologists will monitor the health of your skin, hair, and nails while caring for acute and chronic conditions affecting these body parts.

Some conditions you may see a dermatologist for include:

Acne is characterized by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and other blemishes on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. Acne can be caused by hormonal changes in the body or an overproduction of oil from certain glands in the skin.

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes skin cells to grow abnormally rapidly. This results in thick, scaly patches of skin known as plaques, which can be itchy, painful, and cause discomfort. While the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, it has been linked to genetics and environmental factors such as stress or certain medications.

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a common skin condition that causes dry, itchy, and inflamed patches of skin. It typically appears on the face, hands, feet, elbows, and knees. The exact cause of eczema remains unknown, but it is believed to be linked to genetics and environmental factors such as exposure to irritants or allergens.

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial redness and inflammation, typically in the cheeks and nose area. It can also cause symptoms such as acne-like bumps, visible blood vessels, facial swelling, eye irritation, or stinging sensations. The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but it has been linked to genetics and environmental factors like sun exposure and certain foods or drinks.

Actinic keratosis, or solar keratosis, is a skin condition characterized by rough or scaly patches on the skin's surface. It is caused by long-term sun exposure and typically appears in areas of the body that receive frequent sunlight, such as the face, neck, ears, back of hands, and forearms. The appearance of actinic keratoses may vary from person to person; they are usually red or brownish dry patches with a sandpaper-like texture.

Melanoma is one of the most serious forms of skin cancer and can spread quickly to other areas of the body if left untreated. Melanoma can occur anywhere on the body with pigment-producing cells, but it is most commonly found on parts exposed to UV radiation, such as the face, neck, arms, or legs. Symptoms include changes in existing moles, new dark spots on your skin, or skin sores that don’t heal. Risk factors include sun exposure and family history.

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