Dermatologists provide expert diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the skin, hair, mucous membranes and nails. They also provide surgical treatment and cosmetic issues can be addressed. Dermatologists are specialized in prevention of skin conditions.
Skin is the largest organ of the body and the most visible. Most people, in their lifetime will develop a skin problem, this may be as a child, teenager, adult or in advanced age. Around one in five general practice visits are to address a skin, hair or nail concern.
Dermatologists are essential to help you diagnose, treat and prevent your skin condition. Common skin disorders seen by dermatologists include skin cancer, warts, eczema, psoriasis, acne, fungal infection and cold sores; although there are around 1500 distinct skin diseases in total.