Dermatology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of external surfaces such as skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes.

What is Dermatology? 

Dermatology is a medical specialty that deals with diseases and other problems of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists diagnose and treat a range of conditions, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, hair loss, wrinkles, infections and other skin problems. They can also perform periodic skin examinations to detect serious conditions such as skin cancers early. Dermatologists can also perform aesthetic procedures, such as Botox, fillers and laser treatments.


Which diseases does dermatology treat? 

  • Skin cancers (melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Scars and scars
  • Itchy skin (pruritus)
  • Sunburn and other sun-related damage
  • Dry skin
  • Sweating (hyperhidrosis)
  • Warts and moles
  • Infections (fungi, bacteria, viruses)
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Wrinkles and signs of aging
  • Pigmentation disorders (vitiligo, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation)
  • Genetic skin diseases (e.g. epidermolysis bullosa)
  • Skin allergies
  • Autoimmune skin diseases (lupus, scleroderma)
  • Nail diseases (e.g. nail fungus, nail psoriasis)
  • Periodic skin examinations for early detection of skin cancer.