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Dermatology

Dermatology

Prometeymed also offers a wide range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin diseases. Our dermatology services range from skin cancer control to eczema treatment. We support our patients in choosing the right treatment and treatment center among the ever-evolving treatment options and stand by them to make their lives easier throughout the whole process.

Let’s briefly get to know the field of dermatology and take a look at the state of the art in treatment methods.

Dermatology is a field of medicine specializing in the treatment of diseases affecting the skin, hair and nails. You may routinely see a dermatologist for an annual skin cancer check-up, for treatment of a chronic skin condition such as psoriasis, or as needed when a problem such as a rash or skin infection occurs.

In summary, dermatologists can diagnose and treat many different conditions such as acne, dandruff, eczema and cellulite. They can also provide guidance on care and protection depending on your skin type.

You can also see a dermatologist for a cosmetic procedure or treatment, such as improving skin texture and tone or minimizing the appearance of wrinkles or scars.

What is a dermatologist?

Your skin is your largest, heaviest organ and has many important functions. It protects you from heat, cold, germs and dangerous substances. It is also a very effective indicator of overall health – changes in the color or feel of your skin can be a sign of a medical problem. For these and other reasons, taking proper care of your skin plays an important role in overall health.

A dermatologist is a doctor with expertise in the care of

  • Skin.
  • Hair.
  • Nails.

They are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail diseases and can manage cosmetic conditions including hair loss and scars.

What do dermatologists do?

Dermatologists diagnose and treat skin conditions. They can also identify symptoms that appear on your skin that may indicate problems in your body, such as organ disease or failure.

Dermatologists often perform specialized diagnostic procedures related to skin conditions and use treatment methods that include

  • Externally applied or injected medicines.
  • Ultraviolet (UV) light therapy.
  • A range of dermatologic surgical procedures such as mole removal and skin biopsies.
  • Cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, sclerotherapy and laser treatments.

Dermatology areas of interest

Dermatologists can treat various skin diseases and complications.

Skin, nail or hair conditions such as the following can be diagnosed and treated by dermatologists:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Hair loss
  • Psoriasis
  • Rose disease
  • Skin cancer
  • Dry skin
  • Rashes
  • Hives
  • Dandruff
  • Boils
  • Shallot
  • Cellulite
  • Warts
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Poison ivy, oak or sumac
  • Ringworm
  • Scars
  • Nail infections
  • Oral diseases
  • Scabies

What kind of methods do dermatologists use?

Many methods are used in the field of dermatology. Some of the common procedures seen in the field are given below:

  • Electrosurgery: Electrosurgery involves the surgical use of a high-frequency electric current to cut or destroy tissue.
  • Cryosurgery: Cryosurgery involves the surgical use of extreme cold to freeze and destroy tissue.
  • Laser surgery: Laser surgery involves the surgical use of specialized light beams.
  • Excision surgery: Excision surgery involves using a sharp knife (scalpel) to cut the tissue with appropriate closures.
  • Mohs surgery: Mohs surgery is a surgical technique that involves removing cancer cells from your skin layer by layer.
  • Mole removal: A mole removal involves partially or completely removing a mole from your body. They examine the mole for cancer or other skin diseases.
  • Vein treatment: After assessing your damaged veins, dermatologists can treat them with sclerotherapy or laser treatments.

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure in which a chemical, sclerosant, is injected into a vein to completely destroy it. Sclerotherapy, in which veins are destroyed, may be desired for both medical and cosmetic reasons.

People with venous insufficiency are ideal candidates for sclerotherapy. In addition to the venous drainage pattern, the location of the defective vein is also determined to ensure that the sclerotherapy procedure will be functional. Healthy people who complain of unsightly superficial veins of small diameter (4 mm or less) are also candidates for sclerotherapy.

For patients with venous insufficiency, the treatment can be beneficial by improving venous blood flow and limiting chronic swelling. For those with cosmetic complaints, appearance problems can be corrected.

What is Chemical Peeling?

Chemical peeling, also known as chemexfoliation or dermapeeling, uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of your skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to your skin that causes trauma or injury to the layers of your skin. The layers of skin are eventually peeled away to reveal younger skin. The new skin is usually smoother with fewer lines and wrinkles, has a more even color and a brighter complexion.

In general, superficial peels can be used on all skin types. However, if you have a darker skin tone, you are at a higher risk of experiencing darkening of your skin after treatment. This condition is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If you have a naturally darker skin tone, you may want to seek your dermatologist’s advice about other less aggressive treatments to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation.

Chemical peeling may also not be recommended in the following cases:

  • If there is a history of abnormal skin scarring,
  • If there is an abnormality in the color of the scars,
  • If you have skin conditions or take medicines that make your skin more sensitive,
  • You will not be able to stay out of the sun during the recovery period.

In the above cases, your doctor may recommend that you look for an alternative to chemical peeling.

What are laser treatments?

Laser therapy uses a concentrated beam of light with specific wavelengths to perform surgical operations on specific areas that are very detailed or require intense focus.

There are several types of laser that can be used and these are shown below:

  • Gases such as argon or carbon dioxide
  • Crystals
  • Chemicals
  • Diodes

Ordinary light has many different wavelengths. To produce a beam of laser light, ordinary light is passed through a medium such as a gas, crystal, chemical or diode. The medium through which the light passes determines which wavelength the laser produces, and as a result the peaks and valleys of the light waves are adjusted. The energy of this beam is high and, depending on the wavelength, will be absorbed by the targeted tissue.

Lasers are frequently used in skin treatments, not only to treat diseases such as superficial skin cancers, but also for cosmetic reasons. Some of the skin treatments that use lasers include:

  • Birthmarks
  • Scars
  • Skin cracking
  • Wrinkles
  • Redness
  • Sun damage
  • Epilation