What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is a medical speciality involving the treatment of skin diseases and conditions of the hair, nails and genitals. Examples of skin, hair and nail diseases are atopic eczema, fungal infections of the nails, impetigo, lichen sclerosis, herpes simplex and alopecia areata.
If your GP cannot diagnose you or he suspects you may have a dermatological problem, perhaps you should choose to see a private consultant dermatologist.
What is a Consultant Dermatologist?
A consultant dermatologist is a physician who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the skin, hair, nails and genitals.
Consultant dermatologists spend their professional life exclusively treating skin disease. Consequently, this gives them the highest level of expertise and experience in the field of dermatology. An accurate and early diagnosis is more likely to lead to an appropriate treatment and a great improvement in the quality of life.
Why Choose a Consultant Dermatologist?
Consultant dermatologists are experts in treating skin, hair, nail and genital diseases. Most have undertaken research in their field of interest and published their findings in international journals making them world authorities.
Training to become a consultant takes many years and dermatology consultants should not be confused with other types of skin ‘specialists’.
In choosing a dermatology consultant to diagnose and treat your skin condition, you choose the highest level of training and expertise. Consultant dermatologists all specialise in the medical aspects of skin disease such as acne, eczema and psoriasis as well as surgical treatments i.e. skin cancer treatment. Some consultants undertake cosmetic treatments also.
What pathologies could be treated:
- Actinic Keratoses
- Children dermatology
- Genital Skin Conditions
- Hair Loss/Alopecia
- Hives & Urticaria
- Lichen Planus
- Solar lentigos
- Skin cancer prevention
- Warts & Verrucas