Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin with medical and cosmetic aspects. Dermatologists are specialists who manage diseases related to skin, hair, nails and cosmetic problems. They essentially act as skin care doctors who have expertise in the care, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists also possess extensive knowledge in the management of cosmetic disorders of the skin such as hair loss scars.
Types Of Dermatology:
- Medical Dermatology
- Surgical Dermatology
- Pediatric Dermatology
- Cosmetic Dermatology
At Khetarpal Hospital, we aim to provide the highest quality treatments in Dermatology. Skin is considered the largest organ in our bodies and skincare is an essential part of healthcare as skin is exposed to all sorts of weather and climatic conditions. It is imperative for everyone to take the utmost care when it comes to matters of the skin. This means extremely high standards of hygiene and care. Skincare is an important part of self-care and we at Khetarpal Hospital take pride in the standard of skincare provided by our Dermatologists.
We provide treatments for skin conditions such as:
- Skin Cancer
- Acne Scars
- Surgery Scars
- Stretch Marks
- Dry Skin
Treatments offered by our Dermatologists
- Wart removal
- Mole Removal
- Tattoo Removal
- Chemical Peels
- Cosmetic Injections
- Dermal Fillers
- Hair Removal
- Hair Restoration
- Laser Procedures
- Nanopore Therapy
- What is the most common skin condition?
This is difficult to say as there are several very common skin conditions such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and cold sores (herpes simplex). Acne could be considered the number one skin condition as nearly everyone has suffered from this in their teens.
- What is eczema caused by?
Eczema occurs for a variety of reasons which includes genetics, an allergy, stress or environmental factors such as bad weather. But the causes of eczema depend upon what type of eczema you have as there is more than form of this disease. They all cause red, scaly, itchy skin which becomes cracked and painful. This skin may bleed which only adds to the discomfort. This is a chronic condition which affects a great many people. The most common form of eczema is atopic eczema.
- Why is a tan dangerous?
A tan may look glamorous but it is a sign of skin damage which can have serious repercussions. These risks are greater in people with a pale or fair skin who burn rather than tan. A tan is caused by ultraviolet rays from the sun which is absorbed by your skin. A pigment in your skin called melanin is produced which changes the colour of your skin into that highly prized golden brown. But this is also a sign of skin damage.
- Do women get more skin conditions than men?
Both sexes develop problems with their skin. There are certain skin conditions such as acne which affect males more than females: but other conditions such as contact dermatitis and varicose affect more women. And then there are conditions which affect both men and women such as skin allergies and skin cancer.
- How do you test for an allergy?
There are several ways of doing this which include blood tests, skin prick tests and patch testing. A blood test involves the taking of a small sample of blood which is examined under a microscope. The aim is to detect any changes which indicate a particular skin condition, e.g. high levels of antibodies.
- Why is it important to look after your skin?
Your skin is with you for life so it is important to look after it and ensure that it is fit for purpose. The condition of your skin says a great deal about your overall health so if there are any problems then this will be reflected in its appearance. A junk food diet, late nights, stress, too much coffee or frequent hangovers will show their effects in the form of pale or greasy skin which is pinched, dull and tired looking.