1. Who is a dermatologist doctor?
A dermatologist doctor is a specialist in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of problems related to skin, nails, and hair. They also provide advice in taking care of normal skin and keeping it healthy.
2. When should one consult a dermatologist?
You can consult a dermatologist if you have:
Dryness of skin
Lupus erythematosus (an inflammatory autoimmune disease)
Psoriasis (scaly, red patches on the skin)
Rosacea (redness on the face)
Diagnosis of skin cancer
3. Should one consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems?
A dermatologist is trained for laser treatment of skin problems. Hence, a dermatologist can be consulted if you wish to do laser treatment for problems such as reducing scars or wrinkles, removing unwanted hair, tattoos, or skin discolourations, decreasing acne, improving the tone of the skin, and restoring skin collagen.
4. What are the common services provided by dermatologist?
Some of the services provided by dermatologist include:
Medications that are applied externally, injected, or those taken orally
Injections such as botox or fillers
Restoration and elimination of excess hair
Ultraviolet light therapy
5. What is the difference between a cosmetologist & a dermatologist?
A cosmetologist is an expert in beautifying hair, nails, and skin. They involve in personal care services such as botox, fillers, liposuction, etc that help improve aesthetics. A dermatologist is a healthcare professional who helps in diagnosing and providing treatment to disorders of the hair, nails, and skin such as eczema, fungal infections, and dermatitis.