1. Who is a dermatologist doctor?
A dermatologist is a physician or a doctor who specializes in problems of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membranes. He/she is also trained to offer support for various cosmetic issues. They help patients rejuvenate the appearance of various body parts such as skin, hair, and nails. They treat more than 3,000 skin conditions. These include acne, psoriasis, and skin cancer.
2. When should one consult a dermatologist?
You should consult a dermatologist immediately if you have developed any abnormal symptoms which are affecting your skin, hair, nails, or mucous membranes. If you have any cosmetic concerns, a dermatologist will be able to help you. Further, for major ailments such as skin cancer, examination is also done by dermatologists.
3. Should one consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems?
Yes, you can consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems. A dermatologist is professionally trained to carry out skin grafts and laser treatments. For laser treatment, they use a special light beam to treat various skin complaints. Such skin complains can include tumours, warts, moles, tattoos, birthmarks, scars, wrinkles, and unwanted hair.
4. What are the common services provided by a dermatologist?
Below is a list of some common conditions dermatologist treat.
• Dermatitis and eczema
• Fungal infections
• Hair disorders
• Nail problems
• Skin cancer
Dermatologists use various surgical procedures such as:
• Chemical peels
• Cosmetic injections
• Hair removal and restoration
• Laser surgery
5. What is the difference between a cosmetologist & a dermatologist?
Dermatologists and cosmetologists both primarily focus on the outward appearance of individuals. Dermatologists are trained physicians and they treat illness and disease. On the other hand, cosmetologists offer services to improve aesthetics. Dermatologists are doctors and specialize in treating skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. But cosmetologists are not doctors. Cosmetologists specialize in various beauty services including haircutting and hairstyling.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body. The branch of medical science that deals with the functioning and disorders of the skin, nails, and hair is known as dermatology. Dermatologists are specialists in skin disorders and can treat a number of issues ranging from pimples and acne to moles, skin tags and certain cosmetic procedures. Some dermatologists have their own clinics while others work in hospitals.
You should consult dermatologists at least once a year even if you do not have any skin related complaints. This is because a number of symptoms associated with other health issues first appear on the skin. For example, the change in the shape or size of a mole could indicate early-stage cancer. By keeping a note of all such changes, a dermatologist may be able to diagnose a condition before it becomes very serious. Other reasons to consult a dermatologist include the presence of rashes on the skin, cuts that do not heal or have become infected, infected nails, etc. A dermatologist can also help slow down the rate at which your skin ages and hence keep you looking younger.
A dermatologist may specialize in the fields of Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Pediatric Dermatology and Immunodermatology. Some dermatologists are also trained to perform surgeries. They are known as dermatosurgeons.
The consultation fees of a dermatologist in Delhi usually begin at Rs 600.
Chemical Peel - Rs 1500-Rs 3000
Laser Treatment - Rs 30,000-Rs 60,000
Botox - Rs 15,000- Rs 18,000 per session
Laser Tattoo Removal - Rs 6,000 – Rs 50,000
Dermatologists can treat a number of different skin disorders. The most common types of treatment offered by a dermatologist are:
Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution on the skin that removes the uppermost layer of the skin and encourages the growth of new skin tissue.
Biopsies are diagnostic procedures used to determine the presence of tumours and cancerous cells.
This is an exfoliation technique that treats acne scars, fine lines, sun damage, etc.
Various types of cosmetic injections may be administered to enhance facial features and reduce signs of ageing.
Laser surgery for skin and hair related complaints
Laser treatment is commonly used to treat scars on the skin and to remove body hair.