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.