1. Who is a dermatologist doctor?
A dermatologist is doctor with expertise in the care of normal skin. He can diagnose and treat diseases of skin, hair and nails. They can also help in the management of cosmetic disorders such as hair loss and scars.
2. When should one consult a dermatologist?
When you see skin problems like acne, eczema, skin damage, scar, blemishes, unusual appearing moles or spots, then it is time to consult a dermatologist.
3. Should one consult a dermatologist for laser treatment of skin problems?
A board-certified dermatologist can be consulted for laser treatment of skin problems. If your dermatologist lacks expertise in laser treatment then you may not get desired results and it may cause permanent damage to your skin.
4. What are the common services provided by dermatologist?
A dermatologist can diagnose and treat skin, hair and nail related problems. He/She can perform skin biopsies to diagnose certain skin conditions, chemical peels to peel of upper damaged skin layer, cosmetic injections, hair removal and restoration, excision of lesions, laser surgery and skin grafts.
5. What is the difference between a cosmetologist & a dermatologist?
A dermatologists is specialized in treating problems related to skin, hair, nails, and mucus membranes. Cosmetologists may not be medical professionals with a degree but are specialized in cosmetic services like laser, botox, fillers, hair grafts, and other aesthetic-related services.