A dermatologist is a professional that specializes in the care of skin, nail and hair disorders. Some of these disorders include asthma, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer, moles, melanomas, and skin tumors but are not restricted to. Dermatologists are accredited by the US Board of Dermatology.Come watch and join us at West Dermatology San Luis Obispo for here.
In the United States, to apply, dermatologists need to undergo rigorous preparation and graduate from an approved medical school or osteopathic degree. Dermatologists who graduate from non-U.S. medical schools are required by law to receive an international certification degree before being allowed to practice dermatology. Just like other medical doctors, dermatologists have been qualified in emergency medicine, family practice, gynecology and obstetrics, pediatrics, general surgery or internal medicine, and have completed at least one year in a residency program. Dermatologists are considered medical professionals, as they are fully trained doctors who have undergone specialized training in skin disorders matters.
An adult with a skin condition, such as eczema, psoriasis or skin cancer, is most often referred by their regular doctor to a dermatologist. A dermatologist is better suited to manage or aid with treating skin conditions because of his specialized training. The procedure they provide also involves dermabrasion or chemical peels, laser resurfacing, skin augmentation, hair transplants, liposuction or sclerotherapy (for the treatment of vascular malformations). A dermatologist, who is specially trained in the new, most effective surgical techniques, is also a specialist in the treatment of skin disorders that cause ageing, such as hair loss, skin discoloration and other skin changes. Some even engage in medical therapies such as injections of botox, injections of collagen and operation with the eyelids.
Although a skin care expert has already been named, certain dermatologists are also specialized in other therapies. A dermatopathologist, for example, specializes in bacterial skin diseases, or those linked or degenerative to the immune system. These doctors are trained in valuable microscopic exams for the diagnosis of such diseases. Such experts often even operate in hospital settings where bacterial skin infections sometimes arise.