What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is a medical speciality involving the treatment of skin diseases and conditions of the hair, nails and genitals. Examples of skin, hair and nail diseases are atopic eczema, fungal infections of the nails, impetigo, lichen sclerosis, herpes simplex and alopecia areata. Consultant dermatologists are also skin surgeons and routinely treat skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma or malignant melanoma.
If your GP cannot diagnose you or he suspects you may have a dermatological problem, perhaps you should choose to see a private consultant dermatologist.
Did you know?
Most moles are not a cause for concern and present a purely cosmetic problem. However, moles can occasionally undergo changes that lead to them becoming cancerous.
Acne is a common condition characterised by blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. It affects the greasy and hair-bearing areas such as the face, chest and back.