About Dermatologists

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Dermatologists diagnose and treat diseases that affect skin, hair and nails, providing both medical and surgical treatments.

Dermatologists can specialize in a variety of areas including pediatric dermatology, surgical dermatology dermatopathology, and dermatological immunology. Other areas of specialization that fall under the dermatology umbrella include immunodermatology, phototherapy, and cosmetic surgery. 

Some of the common disorders that are treated by Dermatologists can include dermatitis, skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis, acne, hyperhidrosis, alopecia, rosacea, hives, measles, and shingles, vitiligo, impetigo, ingrown nails, hirsutism, hair loss, bacterial and fungal skin infections and immune skin disorders such as lupus.

Types of treatment and therapy that Dermatologists are trained to implement include a wide array of solutions including the prescription of topical medications and antibiotics, skin biopsy, and cosmetic procedures such as cosmetic filler injections, laser Hair removal, Hair transplantation, tattoo removal, Laser therapy, removal of birthmarks, Photodynamic therapy of skin cancer and precancerous growths.

Dermatologists work in conjunction with other specialists including referrals from Family Doctors / General Practitioners, Plastic / Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons/Physicians, Oncologists, and Allergists/Immunologists.

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Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency


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Medical Council of New Zealand


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Health Professions Council Of South Africa



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