If you think that you only need dermatologists for skin rejuvenating and other serious skin issues think again, the good doctor handles everything related to your skin, no matter how small they are. So what exactly a dermatologist can do for you? Read on to find out more.
The need of a dermatologist is essential, as your skin is the largest organ of your body, and there could a number of factors and diseases that can happen to your skin.
To put it simply, dermatologists are doctors trained specially to identify and treat any conditions and ailments that exist on your skin, hair, and nails and they can handle cases related to the areas mentioned, from all stages of life (yep, even from a baby), with as much as three thousand different cases.
To be a dermatologist, you need to earn a college degree and continuing your studies in medical school. An internship needs to be completed, with at least a year under your belt in various related fields, before entering a dermatology residency program, which can last for at least three years.
This step is particularly essential as a dermatologist needs a vast knowledge of basic and other medical specialties that they need to be aware of (we’re talking about your skin – the largest organ of your body, remember?)
Board exams are also needs to be completed and they’re required to take once every 10 years. Generally, most dermatologists-to-be may choose to stay, or they will continue in a more specialized field in the field or perhaps take a fellowship. What a work!
A trivia here: a medial survey conducted in 2012 by Practice Link have found that dermatologist is to be the second happiest in their work field, with the number one spot of doctors specialising in Rheumatology (deals with rheumatic diseases like arthritis). In a way, you can say that the news will certainly help you as your good doctor won’t be stressed out to deal any of your skin woes, should you wish.
Okay, apart from the usual stuff that you hear about skin treatments like Botox, dermal fillers or even Fraxel lasers, here are some of the most common (yet essential to know) skin conditions that the good doctor needs to deal with.
Basically, any skin conditions such as acne (obviously) the most common skin condition and also one of the most cases that the dermatologist had to deal with, as well as dermatitis (all kinds) and eczema. Warts and fungal infections that tend to affect the skin (and it gets worse if you have weakened immune system) also can be treated.
From mild skin issues as mentioned above, up until the severe cases like hyperpigmentation and of course, skin cancer, and even nail problems, hair loss.
In short, it’s not just severe or over the top skin treatments that your dermatologist needs to deal with, even the common skin stuff can also be referred to them as well.