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History of Dermatology:

The skin constitutes the body's largest and most visible organ. It reflects our body's health and acts as a barrier to bacteria and injury. Healthy skin is often a sign of good health.

Dermatology is mainly concerned with the health of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. Ferdinand von Hebra is considered as the father of dermatology, Kaposi was one of the first to establish dermatology on its anatomical pathology scientific basis.

Dermatology is the science of the skin and one of the many specialities that evolved during the nineteenth century from general internal medicine. This medical speciality involves but is not limited to study, research, and diagnosis & treatment of diseases, cancers, cosmetic and ageing conditions of the skin, fat, hair, nails and oral and genital membranes, and their control by various investigations and therapies, including, but not limited to dermatohistopathology, topical and systemic medications, dermatologic surgery and dermatologic cosmetic surgery, immunotherapy, phototherapy, laser therapy, radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy.

Overview:

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that focuses on both medical and surgical aspects of skin. Subspecialties of the dermatology field are Dermatopathology, Immunodermatology, Mohs’ surgery, Pediatric dermatology.

A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who specializes in diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, nail, and mucous membrane. Dermatologists can treat a wide range of diseases, including Vitiligo, Acne, Dermatitis and eczema, Fungal infections, Hair disorders, Nail problems, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Skin cancer, Shingles, or herpes zoster and Warts. Unfortunately, almost everyone has some type of skin disease at one time or another. Infants, kids, teenagers, adults and the elderly, one in six of all visit family doctor for their skin problem. Based on your condition, your family/ primary care doctor will recommend you to a dermatologist.

The common signs and symptoms of dermatology conditions are raised bumps, a painful or itchy rash, scaly or rough skin, peeling skin, ulcers, open sores or lesions, dry, cracked skin, discoloured and thickened nails, discoloured patches of skin and a loss of skin pigment, hair fall, hair thinning and severe dandruff in the scalp.

If you experience these symptoms, book an appointment with Best Dermatologist in Bangalore at Aster CMI hospital.

Diagnosis:

Based on your condition, a dermatologist will perform the highest standards of clinical examination to identify the underlying cause of your dermatology condition. The relevant tests will be prescribed to give the complete resolution of the skin condition. Consult Best Skin Specialist in Bangalore at Aster CMI hospital to avail highest-standards of treatments for Acne treatment in Bangalore and other dermatology related problems.

FAQ's
What is Dermatology?

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases of the skin, hair and nails.

When should you consult a dermatologist?

If you experience any signs and symptoms affecting the skin, hair, nails or mucous membranes etc, consult Best dermatologist in Bangalore. Also, if you have rashes, acne or infected nails for a longer period which does not heal, it is better to seek medical help and prevent risks of your derma-related condition.

What is Acne?

Acne is a condition that occurs when the skin pores are blocked with oil, dead skin, or bacteria and fungi. It is often caused due to various factors such as genetics, skin type, sebaceous oil production, and excess activity of hormones.

What are the risk factors for developing acne?

The risk factors that result in developing acne are hormonal changes, medications such as certain birth control pills or corticosteroids, a diet high in refined sugars or carbohydrates such as bread and chips and family history.

What are the common causes of skin disorders?

Some skin conditions have no known cause, whereas the common known causes of skin disorders include bacteria trapped in skin pores and hair follicles, fungus, parasites, viruses, contact with allergens, irritants, a weakened immune system, genetic factors, ailments affecting the thyroid, immune system, kidneys, and other body systems.

Are skin disorders treatable?

Yes, many skin disorders are treatable. The common treatment methods for skin conditions include antihistamines, medicated anti-inflammatory creams and ointments, antibiotics, vitamin and antiallergic injections, laser therapy and targeted prescription medications.

What causes hair loss?

Many factors lead to hair loss. The most common cause of hair loss is stress and environment-related, male-pattern baldness -which is a hereditary condition. It generally occurs in males and as they age, lead to baldness in men and hair thinning in women. Other causes of hair loss include stress, trauma and medication etc.

Can a Dermatologist treat skin cancer?

A Dermatologist can treat early symptoms of skin cancer by removing the entire growth or part of the affected skin area. If you have a spot on your skin or if you are unsure of the symptoms which could be skin cancer, then consult a dermatologist immediately. Often they work closely with an oncologist for treatment.

What should I expect on my first visit to a dermatologist?

A Dermatologist will ask about your medical history, medications and health problems to thoroughly assess your condition through physical examination and prescribe the treatment accordingly to help you recover from your skin condition. Seeing a dermatologist is the best thing you can do to know your condition and prevent further risks.

Are dermatologists and plastic surgeons the same?

No, they are different.

A Dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the treatment of skin, nails and hair ailments. A Plastic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the restoration, reconstruction or alteration of the human body.