A dermatologist treats disorders and diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists diagnose and administer treatment for a wide variety of diseases, including warts, acne, skin cancer, contact dermatitis, inflammatory skin conditions, occupational rashes, and autoimmune diseases.Find a Dermatology Physician »
Dermatology is a diverse specialty concerned with the physiology and pathology of the skin, hair and nails.
Treatments range from a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures, which include topical medications as well as preventive measures for skin disease and cancer.
Dermatoses is a general term to describe any skin defect or lesion. Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. Symptoms associated with dermatitis include itching, redness and possibly blistering.
Acne, warts, psoriasis, melanoma (malignant skin cancer), dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis), eczema, bacterial skin infections, and rosacea.
If left untreated, skin disorders can spread rapidly and, at the least, become increasingly uncomfortable and significantly unattractive. More serious concerns regarding untreated skin disease include the disease spreading, damaging surrounding tissue, or skin breakdown. Certain skin cancers can lead to significant tissue destruction, metastases, or potentially a fatal outcome.