Dermatology is a specialty medical field that diagnoses and treats diseases of the skin, hair and nails. These conditions may include but are not limited to skin cancer, melanomas, moles, acne, dry skin, and inflammation and irritation of the skin. Skin rashes of all types, hair loss and scars fall under the expertise of dermatologists. Additionally, these specialists receive extensive training in skin surgery and surgical and non-surgical removal of skin growths.
Dermatologists are knowledgeable in cosmetic skin procedures such as collagen injections, Botox injections, peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments and intense pulsed light treatments. Dermatologists understand how the skin reacts
to laser technologies, facial treatments and products applied to the skin. Dermatologists are the only medical professionals that have extensive training in the skin, skin treatments, and skin diseases. After four years of medical school training, dermatologists dedicate an extra 3 or 4 years to their specialty training. Board certification by the American Board of Dermatology demonstrates a unique capability of dealing with all aspects of skin care, skin illness and skin health, as well as skin maintenance.