An In-depth Guide to Dermatology

Over the past ten years, cosmetic treatments and procedures have become increasingly popular. On top of that, minimally invasive techniques have been growing in prevalence. 

Research reveals the five most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures are laser hair removal, botulinum toxin injections, non-surgical fat reduction, hyaluronic acids treatments, and photorejuvenation. 

Here we discuss what dermatology is and what the different types of dermatology are:

What are the Different Types of Dermatology? 

Let’s first discuss the different types of dermatology:

Dermatopathology 

Dermatopathology is a subgroup that identifies diseases by examining skin and hair samples.  

Typically, these samples are extensively examined under a high-quality microscope. In dermatopathology, dermatologists study the effects and causes of the hair, nails, and skin.  This way, dermatologists can diagnose diseases in their earliest stages.   

Pediatric Dermatology

If your child is suffering from a disease that affects their hair, nails, or skin, consider connecting with a pediatric dermatologist. 

Pediatric dermatologists diagnose as well as treating children of all ages, including infants and newborns. 

Mohs Surgery

If you’re diagnosed with skin cancer, your doctor may recommend you visit a dermatologist for undergoing Mohs surgery. Mohs surgeons perform a specific type of surgery referred to as Mohs surgery. 

This specialized treatment is used to treat only skin cancer. To become Mohs surgeons, dermatologists have to continue studying after residency hours to receive advanced training. 

Cosmetic Dermatology 

In cosmetic dermatology, dermatologists utilize proven and effective treatments to enhance the appearance of the skin. Cosmetic dermatology is not necessarily needed to ensure good health. 

Cosmetic dermatology includes laser hair removal, dermal fillers, and botox that help remove wrinkles and increase facial volume, laser therapy that diminishes scars and wrinkles, and so on.

Who are Dermatologists, and What Do They Do?

Dermatology focuses on treating conditions affecting your skin. In addition, dermatology includes diagnosing and treating diseases affecting your nails, hair, and the delicate lining of your nose, mouth, and eyelids.

 Dermatologists may work at general practices, dermatology clinics, or medical spas. Let’s take a closer look at what dermatologists do:

Medical Work

Your dermatologist may diagnose and treat conditions affecting your skin. It includes acne, plaque psoriasis, and rosacea.

Your dermatologist may also seek symptoms on your skin concerning or signs of other serious health issues. For instance, dry, itchy skin is linked with problems in your kidneys.

Surgery Work

In most cases, dermatologists perform minor surgery like removing warts, moles, and biopsies. At the same time, some dermatologists specialize in extensive surgery like removing skin cancer, benign cysts, etc.

Cosmetic Work

A dermatologist may treat skin issues affecting your face aesthetic and appearance. It includes dark circles, hair loss, and wrinkles.

Your dermatologist may also administer cosmetic treatments like chemical peels, fillers, and laser hair removal surgeries.

Why Should You Visit a Cosmetic Dermatologist at Queen Hospital? 

Here are a few reasons to visit a dermatologist:

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers refer to a specific injection that helps make your skin look young and beautiful. Your dermatologist injects a particular substance in the lines, wrinkles, or for instant volumizing effects. 

There are a wide variety of fillers. Thus, you must discuss with your dermatologist to determine which dermal filler best meets your needs. The different types of dermal fillers include:

  • Autologous wrinkle fillers, i.e., fillers manufactured from the patient’s own blood/fat
  • Collagen wrinkle fillers 
  • Hyaluronic acid fillers
  • Synthetic wrinkle fillers  

Botox Injections

A majority of people seek Botox to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on their faces. Your dermatologist will inject botulinum toxin into your skin to enhance your face aesthetic by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. 

The injection prevents the release of acetylcholine in your face. It is because acetylcholine is responsible for the contraction, which leads to wrinkles. The lack of acetylcholine and the repetitive contraction can ultimately help diminish wrinkles and fine lines on your face.

Acne

Acne is the leading cause of skin conditions in the U.S. Your face may have various blemishes in acne, including whiteheads, deep cysts, blackheads, and pimples.

Acne typically occurs when the oil glands in your skin produce excess sebum. As a result, the substance clogs pores. In some cases, bacteria may also lead to the growth of acne on your face. 

It is common in teenagers; however, people of all ages may have acne. In addition, blemishes may appear on your chest, face, neck, shoulders, and back. Although acne doesn’t put your life at risk, it can spoil your mood. In fact, an in-depth study reveals that acne can lower people’s self-esteem.   

Without adequate treatment, acne may leave permanent scars on your face, neck, and other parts of your body. There are various treatments for reducing and exterminating acne, including over-the-counter acne treatments, creams, gels, chemical peels, oral medication, and laser therapy.  

Eczema

Eczema refers to several chronic skin diseases characterized by itchiness, flaky patches of the skin, irritation, and inflammation of your skin. Eczema can be uncomfortable, as well as emotionally distressing, as it causes swollen and dry skin. 

Atopic dermatitis is a common eczema type, where babies and children develop a rash on different parts of their bodies. The inflammation ends up leaking fluids and causes irritation. Due to this, your child may have trouble sleeping well.

Before prescribing treatments, your dermatologist will ask you to undergo tests and a skin exam. This way, they can help you find the best course of managing eczema with creams, over-the-counter treatments, and medicines.

Skin Cancer

A dermatologist may screen your skin to detect skin cancer. Discuss with your family doctor and dermatologist how many times you should get a skin test and check for changes. 

It’s best to get an annual body check if you have any risks of developing skin cancer. High-risks include having a history of blistering sunburns, light-eyed, and fair-haired.

Top Doctors at Queen Hospital

Here are some of the best dermatologists at Queen Hospital:

Enas Attia Saadeldin Attia

With years of experience and expertise at hand, Enas Attia helps customers find the most effective solutions to their skin problems.

Yana Goncharova

Boasting proficiency and prowess in the field of work, Yana is one of our best dermatologists.

Why Choose Queen Hospital 

Queen Hospital at Villaggio Mall, Doha Qatar provides patients access to a dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced doctors. Venture onto our website today to receive access to high-quality treatments.

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