What is dermatology?
The study and treatment of the skin, hair and nails in health and disease all come under this banner.
What kind of skin conditions can a dermatologist treat?
Commonly addressed problems are acne, skin cancer and psoriasis.
How are skin problems diagnosed by a dermatologist?
Due to the wide variety of problems that can affect the skin, there are many diagnostic procedures that can be carried out such as blood tests, x-rays, skin scrapings or skin biopsies to determine diagnosis. Specialists in this field are known as consultant dermatologists.