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What Does A Dermatologist Do?

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A dermatologist is essentially a medical doctor whose area of specialisation is dermatology, which is that branch of medicine which focused on dealing with your skin along with and related issues such as your hair or your nails. These physicians are trained in both the diagnosis and treatment of the various diseases and tumours which afflict the skin and its appendages.

You will find that there are medical as well as surgical aspects when it comes to specialising in dermatology. For instance, some of the surgeries practiced by dermatologists would include those involving skin cancers, laser surgery and other cosmetic procedures such as 'Botox'. Even sclerotherapy and liposuction would be covered by dermatologists. They would need to interpret tissue samples as seen under the microscope.

The term dermatology has its roots in the Greek word derma, meaning "skin.

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