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The area of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes is known as dermatology. A dermatologist is a medical expert in the field of dermatology who can also help address cosmetic issues and aid in revitalizing the appearance of skin, hair, and nails.
Who is a dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails. Dermatologists are expert medical doctors and skin surgeons with unique skills and experience to offer the best care for the skin. Dermatologists have extensive training, they learn to diagnose and treat more than 3,000 diseases of the skin, hair, and nails as well as cosmetic concerns. Patients see dermatologists for issues that are much more than skin deep. Dermatologists care for people of all ages, from newborns to seniors.
What do dermatologists do?
Dermatologists can treat more than 3000 conditions related to skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes. They help in acne dermatitis and eczema, fungal infections, hair loss, nail problems, skin cancer, and viral skin infections. Dermatologists also offer skin consultations and evaluate a patient's skin condition.
How to consult a dermatologist online?
To consult a dermatologist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Dermatologists ’ in the search bar to find a list of dermatologists , along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a dermatologist.
Does a dermatologist treat all kinds of skin and hair problems?
A dermatologist specializes in the treatment of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membrane disorders and disease. They can treat all kinds of skin and hair related problems. They can also address cosmetic issues.
When should I consult a dermatologist?
There are thousands of conditions that can affect the skin. This includes acne, eczema, signs of aging, skin cancer, hair loss, skin infection, redness, itching, pain and rashes, and pus. You should consult a dermatologist if you observe any of these symptoms.
What do we call a dermatologist in simple words?
A dermatologist is simply called a skin or a hair doctor as they mainly treat conditions related to the skin or hair.
Can I consult with a skin or hair specialist anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult a skin specialist anytime. Our dermatologists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation
How do I choose the best dermatologist of India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best family dermatologists in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your skin and hair conditions are taken care.
Does video consultation available with all dermatologist doctors?
Yes, all dermatologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Do dermatologists perform surgeries and if yes, what kind of surgeries?
Yes. Dermatologists can perform a number of surgeries such as laser surgery, chemical peels, biopsies, cryotherapy, chemical peels, etc.
Why is it best to consult a specialist skin and hair doctor?
A skin specialist is a medical expert in the field of dermatology who can help in addressing cosmetic issues and aid in revitalizing the appearance of the skin, hair and nails.
Can I go to a dermatologist for a hair transplant?
Yes. You can go to a dermatologist to do a hair transplant. Dermatologists are specialists in conditions affecting the hair, skin, nails, and mucous membranes. "
Is there any difference between a dermatologist and cosmetologist?
A dermatologist and cosmetologist are very different in terms of their training and educational qualifications. While a dermatologist is a doctor, cosmetologists are not. Dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat medical conditions. On the other hand, cosmetologists are trained to offer beauty services such as hairstyling, manicures/pedicures, waxing, etc. There is, however, one similarity between dermatologists and cosmetologists which is that both deal with the physical appearance of people.
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