Dermatology is the field of medicine that deals with the conditions and diseases of the skin. In addition, dermatology also deals with cosmetic treatments of the skin, hair, and nails.
In turn, dermatology is divided into several subfields, each one with a specific purpose and specific treatments. Many dermatologists offer treatment in several of these areas.
Cosmetic dermatology involves both surgical and non-surgical treatments to improve the looks of the skin, hair or nails. It includes treatments such as botox, fillers, laser surgery, face lifts, etc.
Dermatopathology deals with diseases of the skin. A dermatopathologist performs physical examinations and prescribe treatment for rashes, fungus, dermatitis, etc.
Immunodermatology deals with immune-mediated skin illnesses, such as lupus, bullous pemphigoid, as well as other conditions.
Mohs surgery, also called chemosurgery, is a type of surgery used in the treatment of certain types of skin cancer. It involves the controlled removal of tissue that contains cancerous cells.
Pediatric dermatology deals with the diseases and conditions of the skin, taking into account the special needs of children. It frequently involves genetic skin diseases or conditions in newborns.