Dermatology is a field of medicine, which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin conditions and symptoms that affect the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists are doctors who specialise in treating patients with skin conditions.
Skin conditions can affect all ages and they cause a diverse range of symptoms. There are many different types of treatments and therapies that can be used to target the cause of skin problems or reduce the severity of symptoms.
Common skin conditions
There are hundreds of different skin conditions. The most common types include:
- Skin cancer
Types of skin treatments
Skin treatments are evolving and advancing all the time, due to new technology and research. Today, dermatologists and health professionals use a diverse range of therapies and treatments to tackle skin conditions, including:
- Topical creams, ointments and lotions
- Bath soaks
- Chemical peels
- Laser treatment
- Skin resurfacing treatment
- UV light therapy
- Intralesional injections
When to seek advice for skin problems
Most people will develop a rash or experience minor skin problems in their lifetime. In many cases, symptoms are mild and temporary, and they will clear up without the need for medical intervention. Some people develop more severe reactions or symptoms of chronic skin conditions, which require treatment. If your symptoms persist or get worse, they are impacting your daily life, or you’re concerned that they could be linked to a severe condition, such as skin cancer, seek medical advice.
If you are worried about skin conditions, or you’d like advice about your skin, don’t hesitate to contact us and see how our expert doctors and dermatologists can help you here at Tempus Belgravia.