Medical Dermatology

What is Medical Dermatology?

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails. Being the largest organ in the body with numerous potential abnormalities, the skin is relatively straightforward to examine. That been said, there are more than 3,000 skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, urticaria, rosacea, hair loss, nail diseases, and skin cancer to look into when diagnosing.

If you believe you have any skin condition, it is recommended that you contact a dermatologist the soonest.

What is Medical Dermatology?

Skin Surgery

What is skin lesions removal?

Skin lesion removal is a procedure or surgery to remove growths on the skin that are too big, bothersome, or uncomfortable. It also has to be removed because it could be cancerous or precancerous, and can be done during a routine visit.

Skin lesions include, but are not limited to:

Skin Tags

Skin tags are small accumulations of skin that may have a stalk (a peduncle) and can appear almost anywhere although most commonly on the eyelids, neck, armpits, upper chest, and groin. These can be removed by direct excision or cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, and is often considered cosmetic.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Sebaceous Hyperplastic is a common disorder of the sebaceous or oil glands in which they become enlarged and appear as yellow, shiny bumps on the face. The treatment of sebaceous hyperplasia is considered cosmetic.

Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic Keratoses usually appear as a brown, black or pale growths on the face, trunk (chest, abdomen and back), or arms and legs. These growths have a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance and are usually painless, but can be removed for cosmetic reasons. Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen is used to treat these lesions or he may use an electrocautery to destroy them.


What is skin lesions removal?

Skin Cancer

What is skin cancer?

Early detection and treatment of skin cancer have been one of the most significant advances in dermatologic surgery in the past decade.

An average skin cancer patient has a “spot” that is changing, be it “a bump that won’t heal”, “a mole that changed color” or “a sore that is bleeding”. Other times it is a mole that is growing, bleeding, or itching. Common skin cancers include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.