Dermatologists are trained to evaluate and manage disorders of the skin, hair, nails and adjacent mucous membranes in patients of all ages. A dermatologist has had additional training and experience in the following:
Diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, melanomas, moles and other tumors of the skin
Management of contact dermatitis and other inflammatory skin disorders
Recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic and infectious diseases
Surgical techniques used in dermatology
Dermatologists also manage cosmetic disorders of the skin, including hair loss, scars, and the skin changes associated with aging.
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