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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
  • Dermatopathology
  • 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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