The Department of Dermatology offers treatment for all skin, hair, nails and related diseases. We provide services ranging from surgical, cosmetic and paediatric dermatology. We also specialise in treating standard as well as advanced dermatology disorders like acne, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss, sexually transmitted diseases and pemphigus.
Our skin treatment experts at Aarogyam Hospital specialise in treating acne, hair loss, shingles and moles. Our dermatologists excel in treating diseases of the oral mucous membrane, genital disorder, sexually transmitted diseases, general dermatology, leg ulcers and psoriasis. We also offer treatment for leukoderma (white patches) by performing Vitiligo Grafting, and medical treatment for vitiligo by stem cell therapy. At Max healthcare, we offer a holistic care approach to patients seeking treatment for a glowing skin.
Who is a Dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a skin treatment and medical expert who offers treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Skin mirrors the health of the body and is the most visible organ. If someone is experiencing any significant problem with their skin, consulting a dermatologist at the nearest skin care hospital is advisable. The skin treatment experts who have an additional interest and skill in carrying out surgical procedures are known as dermatosurgeons.
The conditions treated by medical dermatologists include leg ulcers, leukoderma, psoriasis, acne, blackheads, moles, hair loss, shingles, xerosis and eczema.
Leg Ulcers – Also known as stasis ulcer, leg ulcer is a wound on the ankle or leg caused by damaged or abnormal veins. Leg ulcers are common and are treatable by a skin treatment specialist. Treatment includes wound care, compression, leg elevation and sometimes surgery.
Leukoderma – Also known as vitiligo, leukoderma causes loss of skin colour when pigment-producing cells stop functioning or die. Leukoderma can affect any part of the body and can only be controlled, not cured. Contacting a skin care hospital is advisable for a timely treatment.
Psoriasis – It is a common skin condition that can last for years or present lifelong. In this condition, the skin cells form scales, dry and itchy patches on the skin. The treatment offered by a dermatologist aims at stopping the skin cells from proliferating and removing scales. Any rash on the skin should be brought to the notice to a skin treatment specialist for timely treatment.
Acne – Most common in young adults and teenagers, acne is a common condition that can be easily treated at a skin care hospital. Dermatologists usually prescribe cleansers, antibiotics and OTC medicines to treat acne.
Moles – Mole is a disorder of pigment-producing skin cells that is usually self-diagnosable. This condition can be controlled by a skin treatment specialist but cannot be cured.
Hair Loss – Also called Alopecia, hair loss is a common condition in both men and women. Hormonal changes, thyroid imbalance, anaemia, burns, ageing, stress and skin infections are few common causes of hair loss. Contacting a dermatologist at the nearest dermatology hospital as earliest is advised to those experiencing sudden loss of hair.
Shingles – Also known as herpes zoster, shingles causes painful rashes with blisters on the skin. It is caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus in the body. So, if anyone has had chicken pox in the past, they may develop shingles. This condition can be prevented by vaccine and treated with antiviral medication.
Eczema – Causing red, itchy and scaly rashes, eczema usually develops in early childhood and is common in people who have a family history. The treatment includes the application of certain ointments and creams that offer relief from itching.