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All illness to the visible skin, mucous membrane, hair and nails are categorized under general dermatology. Skin diseases can happen at any age. Common skin diseases have to be distinguished from seldom, yet re-occurring skin diseases. This can be identified through clinical and laboratory diagnostics, as well as the analysis of different skin samples and skin function tests. The result of all findings will provide a diagnosis and, if essential, necessary therapy will be introduced.
Dermatology covers the following spectrum:
A skin tag and wart are a small soft benign skin growth. It tends to occur on face and body and in the areas of eyelids, neck and under-arms. Skin tags can be easily removed in the Doctors’ treatment room by cauterization.
The level of pain felt by the patients, will depend on the treatment and individual pain tolerance. Healing can take up to a few days before the old skin peels off.
Dermatologic surgery is performed by all dermatologists. Surgery is an integral part of dermatology residency training, thus all dermatologists are well trained in cutaneous surgery.
Techniques available to a dermatologic surgeon include lasers, traditional scalpel surgery, electrosurgery, cryosurgery, photodynamic therapy, and a variety of topical and injectable agents such as dermal fillers, and hyaluronic acid. Some specially trained dermatologic surgeons perform Mohs’ surgery, which can be an effective method for the treatment of recurrent, indistinct, or difficult skin cancers.
Cryotherapy is a used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage, medically called lesions by the application of low temperatures in medical therapy. It is a simple, cost-effective, efficacious and aesthetically acceptable modality for the treatment of various dermatoses.
In the present age, despite the advent of several ablative procedures like radiofrequency or laser therapy, cryosurgery continues to occupy a very important position in the therapeutic scope of a dermatologist. It is a very safe, inexpensive, reproducible, and time efficient that many procedures can be done at the office. It requires a short preparation time, is a sutureless procedure with minimal risk of infection and no anesthesia is usually required. Cryotherapy can be performed at any age, including elder patients with pacemakers in whom electrocautery is contraindicated, those on anticoagulants, patients allergic to anaesthetic agents, patients with transmissible conditions such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis, and can also be performed during pregnancy and over most body sites.
It provides high healing rates even in difficult areas, with excellent cosmetic results if performed appropriately. In view of all these advantages, it is regarded as a treatment of choice by many dermatologists for various benign and malignant dermatoses.