WHAT IS A DERMATOLOGIST?

A dermatologist is a fully qualified doctor who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin diseases and cancers.

Dermatologists treat patients of all ages, from babies and children to adolescents and adults. Dermatologists are trained to diagnose and treat over 3000 conditions affecting the skin including common skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, various types of skin cancers to rare and complex skin conditions.

Dermatologists are also experts in the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting the hair, nails, mouth and genitalia.

Because of their expert knowledge of the skin and specialist medical training dermatologist are uniquely placed to deliver effective and safe cosmetic services like skincare, laser therapy, muscle relaxants and fillers. In total it will take a minimum of 10 years of medical training to become a specialist dermatologist.

In total it will take a minimum of 11 to 12 years of medical training to become a Specialist Dermatologist.