Treating Skin Diseases and Disorders
Types of Medical Dermatology
There are many types of medical dermatology treatments available, depending on your needs and goals. Some of the most common ones are:
- Topical treatments: These are creams, ointments, gels, or lotions that are applied to the skin to treat various conditions, such as inflammation, infection, itching, or dryness. They work by delivering active ingredients to the affected area or creating a protective barrier on the skin.
- Oral treatments: These are pills, capsules, or liquids that are taken by mouth to treat systemic or severe skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, or fungal infections. They work by affecting the immune system, hormones, or metabolism of the skin cells.
- Injectable treatments: These are injections that are given into the skin or muscle to treat specific skin conditions, such as warts, keloids, or excessive sweating. They work by destroying abnormal cells or blocking nerve signals.
- Phototherapy: This is a treatment that uses artificial or natural light to treat various skin conditions, such as eczema, vitiligo, or psoriasis. It works by reducing inflammation, stimulating pigment production, or slowing down cell growth.
- Surgery: This is a treatment that involves removing or altering the skin tissue to treat various skin conditions, such as skin cancer, cysts, moles, or scars. It works by removing the diseased or unwanted tissue or improving the appearance of the skin.
Here are some frequently asked questions about medical dermatology: