KNOW YOUR SPECIALIST… Dermatologist
diagnosis is made, effective treatment can be safely and conveniently provided in the dermatologist's office. Advances in research and technology allow today's dermatologist to protect and care for your skin with the latest medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments. Dermatologists can impact the lives of patients of all ages – the infant with a red birthmark, the child with eczema, the young man with a new growth on his skin, the baby boomer with sun-damaged skin, or the senior citizen with shingles – effectively treating their skin conditions and making them look and feel their best.
Your Dermatologist's Training
After attending college, earning their four-year medical degree and completing an internship, dermatologists receive three more years of specialty training dedicated to the skin, hair, and nails. During this training, dermatologists learn how to diagnose and treat the more than 3,000 diseases that can affect the skin, hair and nails. Many dermatologists have general practices and see patients with all types