Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with skin, nails, hair and its diseases. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist treats diseases, in the widest sense and some cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair and nails.
At Premium Diagnostics, we offer the following services in Dermatology:
Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle. It had been performed experimentally for about twenty years before becoming commercially available in the mid-1990s.
Cryosurgery is a highly effective treatment for a broad range of benign skin problems. With appropriate instruction and supervised experience, family physicians can master the technique quickly. Cryosurgery is best suited for use in patients with light skin and for treatment of lesions in most non–hair-bearing areas of the body. Spray methods include the timed spot freeze technique, the rotary or spiral pattern, and the paintbrush method. Benign skin lesions that are suitable for freezing include actinic keratosis, solar lentigo, seborrheic keratosis, viral wart, molluscum contagiosum, and dermatofibroma.
Electrosurgery is the application of a high-frequency (radio frequency) alternating polarity, electrical current to biological tissue as a means to cut, coagulate, desiccate, or fulgurate tissue. Its benefits include the ability to make precise cuts with limited blood loss. Electrosurgical devices are frequently used during surgical operations helping to prevent blood loss in hospital operating rooms or in outpatient procedures. In electrosurgical procedures, the tissue is heated by an electric current. Although electrical devices that create a heated probe may be used for the cauterization of tissue in some applications.
Dermatosurgery simply means surgery of the skin which involves office based procedure done under local anaesthesia. Being office based procedure; it is convenient and also less expensive. It is of three types, Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Cosmetic. The procedure is done under either topical or local anesthesia so as to make it painless.
Dermatology procedures can improve the appearance of the skin by correcting skin flaws such as acne, scars, and wrinkles. Dermatologists can also treat skin conditions that may not necessarily be harmful, but can affect or even disfigure the appearance.