About the heading Dermatology in Yellow Pages®
Dermatology is a specialist branch of medicine that is concerned with the skin and its diseases. It is a unique specialty in that it has both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist is a qualified medical specialist who, through additional training, has obtained postgraduate qualifications to specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin disease and skin cancers, as well as treatment for cosmetic problems of the skin, scalp, hair and nails.
Advances in ultraviolet light therapy, photodynamic therapy, laser therapy and drug treatments have transformed dermatological therapies over the past few years. Dermatologists can treat patients of all ages, from babies and children through to adolescents and adults. Although diseases of the skin are many and varied, Australian dermatologists spend much of their time treating diseases caused by exposure to the sun.
Other potential skin problems that dermatologists treat include acne, eczema, rosacea, skin infections, psoriasis, occupational dermatitis, hair and nail disorders, surveillance of moles and cosmetic problems of the skin including wrinkles.
If you wish to see a dermatologist you may need a referral from your local doctor. Dermatologists are located in cities, metropolitan areas and some regional centres. If you are looking for information on dermatology look under this heading in Yellow Pages®.