When You Need a Medical Skin Specialist
If you needed a cardiac intervention to increase the quality of your life, you would never consult a general medicine or family practitioner. Your first consultation would be with a Cardiologist who, after evaluation, would send you to a Cardiovascular Surgeon. You would want someone with the proper credentials and training to give you the highest level of care.
Each area of medicine is highly specialised and your skin, as the body’s largest organ, is no different. Your skin works non-stop taking care of you – protecting your other organs, warming you up and cooling you down, and a reflection of how healthy you are inside. Your skin deserves the expert care of a medical specialist.
A dermatologist is uniquely trained to analyse skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists are usually first trained in internal medicine prior to being allowed to continue the years of additional training in dermatology. We are specifically trained to spot potential problems and diagnose a multitude of conditions that range from minor to life-threatening.
Those years of specialised, advanced training improves the lives of patients of all ages – infants with red birthmarks, children with eczema, skin damage that appears years after those long summers in the sun, pensioners who develop shingles.
Cosmetic dermatology is a new, exciting addition to dermatology. Combining art and medicine, I work to optimise the most aesthetic yet natural result for my patients. I feel great personal satisfaction when I see my patients respond to the results from a cosmetic dermatology procedures – whether removing a mole, a birthmark or scar; or improving appearance through Botox or “filler” injections.
More recently, I have had to make cosmetic corrections from the work of overzealous, inexperienced, insufficiently trained practitioners, including, unfortunately, some general medicine doctors.
Other important reasons to consult a Dermatologist –
1 – Chronic Acne – if your acne is aggressive or chronic, you would benefit from the treatment of a qualified dermatologist.
2 – Varicose Veins – dermatologists have a variety of treatments -both surgical and non-surgical – to improve those blue, spiny spider veins.
3 – Suspicious Moles – while most moles are innocent, a sudden mutation might be the early indication of a cancerous change. A dermatologist can give expert opinion for peace of mind and treatment.
4 – Eczema – dermatologists have the latest variety of treatments that can help you manage this annoying and painful condition.
This article was written by Dr. Joaquin Mut Oltra, Dermatologist at Clinica Santa Cecilia. Call us today at +34 95 252 1024 to set up your appointment with Dr. Mut.