A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in skin care. This doctor receives extensive training in treating skin problems and helping keep skin healthy. With this extensive training, experience, and passion, a dermatologist helps keep skin, hair, and nails healthy, and healthy looking, throughout your lifetime.
After earning a medical degree and completing an internship, a dermatologist receives three more years of specialty training, becoming an expert dedicated to skin, hair and nails. Many dermatologists have general practices and see patients with all types of skin concerns. Some dermatologists gain additional training and expertise in specific areas of dermatology, such as pediatrics, surgery, or cosmetics, and may go on to have practices specializing in these areas.
Whether you need medical, surgical, or cosmetic treatment for your skin, you can find a dermatologist who meets your needs.