We have all experienced skin conditions at one point or another. Whether it is acne, eczema, psoriasis, etc., these are just a few of the many skin conditions that can be diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most common skin conditions and how they are treated by skin specialists in Dubai. We hope you find it informative!
Acne is the most common skin condition. It occurs when hair follicles are clogged with oil, bacteria, dead skin cells and/or other debris that cause the pores to become inflamed. These clogged pores are what result in pimples or zits – also known as acne lesions. It is a condition that is most commonly treated by dermatologists in the form of topical medications – containing retinoids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and comedolytics – that are applied to the acne lesions directly to help stop them from being inflamed or infected.
Eczema is a skin condition that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed. It can affect any area of the skin, but it most commonly affects those that are exposed to harsh climates and/or weather conditions (e.g., hands, elbows and knees). Dermatologists treat those who have eczema by prescribing topical medications such as moisturizers, steroids and antibiotics – depending on the severity.
Psoriasis is a non-contagious inflammatory autoimmune disease of the skin where new skin cells form too quickly for old ones to shed properly. It usually results in thickened patches of red scaly lesions which itch frequently. There is no cure for psoriasis at this point; however, dermatologists can prescribe topical or oral medications to help those who have it.
Skin Cancers and Tumors
When it comes to skin cancers and tumors, treatment for these conditions will depend on the size and location of the cancerous lesion as well as whether or not it has spread. Diagnosed skin cancers are usually treated by surgically removing them; however, dermatologists also treat non-cancerous tumors such as moles by surgically removing them (i.e., a mole removal). Dermatologists also use lasers to remove moles and other benign lesions from the body’s surface – which leaves little or no scarring depending on the type of laser used.
These are just some of the more common skin conditions that dermatologists can diagnose and treat.