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Dermatology

A lot of people around us have the tendency to develop rashes and / or certain infections / allergies on their skin which basically happens due to their intolerance to sunlight, cold / hot water, or certain other environmental / artificial elements. The branch of healthcare that aims to deal with such cases is Dermatology. A dermatologist specialises in skin-related infections / disorders, and technically manages and cures cosmetic abnormalities in an individual

About Dermatology

While Dermatology may, by itself, be a branch within healthcare, even dermatologists have specialisations that are determined based on their field of expertise, and the kinds of conditions they are more trained in curing in their patients.

There are various sub-divisions (or specialisations) within dermatology:

Cosmetic dermatology

The dermatologists specialising in this practice employ certain cosmetic procedures to beautify and / or cure their patients; most of these procedures employ the use of minimally invasive procedures:

  • Liposuction
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Face Lifts

Dermatopathology

These doctors specialise in skin pathologies.

Trichology

Trichology specialises in diseases such as hair loss, hair abnormalities, scalp changes, and/or hypertrichosis.

Immunodermatology

Doctors practicing Immunodermatology essentially work with conditions such as lupus, pemphigus vulgaris, and bullous pemphigoid.

Mohs surgery

This division is a critical care division where the surgeons work on eliminating skin cancers employing the use of a technique called intraoperative assessment. This department involves the intervention from two specialists - a pathologist and the surgeon.

Paediatric dermatology

This division particularly works with neonates, children, and infants.

Some common treatments / therapies provided by dermatologists include but are not restricted to:

  • Elimination and treatment of skin cancer
  • Cryosurgery – for warts, dermatosis, and skin cancers
  • Cosmetic filler injections
  • Intralesional treatment
  • Laser Therapy – for removal of birthmarks, skin disorders and cosmetic resurfacing and rejuvenation
  • Photodynamic Therapy – for skin cancer and precancerous growths
  • Phototherapy – using narrowband UVB, broadband UVB, psoralen and UVB
  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Radiation Therapy

Services:

DDermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with skin, nails, hair, and their diseases. The Department of Dermatology at Aster Hospitals provides comprehensive clinical and cosmetic dermatology care. It offers specialized treatment for all clinical/general dermatological problems, including disorders of the skin, hair and nails, and venereal diseases, as well as advanced cosmetic dermatology services for management of problems like acne scars, pigmentation, vitiligo, hair loss, moles, warts, skin tags, corns, calluses and ageing skin. Our trusted specialists provide professional and personalized services to minimize the negative impact of these disorders, leading to an improved outcome and quality of life. Multi-disciplinary in approach, the department also attends cross referrals. At Aster Hospitals, we believe that patients and their families should have access to high quality healthcare at a centre that they can trust.

The Dermatology division provides the following services:

Diagnostic procedures:

  • Microscopic examination to confirm fungal infections of the skin, hair and nails.
  • Tzanck smears for the diagnosis of blistering diseases.
  • Skin, mucosal, nail and nerve biopsies.

Therapeutic procedures:

  • Radiosurgery for benign conditions such as warts, moles and skin tags.
  • Cryosurgery for conditions such as warts and keloids.
  • Auto-implantation therapy for the treatment of multiple viral warts.
  • Intralesional therapy for the treatment of keloids and alopecia areata.
  • Excision of benign and malignant skin lesions, including narrow hole extrusion therapy for cysts and lipomas.
  • Surgical modalities for leukoderma – Punch grafting, Suction blister grafting and Follicular unit extraction.
  • Acne scar treatment – Micro needling, Chemical peel treatments and Acne scar surgeries.
  • Ear lobe repair.
  • Management of corn using minimally invasive techniques.
  • Nail surgery for ingrown nails.
  • otulinum Toxin therapy to control excessive sweating.
  • Platelet rich plasma therapy for chronic skin wounds, Hair Loss, Stretch Marks, Acne Scars and Facial Rejuvenation.
  • Cosmetic Therapy – Chemical Peels for acne, pigmentation and photo ageing; Anti-aging treatments like Botulinum Toxin and filler injections; Mesotherapy for hair loss; under eye dark circles and facial rejuvenation; and scar revision techniques.

Why choose Aster Hospitals?

With industry leading medical infrastructure, a vision that fosters a patient-first approach, reliance on expertise, and a highly-skilled team of committed healthcare professionals, Aster Hospitals has been providing quality healthcare in 9 countries and counting. At Aster Hospitals, our doctors know the importance of accurate disease detection, and hence, they bring together the best of technology and expertise to the table to be able to provide its patients with a truthful and totally dependable healthcare journey that they deserve. Aster Hospitals’ state-of-the-art, cutting-edge diagnostics and treatment aims to attend to each patient like they’re the only one, and hence, provide solutions tailored to their needs. Aster Hospitals’ commitment to a healthier, happier world lives and breathes in the services they provide and in the way they provide it. The dermatology division at Aster Hospitals is a pool of highly-skilled and trained practitioners capable of end-to-end disease consultation and care. A regular treatment plan may include a range of tests, however, the practitioner may even examine different organ systems inside the body, use some valuable insights from research and then treat the patient accordingly. A name rooted in trust and world-class healthcare services, Aster Hospitals aims to treat each patient with equal care and attention. Offering a wide range of healthcare services, Aster Hospitals boasts a diverse team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals and medical infrastructure.