The science that is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases affecting skin, hair, and nails. It also deals with cancers, cosmetic and ageing conditions of skin, hair, fat, nails, and membranes of the oral cavity and genital organs. This branch of medicine also encompasses management and investigative procedures such as dermatohistopathology, topical and systemic medicines, cosmetic surgical procedures, immunotherapy, light therapy, laser, and photodynamic therapy.
Common diseases under the scope of this specialty include acne, skin cancers, dermatitis, warts, moles, fungal infections, scars, eczema, cold sores, and psoriasis. Surgeries commonly conducted under this specialty include those for removal of skin cancers at an early stage, removal of outgrowths to improve skin appearance and to confirm diagnosis such as biopsies. You can find and consult the best cosmetologist in Pakistan.