If you are looking to treat an issue linked to your skin or hair, then this will fall within the remit of a doctor that specializes exclusively in this particular segment of medical science. Known as a ‘Dermatologist’, this qualified doctor can help you with a range of solutions to improve the appearance and health of your hair, skin, and nails.
As such, you should avoid using a so-called expert that is not specialized in Dermatology. In doing so, you stand the best possible chance of meeting your aims and objectives in the safest manner possible. On the contrary, by using an individual that does not possess the required knowledge, skills, and qualifications in Dermatology, the risks could be are plentiful.
With that being said, as one of Malta’s leading cosmetic practices, we at Persona have a plethora of fully qualified Dermatologists.
What is Dermatology?
In its most basic form, Dermatology is the area of medical science that is concerned specifically with conditions found in the nails, hair, and the all-round health of your skin.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. It is the first line of defense against bacteria and injury, and often reflects overall health. As such, while you might have previously attempted to alleviate personal woes linked to your skin and hair by purchasing over-the-counter solutions, such solutions are far too generic to get to the root cause of the problem.
A Dermatologist – alongside highly advanced technological advancements, has the capacity to treat symptoms that you may have struggled to alleviate for many years.
What are some of the main issues that a Dermatologist can treat?
While the list of potential treatments offered by a Dermatologist is endless, we have listed some of the most common issues below.
Did you know that acne is one of the most common diseases globally? Not only can it lead to the patient feeling self-conscious, but severe cases can lead to depression and a feeling of helplessness. Furthermore, by using the wrong treatments, your acne could lead to scars. With that being said, our highly qualified Dermatologists based at Persona have a range of potential treatments to help alleviate the appearance of acne.
If the acne is currently in an active phase, then the Dermatology specialist might consider undertaking an Intense Pulsed Light option. This is sometimes undertaken up to three times to ensure optimal results are met.
Alternatively, the Dermatologist might decide to use an Affirm Fractional Laser if they need to reduce the signs of scarring. This targets collagen production which is found under the skin. Typically, the treatment might require up to 6 sessions to reach the patient’s long-term goals.
Skin Cancer Screening
Skin cancer most commonly develops on the outer layer of the skin; however, it is also possible that it can form on a mole that was already in existence. This particular form of cancer can spread to other organs, including that of the lymph nodes.
However, by undergoing a skin cancer test with a dermatologist and subsequently diagnosing it early, the cure rate is very high. In fact, if you live in a climate that consists of regular sun, it is important that you not only undergo an annual skin cancer test with a dermatologist, but that you also perform periodic self-skin examinations.
Moles, Spots and Warts Surgical Removal
Those that suffer from spots, moles or warts are often faced with issues pertaining to self-consciousness. As such, if this sounds like you, it is highly understandable that you are looking to have these removed. If this is something that you are looking to consider, we would suggest seeing a dermatologist to discuss the best plan of action.
How do I know which treatment I need?
One of the overarching benefits of using Persona is that you will be able to have a full and frank discussion with one of our Dermatologists. During the one-on-one consultation period, you will initially have the chance to outline your skin, hair, or nail concerns, alongside the end result that you are looking to achieve.
Once this has been discussed, the Dermatologist is likely to ask you some questions about the issue. Most importantly, the specialist will want to know whether you have previously sought treatment for the problem – such as over-the-counter remedies, or prior solutions. Once this has been established, the Dermatologist will then need to perform a brief physical examination.
This is of the utmost importance, as it will give the specialist a full 360-degree view of what needs to be done to meet your long-term goals. Once the required question phase and physical examination has been completed, the Dermatologist will then suggest some of the available treatments that might be suitable for you.
Each treatment – whether that is in the form of or medication or treatment – will be broken down in layman terms. This will give you the chance to assess the underlying risks, as well as the likely outcome of the procedure.