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What is the next break through in dermatology?

What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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Are skin scrapings around the face and hair line scalp just as helpful as biopsy of skin in diagnosis of dermatology types DLE SLE etc ?

Are skin scrapings  around the face and hair line scalp just as helpful as biopsy of skin in diagnosis of dermatology types DLE  SLE  etc ?

No: Skin scrapings are not a substitute for biopsy. However a biopsy may not be needed, depending on other findings, clinical history and blood test results. ...Read more

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What are pros and cons of dermatology?

Pros and cons: for what? choosing specialist, choosing profession?

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What is the next break through in dermatology?

Skin replacement: There are many areas of investigation in dermatology such as better treatment for tumors like melanoma and treatment for chronic conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A most interesting line of investigation is to develop an artificial skin to replace skin damaged by disease or trauma. This would be a fabulous breakthrough. Do you have any ideas for a skin breakthrough? ...Read more

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What is the difference between dermatology and dermopathology?

Using a microscope: A dermatopathologist has training to look at the skin under a microscope in order to render a diagnosis. A skin biospy is prepared in a lab and put on a slide for the dermatopathologist to review under the microscope. ...Read more

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Differnce between dermatology and dermatopathology?

Skin vs. slides: A dermatologist is trained in the clinical appearance of diseases related to the hair, skin, and nails. A dermatopathologist examines skin specimens under a microscope and makes diagnoses based on the history provided by the dermatologist and the patterns of cells on the microscope slides. The dermatologist performs skin biopsies, the dermatopathologist reads the microscope slides. ...Read more

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What are good colleges in georgia that speacialize in dermatology?

What are good colleges in georgia that speacialize in dermatology?

Aesthetician schools: The field of dermatology is a medical specialty requiring 4 years training after completing 4 years of medical school which is after 4 years of college. I'm not aware of any specific college that specializes in dermatology as an undergrad major. Check out https://services.Aamc.Org/eras/erasstats/par/display8.Cfm?Nav_row=par&spec_cd=080 for list of 116 derm residencies. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Esthetician vs. dermatology rn, which should I see?

Esthetician vs. dermatology rn, which should I see?

Estheticians are: great for cleaning your skin but not for prescription medications or medical condition diagnosis ...Read more

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What to expect at first dermatology appointment for acne?

What to expect at first dermatology appointment for acne?

Acne: An overall assessment is done at first dermatology visit which includes family history and medication history. Besides from prescribing a regimen individualized for that patient some dermatologist will extract blackheads and inject cysts if needed. ...Read more

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