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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In some people: Some people find that certain foods make them break out more. If you notice a direct correlation then it would be prudent for you to avoid that food if you don't want to keep breaking out. There is no certain food group that is universally known to cause breakouts--just individual hypersensitivities. All types of foods (ie: fried, chocolate, junk food, dairy products) have been implicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please look at the conditions in my profile and advise me if I should start in dermatology, neurology, or general medicine please?
PCP always first.: Always start with your pcp. No matter what. If you don't have one do your research and find one. The general practitioner is the first educated medical advisor to guide you with this and all of your medical concerns. Let him/her decide the best next step in management in your treatment and / or referral to the most appropriate specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer