Having skin, hair or nail related problems ? wondering whom to approach ? Any board certiﬁed dermatologist with a MD, Diploma or DNB degree in DVL. Who is a Trichologist ? A Trichologist is essentially a dermatologist with / without an additional fellowship in trichology (hair). Who is a cosmetologist or an aesthetician ? Any board certiﬁed dermatologist with further hands on experience in cosmetic procedures or a fellowship in cosmetology. Beware of quacks who
The Fitzpatrick Scale Many variables determine skin colour of which the most important is the Melanin content. Pigmentation is an alteration of your existing skin colour. The causes of pigmentation can be genetic, hormonal, nutritional or can be acquired by exposure to external factors like Sun light (UV rays), Cosmetics, Sandalwood, chemicals. A thorough assessment to determine the cause of pigmentation is essential. Treatment of pigmentary disorders is achieved by various modalities of treatment which
“Children are not just miniature adults” !!! Pediatric dermatology, a relatively new sub speciality of medicine deals with skin problems in newborns to adolescents. A speciality with focussed training on skin, hair and nail disorders in children oﬀers a tailored, age appropriate, comprehensive care to your child. “Each child is unique, so are their skin care needs” Choose the right kind of skin care for your child, choose a Pediatric dermatologist !!.