While dermatology deals with treatment of the skin, cosmetic dermatology are relied on by people who want to look better by applying cosmetic procedures. Uneven skin pigmentation, skin growths, extraneous hair, allergic reactions, acne, skin aging, and fungal or bacterial infections are the different kinds of problems that ruin the appearance of the skin and causes people to seek the help of cosmetic dermatologists who provide surgical and medical treatment to resolve the problems.
Who Reports To Them
Since Dermatologists are sorta their own boss, they have many assistants that help them perform the treatments.
- Take a patient's medical history
- Update charts and patient information to show current findings and treatments
- Order tests for nurses or other healthcare staff to perform
- Review test results to identify any abnormal findings
- Recommend and design a plan of treatment
- Address concerns or answer questions that patients have about their health and well-being
- Help patients take care of their health by discussing topics such as proper nutrition and hygiene
- College, earning a bachelor's degree.
- Medical school, becoming a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO).
- Internship, 1 year.
- Residency program in dermatology, at least 3 years.
Technology Skills: Be able to use laser technology to perform treatments.
Abilities: These dermatologist have to be able to comfort the patients and they need to be careful when using the technology.
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