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Overview of Dermatology and types of offices

Kevin Nienhoouse

on 6 May 2011

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Dermatology Branch of medicine which deals with
the skin and its diseases American Board of Dermatology incorporated in 1932
certifies physicians in dermatology American Academy of Dermatology is the largest organization of Dermatologists members must be ABD certified grants fellowships for studies and work in dermatology in the Americas and around the world Sponsers SkinPAC (Political Actions Committee) Mission Statement:
Promoting leadership in dermatology and excellence in patient care through education, research, and advocacy. Camp Discovery - a camp for young people with chronic skin conditions. SKIN • Aside from being a protective shield against heat, light, injury and infection, the skin also regulates body temperature, stores water, fat and vitamin D, and can sense painful and pleasant stimulation. •The skin is the largest and the most vulnerable organ of the body. It. It covers an area of about 20 Square ft. and weighs about 6 pounds in an average adult •The skin has 3 different layers which are the epidermis, dermis and the subcutis Common Skin Disorders •Acne
•Bed Sores
•Calluses and Corns
•Dry Skin
•Keratosis Pilaris
•Sebaceous Cysts
What is Acne? How does acne develop? Common medications for acne
•Benzoyl Peroxide kills the infection
•Retin-A dries up the skin
•Differin a type of gell
Dry Skin Treatment for Dry Skin Keratosis Pilaris Treatment for Keratosis Pilaris
Usually there is no treatment for keratosis pilaris, since it normally clears up by itself. But you can use petroleum jelly with water, cold cream, or a salicylic acid which removes the top layer of skin and flattens the pimples.
Types of common Rashes
•Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)
•Drug Rashes
•Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis •Dry scaly skin
•Small bumps that itch
•Redness and swelling of the skin
•And thickening of the skin
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Common Symptoms •A painful, red area that spreads fast
•The top layer of skin may peel without blistering
•Scalded looking raw areas of flesh
•Condition spread to eyes, mouth and genitals
Treatment for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Specific treatment for toxic epidermal necrolysis will be determined by your physician based on:
•your overall health, age, and medical history
•severity of the condition
•your tolerance of specific medications, procedures, or therapies
•your opinion or preference Divisions of Dermatology Cosmetic Dermatology Laser Liposuction Body Contouring Injectables & Fillers Acne Scar Treatments; & Anti-aging Treatments Botox Treatment Chemical Peels General Skin Health Maintain a healthy diet an lifestyle cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize Sun Screen
Liposuction Hair The normal cycle of hair growth lasts 2-3 years About 90% of the hair on your scalp is growing at any 1 time;
the other 10% is in a resting phase A person normally sheds 50 to 100 hairs each day Types of Hair Loss anagen catagen telogen Hair Growth Cycle Androgenetic alopecia Alopecia Areata Traction alopecia Tricnotillomania What causes excessive hair loss? What are possible treatments for hair loss? Fingernails Structure
Nail Bed
Nail Plate

Nail Growth
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