The term ‘Consultant Dermatologist’ may be familiar to you, but you don’t necessarily understand what exactly that term means or what its benefits are. Our goal is to explain everything you need to know about dermatology and what a consultant Dermatologist in KL is.
1:Dermatology – What is it?
Dermatology focuses on diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions of the skin. Skin, hair, nails, and genital conditions can all cause these symptoms. Examples of the (more than 3000) dermatological conditions which you may have heard of before include acne, eczema, psoriasis, alopecia, fungal nail infections, moles, warts and cysts, birthmarks, varicose veins and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). All forms of skin cancer are covered by dermatology.
2:How does a dermatologist consult?
Dermatologists are physicians specializing in treating conditions of the skin, hair and nails as part of their dermatology practice. Dermatologists have expertise in specific skin problems, so if you have multiple skin problems, you may have different dermatologists. Consultant Dermatologists undergo extensive training and exclusively treat skin diseases, giving them the highest level of expertise and experience.
Skin cancer is routinely treated by dermatologists, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Also, they can assess suspicious moles and, if necessary, remove them. There are many Dermatologists who can also treat children’s skin diseases as well. A number of Consultant Dermatologists provide aesthetic treatments to improve the appearance and condition of the skin, including laser therapy, microdermabrasion and microneedling, chemical peels, and injectables.
3:When should you consult a dermatologist?
Consultant dermatologists can help with skin conditions that cause discomfort, embarrassment, worry or discomfort. Treatment options are usually tailored to your individual condition and circumstances because dermatologists are able to diagnose and treat a wide range of skin conditions. A consultant dermatologist is able to prescribe treatment for dermatological conditions in cases where the general physician is unable to diagnose them or suspects them to exist.
Seeing a dermatologist at one of our clinics is very quick, because consultant dermatologists work privately. The symptoms of many skin conditions worsen with time, so it is crucial to take action as soon as possible, particularly in the case of skin cancer. If you suffer from a skin condition, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you would like an accurate and early diagnosis.
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4:Where can I find a Consultant Dermatologist?
An appointment with a Consultant Dermatologist can be scheduled in several ways:
- By filling in an enquiry form on our website or by giving us a call, we can arrange for one of our doctors to see you. Taking this route, you will be responsible for paying for your treatment.
- You can use your private medical insurance plan to pay for your treatment. The first step would be to contact your private health insurance company to get clarification on how referrals are accepted. Depending on the guidance you receive, you may need to ask your GP for a referral to a private consultant, or you might be able to self-refer. Your appointment will be booked and we will request the relevant GP referral and insurance information from you.
- Ask your GP where you can find an NHS Dermatologist. For emergency appointments, you will need to wait between two and six weeks, but non-urgent appointments may take longer.