The skin is the largest and most visible organ of the entire body. It is a reflection of our health and acts as a barrier against injury and bacteria. Unfortunately, at one time or another, nearly everyone has some type of skin disease – infants, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly. One in six (15%) of all visits to the family doctor (GP) involves a skin problem.
Dermatology involves, but is not limited to, the study, research and diagnosis of disorders, diseases, cancers, cosmetic and ageing conditions of the skin, fat, hair, nails, oral and genital membranes.
A dermatologist is the medical expert you should consult if you have any significant problem with your skin.