Clinical Dermatology is the specialty of medicine that encompasses the complete range of diseases and conditions of the skin, hair and nails.
All diseases and medical conditions associated with skin, hair and nails are diagnosed and treated at Dr. Hassan Al-Abdulla Medical Center by our highly skilled and trained medical providers. These knowledgeable professionals, from skin doctors, plastic surgeons, to Nurse Practitioners, all exceed the standards and qualifications mandated by their profession.
Derma surgery deals with the diagnosis and treatment of medically necessary and cosmetic conditions of the skin, hair, nails, veins, mucous membranes and adjacent tissues by various surgical, reconstructive, cosmetic and non-surgical methods. The purpose of skin surgery is to repair and/or improve the function and cosmetic appearance of skin tissue.
Examples of derma surgery procedures include anti-aging treatments, injectable and implantable soft tissue fillers, botulinum toxin treatments, correction of acne scarring, chemical peeling, tumescent liposuction, vein therapy, hair restoration, laser surgery, skin cancer treatment and reconstructive flaps and grafts.
A dermatolopathology is a joint subspecialty of dermatology and pathology and to a lesser extent of surgical pathology that focuses on the study of cutaneous diseases at a microscopic and molecular level. It also encompasses analyses of the potential causes of skin diseases at a basic level.
Skin Doctors are able to recognize most skin diseases based on their appearances, anatomic distributions, and behavior. Sometimes, however, those criteria do not allow a conclusive diagnosis to be made, and a skin biopsy is taken to be examined under the microscope or are subject to other molecular tests. That process reveals the histology of the disease and results in a specific diagnostic interpretation.
Pediatric Dermatology specializes in the care of children with skin disorders, whether they are mild or severe, acquired or genetic. This includes hair and nail treatments, as well.
Pediatric Dermatology provides comprehensive and sophisticated dermatologic care for children and adolescents. They are specifically trained in dermatology as well as pediatrics, and have specific knowledge of the needs of children's skin.
Pediatric Dermatology is dedicated to helping children and their parents better understand skin ailments and how to treat and cope with them.
Electrocautery / EC Wart Removal
Electrocautery is a way to remove a wart using heat from electricity. The electricity is used to heat the needle which is put on the wart. The electricity is not sent into your body. Electrocautery can also be used to remove other growths on your skin.
Usually the wart or growth will go away after one electrocautery treatment. Electrocautery usually leaves behind a wound which may take 1 to 6 weeks to heal. The time it takes the wound to heal depends on the size of the wart. Bigger warts take longer to heal. But the wart may need to be treated more than once.
Curettage / Surgical Wart Removal
Surgical wart removal is a great choice for many people whose warts are resistant to creams and other over the counter therapies. The procedure doesn't require repeat sessions like cryosurgery or laser therapy, and can be performed with great success on a number of different types of warts with the exception of genital and most facial warts.
Curettage is simply the excision of a wart by means of specialist tools in the hands of an able surgeon. It is often performed in conjunction with electrosurgery which can help complete the removal of larger warts for instance.
Scar/Acne Scar Removal
Scars are a part of the body's healing process. They form when the deep layer of the skin is damaged, whether from acne, injury, surgery, or disease. The body produces new collagen fibers to mend the wound, which gives the tissue a different texture and quality than the surrounding tissue.
Although they serve their purpose in the body's biological processes, scars detract from the appearance of the skin. While some scars soften and fade out over time, others are unsightly, either because of their color, or because a crater, pit, indentation, or an elevated lump or ridge formed with the scar during healing.
Fortunately, the appearance of scars can be improved with a range of cosmetic treatments. The most appropriate type of treatment will depend on the type, degree, and extent of the scarring and on the patient's treatment goals and concerns.
Scars can be unsightly, but something can be done about it. A range of treatments are available to reduce the appearance of all types of scars, and in some cases, make them disappear entirely. If you have scars that bother you, contact contact our skin doctors to learn more about how we can help.
While acne is a condition that is prevalent for many teenagers, it is a skin concern that can also extend into adulthood. It is a complex problem that occurs for numerous reasons, including the buildup of bacteria, an increase in oil production and the irregular shedding of dead skin cells.
Stress and hormones can also influence the development of acne. Although living with acne can be a frustrating experience, there are a variety of treatment options available that can treat your active acne and keep your skin clear.
Acne Treatment Options
Chemical PeelsA chemical peel provides deep exfoliation and removes layers of damaged skin. This allows for fresh, healthy skin cells to come to the surface. During this treatment, a solution containing alpha-hydroxy acids (fruit acids) or beta-hydroxy acids (salicylic acid) will be applied to your skin. Light, medium and strong are the different levels of chemical peels you can receive.
Prescription MedicationsWe also offer a variety of topical and oral acne treatments. This can include antibiotics, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.
VibradermabrasionVibradermabrasion is a superior exfoliating treatment. It is designed to clear your pores and remove dead skin cells. Unlike traditional microdermabrasian, Vibradermabrasion treatment does not use crystals to remove damaged skin.
Photodynamic TherapyPhotodynamic therapy is non-invasive and uses light and a photosensitizing agent to improve the appearance of your skin. Specifically, Photodynamic therapy treatment can treat acne, acne scars, minimize pores and reduce the size of the oil glands.
Skin Cancer Treatment
People die of skin cancer, and what makes it even more saddening is the fact that early detection makes most of these skin cancers curable. Sadly, many people are not aware that the lesion or mole they have is, in fact, cancerous until it is too late. Skin Specialist Doctors wants to help with this problem by offering our comprehensive skin cancer screening to our clients.
The skin is the body's largest organ, and it is constantly bombarded with environmental toxins and UV rays. That is why it is at risk for developing cancer. Because there are so many parts of the skin that people do not look at regularly, dangerous, cancerous growths may go undetected for too long without proactive evolution, and that is where our skin doctors can help.