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What does a dermatologist do?

Dermatologists are medical professionals specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of skin condition, including problems which refer to nails and hair.

At the moment, there are over 8,500 dermatologists in the U.S. They are the medical professionals who treat and diagnose skin, nails and hair conditions. The most common disorders and conditions dermatologists have to deal with are rosacea, psoriasis, vitiligo, eczema, acne, fungal infections, ingrown nails, skin cancer, hair loss, and folliculitis. Actually, there are over 3,000 health issues dermatologists can take care of.

Dermatologists can also perform laser treatments, skin grafts, chemical peels, biopsies, dermabrasions, vein therapy, and cosmetic injections. They attend to both the health and the appearance of your skin, nails, and hair.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/