What is a dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in treating the skin, hair and nails.
When should I see a dermatologist?
Anytime you want! You do not need to have a disorder to see a dermatologist, We can help you determine your skin type and create the best regimen for you. We can teach you how to take care of your skin, hair and nails, slow down and combat the signs of aging, or simply help you relax when you visit our clinic. On the other hand, if you are experiencing abnormal symptoms on the skin, hair and nails (i.e. redness, flaking, scaling, rashes, lumps, bumps, itchiness), you should also see a dermatologist. We diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases including skin cancer, eczema, acne, psoriasis, hair loss and nail infections. We treat patients of all ages.
How can one become a dermatologist in the Philippines?
To be a dermatologist, one has to complete 4 years of medical school, 1 year of medical internship, pass the Philippine medical board examination, complete 3 years of dermatology residency in an accredited institution, and pass the dermatology board examination given by the Philippine Dermatological Society. As you can see, being a dermatologist requires many years of education and experience. There are no shortcuts to becoming a full-fledged dermatologist. Some dermatologists go on to study a more specialized field of dermatology such as dermatopathology or dermatologic surgery.
What is a dermatopathologist?
In general, the procedure takes about 15-30 minutes to treat the entire face.
What will I need to do after microdermabrasion?
While a dermatologist can accurately diagnose a patient just by examining the skin, hair and nails, some diseases require a closer look (e.g. skin tumors, infections, rare diseases). To correctly diagnose some conditions, your dermatologist may remove a sample of your skin, hair, or nail by doing a biopsy. This sample is often examined by a dermatopathologist.
A dermatopathologist is a medical doctor who specializes in dermatology and pathology. Pathology is a branch of medicine that studies causes and effects of diseases. A dermatopathologist diagnoses diseases of the skin, hair, and nails by looking at samples under a microscope. The dermatopathologist will explain the findings in a biopsy report. This written report will explain what disease was found and provides other information that can help the dermatologist determine the best treatment options for the patient.
Dr. Mara Evangelista-Huber