Medical Dermatology

It is estimated that there are between 2000 and 3000 skin diseases. That’s why it takes a long time to train a New Zealand dermatologist (skin specialist). Dermatologists (skin specialists) are experts at recognising and treating skin disease.

Medical dermatology often involves the diagnosis of rashes. Rashes can also be part of another illness so dermatologists (skin specialists) are careful to look at all aspects of your medical problem. Some dermatologists (skin specialists) focus mainly on medical dermatology.

Rashes can be very upsetting especially when they affect visible areas. Dermatologists (skin specialists) understand this distress even if the rash may not look significant to others.

In New Zealand common skin diseases are eczema, psoriasis and acne. Your dermatologist (skin specialist) has access to a wide range of treatments and the knowledge to apply them correctly for your problem. Your dermatologist (skin specialist) can diagnose rare skin diseases and will look after you if you have severe skin disease.

Dermatologists (skin specialists) are trained to recognise all skin disease including skin cancers. They can recommend treatments that do not involve surgery or undertake surgery if that is the correct option.

DermNet NZ is a great New Zealand based web site if you want more information about your skin disorder.