Your skin is not only the more visible part of your body. It plays a cosmetic, social and life preserving role. The skin is a barrier that protects us from infections, temperature changes and dehydration. For this reason it’s a target of infective and inflammatory diseases. 

Dermatology focuses on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the skin, hair, and nails. Due to their additional training, these specialists are often consulted following an initial consultation with an internist or pediatrician.