Don’t trust your skin health to just anyone. Choose a board certified Dermatologist.
Some health care providers offer dermatologic care and cosmetic procedures but they are not medical doctors with specialist training in skin, hair and nails.
Why see an accredited dermatologist?
Dermatologists registered in Australia have a basic medical degree, M.B.BS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from a recognised university. This can takes 6 years to complete. They will have the letters F.A.C.D. (Fellowship of Australasian College of Dermatologists) after their name to signify they are medical specialists who have passed the rigorous postgraduate specialist training in dermatology. This takes a minimum of 4 years. Many dermatologists including myself have additional postgraduate degrees in addition to the above such as Master in Medicine (MM) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
The peak medical specialist organisation is the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Most dermatologists are fellows and registered with organisation.
What is a dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a medical specialist doctor who is trained to diagnose, manage and treat a wide variety of medical and surgical conditions affecting the skin, hair and nail. Dermatologists can provide you with optimal plan of management for an increasing large range of cosmetic conditions. This may range from acne scarring, scars in general, pigmentary disorders, effects of ageing and sun-damaged changes.
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