What is a Dermatologist?

Dermotologist examining patiens arm

A dermatologist is a doctor who has had extensive training in the field of skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists usually have to go through at least 12 years of training in medicine to finally be qualified as a dermatologist. The exhaustive training includes 5-6 years in medical school as well as a further 8 years of hospital training which encompasses areas of general medicine, surgery and extensive experience in treating skin disease.

Dermatologists are allowed to prescribe medications which other doctors including General Practitioners are not. As dermatologists have many years of experience, having seen and treated multiple cases of various skin disorders they are well placed to provide you with appropriate treatment for your skin problem which doctors from other specialities will not.

At Imperial London Dermatology Clinics our dermatologists have not only the basic training but are pioneers in many aspects of dermatology which requires decades of knowledge and experience. Many of our dermatologists have practiced dermatology in the UK and abroad including tropical countries allowing them to have more exposure and the ability to treat a wider array of skin conditions than those purely seen in the UK.

Dermatologists can provide both surgical and medical treatments depending on the skin disorder. Many dermatologists including those at Imperial London Dermatology Clinics practice cosmetic dermatology – including anti-ageing injections, fillers and skin rejuvination treatments.

If you would like to book a consultation with one of our dermatologists medical or cosmetic please call our team now.