Clinical dermatology includes the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, which can be caused by a number of causes, such as germs and infections, genes, and even psychological factors like anxiety.
In some cases, a dermatological illness may be a first symptom of a serious illness. As a result, dermatologist Athanasios Pavlidis approaches each case with importance and proper, effective treatment in order to treat the initial early diagnosis of the dermatological disease.
Acne is the most common skin condition. While in most cases adolescents and young adults suffer from this skin ailment, it can also sometimes happen in older ages.
In recent years, great progress has been made in the treatment of acne. The dermatologist adjusts the specific treatment of acne accordingly to each patient.
With today’s great advancements in science, all types of acne can be effectively treated and cured.
Psoriasis is a chronic, non-transmissible inflammatory autoimmune skin disease that affects the skin and joints.
Its exact etiology remains unknown although it us known to affect 1-3% of the world’s population, both men and women. In general, psoriasis can occur at any age.
Today there are many possibilities for treating psoriasis.
Vitiligo is a condition that causes loss of skin color (melanin). Some people develop only a few spots that discolour and become white. Others have more extensive melanin loss. Vitiligo can occur in any part of the body while it can also sometime affect hair to discolour and become white.
There is no absolute cure for vitiligo, but existing therapy can greatly help.
Hyperpigmentation of the face is a frequent problem faced by dermatologist patients.
Common facial discolorations characterized by hyperpigmentation include melasma, sunspots, and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Bleaching creams are considered to be the correct treatment for melasma, both for its treatment and as a maintenance treatment afterwards. These creams aim to reduce chromatic lesions as well as to prevent their future appearance.
Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that can affect children or adults at any age. This type of hair loss tends to cause smooth, round patches which can lead to loss of all scalp hair and sometimes throughout the body. In some patients the hair regrows without any treatment. The treatment may comprise one or more of the following:
- Corticosteroids – Topical, systemic (oral) or intradermal.
- Minoxidil – A lotion applied to the scalp twice a day, which can be used by men and women.
Fungal infections of the skin and its components are caused by microorganisms called fungus, including fungal, skin and hives (onychomycosis).
The treatment of fungal infections should be done by a specialist dermatologist, who is also the only expert in the correct diagnosis and choice of treatment. Timely diagnosis of fungal infections contributes to their effective treatment.
Rosacea (acne rosacea) is sometimes referred to as adult acne, but in fact it has little to do with the pimples that are usually seen in adolescents. Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease that often results in facial erythema. Although there is no cure for rosacea, effective treatment can relieve the signs and symptoms. More often this requires a combination of therapies recommended by a dermatologist. Treatment is more effective if it starts early.
Dermatitis (eczema), contact is an inflammation of the skin that occurs when toxic or allergic substances (allergens) come in contact with the skin. People who are sensitive to these substances allergens usually have a skin reaction such as itching, redness, scaling, rash, and even, in severe cases, blisters. Mild rashes often respond well to creams with steroids and / or oral antihistamines. The patient may also need to apply wet compresses over the blisters for a few days and then cover the blisters with dressings.
Urticaria is one of the most common serious skin diseases. Although the causes are not always known, it affects the quality of life of patients, making their daily routine difficult. Urticaria is more common than we may think – about 20% of people will experience hives at some point in their lives, although in the majority of cases they are short-lived and do not reappear.