Medical dermatology

 

The dermatologist diagnoses and treats a range of skin, hair and nail diseases and lesions. Among the most frequent are acne, rosacea, pigmentation problems, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, nail fungus, moles, warts etc.

Acne affects not only adolescents but adults too. It is characterised by the presence of comedones (blackheads) and microcysts (whiteheads) caused by blocked sebaceous glands. These lesions can become inflamed and infected, evolving into papules and pustules. Acne treatment must be adapted according to the different types of lesions present and often requires a combination of treatments.Read more

Rosacea is a skin disorder which manifests itself through redness on an adult’s face. It takes on different forms:Read more

Melasma or the “mask of pregnancy” is a skin disease recognisable by the gradual appearance of dark (pigmented) patches on the face, especially on the cheeks, forehead and upper lip.Read more

Solar lentigos are brown spots that appear with age on areas exposed to the sun (face, cleavage and the backs of the hands).Read more

Vitiligo appears as white spots, caused by depigmentation of the skin, most commonly on face and hands, but can affect other parts of the body (armpits, knees, genitals, etc.).Read more

Dermato-allergologieEczema is an inflammatory skin disease that manifests itself by redness (which sometimes ooze) and flaking of the skin. Its causes are multiple, sometimes combined: genetic factors, irritation of the skin, allergies etc.Read more

Psoriasis is a skin disease that manifests itself as red, scaly patches, most often on the elbows, knees, legs, back and scalp. Quite common, but not contagious, it affects the quality of life of those affected.Read more

Hair loss (or alopecia) presents in different types: diffuse alopecia, androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.Read more

Nail disorders.  Among the most common, nail fungus, traumatic onycholysis and nail psoriasis show very similar clinical signs. Diagnosis helps avoid unnecessary treatments.

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