How to determine if a skin neoplasm is not malignant?
Only dermatologists after careful examination can define whether a skin neoplasm is malignant or not. Patients are not able to determine it. However, there are some specific indications that would require turning to a specialist for more in-depth examination: the number of birthmarks and skin growths increases, birthmarks change in shape, colour, start to exude a liquid or become painful.
How to monitor the skin condition to detect changes in due time?
Dermatology clinics offer a specific service – personal database of birthmarks. This means a full inspection of the whole body and creation of a digital map including all skin features. Skin condition must be monitored on a daily basis, and for future examinations, this map serves as a clear and precise point of reference to determine any changes.
What type of dermatology services are available?
Hospitals and clinics offer the widest range of services related to skin health and beauty in various fields – dermatology, phlebology, podiatry, plastic surgery, cosmetology. Some clinics also provide diagnostic home visits. Popular dermatology services are: diagnostics, fungi treatment, biopsy, dermoscopy, SIAscopy, allergen testing, genetic analysis, etc.
What to do if skin or nail fungus is suspected?
Skin and nail fungi are very contagious, therefore it is recommended to consult a specialist and start treatment at the first suspicion. Fungal infections can spread through direct contact or indirectly through the use of infected items, using shared towels or shoes, etc. Nowadays, fungi treatment is highly advanced, and it is possible to recover the beauty and health of even strongly damaged nails. The treatment is performed either with laser therapy, or medication, or a combination of both methods.
Are there any services available also for children?
Yes! Children can also use the dermatologist or allergist services. They are available in all our cooperation clinics and healthcare institutions.
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