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Dermatology

Overview

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. It is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist is a specialist doctor that manages diseases, in the widest sense and some cosmetic problems of the skin.

The Department of Dermatology at Gleneagles Global Health City offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnosis, and treatment for problems relating to skin, nails, and hair. The department provides a wide variety of specialized services in pediatric, surgical, medical and cosmetic dermatology. We are one of the Best hospitals for treatment of skin conditions in Chennai our experts have successfully treated all forms of disfigurements including skin cancers and melanoma to acne and immune-mediated skin diseases such as lupus, bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus Vulgaris to a few. Some of the common cosmetic procedures performed by the Department include:

  • Topical treatments
  • Radiofrequency cautery
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Ear and nose stud piercing
  • Tattooing
  • Intralesional therapy

Gleneagles Global Health City India is one of the best hospitals for dermatology in Chennai offering the best dermatology treatment, skin treatment and care for all types of dermatological diseases. Helmed by the best skin doctor in Chennai, the hospital today is recognized for its expertise & experience in the treatment of all types of skin conditions and diseases. We have the best dermatologist in Chennai and a team of dedicated staff, bringing a wealth of experience and wide-ranging expertise that has helped us grow into the best dermatology hospital in India.

We have some of the best Dermatologists in Chennai with many years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. Our wards are well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to victims.

Why Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

Excellent Doctors

Our doctors are highly knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate, and will be there for you when you need them the most. Our goal is measured by the number of people in whom we restore the hope of a healthy tomorrow.

State-of-the-art Infrastructure

Streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, specialized and interdisciplinary care, and unparalleled simplicity of meeting every patient's health needs. We are committed to your well-being.

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Providing global access to advanced healthcare. We embrace high precision technologies for giving you a world-class healthcare experience. Our exceptional medical expertise is matched by our commitment to personalized care.

Introduction

An experienced clinician can often diagnose a skin condition without the need for investigations. However, at times, skin swabs, scrapings, nail clippings, biopsies, blood samples are sent to the laboratory, allergy testing or imaging is arranged. Investigations may also be used to monitor the effects of systemic treatments.

Microbiology

Skin specimens in a small amount of sterile saline may also be processed for gram stain, microscopy, and culture, including low-temperature culture for atypical mycobacteria and identification of organisms such as leishmaniasis and deep fungi.

Histopathology

Most skin biopsy samples are sent to the laboratory in 10% buffered formalin, with 24-hour fixation and processing time before histological examination by a histopathologist. Reports are issued in about a week. Interpretation of skin biopsies requires considerable training and experience.

Hematology

Neutrophilia is typical of infection but may also accompany severe inflammatory disorders including generalized pustular psoriasis, and neutrophilic dermatoses such as Sweet syndrome or pyoderma gangrenosum.

Blood Tests

  • Hormonal tests are occasionally arranged in females with acne, hirsutism and androgenetic alopecia if symptoms indicate these tests are warranted, or if virilism is present.
  • Urinary and fecal or serum porphyrins are requested in patients that may have a cutaneous porphyria.
  • Cytogenetic tests including karyotyping, fluorescent in situ hybridization and comparative genomic hybridization.
  • Blood-based melanoma detection tests are under investigation (liquid biopsy).

Allergy Tests

Determination of allergy requires a careful history and examination, and testing should have a specific question in mind

Prick Tests

Prick tests for immediate hypersensitivities are not very useful in the investigation of skin disease. These tests are sometimes undertaken in patients with suspected contact urticaria or latex allergy.

Patch Tests

Patch tests are undertaken by specialist clinics for patients with suspected contact allergic dermatitis; they detect delayed hypersensitivity reactions.

Imaging Radiological examinations

X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasound tests are not routinely requested in dermatology but may be arranged for systemic symptoms or monitoring treatment.

Wood Light Examination

Exposure to long-wavelength UVA emitted by a Wood lamp is mainly used to investigate pigmentary disorders and chronic superficial skin infections such as pityriasis Versicolor, where fluorescence supports a specific cause.

Digital Dermatoscopy

Digital dermatoscopy is a digital imaging of skin lesions under dermatoscopy. Ideally, these are accompanied by macroscopic and location images. Dermatoscopic images can be taken using a variety of dermatoscopes, adapters, and video and still cameras using the contact and non-contact, polarized and unpolarized systems.

Whether for cosmetic reasons or for treating a disease we have some of the best dermatologists in Chennai onboard to offer effective treatment for skin conditions like rash, itchy skin, skin fungus or infection, skin bumps or skin tags. Additionally, they will help you determine a personalised course of treatment for your type of skin.

Dermatologists use a range of medical and cosmetic surgical procedures. While most dermatological conditions can be treated with medication and in non-invasive ways, some require surgical intervention or a more invasive treatment. However, the best part is that these procedures can be done in an outpatient setting such as a clinic or or skin centres.

Good treatments are available for a variety of skin conditions, including rash, itchy skin, skin fungus or infection, skin bumps or skin tags. A dermatologist can advise you on the best way to clean, treat, and protect oily or dry skin. Dermatologists use a range of medical and cosmetic surgical procedures. Many dermatological conditions can be treated with medication and non-invasive therapy, but some require surgical intervention or more invasive treatment. Dermatological procedures can take place in an outpatient setting, such as a doctor's office, or during a hospitalization. Here is a list of procedures carried out by our doctors:

Here is a list of procedures carried out by our doctors

Biopsies: Skin biopsies are primarily carried out to diagnose or rule out certain skin conditions. There are three commonly-performed types of skin biopsy. Shave biopsies remove small sections of the top layer of skin, punch biopsies remove a small circular section including deeper layers, and excision biopsies remove entire areas of abnormal-looking skin.

Chemical peels: A chemical solution is applied to the skin. It causes a layer of skin to peel off, leaving a layer of regenerated skin underneath that is typically smoother. Dermatologists use this procedure to treat sun-damaged skin and some types of acne. It can also address complaints of a more cosmetic nature, such as age spots and lines under the eyes.

Cosmetic injection: Wrinkles, scarring, and lost facial fullness can be temporarily reduced with injections. A dermatologist can inject botulinum toxin therapy, or fillers such as collagen and fat, during an office visit. Results of this treatment tend to last for a few months, and injections need to be repeated periodically. Some people can develop antibodies to Botox that make repeat treatments ineffective.

Cryotherapy: This is a quick and common form of treatment for many benign skin conditions, such as warts. Skin lesions are frozen to destroy the affected skin cells, often using liquid nitrogen.

Dermabrasion: Using a high-speed rotating brush, a dermatologist removes the top layer of skin, surgically eroding scar tissue, fine wrinkles, tattoos, and potentially precancerous skin patches.

Excisions of lesions: Skin lesions are excised for several reasons. They are removed to prevent the disease from spreading, for cosmetic reasons, to prevent repeat infection, to alleviate symptoms, and for diagnosis. Depending on the size of the lesion, the local or general anesthetic can be used to numb the area before removal.

Hair removal and restoration: Hair loss can be treated with hair transplantation or surgery to the scalp. Unwanted body hair can be removed with laser hair epilation or electrolysis that destroys hair follicles.

Laser surgery: Dermatologists can use a special light beam to treat a variety of skin complaints. These include tumors, warts, moles, tattoos, birthmarks, scars, wrinkles, and unwanted hair.

Mohs surgery: This is a specific type of surgery for skin cancer. Layers of skin are removed and examined under a microscope to get rid of cancerous cells. Successive layers are removed until the surgeon can find no more cancer cells. Mohs surgery is only performed by Mohs surgeons and requires additional medical training.

Skin grafts and flaps: Dermatologists can repair missing skin using skin from elsewhere on the body. Skin can be grafted from a free piece of tissue without its own blood supply, or a skin flap can be created from skin tissue near the area of skin loss.

Tumescent liposuction: Dermatologists use a process called tumescent liposuction to remove excess fat from the body. Large volumes of local anesthetic are injected into the fatty tissue, which is then sucked from the body. Tumescent liposuction is not a treatment for obesity but a cosmetic procedure for body contouring. Dermatologists can also use lasers to selectively burst fat cells and help remove the tumescent fluid.

Vein therapy: Superficial leg veins are small, dilated surface veins. They are also known as spider veins and are often removed for cosmetic reasons. Sclerotherapy is usually the preferred treatment for spider veins. Dermatologists insert either foam or a solution into the vein. This irritates the lining, causing it to shut. The vein then becomes less distinct or disappears completely.

As one of the best hospitals for treatment of skin conditions in Chennai, Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai brings together some of the top doctors of the city. They have the expertise and specialized skills, dealing with end-stage all the general problems. A thorough investigation is the first step in effectively diagnosing skin diseases. Following the tests and analysis, our team will help the patient and caregivers understand the treatment given to them.

Dr. Nidhi Singh

M.B.B.S, M.D.

Senior Consultant

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