14 November 2017

Dermatology: not only care, but also prevention

Dermatology: not only care, but also prevention

Dermatology involves all aspects related to skin, hair, nails and mucosae.

Prevention is important

Most people only go to the doctor when they are experiencing an emergency, or when the disease is already evident. Our philosophy at UPMC Institute for Health Chianciano Terme is that the best thing to do – although this approach may not widespread and could appear as a paradox – is to go to the doctor when one is feeling well. Primary prevention is the most powerful tool to reduce the risks of onset – and to limit the consequences – of diseases, even severe ones. Also, some diseases can remain latent and only become visible when they have already reached an advanced stage. This is why it’s essential for our health to undergo regular check-ups.

This approach also applies to dermatology consults – often postponed until an emergency occurs or in the presence of symptoms of a disease (acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, hair loss, viral infections, warts, etc.).

When to See a Dermatologist?

It is certainly advisable to contact a dermatologist in case of:

  • previous skin cancer or familiarity for skin tumors
  • new or changing moles (in size, shape, color, spontaneous bleeding)
  • wounds healing very slowly or that once healed start bleeding again
  • a severe and/or rare skin disease or disorder

In terms of prevention we recommend to regularly undergo a dermatology consult to prevent any risk of skin tumors and to deal in time with any possible damage caused by exposure to UVA and UVB rays.

Dermatology involves all aspects related to skin, hair, nails and mucosae, so there are several areas of intervention: inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, oncology, surgery, and aesthetics. The dermatologist deals not only with the diagnosis and treatment of a disease from a pathological point of view, but will also help to preserve the health of our skin and also all aspects related to aging, from an aesthetic point of view. Besides having a protective and insulating function, skin plays an important role in our social relations.

A dermatology consult is available for you today at UPMC Institute for Health Chianciano Terme. Click here for additional information.