Dermatology holds a distinctive position in improving human health.
Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases and disorders of the skin, such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, pigmentary disorders and skin cancers such as melanoma. The impact of these disorders can extend beyond the disease itself. Skin conditions can significantly influence self-esteem, at times leading to social withdrawal, anxiety and depression.
The skin is an organ unlike any other. It is the largest of the body's organs possessing a broad array of complex and indispensable functions. It is the primary protective barrier against external pathogens, but it also is involved in temperature regulation, sensing our environment, and at times can reveal signs of internal, systemic disorders.
Skin is our window to the world and frequently a window to our emotions. Skin is our interface with the world.