Dermatologists diagnose and treat these and other conditions in adults and children:
- skin cancer, moles, tumors and other skin changes
- contact dermatitis and other allergic and non-allergic skin reactions
They also can help you with cosmetic problems like hair loss and skin changes like scars and aging skin.
Source: American Board of Specialties, Research and Education Foundation, Which Medical Specialist for You?; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations
Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics
First published: 8/1/2004
Last reviewed: 6/4/2012