Dermatology is a medical-surgical field that diagnoses and treats skin, hair, nail and mucosal diseases, as well as sexually transmitted diseases. Correction of appearance disorders is also covered by this specialty.
Dermatology is divided into several sub-specialties: General and Surgical Dermatology, Cutaneous Oncology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cutaneous Allergology, Dermatological Mycology and Dermocosmetic.
Daily and throughout life the skin, the largest organ of the human body, acts as a protective barrier against various influences of the environment and is therefore of enormous importance. In addition, it also has as essential function the thermal regulation of the body and is responsible for the sensory functions.