Dermatology is a branch of medicine that deals with the human skin, and its various diseases, problems and deformities, and their effective treatment and solution. This involves the use of medical and surgical methods put to practice by doctors specialized in this field, namely, the Dermatologists.
The problems dealt with pertain to the skin, the hair, scalp, and nails of people. Earlier confined to the treating of skin allergies and illnesses, today a significant part of it is plastic and cosmetic surgery, which is gaining increasing popularity not only among celebrities but also commoners people.
To be a dermatologist, the first step is to take up science at the plus two level, with physics, chemistry and biology. Thereafter try to get admission into a good medical college and complete MBBS degree. You can then do an MD in Dermatology, a two year course. You can also do a house job, get a diploma in dermatology, and then go for an DNB course of two years. Or go for a house job and appear for the National Board Examination, and then opt for the three year DNB program. Specialization options, especially cosmetic dermatology courses, are highly recognized in the West, thus for such programs you should go abroad.
This branch of medicine essential, but is not involved with such complexities as some others. The surgeries are also not life threatening conditions. Those who possess an interest in it, can be successful doctors as the demand has risen in recent times with the introduction of new treatments and dermatological corrections. To be trusted by a patient, you have to be able to build that trust. You should have a stable and skilled hands.
A dermatologist earns quite handsomely. It is a specialized field, thus there is scope and demand that exists. People pay attention not only to skin diseases like leprosy and infections today, but they have concerns like hair fall, baldness, pigmentation, etc to deal with, which are paid great attention. You can thus explore the varied number of options within this for an extra edge, like that of cosmetic, aesthetic and photo dermatology, trichology, contact dermatitis, laser treatments, etc. Private practice is also quite popular among doctors.