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Dermatology: Skin Problems, Causes And Treatment Options

Skin is the largest organ in the human body and is often a first line of defence mechanism against a host of diseases, shielding vital organs, maintaining body temperature. If you have glowing skin, take a bow and bask in all its glory, but don’t forget that a healthy skin is an index of good health. 

Skin problems and subsequent complications can harm a person's sense of well-being that can wreck daily activities and may take a toll on mental wellbeing too. The Department of Dermatology at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore powered by eminent dermatologists, cosmetologists deliver the best skin care solutions by fostering state-of-the art dermatology care.

What Is Dermatology?

Dermatology is a branch of medicine that deals primarily with the skin and conditions related to it. This unique field of medicine encompasses both medical and surgical features and the expert dermatologists treat conditions related to skin, hair, nails as well as cosmetic problems.

The Department of Dermatology is well-equipped with advanced technologies, providing care and impeccable attention to minute details thereby guaranteeing the desired results. The cost effective, efficient, individualized attention and cutting –edge techniques aid in healing all your skin woes and make you experience the gift of healthy and glowing skin. The expert surgeons successfully treat all forms of skin disfigurements including melanomas or skin cancer, acne and various other problems like lupus, bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris. The team renders excellent diagnoses and management of conditions affecting hair and nails and ensuring superior outcomes of the glowing skin. 

The expert surgeons also perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures including blepharoplasty, liposuction, chemical peels and facelifts. Other common procedures include skin biopsies, cryosurgery, conservative excision, wide local excision, topical chemotherapy to name a few. The team also consults for the inpatients towards a speedy and scarless recovery. 

Skin Conditions:

There are various skin conditions that can affect any age group right from babies to the senior adults. In certain cases, a sudden breakout of acne, freckles, pimples, extreme loss of hair could be an indication of underlying conditions that need to be addressed from within. 


Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that starts in melanocytes, which play a crucial role in regulating in pigmentation. Melanoma is of 4 types – superficial, nodular, lentigo maligna and acral lentiginous.  


It is one of the most prevalent skin issues causing pimples, whiteheads and spots on the body. Acne is more prominent on the face; however, it can also develop on neck, chest, shoulders, back and arms.

Dermatitis and Eczema: 

It is inflammation of the skin, categorised by swelling with itchiness and rashes.  

Fungal Infections: 

These are common infections involving the skin, nails and hair. It is caused by yeasts called Candida which can result in a wide range of fungal infections like oral thrush, ringworm, athlete’s foot and balanitis.

Bullous Pemphigoid: 

A rare skin condition, Bullous Pemphigoid causes big blisters, that are filled with fluid. Often find in the lower abdomen, upper and inner thighs and armpits. 

Pemphigus Vulgaris: 

This is a rare autoimmune disease that leads to painful blisters on the mucous membranes like mouth, nose, throat, genitals, lungs and skin. 

Hair Loss: 

It is the most common problem concerning both men and women of all age groups. A wide range of health issues can cause hair loss including head lice, stress, thyroid problems, hormone imbalance, and dandruff.


These are infectious skin growths that appear when a virus attacks the top layers of skin. A dermatologist uses a variety of treatment modes to remove stubborn warts.

Nail Problems: 

Dermatologists at Fortis also treat health problems that injures the skin around and under the nails. Ingrown nails, fungal infections and other conditions can cause nail damage.


This condition is categorised when the skin loses melanin, a pigment that renders the skin its natural colour. It results in white patches of skin appearing in different parts of the body.


It is an autoimmune inflammatory skin disorder that occurs on various parts of the body including knee, scalp, elbows and torso. Psoriasis is characterized by thick, red skin with silver-white patches called scales which is itchy and painful.


This condition causes redness in the face filled with pus and swelling of the eyelids. It can spread from the nose and cheeks to the forehead, chin, ears, chest and back.


Dermatologists at Fortis use a spectrum of medical and cosmetic procedures to treat issues affecting skin, nails and hair providing a complete range of skincare services with superlative care. Some of the procedure includes:

Chemical Peels

This procedure is used to treat sun-damaged skin, different types of acne, age spots and fine lines under the eyes. It involves applying a chemical solution that peels a layer of skin, restoring new skin beneath that is healthier and supple.

Cosmetic Injections

Wrinkles, scarring and dull-looking face can be treated effectively with injections. A Botox injection or fillers such as collagen and fat are typically used to revamp the skin glow and radiance.


It is a quick fix solution for many benign skin problems such as warts and acne. This procedure involves freezing the skin lesions to destroy the affected cells.


This procedure can help lessen scar tissue, fades away wrinkles, tattoos and precancerous areas of skin. Dermatologist with a help of high-speed rotating brush removes the top layer of skin.

Hair Removal or Restoration

Dermatologists at Fortis use several methods to treat hair loss issues, including transplantation and removal of unwanted hair using lasers.


Droopy eyelids are caused due to stretched eyelids and weakened muscles. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that repairs eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. 


Liposuction is an invasive cosmetic procedure from excess fat from the areas like abdomen, thighs, hips, arms and neck will be removed. The procedure involves body contouring of the parts through lipoplasty. 

Laser Surgery

Laser surgery is a high-end procedure used to treat and heal a spectrum of skin issues or cosmetic complaints such as 
Unwanted tattoos

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Dr Rashmi Ravindra

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Dr Jaidev Yadav

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