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Feeling healthy in your skin plays a vital role in building a confident personality. Factors such as unhealthy lifestyle, too much exposure to sun, stress, fluctuating hormone levels, underlying medical conditions, and age are among the most common reasons that damage skin. A lot of youngsters feel diffident because of skin problems and tends to abstain from going into social gatherings and meeting new peoples, which doesn’t only pulls down their self-esteem but also limits their everyday life to some extent. To help such individuals there is a group of experts called dermatologist.
Dermatology is the study of skin, hair, nails and associated disorders. A dermatologist is an expert in diagnosing and treating skin related disorders. Diseases that they treat include skin cancers, acne, psoriasis, nail infection, cysts, birthmarks, rosacea, fungal infections, and eczema. They can also enhance the appearance of their patients in many ways by helping them to keep wrinkles at bay, removing age spots and some other signsof aging, lightening acne scars etc.
Responsibilities of a Dermatologist
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How to become a dermatologist
The minimum eligibility to go for specialization in dermatology is MBBS.A science student of PCB with English securing at least 50% marks for general category, 40% marks for SC/ST and OBC category is eligible to apply for entrance exam for admission in MBBS conducted by various states and your main focus should be on scoring well in:
After completing MBBS, one could go for different courses that are available at different levels and for different durations for someone who wish to specialize in dermatology.
Several kindsof specializationare available for those aspiring to be a dermatologist such as:
Some best Institutes to aim for:
After having a degree in dermatology one could go to work for various profiles:
Career Prospects of a Dermatologist
With people becoming more and more conscious about their looks. The necessity of dermatologists has increased over years making it a promising career path. New skin problems are arising with anincrease in air pollution and unpleasant climate change, unhealthy lifestyle and lack of knowledgearealso reasonable for increasing skin problems that will always keep dermatologists in business. Therefore there are numerous jobs awaiting fresh dermatologist at all times, providing immense career opportunities.
A dermatologisthas the option to work either in government hospitals or in thedermatology department of well reputed public hospitals such as AIIMS, etc. If someone is willing to work independently they can open their own clinic.
Apart from treating hair and skin ailments a dermatologist also suggests diet and exercise plans to their patients and guide them to live a healthier life improving their overall health conditions which also turns out to be very beneficial for their skin.
Remuneration of Dermatologist
All the medical professions promise highly paid work position. A dermatologist working in a government hospital could easily expect to be paid around 40 – 50k on amonthly basis which depends on their experience. An experienced dermatologist working in a corporate sector can expect to be paid somewhere around 60-80k per month.
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