Dermatology is a branch of medicine that studies the structure, functions of the skin and its appendages — hair, nails, as well as mucous membranes, diseases of the skin and its appendages, methods of their prevention and treatment.

This section of medicine not only treats problems and symptoms associated with the skin and its appendages, but also has a more complex approach to collecting a complete history, to finding the primary causes, detailing the symptoms. The skin is a mirror of the internal organs, the state of the whole organism, and it can reveal certain problems that are caused by deeper problems related to other organs or even the mental or emotional state of the patient.

Therefore, it is important that the doctor has a broad view on potential connections with other branches of medicine and can prescribe and supplement treatments and procedures with colleagues in order to work towards long-term results with a lower risk of relapse.