Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the human body, covering an area of around 2 square meters? Welcome to the world of dermatology! As a specialized medical field, Ana Drill’s dermatology practice at the verifyMED specialist medical center in Frankfurt is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin diseases.
It starts with everyday complaints such as acne and does not stop with serious diseases such as melanoma. In dermatology, we focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, hair and nails. Our field of activity focuses on acne, allergies, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, skin infections, skin cancer and unclear skin changes. We also treat diseases of the reproductive organs.
We also treat certain diseases associated with the skin, such as vein or thyroid diseases, diabetes, liver diseases, lupus and other autoimmune diseases.
It is therefore important that dermatologists work in an interdisciplinary way with other specialist areas: whether general practitioners, surgeons, internists or other therapists. This multidisciplinary approach enables us to find the best possible treatment for our patients.
The human skin fulfills a variety of vital functions. It protects the body from external influences such as injuries, pathogens and UV radiation, regulates body temperature, stores water and fat, and serves as a sensory organ for touch, pressure and temperature.
It consists of three layers, and each layer has its own functions. The epidermis consists mainly of dead cells that are constantly renewed in order to maintain the skin’s barrier function. The dermis contains blood vessels, nerve endings, hair follicles and sebaceous glands, which are important for supplying the skin with nutrients and regulating body temperature. The hypodermis consists mainly of fatty tissue, which serves as an insulator and stores energy.
The skin can be affected by a variety of conditions, including infections, allergies, autoimmune diseases, tumors and injuries.
These conditions can lead to symptoms such as itching, redness, swelling, pain or changes in the appearance of the skin. The treatment of skin conditions can vary depending on the type and severity of the condition. It usually includes medications such as creams or ointments, oral medications such as antibiotics or antihistamines, and non-drug therapies such as light therapy or surgical procedures.
To maintain healthy skin, it is important to maintain a regular skin care routine, including cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection. A balanced diet with adequate hydration and regular physical activity can also help to support skin health.
Overall, the skin plays a crucial role in the health of the whole body and therefore deserves special attention and care.
By looking after our skin and protecting it from harmful influences, we help to maintain our general well-being.