Skin Conditions

Dermatology is the area of medicine that deals with disorders of the skin. These conditions can cause symptoms from discomfort and irritation to serious disease like skin cancer. At Bukit Tinggi Medical Centre, our experienced dermatologists offer advanced diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and skin cancer. We work closely with our patients to manage the often challenging symptoms of skin conditions while offering cutting-edge care to tackle the underlying causes.

Cosmetic Surgery

Our cosmetic dermatology services also offer innovative treatments in cosmetic disorders of the skin, provided by the best cosmetic surgery and dermatology specialists for treatment of injuries and scarring or cosmetic improvement.

Dermatologists and Skin Specialists at BTMC, Malaysia

Dermatology is a medical branch concerned with diagnosing and treating diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dermatologists are doctors who specialise in conditions involving those areas. A dermatologist can identify and treat conditions which include eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer, among many others.

Here at Bukit Tinggi Medical Centre (BTMC), dermatologists also actively consult with patients, diagnose skin diseases, prescribe medication, undertake skin therapy treatment, perform non-intrusive surgery, and refer patients to other specialists if the skin condition does not fall under their medical skill set.

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Why Do You Need to See a Skin Doctor?

Dermatologists treat various skin conditions, from skin cancer to warts. Issues dermatologists see may include chronic disease caused by problems with your immune system, allergic reactions to everyday substances, infections caused by bacteria or viruses, and more.

Redness, itching, pain, rashes and pus are all signs you need to see a dermatologist. A skin doctor specialises in treating diseases that produce these signs. Some treatments improve the look of your skin. Regular health check-ups for skin cancer can save your life.

Generally speaking, if you're not suffering from any issues with your skin, it's a good idea to start regularly seeing a dermatologist by age 25. Experts agree that scheduling an annual appointment by the time you're in your mid-20s gives you the best chances of staying safe and keeping your skin healthy.

What do Dermatologists Do During an Appointment?

Our dermatologist will ask you about your medical and surgical history, medications, health problems, etc. To the dermatologist, the answers you give are all relevant, even issues that are not directly related to your skin. Our dermatologist will most likely do a full body exam if it is your first visit.

BTMC’s dermatology team will thoroughly assess your symptoms. They will ask you about your skin condition, when it started, what symptoms it is causing, and what treatments you've already tried. They will physically examine your skin to learn more.

What Do Skin Specialists Treat?

Some of the most common skin diseases include: acne, blocked skin follicles that lead to oil, bacteria and dead skin build-up in your pores, alopecia areata, losing your hair in small patches, atopic dermatitis (eczema), dry, itchy skin that leads to swelling, cracking or scaliness.

How do Dermatologists Treat Their Patients?

In a dermatologic clinic, blood and urine tests are the main examinations, along with a skin biopsy. Laboratory tests are usually performed to diagnose systemic disease associated with skin lesions or to monitor a patient's vital organ functions.

During your skin check, your doctor will discuss your risk of skin cancer and healthy skin habits, including sun avoidance and sun protection. Your doctor also will discuss with you when you need another skin exam based on your personal history and the results of the skin exam.

Some procedures that dermatologists regularly do

  • Biopsies. A dermatologist can perform different types of biopsy procedures to diagnose or rule out skin cancer or other conditions.
  • Laser therapy.
  • Surgical excision.
  • Cryotherapy.
  • Sclerotherapy.
  • Chemical peels.
  • Cosmetic injections.

Depending on the condition, our dermatologist may recommend the following:

  • Antibiotics
  • Antihistamines
  • Other procedures as listed above

A visit to our dermatology clinic at BTMC helps you understand your skin and what it needs to look and be at its optimum condition. Our excellent dermatologists can recommend specific solutions for you in the form of products or procedures and give you prescriptions for the ones that are not available over the counter. Contact us now for enquiry.

Our Dermatologists

Dr Goh Siew Wen