One of the most ancient branches of medicine, along with general medicine and surgery. It is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various diseases of the mucous membranes, skin, hair and nails, as well as sexually transmitted diseases.
Dermatology and venereology is a specialty which communicates with the other areas of medicine, such as infectiology, genetics, allergology, oncology, immunology, etc.
For a long time the skin was seen as a simple cover, but today we know that the skin is the main organ that protects against infection, as well as an important immunological organ.
Skin is the largest organ of our body, which plays a key role in both somatic and psychological terms, as it is the boundary that protects our internal organs from the outside world.
Our skin acts as a mirror which reflects the overall state of the organism. It expresses many of the symptoms associated with diseases of the internal organs, and often allows them to be diagnosed.
Recent statistics have shown a significant increase in skin cancer, in part because of the aging population, as well as due to the new way of life, especially the abuse of sunbathing and sports entertainment in the open sun. Detection and treatment of skin cancer are an important part of the dermatology. Surgery to remove the cancer is carried out in collaboration with a team of specialists in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Historically, venerology was attached to the dermatology, due to sexually transmitted diseases (mainly syphilis), which can be detected by skin lesions. This is still often the case today, for example in the case of HIV (AIDS virus), the first symptoms appear on the skin. That’s why dermatology specializes in this area.
Top experts in the field of dermatology in Switzerland are able to provide you high-quality diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, including infections (abscesses, streptoderma, erysipelas, etc.), inflammations (psoriasis, eczema, etc.) and tumors (melanoma, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma), thanks to years of experience and the latest medical developments.