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The branch of medicine that deals with the skin and diseases affecting the skin.

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Health care; Dermatology

A condition in which a person is very sensitive to something in the environment, such as pollen or a kind of food. A person with an allergy may sneeze, have trouble breathing, and develop a rash on ...

Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument (CACI)

Health care; Dermatology

Non-surgical face lift. By applying a micro-current to your face, this treatment tones muscles making them feel firmer and smoothes the appearance of lines and wrinkles.


Health care; Dermatology

A hemangioma is the most common form of tumor in infants. It is a benign tumor that grows from cells that line blood vessels (endothelial cells). They are, therefore, filled with blood. They can ...


Health care; Dermatology

An abscess is a place of accumulation of the creamy white, yellow, or greenish fluid, known as pus, surrounded by reddened tissue. It is the result of the body's inflammatory response to a foreign ...


Health care; Dermatology

A cyst is a closed sac that contains liquid or semisolid material. On palpation the cyst is usually resilient. Cysts can grow almost anywhere in your body or on your skin. Most cysts are benign, or ...


Health care; Dermatology

The atrophy of the skin may involve the epidermis, or the dermis, or both. It is the thinning process associated with decreased number of cutaneous cells. Sometimes the normal skin markings may be ...


Health care; Dermatology

A wheal is an evanescent rounded or flat-topped elevation in the skin that is edematous, and often erythematous. They may vary in size from a few mm. to a few cm. The shape may change and these ...

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