5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Dermatology

Facts About Dermatology Sydney

In this article, dermatologist Dr Burcu Kim hits you with 5 dermatology facts you may not know about.

At Quayside Specialists, Dr Burcu Kim offers a comprehensive selection of dermatology treatments fit for all skin requirements. Our treatments can improve signs of dark spots and pigmentation, acne treatments, wrinkles or skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema & dermatitis, and more.

Dr Burcu Kim is a dermatologist that can also administer cosmetic treatments. These include fillers, chemical peels, and laser hair removal. However, she is fully trained in all aspects of medical and surgical dermatology.

For a start, what is dermatology?

A dermatologist specialises in skin diseases, as well as hair and nail conditions. These conditions can include skin cancer, dermatitis, psoriasis, melanomas, eczema, rosacea, as well as mole removal and more.

1. Dermatologists have to undergo extensive training

For a dermatologist to be fully certified in the area they work in, they first have to undergo years of training and become a Fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists. For instance, Dr Burcu Kim is a fully qualified specialist dermatologist at Quayside Specialists, Sydney CBD, who has undergone many years of training in all aspects of medical and surgical dermatology. She is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Dermatologists, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, and the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists. You can learn more about Dr Burcu today.

2. Dermatology can mean more than ‘achieving healthy skin’

Our dermatology treatments offer several benefits for your skin and are more often than not entirely customisable to help our team deliver optimal results.

Depending on what results you are trying to achieve, our treatments can deliver anti-ageing results, alleviate unwanted skin pigmentation, remove unwanted eye bags, and so much more. The treatments typically do not carry extensive post-treatment care instructions and do not require time off like other surgical procedures as they are minimally invasive treatments.

For more non-surgical and non-committal treatments, view Dr Burcu’s Sydney Medispa, Glow by Quayside.

3. Estheticians and dermatologists are not the same

While both estheticians and dermatologists focus on the skin and skin health, dermatologists are fully trained medical doctors that specifically specialise in treatments. Estheticians often label themselves as skin care specialists, they do not undergo the same extensive training as dermatologists and focus primarily on the overall appearance of the skin, not the health.

4. Dermatology treatments are not just for adults

Dermatology can service the following: general dermatology, paediatric dermatology, medical dermatology, skin cancer, and cosmetic dermatology. Our treatments are available for nearly all ages and genders, depending on what treatment you are seeking and your current skin condition.

5. If a dermatologist says they’re certified, use this website to check!

Before considering any invasive or non-invasive, you must ensure the dermatologist you want to see is board-certified and fully trained in what they are servicing. To find a dermatologist near you, look on the Australasian College of Dermatologists website, you will find Dr Burcu Kim’s certified profile here as well.

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When you come into Quayside Specialists, we will prioritise the decision you make and ensure you are fully informed of all the options suitable for your needs.

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