It is our pleasure to welcome you to Hassabo International Hospital Department of Dermatology and thank you for choosing and trusting us for your skin care. Our broad accredited specialists provide expert diagnosis and treatment of the conditions of the skin, mucous membranes, hair and nails including rare or complex conditions. Our fully trained cosmetic surgeons offer cosmetic surgery and other dermatologic surgical procedures. Our dedicated staff of dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, dermatopathologists and subspecialists is committed to providing patient-centered quality care. We encourage you to not to hesitate to contact us with your questions or concerns. Our staff is so excited to meet you!
What is dermatology?
Dermatology is a branch of medicine concerned with the diseases of skin, nails and hair.
What is a dermatologist?
A dermatologist is a physician who is specialized in diagnosing and treating the diseases of skin, nails and hair.
We are very proud that our team of dermatologists is able to provide outstanding clinical care to patients. We deal with a wide range of conditions including acne, autoimmune and connective tissue disease, HIV-related skin disorders, mole, atypical nevus, melanoma surveillance, disorders of cornification, pigmented disorders, environmental dermatitis, rosacea, hair and nail disorders, wound and ulcer care and human papillomavirus (HPV). To ensure offering the most suitable approach to treatment and management of your condition, we strive to provide a comfortable and confidential environment for you, so that we can listen to your health concerns and goals. and manage your condition accordingly.
Know the warning signs
When should I see a dermatologist?
If you’re wondering whether a change in color, texture or other skin feature is something to worry about or not, the following symptoms require you seek medical advice from a dermatologist.
The symptoms checklist
It is a long-term inflammatory skin condition which is characterized by appearance of small bumps or papules. Its appearance throughout adolescence and young adulthood is normal. For once which you can’t get rid and doesn’t respond to over-the-counter options.it is advisable to schedule an appointment to manage the condition .
Cold sores are small painful blisters caused by herpes simplex virus which mainly affect the lips, mouth or gums. It is normal to occur once or twice a year. But if you experience it every month, you have to consult a dermatologist.
Dandruff is small flakes of dead skin which normally can be relieved by over the counter shampoos. But if you experience thicker, scaly, itchy flakes which affect your everyday life, you have to consult a dermatologist.
We lose normally up to 150 hairs per day as the hair is constantly growing and replacing itself. But if your hair is falling excessively causing bald patches in the shapes of circles on your scalp, it is time to contact your dermatologist.
If you experience nail issues such as nail separation from the nail bed or nail thickening, it is better to see a dermatologist to determine the best treatment option.
Skin rash is a change in the color and or the texture of the skin which may be painful, itchy and/ or warm. It can occur from anything from sensitivity to a skin care product to a skin condition. If you experience a skin rash which is annoying and get worse, you should see a dermatologist.
People with sensitive skin may normally experience a few mild itchy patches that respond to over the counter treatments. However itchy patches are something to worry about especially if they affect your everyday life and aren’t resolving easily.
Psoriasis is chronic autoimmune condition which can get worse in presence of certain environmental factors and other health concerns. It is characterized by scaly and red patches which may be also painful. If your psoriasis affects your personal and work life, it is time to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist.
Over time, the skin shows the signs of aging such as loss of elasticity, loss of volume in the face and development of wrinkles. This process is determined by certain environmental factors such as the sun, pollution and certain lifestyle habits. So if you notice that your skin is showing the signs of premature aging, you should ask your skin doctor for a routine skin care.
Sweating is a physiological function of the body which occurs with physical or emotional stimulus. However excessive sweating can be caused by certain diseases, supplements or medications. Excessive sweating alone is nothing to worry about, but if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as chills, lightheadedness, chest pain, nausea or high fever (40 C), you should seek a medical advice.
Our Dermatology Department ensures providing quality care for its patients through reviewing patient’s medical history and carrying out a comprehensive physical examination. In addition, our dedicated staff of dermatologists is committed to providing its health services in a caring and professional environment.
What we treat
Our highly skilled staff provides expert diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions including but not limited to:
- Acne rosacea
- Allergies management
- Complex skin problems such as autoimmune or genetic diseases
- Contact dermatitis
- Excessive sweating
- Hair loss
- Skin cancer prevention, screening, and management
- Skin lesions
- Skin surgeries
- Treatment of spider veins
The following services we provide in collaboration with cosmetic centers and fortunately in the near future HIH will be providing center for its dermatology department on the highest standards by our expert consultants. These services include:
- Botulinum toxin treatment of wrinkles and excessive sweating
- Cosmetic treatments and procedures
- Hair loss diagnosis and treatment
- Filler injection for tissue augmentation
- HydraFacial treatments
- Laser treatments
- Photodynamic therapy
- Photodynamic therapy
Information about the clinic
Why should I come to the clinic?
It is better to have your condition evaluated and managed at the early stage, as many skin conditions are difficult to treat at its advanced stages. So, the dermatology team of doctors, nurses, technicians, and other members are available at the clinics to meet your needs and ensure you receive the best possible care. Additional referrals and appointments can also be made at the clinics.
What happens at the clinic?
On visiting our clinics, your doctor will listen to your concerns, examine your lesion thoroughly, and may ask for some tests to provide the proper diagnosis and treatment. It is our pride that our knowledgeable team of dermatologists provides the patients with the information to learn how to prevent skin, hair, and nail concerns. For examples:
- You will be aware of how to protect yourself from the sun to avoid skin cancer.
- They can teach you how to avoid the hairstyles that can increase hair loss.
- They provide you the information that helps you care for your nails.
How should I prepare for the clinic?
When you schedule your appointment, we will ask you to provide important information that will help us evaluate your current condition:
- Be prepared with the questions you want to ask
- Bring a notebook and pen, we encourage you to take notes
- If this a follow up visit, you have to remember to write down the changes you have experienced since your last visit.
- List of medications that you’re allergic to
- All records that refer in any way to your condition
- A complete list of your medications
- All prior medical records, including x-ray films, biopsy reports, lab and/or pathology records
- Any necessary referrals or prior authorization required by your insurance company.
Scheduling your appointment:
Patients are generally seen by appointment, however if your situation is urgent, please inform our staff when you call or visit our around the clock Emergency Department. Every effort will be made to see you as soon as possible and the physician will be immediately notified to assess your needs.
Questions and comments
If, after reading this leaflet, you still have questions, please do not hesitate to ask the Specialists or nurses in our unit. They will be happy to give you more information or arrange a meeting with the Consultant / Medical Director.
We would appreciate it if you could let us know whether you are satisfied with our care. For this purpose, a visitor’s book & patient satisfaction form is available in each of our departments. We would like you to write down your comments, experiences and/or suggestions for improvement, so that we can share this with our staff members. This input may help us to improve the service at the Centre.
The Medical Director /patient & care provider service center can be reached on 01006625687-352000323521002–23520008–23521006-23521007-23520040
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