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Dermatology - Dr D Vella Briffa

Dermatology is the study of the structure and function of the skin, including how skin disease lead to malfunctions of other parts of our bodys.

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, and one of the most complex. Its main purpose is to protect the internal organs from harmful external influences, such as bacteria, viruses, allergens, disease, sun, wind and rain. The skin also often serves as an indicator of underlying problems with internal organs.

Being the only organ which is visible externally, skin disease causes considerable distress to the affected patient, and usually requires prompt and effective treatment to ensure complete cure.

A dermatologist is key to this approach, being an expert in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, nails and hair. This includes normal and abnormal conditions, cancers, cosmetic treatments and the affects of the ageing process on the skin.

A dermatological consultation includes discussion on the specific problem affecting your skin, along with a routine physical examination. The dermatologist will then proceed to perform a number of tests, including taking blood tests, as well as possibly requesting a skin sample of the affected area, commonly known as a biopsy.

Once a diagnosis is reached, the dermatologist will offer a variety of treatments, including photodynamic therapy, topical steroids, dermal fillers and cryosurgery.

For more details, or to book your appointment, call us on 21453973 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr D Vella Briffa, Dermatologist, is available every alternate Monday.

You may book for an appointment from here - book online.

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