A dermatologist examines the skin and skin diseases, finds out the cause of the disease, if necessary, prescribes tests, diagnoses and selects treatment. The competence of a dermatologist includes infectious, viral, allergic and other skin diseases, medical, surgical or other types of treatment are prescribed. A dermatologist advises on skin care issues, and our clinic also performs both therapeutic and aesthetic laser and injection procedures.
At the Sokratos clinic, dermatologists Gintarė Linkevičiūtė, Eglė Zinkevičienė, Grinvydas Butrimas, and Renata Kliunkienė advise on skin issues. Doctors, taking into account the skin problem, will prescribe the most appropriate and effective treatment, tell you how to take care of your skin, perform high-quality laser, injection or other types of procedures, and answer your questions.
When to see a dermatologist?
You can consult a dermatologist in case of any skin changes that cause concern and/or unpleasant sensations (pain, itching, etc.). It is appropriate to visit a dermatologist to learn more about proper skin care, possible solutions to skin problems, and to try laser and/or injection procedures for therapeutic or aesthetic purposes.
What treatment methods can be applied?
Depending on the skin problem, the patient’s health and other factors, the doctor may choose a medical, surgical, laser, injection or other treatment method.
Types of acne
The classification and treatment of acne is also influenced by its type. There can be an active or inactive form of acne: The active form of acne means the presence of comedones, inflammatory papules and pustules. Inactive (or well-controlled acne) means no comedones, inflamed papules or pustules. Inactive acne is often treated with laser therapy, which destroys the scars.
Acne treatments The treatment regimen your doctor recommends depends on your age, the type and severity of your acne. For example, you may need to apply prescribed medication to the affected skin twice a day for several weeks. Most often, prescribed oral medications are used in combination with another treatment method. Treatment options for pregnant women are limited due to the risk of side effects. Treatment and prevention of most mild forms of acne often include proper skin care with topical retinoids and sometimes medications such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or antibiotics. Combined oral contraceptives and antiandrogen therapy may also be used in women.
Duration of acne treatment
The usual minimum duration of treatment is 6-8 weeks, but can be given up to 12-18 weeks or longer.