Terminology in the field of dermatology is used to describe functions, aspects, and problems associated with the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the human body responsible for a variety of regulative and protective functions. Throughout the course of a lifetime, from childhood to adulthood, a person’s skin can go through a number of changes that require treatment by a dermatologist. If you do require a visit to your dermatologist, there is a chance you will hear a number of terms that you are unfamiliar with. In this article, we will go over some of the most common dermatology terms so that you can be informed prior to your trip to the doctor.
When navigating the immense world of skincare products, you may get overwhelmed with the massive amount of skincare terminology used by marketers to describe different dermal properties. It’s important to be aware of some of these terms because, after all, how will you know if a certain product is right for you if you are struggling to understand the jargon on the label? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many other people have difficulty with the vast terminology and it can get confusing. That’s why Biodermis is here to help.