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Dermatology

  • Dermatology

HYGEIA Hospital's continuously updated Dermatology Department is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Staffed with qualified medical personnel, it covers the entire range of skin conditions. Around 2,000 cases are treated annually, while there is also the option of offering hospitalization to patients with skin conditions.

The Dermatology Department also organizes Dermatology seminars, scientific updates on the latest developments in Dermatology, as well as presentations of cases with special scientific interest.

Acne

The HYGEIA Hospital Dermatology Department performs all the latest acne treatments, aided by qualified physicians of various specialties (dermatologists, endocrinologists and gynecologists).
It treats the following types of acne:

  • Cystic acne
  • Comedogenic acne
  • Acne rosacea
  • Persistent forms of acne

Acne patients also have the option of undergoing the necessary clinical and lab tests within the Hospital for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Psoriasis

The Department aims at providing proper information and implementing modern treatment protocols for psoriasis.

It treats the following types of psoriasis:

  • Psoriasis vulgaris
Psoriasis patients are treated by a team of qualified physicians (dermatologists and rheumatologists), who meet to discuss each case individually and make the right treatment choice.

The Department is fully equipped to execute clinical protocols and participates in muticentre clinical trials for psoriasis. Patients also have the option of being admitted for one-day treatment and administration of special psoriasis medications.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The Department treats sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), such as condyloma, genital herpes, molluscum contagiosum, urethritis, syphilis and more, which are on the rise lately.

Autoimmune Skin Disorders

The Department treats patients with autoimmune skin disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis and bullous disorder, aided by physicians of various specialties (dermatologists, rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists and endocrinologists).

Scalp Disorders

The HYGEIA Hospital Dermatology Department treats various scalp disorders, such as androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, hair loss following childbirth, as well as rare diseases, including scarring alopecia, hair shaft diseases, etc.
The Scalp Disorder Lab is located within the Department and performs a special diagnostic test, the trichogram. This assists in examining the causes of hair loss and determining the most suitable treatment for dealing with the problem. The scientific personnel also offer instructions on caring for the hair and keeping it healthy.
The trichogram is a specialized hair test which assists in determining the phase at which the hairs on various areas of the scalp are at any given time, both in terms of quality and quantity. The percentage of normal and affected hairs detected assists in better assessing and treating the various scalp disorders, while also monitoring the progress and results of the various treatments.

Hyperhidrosis

The Department diagnoses and treats focal hyperhidrosis, a condition characterized by abnormally profuse perspiration from the sweat glands. The typical regions of primary focal hyperhidrosis are the armpits, the palms and the soles of the feet. The condition is treated with local injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox/Dysport).

Mole Mapping

The HYGEIA Hospital Dermatology Departments performs mole mapping – the most modern early diagnosis method for melanoma – using state-of-the-art equipment.

Mole mapping provides digital imaging of moles with the use of a special camera and analyzes them using special computer software. By combining mole mapping with regular skin checks, it is possible to detect at any time any possible changes to moles compared to the past.

Mole Mapping Benefits

  • Detailed recording of moles.
  • Early detection of new moles.
  • Electronically stored results: The mole mapping results are stored electronically and can be retrieved and compared to future exams, offering valuable information on possible changes to existing moles.
  • Systematic monitoring of moles, which is the best prevention method.

The HYGEIA Hospital Dermatology Department is equipped with the latest mole mapping system, the FotoFinder bodystudio, which is fitted with a high resolution camera, the medicam 800 HD, and offers:

  • Digital analysis of the border, color, size and structure of the mole.
  • Risk grading by analyzing their digital image, and comparative assessment. In the event of a suspect lesion, the doctors recommend surgical excision and histological exam of the mole.

A team of qualified physicians (dermatologists, surgeons, oncologists) monitor the patients and choose the most suitable treatment for each individual case.

Melanoma is a form of cancer that develops from melanocytes (the cells that produce melanin). The increasing incidence of melanoma has made it one of the highest occurring malignant diseases in people. Melanoma can be fully cured if diagnosed and treated early.

The main risk factors contributing to the development of melanoma are:

  • Ultraviolet (UV) radiation: Excessive exposure to sunlight seems to contribute significantly to the development of melanoma.
  • Fair complexion: People with fair skin, eyes and hair who get more easily sun burnt and do not tan much run a higher risk of developing melanoma.
  • Large number of moles on the body.
  • Personal or family history of skin cancer.
  • Severe sunburn (especially in childhood).

If you notice changes in the size, shape or color of an existing mole, new moles with atypical features, or symptoms of itchiness or bleeding, you must consult a dermatologist.

The ABCDE mneumonic assists you in remembering what you need to look for:

  • ASYMΜETRY: Asymmetry in the shape of the lesion. Each half is different if you split the lesion in two halves.
  • BORDER: The borders of the lesion are irregular.
  • COLOR: Color variation, i.e. more than one color or shade.
  • DIAMETER: Changes in the size of the lesion.
  • EVOLUTION: Changes in the size, shape or color of the mole.
  • Limit sun exposure, especially during peak hours (11am to 4pm).
  • Wear a hat and protective clothing and stay in the shade.
  • Use broad spectrum sunscreen (UVB + UVA) with a high sun protection factor (SPF > 25). 

Trichogram – Scalp Disorder Lab

The Dermatology Department treats various scalp disorders, such as androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, hair loss following childbirth, as well as rare diseases, including scarring alopecia, hair shaft diseases, etc.

The Scalp Disorder Lab is located within the Department and performs a special diagnostic test, the trichogram, which assists in examining the causes of hair loss and determining the most suitable treatment for dealing with the problem. The scientific personnel also offer instructions on caring for the hair and keeping it healthy.

The trichogram is a specialized hair test which assists in determining the phase at which the hairs on various areas of the scalp are at any given time, both in terms of quality and quantity.

The percentage of normal and affected hairs detected assists in better assessing and treating the various scalp disorders, while also monitoring the progress and results of the various treatments.

The following treatments are performed to manage skin conditions:

  • Laser applications 
  • Electrosurgery (Diathermocoagulation)
  • Cryosurgery (cryotherapy)
  • Skin biopsies
  • Dermatosurgery

Monday - Tuesday - Thursday: 09.30 - 15.30
Wednesday: 09.30 - 18.00
Friday: 09.00 - 13.30

3rd floor
Dermatology Dept.

Telephone
+30 210 686 7473
+30 210 686 7857
+30 210 686 7140

4th floor
Office 7
Dr A. Katsampas’Office

Telephone
+30 210 686 7140