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You might hire a dermatologist to:

  • Perform regular checkups on patients
  • Diagnose and treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or skin cancer

  • Perform dermatologic surgical procedures such as mole removals or skin biopsies

  • Perform cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatments
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Medical degree with specialized training in dermatology
Professional bedside manner and demonstrated empathy for patients
A license to practice medicine
Familiarity with trending cosmetic dermatology procedures and products
Board certification in dermatology or equivalent certification
Research experience and medical curiosity
Experience performing dermatology procedures independently
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent attention to detail and ability to problem-solve
Advanced verbal communication skills and emotional intelligence