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Department of dermatology and venerology

Prof. Dr. Necmettin Akdeniz

About the department

The department of dermatology and venerology at Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul treats diseases of the skin, hair, nails, mucous membranes and sexually transmitted infections. The department doctors use the most modern methods of treatment, modern laser technologies, which allow them to achieve the optimal therapeutic and aesthetic effect. The treatment is based on a well-developed therapeutic strategy that complies with international standards. All therapeutic measures are selected individually, and, if necessary, specialists from related fields are involved. If surgical intervention is required, dermatologists pay great attention not only to the therapeutic result but also to the aesthetic aspect, especially in pathological conditions of the skin of the face and neck.

The department positions itself as a medical institution of utmost care, in which all classical and modern methods of diagnostics and therapy are available. Doctors specialize in conservatively treating psoriasis, vitiligo, inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases, skin cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases. The department also has a well-developed area of ​​aesthetic dermatology. In addition to laser services, it offers various general aesthetic procedures, such as botulinum toxin A, hyaluronic acid injections, chemical peels, and cryotherapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Dermatosis, atopic dermatitis
  • Collagenosis (lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, gonorrhoea, genital herpes)
  • Acne scars
  • Cellulite
  • Chronic urticaria
  • Сontact dermatitis
  • Genetic skin diseases
  • Hair loss
  • Solar allergy
  • Wrinkles
  • Vascular anomalies


  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Digital dermatoscopy 
  • Skin prick tests (prick-testing)
  • Specific IgE antibodies
  • Photopatch testing (to detect photoallergic reactions to various antigens)
  • Histological examination
  • Tzanck smear test (to rapidly detect a herpes infection)
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Wood light examination (uses ultraviolet light to look at the skin closely)
  • Computed tomography (CT scan)


  • Drug therapy
  • Botox injections
  • Filler injections
  • Chemical peel
  • Laser hair removal
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Treatment of varicose veins
  • Treatment of ruptured capillary veins with Yag Laser
  • Botox for sweating
  • Minor surgical interventions
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrocauterization
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Doctor profile


  • 2013 Professor
  • 2007 Associate professor 
  • 1995 - 2000 Dermatology Specialization Training, Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
  • 1989 - 1995 Medical Doctor Education, Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty


  • 2021 Dermatology Specialist, Memorial Sisli Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2021 Dermatology Specialist, Memorial Atasehir Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 - 2021 Faculty Member, Medeniyet Inversity, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 - 2016 Head of the department, Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013 - 2014 Director of the Institute of Health Sciences, Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2012 - 2012 Visiting Scholars at University of Pitsburg, USA
  • 2010 - 2013 Professor, Lecturer, Dermatology Specialist, Ataturk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
  • 2001 - 2007 Assistant Professor, Dermatology Specialist, Yuzunci Year University, Van, Turkey

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Turkish Dermatology Association
  • Skin and Venereal Diseases Association
  • Turkish Dermatosurgery Association
  • Turkish Pediatric Dermatology Association
  • More than 150 articles published in national and 100 international journals
  • Author of nearly ten national and international book chapters
  • More than 300 oral presentations and posters in national and international meetings
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