Juha-Matti Alakoskela is a specialist in skin diseases and allergology with comprehensive experience of these conditions. His interest in skin diseases is based on their versatility and the skin’s connection with the body’s immune system. He specialises in urticaria, swelling and allergies. After completing his doctorate, Juha-Matti continued to study the body’s defence mechanisms and became interested in the role played by the skin and skin diseases in the immune system.
“The most rewarding aspect of being a dermatologist is diagnosing illnesses and performing the related examinations, which enable me to find the best possible treatment for the patient. Skin diseases are an interesting field, because the role of the immune system is often significant. By studying the interrelationship between skin diseases and the immune system, you can access the mechanisms that cause skin diseases. That’s how you get to the root of the problem and can find the correct treatment.”
Juha-Matti is a thorough doctor who treats his patients by talking and explaining why certain treatments are used, and how they will tackle the disease.