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St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS - 13.62 miles
HCA UK at The Shard - 13.62 miles
St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
Recommended by 4 specialists
12 years of experience
Mole Check, Aged and Sundamaged Skin, Acne, Moles + 38 more

Dr Zainab Laftah is a Consultant Dermatologist working at the renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Her interests within the field of dermatology include medical and aesthetic dermatology and she strives to deliver safe and effective dermatology with rewarding clinical results.

Dr Laftah qualified from the University of Warwick in 2008, before completing her basic medical and specialised dermatology training in London’s prestigious hospitals. She delivers on her holistic and patient-centred approach which has led her to also become the Surgical Lead at University Lewisham Hospital.

She is highly dedicated to her work and has been rewarded with many prizes for her outstanding academic excellence. She has also published her research and work in numerous journals and enjoys presenting at conferences across the UK and abroad.

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Dr Rachael Morris-Jones - Dermatologists
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 13.66 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 13.66 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
Recommended by 1 specialist
26 years of experience
Acne, Moles, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis), Video Consultation + 14 more

Dr Rachael Morris-Jones is a senior dermatology consultant with a national and international reputation in the specialty of Dermatology. She works for the NHS as a Dermatology Consultant at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust in London, and undertakes private practice at London Bridge Hospital (previously 120 Old Broad Street - currently closed due to the pandemic, 4th Floor Shard), 1 Welbeck and 55 Harley Street. She specializes in General Adult and Paediatric Dermatology.

She was the lead for the Paediatric dermatology service and the cutaneous infection clinic at Kings, and now works with an elite team of paediatric dermatology consultants at GSTT. She has an interest in moles and skin cancer and does fast track 2-week wait clinics/skin cancer screening clinics and attends the hospital skin cancer MDT. She has a wealth of experience diagnosing and managing inflammatory skin disease including eczema (atopic dermatitis)/psoriasis and the management of acne in all age groups.

Dr Rachael Morris-Jones has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters (Rook Textbook of Dermatology and Systemic drug treatment in Dermatology) as well as author of the highly successful and acclaimed ABC of Dermatology (7th edition), 100 Cases in Dermatology and recently a book for the public called Dermatologist Tested (a myth busting book looking at common skin complaints for the general public).

You can follow her on twitter #DermatologistTested

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Lesion of skin (including cauterisation) curettage/cryotherapy
  • Lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue excision, trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma)
  • Skin or subcutaneous tissue biopsy
  • Lesion of vulva biopsy
  • Lesion of skin shave biopsy
  • Primary excision of suspicious/malignant lesion, trunk & Limbs
  • Lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue excision, trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma)
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Acne
  • Infectious dermatology
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Melanomas
  • Moles
  • Minor operations
  • Skin cancer
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Tropical dermatology
  • Hyperhidrosis
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Dr Saqib Bashir - Dermatologists
125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS - 9.90 miles
BMI The Sloane Hospital - 9.90 miles
125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, United Kingdom, BR3 5HS
Recommended by 5 specialists
23 years of experience
Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) , Acne, Acne and Scarring Treatments, Aged and Sundamaged Skin + 36 more

Dr Saqib Bashir holds a post as a consultant Dermatologist, King's College Hospital, London, where he is the lead clinician for skin cancer. Additionally, he founded Skin 55, a specialist dermatology practice on Harley Street and also sees patients at The London Clinic, and BMI Sloane Hospital, Beckenham.

Dr Bashir gained a first class degree in neuroscience from Imperial College, London, before returning to his hometown to gain his medical doctorate from the University of Glasgow in 1997.

He was awarded a prestigious research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, before training in Dermatology at the renowned St John's Institute of Dermatology, London.

Having developed a strong foundation in dermatological practice, including in skin allergy, he went on to specialise in dermatological surgery and laser therapy. His practice is varied and encompasses the treatment of skin cancer as well as aesthetic and anti-ageing procedures.

Dr Bashir has an excellent academic record, having been published in a number of international medical journals, and having presented at the American Academy of Dermatology, the British Association of Dermatology and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. He is involved in the training of junior doctors at the London Deanery.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Laser Surgery
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy for skin cancer and sun damage
  • Mole removal
  • Cosmetics peels, fillers, removal of lesions
  • Scar treatment
  • Dermatological Surgery
  • Laser Dermatology
  • Skin Cancer
  • Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Anti-ageing
  • Allergic Skin Disease
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Dr Shaaira Nasir - Dermatologists
1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL - 12.45 miles
BMI The London Independent Hospital - 12.45 miles
1 Beaumont Square Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom, E1 4NL
Recommended by 1 specialist
14 years of experience
Mole Removal, Mole Check, Acne, Skin Cancer Screening + 39 more

Dr Shaaira Nasir is a London based Consultant Dermatologist practising at the BMI London Independent Hospital and the Skin 55 clinic on Harley Street.  Dr Nasir underwent medical training in Ireland and the UK, completing her dermatology training at a number of London’s prominent teaching hospitals including The Royal London Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital. As an NHS consultant her clinics include general and skin cancer clinics. She sees a broad range of skin conditions and is able to provide medical, surgical and aesthetic treatments.

Her areas of clinical interest include acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, mole checks, skin cancer, skin infections, hyperhidrosis and hair and nail conditions. Dr Nasir also has a special interest in the field of cosmetic dermatology and was awarded a Distinction for her MSc. in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine.  Dr Nasir is involved in both academic research and teaching.  She is author on a range of peer-reviewed medical publications in the field, has presented at international conferences, and enjoys teaching both doctors and medical students.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Minor skin surgery
  • Mole checks
  • Skin biopsy
  • Surgical removal of moles
  • Surgical removal of warts
  • Surgical removal of cysts
  • Surgical removal of keloid scars
  • Steroid injection for keloid scars
  • Surgical removal of skin tags
  • Surgical removal of lipoma
  • Cryotherapy
  • Steroid injection for alopecia
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatments
  • General Dermatology
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Warts
  • Urticaria
  • Rashes
  • Skin infections
  • Skin Cancer
  • Mole Checks
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Alopecia
  • Skin ageing
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Aesthetics
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St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS - 13.62 miles
HCA UK at The Shard - 13.62 miles
St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
Recommended by 1 specialist
33 years of experience
Rash, Acne, Blistering Disorders, Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) + 47 more

Dr Leslie is a highly experienced General Adult and Paediatric Consultant Dermatologist, with extensive knowledge in her field, dealing with all skin conditions, diseases and rashes. She has been practicing for over 20 years as a Consultant Dermatologist, and holds an NHS post at the Royal Free Hospital in London where she did her medical training. She undertook her Dermatology training at the University College Hospital, London.

Dr Leslie specialises in all skin conditions, dealing with skin allergy

and associated rashes, eczema, acne, mole checks, skin cancer/lesions, rosacea

and psoriasis to name a few. She is available to do mole checks, and perform

cryotherapy for both viral warts and seborrheic warts. All of which she

undertakes privately, for both adult and paediatric patients. She also has an

academic interest in urticaria, rosacea and itch for which she is involved in

national and international guidelines for these conditions.

Dr Leslie is the Honorary Secretary at the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and currently, the Secretary of the Paediatric Chronic Urticaria Task Force of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). Further to this,

she has been the President of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy section of the

Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and has been the Secretary of the RSM

Dermatology section.

In addition to her clinical and collegiate activities, Dr Leslie has published extensively in various journals and textbooks (including Rook’s Textbook of Dermatology and Treatment of Skin Disease). She has an international reputation and has been an author on a number of publications. Dr Leslie is regularly an invited speaker at both national and international conferences.

Dr Leslie sees private patients at numerous locations;

Paediatric patients can be seen at The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, HCA Portland Hospital and HCA Harley Street Clinic (currently limited due to COVID restrictions). 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • General dermatology
  • Adult dermatology
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Treatment of Acne in adults and children
  • Treatment of Eczema in adults and children
  • Cryotherapy for warts 
  • Acne - Adults and Children
  • Eczema/Dermatitis - Adults, Children and Babies
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer / Mole checks and treatment
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Urticaria
  • Blistering disorders
  • Alopecia Areata (hair loss)
  • Itch
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Dr Virginia Hubbard - Dermatologists
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR - 13.66 miles
London Bridge Hospital - 13.66 miles
27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
25 years of experience
Mole Check, Actinic Keratosis (Solar Keratosis) , Moles, Mole Removal + 30 more

Dr Virginia (Ginny) Hubbard is a Consultant Dermatologist, with a private practice in London and Suffolk. She is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. She has been treating patients with skin problems since 2004 and specialises in general dermatology, skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, acne, eczema, moles, rosacea and minor skin surgery. She is also active in medical education.

Dr Hubbard qualified from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in 1995. After a thorough postgraduate training in general medicine, she specialised in Dermatology. She has been a Consultant Dermatologist since 2004.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • General dermatology
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin biopsy
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Mole check
  • Mole removal
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Hair loss treatments
  • Light therapy
  • Nose cauterization
  • Curettage
  • Patch test
  • Cyst removal
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Psoriasis treatment
  • Dermoscopy
  • Acne
  • Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Rosacea
  • Minor skin surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • Moles
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Paediatric Dermatology (Suffolk only)
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Westland Ave, Hornchurch, Essex, United Kingdom, RM11 3SD - 8.10 miles
Westland Medical Centre - 8.10 miles
Westland Ave, Hornchurch, Essex, United Kingdom, RM11 3SD
17 years of experience
Mole Check, Skin Lesion Removal, Dermatitis, Skin Tags + 28 more

Dr Daniela Piras is an accredited Consultant Dermatologist. Daniela trained at the Sassari University in Italy with successful qualifying with a Distinction in 1999. Dr Piras had further medical training in Dermatology and Venereology completed in 2003 and was awarded with a Distinction. Daniela also trained as a clinical research fellow at the Royal London Hospital in 2004.

Dr Piras main dermatological interest is skin cancer including its assessment, diagnosis and treatment of malignant growths. She is also interested in treating acne, psoriasis, eczema and urticaria. Daniela participated in advanced training in Dermoscopy in order to assess a variety of skin disorders such as moles, warts and cancerous growths in a diverse range of skin and age groups. She provides the mole mapping with an advanced digital dermoscopy system for mole/naevus monitoring and skin cancer prevention.

She had worked at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust for over 10 years dealing with inflammatory skin disorders and skin cancer.

Currently Dr Daniela Piras practices as a Consultant Dermatologist at the Epsom and St Helier University Hospital NHS Trust .

Dr Piras also handles her own private consultations at the Medical Specialists, Balppa House in London and at Westland Medical Centre in Hornchurch.

Dr Piras is registered as a British Specialist of the General Medical Council (GMC) as well as being a successful member of the British Association of Dermatologists.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Skin examination
  • Dermoscopy for any skin lesion including benign and malignant growths
  • Skin lesion excision
  • Mole mapping provided by the consultant with high quality picture and immediate analysis
  • Treatment of skin diseases including acne, eczema
  • Treatment of skin lesions; moles, warts, cancerous growths in diverse skin types
  • Skin tags
  • Skin cancer including assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Skin disorders
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Urticaria
  • Rosacea
  • Mole mapping provided by the consultant
  • Mole check
  • Minor surgery
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Westland Ave, Hornchurch, Essex, United Kingdom, RM11 3SD - 8.10 miles
Westland Medical Centre - 8.10 miles
Westland Ave, Hornchurch, Essex, United Kingdom, RM11 3SD
15 years of experience
Acne, Dermatitis, Minor Skin Surgery, Aged and Sundamaged Skin + 51 more

Experienced dermatology specialist who is dedicated to providing safe and high quality individualised care in a professional and holistic manner.

Specialises in the diagnosis and management of common skin, hair and nail diseases and skin cancers.

Special interest in the management of melasma.

Consults patients of all age groups including children.

Offers face to face and remote (video/telephone) consultations.

Publications in reputed dermatology journals.

Please request an appointment via Doctify or by calling Westland Medical Centre 01708 205149. Alternatively email at admin@westlandmedical.com

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Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Skin lesion and Mole check
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Dermoscopy
  • Cryotherapy for age spots, warts, skin tags, solar keratosis
  • Skin surgery for removal of moles, cysts, lipomas, skin tags, warts
  • Intralesional steroid injection for Alopecia Areata, Keloid scars and other inflammatory dermatosis
  • Botox Injection for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Hydroquinone and Pigmonorm for Melasma
  • Hair Loss Treatment for scarring and non-scarring alopecia
  • Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) for Acne, Folliculitis and Rosacea

Special Interest:

  • ·Treatment of Melasma
  • Hair Loss Treatments
  • Isotretinoin for Acne
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Experience in the Management of following conditions:

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema/Dermatitis (Atopic, Irritant Contact, Allergic, Gravitational, Discoid, Asteatotic, Seborrheic)
  • Folliculitis (Pseudofolliculitis, Folliculitis Barbae, Folliculitis Decalvans, Acne Keloidis Nuchae)
  • Urticaria and Angioedema
  • Skin Rashes
  • Pruritis (itching) with or without a rash
  • Skin infections
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Hirsutism (excessive hair)
  • Vitiligo
  • Melasma
  • Genital Dermatology (Lichen Planus, Lichen Sclerosis, Genital, Eczema, Psoriasis)
  • Scalp Disorders (Seborrheic Dermatitis, Folliculitis Decalvans, Acne Folliculitis Nuchae)
  • Hair Loss (Pattern Hair Loss, Telogen Effluvium, Traction Alopecia, Alopecia Areata, Lichen Planopilaris, Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, Central Centrifugal Cicatrical Alopecia, Fungal and Bacterial Infection)
  • Blistering Disorders like Bullous Pemphigoid and Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Nail Disorders
  • Skin Allergy
  • Paediatric Dermatology
  • Aged and Sun Damaged Skin (Actinic Keratosis, Solar Elastosis)
  • Atypical Moles (Dysplastic Naevi)
  • Bowen’s Disease
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma

Treatments:

  • Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) for Acne, Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Oily Skin
  • Systemic Treatments for Eczema/Psoriasis (Methotrexate, Acitretin, Ciclosporin, Azathioprine)
  • Pigmanorm and Hydroquinone for the treatment of Melasma
  • Spironolactone for Hirsutism and Female Pattern Hair Loss
  • Finasteride for Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss
  • Hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of certain scarring hair loss conditions
  • Botox Injection for the treatment of Axillary Hyperhidrosis
  • Medical (tablets) treatment of hyperhidrosis
  • Intralesional steroid injections for keloids, alopecia areata and other inflammatory dermatosis
  • Efudix for treatment of Actinic Keratosis and Bowens Disease
  • Aldara for treatment of superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma and Bowens Disease
  • Treatment of viral warts and molluscum contagiosum
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40-42 Lee Terrace, London, United Kingdom, SE3 9UD - 9.14 miles
BMI The Blackheath Hospital - 9.14 miles
40-42 Lee Terrace, London, United Kingdom, SE3 9UD
Recommended by 1 specialist
24 years of experience
Mole Check, Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating), Warts (Viral), Acne + 36 more

Dr Shamali Hoque is a Consultant Dermatologist at HCA UK, The Shard and London Bridge Hospital, as well as for the NHS. She specialises in skin cancer, Botox for hyperhidrosis and general dermatology including acne, psoriasis, eczema and Paediatric Dermatology Her main interests are Skin Cancer, Psoriasis, Acne, Eczema, General Dermatology and Paediatric Dermatology.

In 2007, Dr Hoque was appointed as a Consultant at University Hospital Lewisham, and is currently the Clinical Lead for Dermatology at Lewisham Trust. Prior to that she was Skin cancer Lead for 10 years there. She is the South London Representative for the British Association of Dermatologists and is also a Council Member for the Royal Society of Medicine. She is also the Research Lead for Dermatology at Lewisham Trust and Educational Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor to Dermatology Specialist Registrars at Lewisham Trust. She is also the Biologics Lead at Lewisham Trust Dermatology.

Prior to studying medicine, Dr Hoque completed a BSc in Pharmacology at University College London with First Class Honours. In 1996, she completed her MBBs at Barts and The Royal London Hospital Medical College with a distinction in Medical Ethics. She continued her medical training at Barts and The Royal London Hospital whilst completing her MRCP (UK). She started her Dermatology training at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, before completing her Specialist Dermatology training at St George’s Hospital.

Dr Hoque is actively involved teaching, training and has presented regularly at GP meetings. She has also performed audits and published articles in her areas of interest.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Virtual/Remote consultations
  • Face-to-Face consultations
  • Botox for Hyperhidrosis
  • Treatment of Eczmea, Psoriasis, Acne, Warts 
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cautery
  • Dermoscopy
  • Electrodesiccation & Curettage
  • Mole Check
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Cancer Screening
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Acne
  • Aged And Sundamaged Skin
  • Birthmarks (Including Port-Wine Stains)
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Dandruff
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • Fungal Infection
  • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
  • Impetignised Eczema
  • Minor Skin Surgery
  • Moles
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Urticaria
  • Vitiligo
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Dr Sweta Rai - Dermatologists
Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom, SE5 9RS - 13.32 miles
King's College Hospital - 13.32 miles
Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom, SE5 9RS
14 years of experience
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Dr Sweta Rai is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon at King's College Hospital , London; who holds certificate of specialist training (CCT) in Dermatology and specialist credentials in her subspecialist interests of skin cancer recognition, skin cancer surgery, Mohs Micrographic surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology/Surgery; attained by completing prestigious post graduate fellowships both here in the U.K and at specialist centres in the U.S.A.  She has trained at centres for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery excellence in the U.K and the USA, namely The Manchester Dermatology Centre, Portsmouth Dermatology Centre (U.K),The Yale Dermatologic Surgery Centre in Connecticut and Mount Sinai Dermatology Centre in New York.

She holds specialist membership with some of the most prestigious medical societies globally renowned for Medical, Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery excellence namely:

  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • American Society of Mohs Surgery
  • The British Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • British Association of Dermatologists
  • Royal College of Physicians 
  • British Cosmetic Dermatology Group
  • British Medical Laser Association

Apart from her above specialist training Dr Rai has a particular interest in paediatric skin lesions and Paediatric Dermatologic Surgery including Paediatric Laser Surgery which has resulted in her starting a novel  paediatric dermatologic surgery service at the Harley Street Clinic, London, where she treats a wide variety of skin lesions on children. Additionally, she also consults on all skin conditions and performs basic and advanced skin surgery on children.

Dr Rai believes in sound clinical research which she performs as a part of her Consultant role at Kings College, London, she also holds senior lecturer status with Manchester University by holding faculty status on the Manchester Skin Ageing Programme and at Kings College London for teaching undergraduates. Dr. Rai presents and publishes her work both nationally and internationally and she also delivers consumer-facing skin care advice through interviews with national publications, including Hello Magazine, where she has a regular column.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Skin cancer recognition
  • Skin cancer surgery, MOHs micrographics surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Other dermatologic surgery procedures (split earlobe repairs, Lipoma treatments) 
  • Paediatric dermatology (mole checks, skin lesion analysis, vascular anomalies, general rashes)
  • Paediatric dermatological surgery procedures  (mole removal, skin lesion removal, laser procedures)
 
  • Skin cancer recognition
  • Skin cancer surgery/ Mohs micrographic Surgery
  • Paediatric skin surgery 
  • Cosmetic dermatology 
  • Cosmetic surgery 
 
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What is a dermatologist? 

Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with the skin, a speciality with a medical as well as a surgical component. Essentially a dermatologist is a specialist tasked with managing diseases affecting the skin, the hair, the mucous membranes, and the nails. They sometimes also deal with cosmetic problems.

Most dermatologists are also skin surgeons, important since there’s been a worldwide rise in rates of skin cancer, the commonest cancer of all. A consultant dermatologist can lead an entire multidisciplinary skin cancer team, as well as caring for patients and managing input from experts like histopathologists, oncologists, plastic surgeons, and specialist cancer nurses. They can also work closely with relevant specialists in disciplines like rheumatology-dermatology and gynaecology-dermatology.

When to see a dermatologist?

Your first stop, unless the condition is very serious, tends to be your GP or family doctor. If you have problems with your skin, hair, nails, or mucous membranes, you should be referred to a dermatologist if the condition persists and doesn’t go away with everyday treatments at home. If you’re concerned about the cosmetic aspects of a skin condition you might be referred to a specialist cosmetic dermatologist. If you have a mole or wart that changes colour, size or shape, it’s wise to see a dermatologist since these are often indicators of early skin cancers. If that’s you, don’t delay!

What procedures can you find at a dermatology clinic? 

What should you expect at a dermatology clinic?

Your first visit to a dermatologist might come about thanks to a referral by your GP or family doctor. Because their focus is to maintain healthy skin for life, they will first take a detailed medical history from you, to inform an accurate diagnosis. They will ask questions about the condition that’s worrying you, and examine it if necessary, then use the information to create a workable skin care plan tailored to your unique needs.