This is Consultant Dermatologist led. We offer diagnosis, and both medical and surgical treatment of all skin conditions
Common skin conditions treated include:
- Hair disorders and alopecia
- Urticaria/ hives
- Precancerous conditions such as solar keratoses and bowens disease
- Skin cancers
- Hyperhidrosis (localised areas of excessive sweating such as underarms and palms)
Eczema is a common skin condition due to skin inflammation. It may start at any age, but the onset is often in childhood. 1 in every 5 children in the UK is affected by eczema at some stage.
Acne is a common skin condition characterised by comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) and pus-filled spots (pustules). It usually starts at puberty and varies in severity.
Psoriasis is a common skin disease affecting 1 in 50 people. It occurs equally in men and women. Psoriasis is a long-term condition which may come and go throughout your lifetime.
Alopecia is a general term for hair loss. Alopecia areata is a common cause of non-scarring (does not cause scarring to the scalp) hair loss that can occur at any age.
Urticaria is a common illness affecting up to 20% of people. Urticaria presents with highly itchy raised skin reactions known as weals (also known as hives).
A lesion that will become cancerous if not treated.
Most skin cancers, if treated early, can be cured. That is why it is important to report any new or changing skin lesion to your doctor.
Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. It can be localised or affect the whole face and body.
Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the surface of the skin. It may be seen in people of any age.
For more detailed information on specific dermatological conditions see www.bad.org.uk patient information leaflets
This is an excellent website designed by the British Association of Dermatologiststs. It provides helpful and impartial information and advice on living with a skin condition. You will find much more detailed information on specific dermatology conditions here. There is a particularly good section on the A-Z of Conditions and Treatments that you find useful. Simply log on and then go on to ‘ For The Public’ section to access or click here to be redirected