Our skin is the first line of defence for a complex system, requiring medical, or cosmetic support as time goes by is natural.
A skin specialist cares for the largest organ in our body. A self contained group of tissues which waterproofs, insulates, protects against infection, makes vitamin D, sends signals to our brain and determines how we look.
Treating your skin is as old as time, early humans used clays, an Egyptian physician wrote a specialist treatise 3,500 years ago. As modern medicine developed in the 18th and 19th centuries, the field of dermatology took root.
Recent scientific progress has seen a revolution in diagnosis and treatment. Digital imaging and microscopy offer detailed insight, lasers can see through the skin to replace biopsies, or cure conditions in a less invasive way.
The skills of a consultant dermatologist are paramount but technology assists in providing care across a range of needs.
We support patients in three primary areas, to benefit their health and to help them feel confident in their own skin:
- Medical Dermatology – Diagnosis, treatment and management across a wide spectrum of common, or complex skin conditions.
- Skin Cancer Treatment – Specialised, consultant led screening and care, as one of London’s leading skin cancer clinics.
- Cosmetic Dermatology – Good aesthetic outcomes are part of medical dermatology, or available directly through cosmetic treatment.
Within these disciplines, multiple requirements arise. There are over 2000 recognised skin conditions and biologically related symptoms.
The relationship between your skin, hair and nails is quite close, they are made from the same stuctural protein. A skin specialist can offer care for hair loss, or scalp conditions, along with nail disease.
Age should not be a barrier to good support, factors such as lifetime sun exposure, or genetic change bring needs in later life. Having experienced children’s dermatologists available makes equal sense, their skin is their future.
Most skin conditions, not least skin cancers, benefit from accurate, early diagnosis. Treatment, personal inconvenience and discomfort are reduced, normal life is resumed, in a few cases, lives are saved.
Of course treatment matters and should be the best available but good treatment comes from precise understanding of a condition. The knowledge of a consultant dermatologist, backed up by the latest technology.
Our London clinics are equipped with laser based confocal microscopy, to see beneath your skin, digital dermoscopy for precise examination, a range of dedicated lasers and other advanced techniques.
Screening programs are available, from mole mapping, to an annual skin check. Helping to bring peace of mind, or head off any issues and see they receive immediate care.
A focus on detection can mean skin conditions require less invasive treatment, such as topical creams. Cryosurgery may be helpful, a range of light treatments, including photodynamic therapy, or laser surgery.
Where physical surgery is required, this will be carried out by specialists, with a philosophy of minimum intervention for maximum effect. Mohs surgery is available, an approach to skin cancer which reduces cosmetic damage.
Above all, the same level of consultant led care is offered in all cases. From an aesthetic choice, such as the removal of a few age spots, to conditions such as acne, eczema, or psoriasis, or all forms of skin cancer.
With a multi disciplinary team of fourteen specialists and support from experienced dermatology nurses, patients can receive the precise care they deserve.
Our London Clinic
The clinic is a modern, well equipped facility in Barnet, North London, with opening hours allowing for evening, or weekend appointments.
A friendly place, where the time you need is provided, alongside any advice you wish. A skin specialist deals with an area which is personal, whether treatment is for minor conditions, or significant diseases, individual support is important.
Your care will be managed by a leading dermatological consultant, in a technically advanced environment. We understand the disquiet skin conditions can bring and why you want to receive the finest treatment.
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