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Specialists In All Areas Of Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine which focuses on all conditions of the skin – including hair and nails. We offer medical dermatology consultations, treatments and surgery in a friendly and professional environment.

Consultant dermatologists are highly trained and medically qualified doctors who specialise exclusively in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the skin, hair and nails. The skin is the largest organ of the body and can be affected by a very wide range of conditions.

We are thrilled to be able to offer rapid access to patient focused consultant care in dermatology via our specialists here at Clarendon Health.

Our General dermatology Services include but are not limited too:

  • Actinic (solar) keratoses
  • Mole Checks & Removal
  • Lesion Checks & Surveillance
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart & Cyst Treatment & Removal

If you have a skin condition or problem of any sort we will always be happy to talk to you and help you assess your options and the most suitable treatment. Below you will find a brief description of some of the treatments we may offer. Contact us to find out more.

We can provide either a full skin check or a simple lesion check depending on your concerns. It may be that you are simply looking for reassurance regarding a mole, or maybe you wish to discuss mole or lesion removal, depending on your needs and wishes. We can provide a tailored approach, and can explain the diagnosis and potential plan for management

Here are the 3 most common methods used to remove a lesion:

Lesions can be cut out of the skin under local anaesthetic, and the skin edges are then sewn together leaving a line of stitches. The line typically fades to a fine silver mark over time.

The skin is numbed with local anaesthetic, and using a flexible blade, the lesion is removed flush with the surrounding skin. The area is then sealed with cautery (heat). No stitches are required

Under local anaesthetic, a small circular blade is used to scrape away the lesion flush with the surrounding skin. Cautery is then used to seal the blood vessels, and no stitches are needed.

Mole Removal

Sometimes moles can be uncomfortable and irritating to live with. They can affect someones self confidence. Sometimes there is a concern that the mole may be cancerous.

There are different techniques for surgical mole removal including curettage, shave or full excision. The method of removal used will depend on the shape, size and type of mole.
During your consultation, we will take you through the different options and discuss which option may be the best one for you.

Should there be a suspicion of skin cancer, the skin specimen will be sent away for histology testing to offer further clarity. We can offer annual or bi-annual mole screening.

Cyst Removal

A cyst is a firm lump under the skin, filled with keratin (cheesy material). It is usually flesh coloured and has a punctum in the centre. It can appear anywhere on the body and can sometimes become infected or cause disfigurement.

Cyst removal is performed through surgical excision. The procedure takes place under local anaesthetic and lasts approximately 30 minutes. An incision is made in the skin, from which the lump is flushed out. The wound is then closed with sutures, and a dressing is applied. A linear scar following the procedure is normal and usually fades away over time.

Skin Tag removal

Skin Tags are benign small pedunculated soft growths of the skin.
They are more common over the neck, eyelids, armpits, under the breast and in the groin. They can get irritated when they get caught, or rub on clothing.

Removal is by surgical shave and cauterisation. The procedure will be done under local anaesthetic and would last approximately 20 minutes.

Seborrhoeic keratosis, or senile warts are common non-cancerous skin lesions. They have a flat wart-like surface and typically look like they are stuck onto skin. They can be skin coloured or become darker. They don’t have any potential to become cancerous, however they can cause irritation, bleed and become infected. If they are thick then shave removal is a good option. The procedure will be done under local anaesthetic and would last approximately 20 minutes.