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Top Tips for Winter Skincare

As the weather gets colder and wetter, it can have a significant effect on our skin. The impact of winter weather can be particularly bad if you suffer from dry skin or a condition such as eczema or psoriasis which can be exacerbated by the cold.



What is Scarring Alopecia?

Scarring alopecia is one of the most serious forms of hair loss because it is permanent. Once the hair is gone, it will be gone for good. It is therefore essential to seek help as soon as possible so that the hair loss can be slowed or stopped.



What Do Your Nails Tell You About Your Health?

Our nails can be affected by many different conditions, so the symptoms that affect them can tell us a lot about our health. In some cases, your nails can even reveal serious health conditions such as heart disease or liver failure.



How to Beat the Summer Eczema Triggers?

Most of us love summer weather, but our skin doesn’t always agree. If you have eczema, you might find that the warmer weather makes it harder to avoid flare ups.



What Happens After a Mole is Removed?

Having a mole removed is a very simple procedure, but you will need to take good care of your skin as it heals after a surgical mole removal in London.



How Is Skin Cancer Caused by Sun Exposure?

Most of us are aware that the sun is linked to skin cancer, age spots and wrinkles, but you might not know exactly how the sun damages your skin.



The 5 Types of Melanoma

Although we usually think of skin cancer as something that affects moles, melanoma skin cancer can actually affect many different parts of our skin and appear in many different forms.



Why It Is Important To Protect Your Skin From Sun

Protecting your skin from the sun could help to save your life. It can prevent the sun damage that leads to skin cancer, as well as many other skin problems.



5 Treatments To Remove a Wart

Getting rid of a wart or verruca can be easy, but sometimes it takes several attempts to find the right treatment for a stubborn wart. Here are the options your skin specialist in London might recommend



Why Are More People Choosing to Have Moles Removed?

Mole removal has become increasingly popular in London, but it is only partly in response to greater awareness about skin cancer. While many people do request a removal because they are worried about cancer, growing numbers of people are asking their dermatologists for cosmetic removals too.



Skin Problem - How to Determine Your Skin Problem?

Skin problems come in many different forms. Some of them, such as infections, can affect all types of skin, but there are other issues that tend to affect certain types of skin.



The Difference Between Psoriasis and Eczema

Both psoriasis and eczema are skin conditions that are linked to your immune system and can cause red, itchy patches of dry skin. However, there are some key differences between psoriasis and eczema that your doctor at the Harley Street skin clinic will be able to explain in more detail.



Sun Safety for Your Skin in Winter

We don’t often think about sun protection in winter, as it isn’t usually needed in the UK. We see the sun so little, and it is so weak at this time of the year, that we aren’t at risk of sunburn or other sun damage that could lead to skin cancer.



How to Get Rid of Skin Cyst

Cysts are small swellings on your skin that are caused by blocked hair follicles, in a similar way to spots and acne. The cyst can be superficial or it may lie deeper under your skin, so that you can feel it as a hard lump. It can become red and inflamed, and sometimes a cyst will burst, which could leave you with a scar.



The Risks of Skin Surgery

Skin surgery is usually very safe. If you have a procedure carried out by a one of our skin specialist at our Harley Street Dermatology Clinic in London, it will usually be done with just a local anaesthetic. The surgical wounds are usually small and shallow, and you won’t need to spend any time in hospital to recover. However, there are always risks with any kind of surgery.



The 7 Types of Eczema

Eczema comes in several different forms, all of which cause irritating symptoms such as dryness, redness, and itchiness. Once your dermatologist has diagnosed one of these conditions, it should be possible to relieve the symptoms with the right eczema treatment.



5 Skin Problems Caused by Sun Damage

Protecting your skin from the sun can minimise the damage and reduce the risks of the following problems, but it is impossible to prevent all sun damage to your skin. If you do experience any of these problems, they can usually be treated by your dermatologist at the London skin clinic.



What does Skin cancer look like?

Skin cancer can often be treated very successfully, but it can require specialist care to diagnose and eliminate the cancer. If you have a suspicious mole or if your GP believes that a growth on your skin may be cancerous, you may need to visit the skin cancer clinic in London to see an expert.



What is involved in a Mole removal?

Mole removal is a simple procedure that can be done by a dermatologist. Mole removal clinics in London can help you to decide whether the procedure is right for you, before performing a shave or surgical excision.



Recent Developments in Acne Treatment

Acne treatments have changed a lot. While the over the counter remedies on shelves today are still very similar to the products of past decades, many advances have been made in prescription treatments for acne over the last ten years. We now have a range of effective medications to treat acne and advances in acne treatment continue to be made.



What is Basal Cell Cancer?

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a form of non-melanoma skin cancer that affects the outer layer of your skin, often in a place that has been frequently exposed to the sun. A BCC is much less likely to spread than a melanoma, but the tumour will usually still need to be removed, just in case.



Recent Developments In Acne Treatment

Acne treatments have changed a lot. While the over the counter remedies on shelves today are still very similar to the products of past decades, many advances have been made in prescription treatments for acne over the last ten years. We now have a range of effective medications to treat acne and advances in acne treatment continue to be made.



5 Tips for Tackling Genital Skin Conditions

Any kind of skin condition requires a little extra care, but when you have a genital skin condition it is particularly important to care for your skin properly. Your dermatologist in London can provide more advice on caring for your genital skin if you have any questions.



 

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Private Consultant Dermatologist Did you know?

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Most moles are not a cause for concern and present a purely cosmetic problem. However, moles can occasionally undergo changes that lead to them becoming cancerous.
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Acne is a common condition characterised by blackheads, whiteheads and cysts. It affects the greasy and hair-bearing areas such as the face, chest and back.