What is a Consultant Dermatologist?
A consultant dermatologist is a physician who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the skin, hair, nails and genitals. An example of this might be a dermatologist acne clinic providing medical or surgical treatment for acne scars.
Consultant dermatologists spend their professional life exclusively treating skin disease. Consequently, this gives them the highest level of expertise and experience in the field of dermatology. An accurate and early diagnosis is more likely to lead to an appropriate treatment and a great improvement in quality of life.
All of our consultants are trained in paediatric dermatology (skin disease in children) and genital disease. We are all highly trained surgeons and expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.
Did you know?
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.
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.