Dermatology treats patients with a wide variety of skin, hair and nail conditions. Treatment procedures can be carried out for both medical and cosmetic purposes. The skin is the largest organ of your body so it’s not surprising that skin conditions and diseases are extremely common. Almost everyone experiences symptoms of a dermatology condition in their lifetime. There are many different types of skin conditions. They can have a serious impact on your health and well-being such as sleep loss, poor self-image, and depression, and they can be a sign of an underlying disease.Enquire Today
Dermatology is a medical speciality concerned with the skin and hair and its various conditions. It’s a broad field which includes skin conditions such as eczema, dermatosis, psoriasis, acne, moles and warts as well as various skin cancers and cosmetic procedures to improve the aesthetic appearance of the skin.
We understand the impact skin conditions can have on a person’s self-esteem and wellbeing and our dermatologists are here to diagnose and help manage these skin problems.
Here at Ashtead Hospital we have a team of consultant dermatologists who can offer convenient appointments for the diagnosis and treatment of common skin conditions as well as cancerous lesions. We also have a mole screening clinic for the early detection of skin cancer.
We offer surgical and non-surgical treatments and the appropriate techniques will be discussed in detail to ensure we provide the best option for your individual requirements.
Non-surgical treatments include: photo dynamic therapy (PDT) to treat skin conditions and skin cancers, cryotherapy for skin lesions including keratosis and warts, steroid creams for eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis, isotretinoin for acne treatment, facial rejuvenation using dermal fillers, skin and facial peels, Dermaroller and laser treatment.
The excision of skin lesions (lumps or bumps on your skin, such as moles, cysts, warts or skin tags) is a minor skin surgery treatment we offer.
Dermatology treats patients with a wide variety of skin, hair and nail conditions. Treatment procedures can be carried out for both medical and cosmetic purposes.
The skin is the largest organ of your body so it’s not surprising that skin conditions and diseases are extremely common. Almost everyone experiences symptoms of a dermatology condition in their lifetime. There are many different types of skin conditions. They can have a serious impact on your health and well-being such as sleep loss, poor self-image, and depression, and they can be a sign of an underlying disease.
Dermatology also addresses cosmetic concerns such as wrinkles, sagging skin and scarring.
Dermatologists may investigate and diagnose a multitude of skin problems using a dermatoscope. They can treat dermatology conditions using a variety of options including laser surgery, photo dynamic therapy, UV light therapy, cryotherapy, Mohs surgery and medications such as steroid creams
There are subspecialties of dermatology that include:
You should see a dermatologist if you have any of the following:
Conditions treated by a dermatologist include:
Acne and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis are the most common dermatological conditions treated by health care practitioners and dermatologists.
The recovery process after seeing a dermatologist will depend on your skin, hair or nail condition and what tests or treatments are recommended.
For example, if you have Mohs surgery you may have some pain afterwards. This can be managed using acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Your surgeon will advise you on wound and after surgery care. You will have a scar that will continue to heal for around 12 months. You will need follow up appointments, typically every six months.
If you have phototherapy, you can immediately go back to your normal activities. You will need multiple treatments from six to 25 to see results on your skin.
The costs of a dermatologist vary from patient to patient. They depend on your dermatologist, the dermatology tests and treatments performed, and your chosen Ramsay hospital.
You will receive a formal quotation price that is valid for 60 days.
Dermatology tests for medical reasons are often covered by medical insurance. We advise you to check with your insurance provider for their written confirmation before your dermatology care. If you are seeing a dermatologist for cosmetic reasons, your care will not be covered by private medical insurance.
If you are paying for your dermatology care yourself, we offer a variety of payment options including pay-as-you-go and interest-free finance.
Ramsay’s skilled and experienced consultant dermatologists offer local and convenient appointments to diagnose and treat a wide range of skin conditions.
They see patients with common skin complaints such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and lumps or bumps on your skin, such as moles, cysts, warts or skin tags as well as serious skin conditions such as skin cancers.
Our network of Ramsay hospitals offers the latest surgical and non-surgical treatment options based on your specific skin condition. Surgery includes minor skin surgery to remove moles, cysts, skin tags and warts and Mohs surgery for skin cancers. Non-surgical medical treatments include photo dynamic therapy, cryotherapy and medications such as steroid creams.
Ramsay’s skilled dermatologists also offer cosmetic skin procedures to improve the aesthetic appearance of your face and other skin areas. Patients can have facial rejuvenation treatment using dermal fillers, skin and facial peels, dermaroller and laser treatment.
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