The London Skin Clinic provides a friendly and efficient family dermatology service offering
- Advice on the management of all skin conditions
- Support to help cope with living with skin problems
- Mole Check Service
- Advice on Sun Awareness
On your initial appointment:
- A diagnosis and treatment plan is usually given
- Further tests are booked as required
- A referral is arranged if another specialty is needed
Our Consultant Dermatologists are happy to provide a Second Opinion Service for patients who have already been diagnosed elsewhere and wish to discuss their diagnosis and proposed treatment options.
Plastic surgeons work closely with the dermatologists in The London Skin Clinic.
If you have a skin cancer or benign skin lesion that cannot be treated easily by simple excision, you may be referred to a plastic surgeon.
Plastic surgeons are trained in a range of techniques to achieve the best aesthetic and functional outcomes for skin cancer and benign skin conditions. Plastic surgeons will often treat skin lesions in aesthetically sensitive areas such as the face and in functionally important areas such as the hands. The aim is to excise the skin lesion with an appropriate margin (clearance) and to reconstruct the defect with as little scarring as possible.
If you have a scar from a previous injury or surgery that hasn’t healed well, it may be possible to improve it with a scar revision procedure.
Many of these procedures can be performed under local anaesthetic at 108 Harley Street.
Moles are harmless (benign) but malignant melanoma is a type of skin cancer which can arise from a mole or just appear. The clues that a spot on the skin might be cancerous include changes in the size, shape and colour.
Monitoring your moles can alert you to changes which might indicate the signs of melanoma. If malignant melanoma is detected early it can usually be cured but more advanced skin cancers can be very serious.
Signs of possible melanoma are:
A – asymmetry: when each half of the mole looks different
B – border: an irregular or jagged border
C – colour: multiple colours in a mole
D – diameter greater than 6mm
E – evolution or change in a mole
If you are concerned about your moles you can discuss with your GP if you need to see a specialist. We offer mole checks including a full skin examination and advice on caring for your skin in the sun and how to self-check your moles.