Dermatology is a broad speciality that involves the diagnosis and treatment of skin and hair conditions. It includes inflammatory skin diseases (acne, dermatitis/eczema and psoriasis), skin lesions (moles, skin tags, warts and cysts), axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), hair and nail disorders, skin cancers and, cosmetic procedures to improve the aesthetic appearance of the skin.
Here at Duchy Hospital we understand that skin conditions can greatly impact on a person’s self-esteem and wellbeing. We have a team of consultant dermatologists who offer convenient appointments for the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of common skin conditions as well as cancerous lesions in adults and children.
We have a mole screening clinic for the early detection of skin cancer where we use dermoscopy to aid the diagnosis of skin lesions and increase the accuracy of melanoma diagnosis. We use photo-dynamic therapy (PDT) for superficial skin cancer and pre-cancerous skin lesions and, MOHS’ micrographic surgery to keep the skin cancer removal wound as small as possible whilst having the best indication of full cancer removal.
Non-surgical treatments we offer include: photo dynamic therapy, cryotherapy for skin lesions, steroid creams for inflammatory skin diseases, isotretinoin for acne treatment and, cosmetic dermatology procedures such as treatments for fine lines and wrinkles, tissue fillers and treatment of pigmented patches.
We perform skin surgery for the excision of skin lesions and skin cancer. At Duchy Hospital we have a number of Consultant Dermatologists including: