Your skin is the largest organ in your body and performs multiple essential jobs including regulating your temperature, protecting your body against disease, and providing sensation. This valuable organ has to do these jobs under many different circumstances. For example, the skin on the bottom of your feet and on the top of your head are exposed to completely different problems and situations, as is the skin on other parts of your body.
Skin is also hugely important to our sense of self and satisfaction in our appearance, so when something goes wrong, you want a fast and effective treatment. The consultant dermatologists at Hillsborough Private Clinic use the most advanced treatments and the latest techniques to ensure that we provide the best solution for every patient, whatever their skin problem.
When Should You See a Dermatologist?
Our dermatologists have experience in treating a wide range of skin issues:
Fast treatment is key to preventing scarring. If over-the-counter products are not effective, you should consider seeing a dermatologist, even if your acne is mild. Your dermatologist will suggest effective treatments and can prescribe stronger medicines which are not available over-the-counter.
Our dermatologist can help provide effective treatments for eczema, advise you on strategies for dealing with a flare-up, and provide tips on preventing it from developing in the first place.
An allergic reaction occurs when your body confuses a harmless substance for something much worse. If you are experiencing skin allergies, our dermatologist will use patch testing to find the cause and then suggest treatment or give you the right advice on lifestyle changes as appropriate.
Because the skin is such a large and varied organ, it is impossible to list all the complaints that our dermatologists can treat. Other common problems include:
- Verrucas and Warts
- Fungal infections
- Nail problems
- Hair disorders
- Mole checks
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Your dermatologist may perform one or more of the following tests to diagnose your condition:
- Skin biopsy – a sample of skin is taken and sent to the lab for analysis under a microscope
- Skin scrapings – skin sample is scraped and sent to a lab for analysis
- Blood tests – a small sample of blood is taken and screened for problems
- Skin patch testing – you are tested for an allergic reaction to common chemicals known to cause allergies
Once a diagnosis has been found, your dermatologist will discuss the results with you and recommend a treatment. They may also suggest lifestyle changes that can help manage your condition or prevent it from reoccurring. Our consultant dermatologists work closely with their plastic surgery colleagues at Hillsborough Private Clinic to ensure your skin looks healthy and makes you feel confident.
Contact Hillsborough Private Clinic Today for a Skin Consultation
Skin problems are uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing, which is why we do everything we can to make sure our patients are comfortable. Our passion is providing more than just the best treatment: it’s to provide the best treatment experience. When you visit the Hillsborough Private Clinic, you will be greeted by friendly, professional staff that will set you at ease.