Shirley Oaks HospitalPoppy Lane, Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 8AB Directions
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Healthy skin is important to our overall wellbeing, fitness and vitality.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and any type of damage to it can have a significant impact on your overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. Unfortunately, there are a number of ways skin can be damaged:
Skin problems are very common and can affect all ages. If a problem occurs in a more visible place, such as on your face or an arm, you may find it has a surprisingly big negative impact on your self-confidence.
While some skin conditions can clear up naturally over time, many others will need professional medical treatment and management in order to successfully resolve your symptoms. Dermatology is the study and treatment of the skin, hair and nails. A doctor who specialises in this area is known as a Dermatologist.
If you are concerned or worried about any kind of skin problem, the best person to see for help will always be an accredited Consultant Dermatologist. Their training and expertise will enable them to assess and diagnose the problem and plan appropriate treatment for your specific needs.
At The Shirley Oaks Hospital, our Consultant Dermatologists see, manage and treat all types of skin problems, from inflammatory skin conditions to different types of skin cancer.
Whether you are frustrated by an itchy rash or concerned about a mole that has recently grown bigger or changed shape or colour, why not book an appointment to see one of our Consultant Dermatologist today?
They would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your skin condition and arrange treatment needed.
In addition, they can investigate and treat:
Whatever skin problem you have, your Consultant Dermatologist will provide you with expert assessment and diagnosis. If treatment is needed, they will arrange that for you.
They will take a medical history and examine the affected area(s) of skin. For some skin conditions, further investigations may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. These may include:
Your Consultant will arrange any tests that are needed to confirm a diagnosis. Once the results of any tests are back, they will discuss the results and explore suitable treatment options with you. Treatment for a skin condition may involve watchful waiting, medication, application of a topical cream or ointment or skin surgery.
Skin surgery or procedures available at The Shirley Oaks Hospital includes:
If you require skin surgery or cryotherapy, your Consultant will explain how it will be done, the results you should expect to see and any potential risk you should be aware of.
Following treatment, if your symptoms recur, or you have any questions or concerns at any time, it is very easy to arrange to see your Consultant again to discuss these with them.
Many will have been referred by their GP or through their private medical insurance company. Others will choose to self-refer because they want to get help sooner than is possible elsewhere.
We treat people with private medical insurance and self-pay patients.
When you choose The Shirley Oaks Hospital, benefits include:
Effective treatments are available for a wide range of skin problems and our experienced Consultant Dermatologists would be delighted to help you. They will fully investigate the cause(s) of your problem and then talk with you about suitable treatment options available.
If you are concerned or frustrated by a skin condition, why not book your private appointment online now?