Skin provides you with your sense of touch, protects your body from the elements, synthesises vitamin D and helps to regulate your body temperature. It is a remarkable organ and plays an important role in your health.
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:
- Ultraviolet light/sun damage
- Irritants and allergens
- Specific skin diseases
- Genetic factors
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.