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Private dermatological treatments for your skin

Our skin gives us our sense of touch, protects our body and helps us to regulate our temperature.

As the largest organ in the human body, the health of our skin has an important role to play in our overall health and quality of life. Unfortunately, skin is fragile and can be damaged by a number of things, including:

Irritants, allergens and Ultraviolet radiation 

  • Disease 
  • Injury 
  • Genetic factors 
  • Stress 

Skin problems are very common and often very distressing. When present on visible areas of the skin, such as the face or arms, it can often cause self-confidence to drop.

Despite the plethora of creams and lotions available in the market, many skin conditions need medical intervention to resolve or even achieve control. Dermatology is the study and treatment of the skin, hair and nails. A doctor who specialises in this area is known as a Consultant dermatologist.

A dermatologist, because of many years of training in this field, will always be the best person to see to help the skin conditions. With their expertise in skin health, they can determine the best treatment option(s) for your specific needs based on a thorough assessment and diagnosis.

At The Droitwich Spa Hospital, our Consultant Dermatologists provide management and treatment for all skin conditions. Why not book an appointment today to ask their advice for your problem? They would love to help you. 

Some of the skin conditions frequently seen and treated by the dermatology team at The Droitwich Spa include:

  • Acne - causes spots and oily skin, predominantly on the face, neck and back
  • Contact dermatitis – when certain substances come into contact with the skin, they may cause it to crack, blister or become itchy
  • Eczema - a group of conditions that cause dry and irritated skin. Tends to be a long-term condition
  • Psoriasis – thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system. Causes patches of skin that are red, dry and scaly. Tends to cycle between flaring up and then calming down
  • Rosacea – an inflammatory skin condition that causes flushing around the face and neck.
  • Hives (urticaria) - a raised, itchy rash on the skin.
  • Skin cancer - one of the most common cancers in the world
  • Hair and pigment disorders
  • Conditions related to sun exposure
  • They can also investigate and treat:
  • Inflammatory skin diseases
  • Skin allergies
  • ‘Lumps and bumps’ on the skin
  • Mole abnormalities

Whatever skin problem you have, our dermatology team will provide you with expert assessment and diagnosis. Should treatment be necessary, they’ll be able to arrange that for you simply and quickly. They can also discuss if your condition requires an ongoing referral.

When you first meet with your Consultant Dermatologist at The Droitwich Spa Hospital, they will ask you about your symptoms. They will want to know things like: 
  • The symptoms you have 
  • How long you’ve had your symptom for 
  • Any treatments you’ve tried (and whether they helped in any way) 
  • If there is anything you are worried about because of your symptoms (for example, are you worried that you might have some type of skin cancer?) 
  • Your past history of any skin condition or skin cancers 
  • Other medical issues and any medications you take 

They will take a clinical history and examine your skin. Skin conditions can sometimes require additional investigations such as: 

Blood tests

Allergy testing - helps show what is causing an allergic reaction in your skin

Biopsy - a sample skin is removed and sent for analysis.

Your Consultant will be able to arrange any of these additional investigations for you as required. Once the results of any tests are back, these will be discussed with you and any suitable treatments options explained. Treatments for skin conditions may include watchful waiting, medication, application of a topical cream/ointment or surgery. Some of the medications or treatments might require a subsequent referral to the NHS by your GP, in which case your consultant will discuss this with you.

Different types of skin surgery can be carried out. These include:

Excision of skin lesion and skin cancers– the lesion is surgically cut away and sent for further analysis

Mole removal - may be necessary if the mole is suspected to be cancerous. Alternatively, you might want to have a mole removed for cosmetic reasons.

Skin biopsies- for suspected lesions or diagnosis of a rash.

Your Consultant will see you for follow-up appointments at suitable intervals to assess the effects of any treatment. If anything needs to be adjusted or changed, this is easily done. If your symptoms come back again, or if you have any questions or concerns at any time, it is easy to book a time to meet with your Consultant again

People choose to come to The Droitwich Spa for treatment for their skin conditions for a variety of reasons. Some will be referred by their GP or private medical insurance company. Others will decide to self-refer because they’re fed up with waiting times elsewhere and want to get things looked at and treated sooner.  

When you choose The Droitwich Spa for your skin treatment, you will benefit from: 

Access to an expert, FAST – Skin problems can be frustrating, painful and irritating, as well as a source of anxiety and concern. If you have a skin problem, you’ll appreciate being able to get expert help quickly. With fast access to an appointment with a Consultant Dermatologist, you’ll be able to benefit from treatment sooner  

Flexible appointments: With dermatology appointments throughout the week, you’ll be able to book a time that’s convenient for you. You can easily book by telephone or online, and we treat both self-pay and privately insured patients.  Consultations are usually carried out in person at The Droitwich Spa, but occasionally, we can offer remote consultations by telephone if needed and where clinically appropriate. 

Bespoke treatment – Skin conditions benefit from a tailored approach to treatment. Your Consultant will oversee your care every step of the way to ensure you see the best results.  

Multidisciplinary team - Your Consultant Dermatologist is supported by a number of other specialists, including Plastic surgeons, Rheumatologists and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat). This access to different specialists ensures you will always receive the support and treatment that is best for you. 

On-site FREE* parking – We’re very easy to get to and have a car park with 53 spaces, so you won’t need to worry about where to park when you visit us. *Be sure to register your car details at Reception when you first arrive to qualify for FREE parking. 

Patient Satisfaction – In an independent survey, 95.7% of the people we treated said they were likely or highly likely to recommend The Droitwich Spa Hospital to their friends and family. We continue to work hard to provide the highest level of care for anyone who trusts us for their skin health. 

Our experienced Consultant Dermatologists would be delighted to help treat your skin condition. They will fully investigate the cause(s) of your problem and then talk with you about suitable treatment options available.

If you’re frustrated or concerned by a skin condition, why not get in touch today to book your private appointment? It’s simple to do and could make a real difference to the quality of your life.

Specialists offering Dermatology

Mr James Gallagher

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS (Lond), MB,BS (Lond), LDSRCS (Eng) MRCS (Eng), FDSRCS (Eng), FFDRCSI, FRCS (Eng, OMFS).

The Droitwich Spa Hospital

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