As the largest organ in the human body, our skin plays a vital role in our health and ability to function. It provides us with our sense of touch, helps protect our body from the elements and infection, regulates our temperature and synthesises Vitamin D.
Any type of damage to the skin has the potential to affect physical, mental and emotional health, sometimes quite significantly. Unfortunately, skin is quite easily damaged by:
- Irritants and allergens
- Ultraviolet (UV)radiation
- Underlying disease
- Genetic factors
Skin problems in more visible areas, such as the face or hands, can often make us feel self-conscious, and it can be easy to try to mask these areas of skin with make-up or clothing.
Some skin conditions will resolve themselves naturally over time, but many others will need some form of treatment to relieve symptoms.
A Consultant Dermatologist is a medically qualified doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the skin, hair and nails. Seeing a Consultant Dermatologist for any damage to the skin, hair or nails is the quickest way of getting expert advice for your specific condition and symptoms.
At The Highfield Hospital, our team of experienced Consultant Dermatologists provide prompt diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of skin conditions. Whether you’re concerned by a mole that has changed shape, frustrated by an angry rash on your arms or would like advice on the best way to treat your acne, it can be sensible to get help from an expert. Why not book your appointment online today with a Consultant Dermatologist in Lancashire at The Highfield Hospital? They would be delighted to help you.