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Dermatology (Skin)

The Wilmslow Hospital offers extensive diagnosis and treatment of a range of skin, hair and nail conditions. Our expert consultants are able to diagnose a variety of dermatological conditions including moles, skin cancers, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, urticarial, age-related skin deterioration, skin lesions and aesthetic dermatology. 

Conditions

Acne

A common skin condition which can affect areas of the body, including the face causing spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that is hot or painful to touch.

Eczema

A condition which causes the skin to become red, itchy, dry and cracked. This is a chronic condition in most people, but can improve over time. It can be treated with a variety of creams, including some which contain steroids to reduce symptoms.

Moles

Often a brownish colour and made up of skin cells called melanocytes, moles can present themselves in a variety of shapes and sizes. It is important to keep a check on your moles and see a health professional if there are changes to them.

Psoriarsis

A condition which causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin, usually covered with silvery scales. These patches can become itchy and sore and is a long lasting chronic disease. This condition occurs because there is an increased production of skin cells causing a build-up of skin, creating the patches. It is usually treated using a range of creams and ointments.

Rosacea

This is a long term condition which mainly affects the face. Symptoms include burning and stinging sensation, permanent redness, small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible and spots. There is currently no cure for this condition, but treatment can include ointments, creams, gels and some oral medications.

Skin Cancers (melanoma)

The most common sign of melanoma is the appearance of a new moles or a change in existing moles. Specific signs to look out for include a mole getting bigger, changing shape, changing colour, bleeding or becoming crusty, itchy or painful. In order to diagnose skin cancer, a biopsy will be taken by one of our specialists, based on the results, a treatment pathway will then be put in place for you. Our sister facility, The Christie Clinic allows you to continue your pricate treatment pathway seamlessly with us.  

Hives (Urticaria)

This condition appears as a raised, itchy rash that appears on the skin and can appear anywhere on the body and spread across large areas. This condition can be caused by a number of things, including food allergies, cold or heat exposure, infection and some medications such as anti-inflammatory medications. There might also be some triggers which worsen symptoms such as drinking alcohol or caffeine, emotional stress and warm temperatures.

Treatment options 

There are a variety of options for treating skin conditions including:

  • Topical agents including creams and intralesional injections – these are used to soothe or heal an area of problem skin.
  • Systemic agents – medication may be used to treat some conditions, including acne and psoriasis.
  • Surgical excision – this is mainly used to remove moles and skin cancers and revise scars, and is usually quick and effective.
  • Laser treatment - some medical conditions and aesthetic problems can benefit from laser treatment, including acne, rosacea and scarring.

Need help with your booking?

If you have private medical cover, our friendly business office team can liaise with your insurance company on your behalf, arranging everything you need to start your treatment with us.

If you are self-funding your treatment, our team can provide pricing details for your consultations, diagnostics and procedures and book your appointment too.

Talk to us

Have a question? You can talk to someone on our friendly team by phone 01625 545 036 or contact us online.

Referring a patient

If you are a medical professional looking to refer your patient to us, you can write a referral letter to us and if you know the consultant that you would like your patient to see, please outline this on the letter. We also accept unnamed referrals. In this case our team will asign the most appropriate consultant to suit your patient's needs. You then either email your referral letter to us on thewilmslowhospital@hcahealthcare.co.uk or fax it to us on 01625 545 099

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