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Should you see a dermatologist?

The strains of modern living can damage skin, causing accelerated aging and poor skin health. From common annoyances to more complex and demanding conditions, it is essential to see a dermatologist at the earliest possible stage.. By working in this fashion, signs and symptoms can be reduced quickly, minimising the impact on your quality of life.

There are several factors that will require an appointment to see a dermatologist in order to effectively diagnose, treat and manage skin conditions. See below for several situations which might often require a dermatologist.

Skin Growths and Moles:

Generally speaking, moles and skin tags typically don’t require medical attention despite their seemingly unpleasant nature. However, if you notice moles or skin growths changing in shape, color, texture or size, make an appointment to see a dermatologist. Some moles and skin growths develop into skin cancer, so getting an expert look at a suspicious area could save your life.

Skin Cancer screening:

In addition to the above, It’s incredibly important to diagnose skin cancer early because melanoma (one kind of skin cancer) can be deadly. If you see any irregular skin growths, asymmetrical moles or lesions larger than a pencil eraser, get checked immediately. And ask a dermatologist to thoroughly examine your body’s skin once a year to look for trouble spots.

Varicose veins:

Affecting nearly a third of the UK population, varicose veins are most common in the legs. In some cases, varicose veins are asymptomatic or cause only mild discomfort but in others, they can cause pain and may signal a serious circulatory problem.

Inflamed or dry skin:

There are several possible causes of inflamed or dry skin. Most commonly is eczema, but can also be rosacea or in the case of dry skin patches: psoriasis. As such, scheduling an appointment to see a dermatologist right away can help pinpoint the exact cause and thus begin treatment as soon as possible.

Hair loss:

It is natural to shed hair on a daily basis, but bald patches or thinning hair can be a sign of a serious condition. A dermatologist determines why your hair is falling out and recommends treatments to restore growth or reduce the visibility of your hair loss.

Dermatological care often requires consistent attention to detail in order to achieve excellent results. In addition to our Dermatological Centre of Excellence at 25 Harley Street, we also offer exceptional service with our dermatologist in Essex. We provide a specialist Dermatology service that is at the forefront of advances in skin medicine and skin care. Our clinical team are experts in skin health and medicine, bringing the best possible treatments to our patients.

We understand that skin care issues can be distressing, so we work with you to provide swift and accurate diagnosis, with guidance from our expert team on the right treatments for you and your skin.