Dermatology is a branch of medicine concerned with the skin, hair and nails and related diseases and a speciality we cover at London Bridge Hospital Outpatients.
Our consultants, from London’s top teaching hospitals, can quickly diagnose and effectively treat a wide range of skin-related diseases and conditions, right in the heart of the city. Conditions we cover include:
- Age-related deterioration
- Psoriasis – a skin condition involving red, flaky, crusty patches of skin being covered with silvery scales
- Skin lesions
A key area of dermatology we treat is acne, a common skin disorder that usually starts around puberty and can cause discomfort. In most cases, it is associated with the changes in body hormones that occur during adolescence, but can last late into adult life.
More rarely, an acne reaction may be related to an external agent, such as medication or a work-related chemical. Very few specialists today believe that acne is caused by diet or a food allergy. Patients may need assessment by a specialist to ensure they do not have a major hormonal problem (for example, polycystic ovaries in women).
The removal of moles is another key service our dermatology specialists provide. Moles are collections of pigment cells (melanocytes) in the skin, usually slightly raised and brown in colour, but they can be pink or flesh-coloured.
Most individuals with European skin will have some moles. It is also common to form new moles up until the age of about 25 years. The majority of moles are entirely harmless (benign), but can become malignant. In this case the mole becomes a malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer.
Dermatology treatments we provide at London Bridge Hospital
Our highly skilled team of dermatologists perform a wide range of effective treatments. These include:
- Light/laser therapy – a process using light and lasers to reduce acne.
- Cryosurgery – a treatment for various skin lesions, using liquid nitrogen to freeze the affected area.
- Intralesional steroid therapy – a procedure involving steroid injections to treat skin conditions, such as reducing the appearance of scars.
- Surgical excisions – surgery treatment to remove skin tissue like lesions, warts and moles.
Why choose our dermatology facilities at London Bridge Hospital
Access to rapid effective treatment - At London Bridge Hospital, our high-quality Dermatology Department provides rapid efficient treatment for skin conditions like acne, or to remove moles, quickly and effectively.
Quality care for the best outcome – Once you contact us, we aim to give you an appointment on the same day, or within 24 hours of you contacting us, so our team of professionals can diagnose and give you the treatment you need as soon as possible.
Advanced technology and leading dermatologists – Using the latest technology, our world-leading consultants from London’s top teaching hospitals will use their skills and experience to ensure you receive the best treatment, and support you afterwards to help achieve a full recovery.
If you live or work in London and you or your family have a skin condition you’re concerned about, or you’d like diagnosing or treating, call 020 7234 2009 or request an appointment online.
This service can be found at the following facilities: