Dermatology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the skin, hair and nails, which can include sun damage, ageing, skin cancer, injury and other skin conditions.
Cosmetic dermatology treatments
One healthcare's dermatology team include a number of expert cosmetic dermatologists. The aim of cosmetic dermatologic surgery is to improve the appearance of the skin by correcting flaws, removing lesions, scars, wrinkles and other skin conditions that affect your appearance.
Moles on the skin are usually harmless, however, in some circumstances, changes in the appearance of moles can be a cause for concern, and it is a good idea to get these checked by a dermatologist. Moles are also removed for cosmetic reasons.
Skin cancer affects about 14,500 people in the UK every year, half of which are diagnoses in people aged over 65 and 1 in 54 people will be affected in their lifetime. Malignant melanoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, however the chances of recovery from malignant melanoma are very good. Over 90% of people diagnosed survive for more than 10 years afterwards. The most common treatment for skin cancer is surgery such as Mohs surgery
Also known as Mohs micrographic surgery, is a surgical procedure to treat skin cancer by progressively removing thin layers of the affected skin until all the cancerous skin is removed and only healthy skin remains.
Find a dermatologist
Find out more about One Healthcare's consultant dermatologists here.