Dermatology is a branch of medicine that deals with conditions and diseases of the skin, hair and nails, with procedures carried out for both medical and cosmetic purposes. A Dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages a range of conditions of the skin, including:



The skin is the largest organ of the body as it covers the entire surface area visible to the naked eye.  This gives Dermatologists the advantage of direct visual examination without the need for more invasive diagnostic procedures such as laparoscopy.

Skin conditions and diseases are extremely common, with approximately 13 million patients visiting their GP each year, seeking a diagnosis for a concern they have relating to a skin condition, resulting in referrals from primary to secondary care increasing year on year.  As such, Dermatologists see a wide range of patients from all walks of life. 


With over 2,000 known skin diseases, approximately 20 of these diseases account for 90% of cases seen.  The most common conditions are inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, along with severe acne in teenagers.

Skin cancer diagnoses continue to rise faster than any other cancer in the UK with statistics indicating cases are doubling every 20 – 30 years.  The deadliest form of skin cancer is Melanoma, and more than 12,000 cases of the disease are diagnosed in the UK every year, resulting in over 2,000.

Dermatologists are at the forefront of both research and treatment of skin cancer, with many now spending a significant part of their time operating surgically to remove benign and malignant tumours.

Consultant Dermatologists

Our Consultant Dermatologists are experts in their chosen field of dermatology, with extensive experience in both the NHS and private practice. When you visit One Ashford Hospital for treatment of a skin condition or disease, you will benefit from access to some of the leading Consultant Dermatologists in the UK.


A number of our Consultants can also provide treatment for children and young people under the age of 18. 

Meet the Team

Our Consultant Dermatologists



How to Arrange a Consultation

To make an appointment to see a Consultant Dermatologist, please contact the Reservations team on 01233 423 000 or email here.



Private Health Insurance

A number of patients do not realise that the cost of their treatment is covered by their private health insurance policy.  If you yourself have private health insurance (through work or a policy you took out yourself), it is worth checking to see if you could be covered.



Paying for Your Own Treatment

Patients can self-refer by calling our Reservations Department on 01233 423 000 directly to book a consultation.  Our competitive fixed price packages give clear transparent pricing to ensure patients feel confident that there will be no hidden bills.



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Common Procedures