BMI Bath ClinicClaverton Down Road, Combe Down, Bath, BA2 7BR Directions
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Outpatients: 7am - 8pm
Inpatients: 24 hours
Due to COVID restrictions no visitors are currently allowed
Treatment for a wide range of skin conditions
If you have any concerns about your skin, hair or nails, they would be delighted to meet with you to help give you clarity about what is causing your symptoms and what treatment options would be most suitable for you.
It can be quite easy to pay little attention to our skin until something goes wrong with it. Common problems including acne, eczema and psoriasis can all have an effect on physical, mental and emotional health, sometimes significantly so.
If you develop a skin problem in a more visible area of your body, like your hands or face, you might find yourself becoming quite self-conscious about how it makes you look. You may even start trying to cover up the affected area with clothing or make-up. While this may be a short-term solution, it does not treat the underlying problem.
Unfortunately, skin can be damaged in a number of ways, including:
A number of skin conditions may resolve themselves naturally over time or with simple changes to your daily skin care regime. Other skin complaints will need expert-led treatment to treat.
A Consultant Dermatologist is a medically qualified doctor who has undergone specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail problems. While a GP may be helpful for some common skin complaints, a Consultant Dermatologist will always be the best person to see for expert advice about your skin, hair or nails.
Whether you have recently noticed that a mole has changed shape or colour, are frustrated by an itchy rash that isn’t going away or would appreciate advice about treating severe acne, seeing an expert in skin health is the simplest, quickest way of getting the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
Why not book your appointment today with one of the Consultant Dermatologists at Bath Clinic?
Other people visit us for help with skin ‘lumps and bumps’ including:
While all five Dermatologists at BMI Bath Clinic can see and treat all general dermatology problems, three of them have sub-specialised in vulval dermatology and one in patch testing for investigating allergies.
Whatever symptoms you have, our Dermatology team can offer expert assessment without delay. If treatment is needed, this will be easily and quickly arranged for you.
They will carry out a detailed examination of your skin and may recommend a full skin check.
When reviewing skin lesions, a dermatoscope (a special handheld magnifying device) may be used. This can increase the diagnostic accuracy of lesion recognition and could lead to a diagnosis being made without the need for a skin biopsy.
Sometimes, treatment may not be needed at all (for example, a harmless mole can be left alone). However, a biopsy (either removing a small area to obtain the diagnosis OR excision or removal of a lesion) is sometimes recommended to obtain an accurate diagnosis.
Additional investigations may sometimes be needed. These include:
Your Dermatologist will arrange any of the tests that are needed. Some may be able to be done during your appointment while others, such as a diagnostic skin biopsy or patch testing, will need to be carried out at another time. Where this is needed, we will always book things in at the earliest date to ensure you receive a diagnosis as soon as possible.
Once the results of any investigations are back and a diagnosis has been made, your Dermatologist will talk you through the diagnosis and to explain treatment options to you.
Treatment for skin conditions may involve:
Types of skin surgery may include:
Due to the wide variety of problems that can affect the skin, some types of skin surgery may be carried out by specialists in other fields, like ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Surgeons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons. If referral to another specialist is appropriate, this will be arranged for you.
Treatment will always be tailored to your specific requirements, and should you have any questions about treatment options at any stage, your Dermatologist will be very happy to talk through them with you.
You can self-refer to see a Consultant Dermatologist, although a medical referral from your GP may help to ensure you see the most appropriate specialist for your particular needs.
We treat people with private medical insurance and those who choose to self-pay.
When you visit Bath Clinic, you will benefit from:
If a skin complaint is causing you concern, who not book your private Dermatology appointment? We look forward to welcoming you to Bath Clinic soon and helping you to access the help you need.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)