Dermatology services in Croydon

At BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital in Croydon, our consultant dermatologists provide treatment for conditions of the skin, nails and hair. Dermatology includes different areas including cosmetic treatments, medical dermatology, skin surgery, skin cancer management. At BMI Shirley Oaks, our dermatologists cover a range of disorders, from rashes to skin cancer.

Skin lesion removal in Croydon

Skin lesion removal is the removal of a mole, wart, skin tag or other skin growth. This may be by having it cut out, frozen off, treated with special creams, or using heat, laser or light therapy.

Most skin lesions or skin tags are harmless and don’t need to be removed. If your skin lesion is causing you significant problems, or you don’t like the way it looks, you can choose to have it removed.

The treatment your consultant recommends for you will depend on the type of skin lesion or skin tag you have and where it is on your body. Your consultant will discuss with you what will happen before, during and after your procedure, and any aftercare you may need.

A skin biopsy is a procedure where a small sample of skin is removed for testing. This sample will help your consultant diagnose your skin condition.

Once you condition is diagnosed, your consultant will be able to recommend a treatment for you.

Mole removal

A mole removal is also known as a mole excision. To remove your mole your consultant will cut around the mole and remove it, the mole will then be taken away to be tested and your consultant will stitch your wound and dress it to allow it to heal.

Nail avulsion

Nail avulsion is the removal of the nail from the finger or toe. One of the most common causes of the nail avulsion is an ingrown nail or nail injury. Once the nail is removed your wound may be prone to infection so will need to be covered and looked after. It can take a few months for your nail to fully grow back.

Removal of lipoma

A lipoma is a soft, fatty lump that grows under your skin. They are normally not harmful and grow slowly over time. They can commonly grow on shoulders, chest, arms, back, bottom or thighs.

An incision is made into the skin around the lipoma and it is cut out. Removal is only normally needed for large or painful lipomas.