Birmingham Dermatology Clinic

BMI The Edgbaston Hospital offers a variety of dermatological treatments .The majority of our treatments are performed in our minor operations room, situated in our outpatient department.

We treat both self-pay and privately insured patients and can provide quick access to appointments with a dermatologist at BMI The Edgbaston Hospital. We have both male and female dermatologists who see patients with various skin conditions that affect both the face and the body.

We offer a range of treatments that help to treat the following conditions:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Hidradenitis
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Vulval skin conditions
  • Scars
  • Lipomas
  • Skin lesion removal

Skin Lesion Removal

Skin lesion removal is the removal of lesions on the face and body. These include moles, cysts, warts and skin tags. There are a number of different ways they can be removed, either by cutting it out, frozen off, treated with medication, or using laser therapy.

Mole removal and skin tag removal are probably the most common skin lesion removal treatments. It is definitely advisable to get lesions checked out by a dermatologist if they are causing you problems or there's any doubt of them being cancerous. However some patients merely have this procedure for cosmetic reasons.

Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy involves the removal of a small sample of skin tissue which is then sent to a laboratory where it is tested and a histology report is generated. This usually happens following  a skin lesion removal to check for various dermatological diseases such as skin cancer, infection, or other skin disorders.

Mole Removal

Mole removal is a procedure which removes moles from either the face or body. Local anaesthetic is used to numb the area and then the mole is cut out of the skin. The wound is then sutured and a large plaster is applied to protect it. Moles are removed if they look to be at risk of skin cancer, or for cosmetic reasons.

Nail Avulsion

Nail avulsion is when part or all of a toe nail or finger nail is torn away or removed from the nail bed. It is best to keep it covered to prevent from further injury or infection and it will be extremely sensitive. The nail bed will then form a hard layer and then a new nail may grow. Common causes of nail avulsion include ingrown nail, injury, or infection.

Removal of Lipoma

Lipoma removal is the removal of a soft, fatty lump (lipoma) that grows under the skin, either on the face or the body. The majority of the time, lipomas are harmless and are not painful but patients can be bothered by their aesthetic appearance. Removal of lipoma is usually performed under a local anaesthetic, and one technique involves making a small incision to the skin and then squeezing out the lipoma.

At Edgbaston hospital in Birmingham we offer the following treatments relating to Dermatology:

  • General dermatology for adults
  • Paediatric dermatology at BMI The Priory Hospital only
  • Treatment for eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Acne
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Skin cancer screening/ management
  • Hidradenitis
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Vulval skin conditions
  • Treatment for scars