Our skin provides us with our sense of touch, protects our body from the elements and helps us to effectively regulate our temperature.
As the largest organ in the human body, the health of our skin plays an important role in our overall wellbeing. Unfortunately, the skin can be affected by a large number of factors, including:
- Ultraviolet radiation
- Immune system disorders
- Genetic factors
Acne, skin rashes and benign lumps and bumps are the common skin complaints, but the incidence of skin cancers are also on the rise. When these problems affect the skin in areas that are more visible, such as the face, it also affects your self-confidence.
Skin conditions can take a heavy toll on your physical, mental and emotional health.
Assessment and treatment from an experienced doctor will be needed for many skin conditions in order to properly resolve your symptoms. Dermatology is the study and treatment of the skin, hair and nails. A doctor specialising in this area is known as a dermatologist.
If you have any type of concern about a skin condition and would appreciate expert advice, a dermatologist will always be the best person to see. They will be able to assess and diagnose the cause of your symptoms, then tailor a treatment plan for you.
At BMI The Meriden Hospital, our Consultant Dermatologists see, manage, monitor and treat all skin conditions. Whether you have an unsightly mole you don’t like or that has changed colour or shape, or you’re being irritated by an itchy rash that just isn’t going away, why not book an appointment with one of our Consultants for help?