Our skin has many functions, providing us with our sense of touch, protecting our body from the elements and helping us to effectively and efficiently regulate our temperature.
As the largest organ in the human body, the health of our skin affects our overall health, wellbeing and quality of life. Unfortunately, skin can be damaged by a number of things, including:
- Irritants, allergens and Ultraviolet radiation
- Genetic factors
Skin problems like rashes, acne, ‘lumps and bumps’ and skin cancer are all too common. When these problems are more visible, for example on the face, it can often lead to lower self-confidence and even sometimes embarrassment.
Many skin conditions will need the help of an experienced doctor to properly resolve. 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 are concerned about any type of problem with your skin, a dermatologist will always be the best person to see for help. They will be able to assess and diagnose the problem, then tailor treatment to your specific needs.
At BMI The Park Hospital, our Consultant Dermatologists treat the whole range of skin conditions. Whether a mole has recently changed colour, shape, size or you simply don’t like its appearance, or you’re increasingly frustrated by an itchy, unsightly rash, why not book an appointment to get their expert opinion? They would be delighted to help you.