There are over 2000 conditions affecting the skin. These may be lumps and bumps or skin rashes. Most lesions on the skin are benign, such as age spots, skin tags, warts, verrucas and benign moles. Some, however, can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early.
The most serious lesion on the skin is a Melanoma. If you have a mole that has changed in size, shape, colour or outline, or starts to itch or bleed, then you should have it checked out quickly to get an early diagnosis. In most cases, it will be a harmless mole rather than a Melanoma.
Dermatologists are expert specialists, not only of the skin, but also of allergic conditions such as contact dermatitis, hair problems such as alopecia (hair loss), nail problems such as fungal nail conditions etc.
The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic accepts self-referrals as well as GP referrals to our team of Dermatologists. Dr. Mark Hudson-Peacock is a dermatological surgeon with a interest in skin cancers and can perform major excisions, flaps and grafts.