Dermatologist in Bracknell, Berkshire
Skilled skin specialists
During our daily life, our skin goes through a lot. Whether it’s hormonal breakouts in teenage years or rough, dry skin from exposure to the sun over time, even minor skin conditions can have a huge impact on your self-confidence and comfort.
A dermatologist is a highly-qualified skin doctor trained in diagnosing and treating a huge number of different diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.
If you feel like a skin problem has persisted a little too long, or if a chronic skin condition is affecting your day to day life, it’s possible that the expertise of a skilled dermatologist may be able to relieve your symptoms, or even take them away all together; leaving you to feel comfortable in your own skin.
Why might I need to see a skin specialist?
The skin is the largest organ of the body. Part of its job is to create a barrier against any injury and bacteria that could cause you harm. And, because it is so exposed, the appearance your skin is often the most obvious way to see if something is wrong inside.
At some point or another during your life, from infancy to old age, you will experience some type of skin disease. In fact, a sixth of all visits to the family GP tends to involve a skin condition.
Dermatologists treat more than 3,000 different kinds of skin conditions. Some of the most common diseases they are able to diagnose and treat include:
Melanoma skin cancer is the 5th most common cancer in the UK. According to Cancer Research UK, it affected almost 16,000 people out of every 100,000 in 2015 alone, making up 4% of all new cancer diagnoses.
It is most commonly caused by exposure to UV rays from the sun over time and is usually diagnosed by a dermatologist after a patient notices an abnormality in a mole. Most patients with malignant melanoma will be treated with surgery, radiotherapy, and often chemotherapy too.
That is why it is extremely important that you visit a dermatologist urgently if you see a change in the size, shape or colour of one of your moles.
Skin, nails and hair can all become infected by fungal infections, usually caused by a group of yeasts known as “candida”. Though common, these are usually fairly mild and can be treated quite easily.
However, people with reduced immunity may experience more serious symptoms from a fungal infection so it is important that they visit a dermatology clinic as soon as possible.
These are contagious but unharmful skin growths which can appear when a virus affects the surface layer of your skin. They often go away themselves after a while, but a dermatologist can help to remove a wart that keeps coming back.
Dermatitis and eczema
This condition is an inflammation of the skin which typically leads to an itchy rash and swelling in the affected area. This can be in the form of contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. Each of these conditions affect the skin differently, so be sure to consult a dermatologist about your symptoms.
Hand dermatitis can also be caused by contact with certain detergents and chemicals.
Many people do not realise that a dermatologist is also trained to deal with hair disorders too, such as hair loss. There are a number of things that can cause hair loss, from genetics to conditions like alopecia.
Your dermatologist may be able to find the cause of your hair loss and treat the underlying condition.
Acne is a disease which affects the oil glands in the skin and it is one of the most common skin diseases in the world. Almost everyone will suffer from acne at some point in their lives, usually as teenagers or young adults.
There are a huge range of causes which result in various types of pimples and spots. Acne can often result in depression, low self-esteem, and scarring, so it is important that you see a dermatologist if it is becoming severe.
Clinically Qualified Dermatologist in Bracknell, Berkshire
Dermatologists are qualified doctors who undergo advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of various skin diseases. They have extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of basic sciences, including biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, physiology, and endocrinology.
Since many skin conditions are often associated with other internal issues, dermatologists must also be familiar with all other medical specialities.
A dermatologist is trained to carry out a huge number of procedures, such as skin grafts, laser treatments, removing lesions, and other kinds of skin surgery.
You should arrange to see a dermatologist as soon as you notice symptoms of a skin disease, or if the current treatment for an ongoing problem becomes ineffective. They will be able to offer you a number of different ways of curing your condition or managing it.
At CrownWood we are also a Save Face-approved practitioner for any non-surgical procedures. Save Face is a government endorsed register to ensure good quality and safety for consumers and patients.
To book a consultation with our Clinically Qualified Dermatologist at CrownWood Dental in Bracknell, Berkshire, please call CrownWood MediSpa on 01344 482 882