What is a dermatology appointment?


A dermatologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin conditions. A dermatology appointment is a consultation with a dermatologist to assess your skin condition and recommend treatment.

Read on to learn why you might need to see a dermatologist, the common symptoms they treat and the related skin services we offer at The Clinic @ 78.

Why see a dermatologist?

Skin conditions are common. The NHS estimates that around 24 percent of people in England and Wales visit their doctor with a skin problem each year.

If you have a skin problem, it is important to get it checked out. For example, if you’re over 35 any new moles should be examined. Moles are usually harmless, but in rare cases can develop into melanoma (a type of skin cancer).

Our skin is our body’s biggest organ. It plays an important role in protecting us. Our skin provides an airtight, waterproof barrier between the outside world and our body’s other organs and systems.

Your skin has many other functions too. It helps you regulate your body temperature, defends your immune system, aids vitamin production and supports your sense of touch.

Skin conditions can be itchy, bothersome and embarrassing. They can affect your confidence and impact your day-to-day wellbeing.

If you have a skin condition, getting a diagnosis and treatment from a dermatologist will help you manage your symptoms.

A dermatology appointment is your first step towards improved skin health. It will help you protect your skin and its many important functions.

Skin conditions treated

A dermatologist treats a range of skin conditions and symptoms including:

  • Rosacea (facial redness on the nose, cheeks forehead and chin)

  • Eczema (itchy, dry, cracked skin)

  • Psoriasis (red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales)

  • Adult acne (acne that occurs over the age of 25)

  • Warts (contagious skin lumps caused by a virus)

  • Skin tags (small, soft, skin-coloured growths on your skin)

  • Moles (small, coloured spots on the skin — harmless unless they change size, shape or colour)

What to expect at your appointment

If you book a dermatology appointment with The Clinic @ 78, here’s what you can expect.

At your first appointment, our dermatology team will thoroughly assess your symptoms. They will ask you about your skin condition, when it started, what symptoms it is causing, and what treatments you’ve already tried. They will physically examine your skin to learn more.

Where necessary our dermatology team will arrange further tests to reach a diagnosis. These may include blood tests and skin biopsies.

Once your dermatologist has given you a diagnosis for your skin condition, they will create a bespoke treatment plan for you. Treatments we offer include medication, topical treatments, laser treatments and other skin tag removal options.

Learn more about our dermatology services.

Related services: Aesthetics

In addition to our specialist dermatology services, The Clinic @ 78 also offers aesthetic treatments.

Our aesthetic services focus on improving the cosmetic appearance of scars, loose or sagging skin, wrinkles, moles and skin discolouration.

We offer wrinkle reducing injections, dermal fillers, lip augmentation and Morpheus 8 skin tightening treatment.

Watch this short video to learn how wrinkle reducing injections work:

Every aesthetic treatment The Clinic @ 78 offers is carried out by specially trained, fully registered practitioners. After a thorough consultation, you will receive your treatment in our high-end medical clinic.

Learn more about our aesthetic treatments.

Book your appointment

The Clinic @ 78 is a private GP in Bournemouth that offers a comprehensive range of health services, including dermatology and aesthetics.

Whether you come to see our dermatologist team or our aesthetics team, you will receive the best level of care in our high-end clinic.

With state-of-the-art technology and highly experienced specialists, we offer all clients a full consultation and bespoke treatment plan.

Put your skin first, and book your appointment today.

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