• Rapid access to a Consultant Dermatologist.
  • Skin lesion removal – Can often be done on the same day.
  • Specialist treatment for inflammatory skin conditions.
  • Specialist acne treatment.

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Our expert dermatology team can help with a broad range of skin conditions and symptoms, such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis, adult acne, warts, skin tags and moles.

Many skin conditions can be managed and diagnosed by a GP. The GP can then refer you to our Dermatologist who can generally see patients within a week.

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Whatever your skin health concerns, the Clinic @ 78’s dermatology team can thoroughly assess your symptoms. We understand that skin health can be deeply personal, and living with a skin condition can significantly impact your overall well-being and life.

We will arrange any necessary blood tests, skin biopsies, and specialist close-up examinations. These allow us to diagnose any disorders or underlying problems that may be causing your symptoms. 

We then create a bespoke treatment plan that may include topical treatments and medications. We will also provide lifestyle advice and support to help you manage your skin condition.

Discover how our experienced skin health experts can help: call us on 01202 767000. Alternatively, book an initial consultation.

To learn about our cosmetic dermatology treatments, visit our Aesthetics page.

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    Melanoma and non-melanoma (carcinoma) are the two main types of skin cancer. Non-melanoma is more common, but melanoma tends to be more dangerous. With skin cancer, your skin may itch or burn.

    Melanoma starts in the melanocytes (melanin-producing cells) that give our skin its colour. If you notice signs of a mole changing size, shape, or colour, ask a doctor to take a look. You should also get a mole checked if it has an irregular border. Melanoma can also appear as a new lesion that is either black or brown.

    Two common types of non-melanoma are basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). A BCC may cause a waxy lump, a white or pink patch of skin, or an open sore or scar. It can also look like a rash, similar to dermatitis or psoriasis. An SCC may look scaly and red. It might look like a wart, and your skin could look tough or thick.

    If you are worried about a changing mole or new lesion on your skin, we recommend speaking to a dermatologist. Our Consultant Dermatologist can examine your skin and perform a biopsy (small tissue sample), so we can analyse the area for signs of cancer.

    We offer a mole check appointment from as little as £50.00.

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    Our consultant dermatologists provide a range of minimally-invasive skin lesion removal procedures, including mole, skin tag, and wart removal.

    Techniques used: 

    • Freezing (cryosurgery)
    • An excision (careful removal with a very fine scalpel)
    • Laser treatment

    During your consultation, our dermatologists will discuss each procedure and which method is most suitable for you. We usually carry out skin lesion removal as a simple outpatient procedure with minimal scarring.

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    If your pores (tiny holes in the skin) are blocked, you may develop acne. Acne can vary in severity: mild, moderate, and severe. Severe acne can be painful and could lead to acne scarring. We refer to thick scars as keloids.

    Acne types include whiteheads and blackheads (non-inflammatory), papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts (inflammatory). Acne treatment usually starts with over-the-counter products and lifestyle changes. But you should speak to a dermatologist if your acne is persistent.

    Treatment options include:

    • Topical, such as retinoids – applied to the skin
    • Contraceptive pills – swallowed
    • Antibiotics – swallowed
    • Steroid injections
    • Laser treatments
    • Chemical peels

    Read our blog to learn more about lifestyle changes: Which lifestyle changes will help you fight adult acne?

    Book a consultation with our dermatology consultants to learn how we can help you.

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    Inflammatory skin conditions can cause flaky, itchy skin. Common conditions include eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis. These conditions can be uncomfortable, but none of them are contagious.


    Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition, meaning it is a lifelong condition. It typically appears in patches and often affects the elbows, knees, scalp, nails, and lower back. Psoriasis can affect other areas, though, such as the face.

    We often recommend topical treatments such as topical corticosteroids to manage psoriasis symptoms. If these are ineffective, we may suggest:

    • Excimer laser therapy
    • Phototherapy (ultraviolet light)
    • Injected treatments, such as biologics
    • Medications, such as acitretin, ciclosporin, and methotrexate

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Featured Specialists

Dr James Hickey

Consultant Dermatologist

Dr James Hickey is a Consultant Dermatologist.  He specialises in skin cancer and has considerable expertise in mole checks, benign lesion removal, and skin cancer surgery.

His other area of interest is the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.

After qualifying from the University of London, his Dermatology training was undertaken at several specialist sites, including St Johns Institute of Dermatology and the Bristol Royal Infirmary. 

Within The Clinic @ 78, Dr James Hickey offers a full range of skin lesion biopsy and removal in our dedicated minor operations room.

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