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Dermatology

At LivingCare we understand that skin conditions can be uncomfortable, painful, affect your confidence or give you a cause for concern. We have several specialist consultant Dermatologists who can help diagnose your condition straight away and recommend the best treatment to suit your needs.

Reasons to see a dermatologist

At LivingCare we understand that skin conditions can be uncomfortable, painful, affect your confidence or give you a cause for concern. We have several specialist consultant Dermatologists who can help diagnose your condition straight away and recommend the best treatment to suit your needs.

  • Acne: treatments for mild to severe acne.
  • Warts: cryotherapy treatment to be offered
  • Eczema: treatments for both discoid eczema and mild/moderate childhood atopic eczema.
  • Alopecia: treatments for patients who suffer from Alopecia Areata and Androgenic Alopecia.
  • Moles, cysts and skin tags: can be removed through our Minor Surgery service.​
  • Psoriasis: treatments with various creams or ointments can be provided.

Eczema

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked. It is a long-term (chronic) condition in most people, although it can improve over time, especially in children. Atopic eczema can affect any part of the body, but the most common areas to be affected are:

  • backs or fronts of the knees
  • outside or inside of the elbows
  • around the neck
  • hands
  • cheeks
  • scalp

LivingCare can treat both discoid eczema and mild/moderate childhood atopic eczema.

Warts

Warts are small lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet.

They vary in appearance and may develop singly or in clusters. Some are more likely to affect particular areas of the body. For example, verrucas are warts that usually develop on the soles of the feet. They are non-cancerous, but can resemble certain cancers.

Most people will have warts at some point in their life. They tend to affect children and teenagers more than adults.

At LivingCare we can offer a Cryotherapy service for warts and verrucas. This involves liquid nitrogen being applied to your wart for a few seconds to freeze and destroy the affected skin cells. After treatment, a sore blister will form, followed by a scab, which will fall off 7-10 days later.

A session of cryotherapy usually takes 5-15 minutes and can be painful. Large warts usually need to be frozen a few times before they clear up. You will probably need to wait a few weeks between each treatment.

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots to develop on the skin, usually on the face, back and chest.

The spots can range from surface blackheads and whiteheads – which are often mild – to deep, inflamed, pus-filled pustules and cysts, which can be severe and long-lasting and lead to scarring.

At LivingCare we can treat both mild/moderate acne and severe acne.

Roaccutane treatment can be considered for severe acne.

Alopecia

Alopecia is the general medical term for hair loss. There are many types of hair loss with different symptoms and causes.

At LivingCare we can see patients who suffer from Alopecia Areata and Androgenic Alopecia;

Alopecia areata causes patches of baldness about the size of a large coin. They usually appear on the scalp but can occur anywhere on the body. It can occur at any age, but mostly affects teenagers and young adults.

In most cases of alopecia areata, hair will grow back in a few months. At first, hair may grow back fine and white, but over time it should thicken and regain its normal colour. Some people go on to develop a more severe form of hair loss, such as:

alopecia totalis (no scalp hair)
alopecia universalis (no hair on the scalp and body)

Alopecia areata is caused by a problem with the immune system (the body's natural defence against infection and illness). It's more common among people with other autoimmune conditions, such as anoveractive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), diabetes or Down's syndrome.

Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, this condition is also known as male-pattern baldness. Hair is lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic "M" shape. Hair also thins at the crown (near the top of the head), often progressing to partial or complete baldness.

The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness.

Some conditions within our Dermatology service will require referral to our Minor Surgery service. The consultant Dermatologist will advise you of this during your consultation process.

Please note: To book in with Dr Latheef, our dermatologist here at LivingCare, you will need to contact his secretarial team on 0113 3882230

Where can I be seen for my Dermatology appointment?

Your Dermatology appointment will either take place virtually or at:

Thorpe Park Clinic (Colton)

If you have already received an appointment from us and you wish to change
to a different site, you will need to call us on 0113 249 4655 to rearrange this.

A new letter will be sent to you with appropriate directions and appointment
information.

Our Prices

Dermatology Services

Assessment and treatment for skin conditions

  • Consultation: £220
  • Follow up: £150
  • Cryotherapy: £50
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We understand that immediate access to healthcare is sometimes essential. With our self-pay service, there are no waiting lists. Within 24 hours, you will be offered a consultation date to see a medical professional that is convenient for you. Our expert team can then give you an assessment and treatment within 1 week of your consultation.

Your consultation and any tests, scans or investigations will be charged separately, however all of these costs will be quoted to you before anything commences and you are under no obligation to continue your treatment with us unless you are happy to do so.

To find a full overview of our services and prices, please visit our Prices page.

Medical Insurance

If you are paying for your procedure or treatment with medical insurance, you will need to liaise closely with the insurance provider throughout the process.

​​Before attending your first appointment, you should contact your insurance company to check that that your condition is covered for all stages of treatments.​

You will need to visit your GP and ask them to refer you to The LivingCare Group at Thorpe Park Clinic for a private procedure. Your GP will write a letter of referral and then either you or your GP can contact us to arrange your first appointment.