Dermatologist in London

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dermatologist in London

Finding a dermatologist appointment can feel like a bit of a minefield – read on to find out how to choose the right person so your skin gets back to its best, fast.

So, when do you see a dermatologist? There’s really no right or wrong answer. Some people come to us after referrals from their GPs. Others, when they feel all other options have been exhausted. Most come to us as their first port of call, seeking the expertise of a dermatologist.

If you’re thinking of booking a private dermatologist, follow these simple steps to make sure they are for you:

  1. What condition do you want addressed? You may have a clear idea of what is happening, or maybe you don’t have an inkling – your skin may be sore without reason. Researching the clinic and making sure they have experience in your condition or in a wide range will help give you the confidence that they know what they’re talking about and can diagnose your condition quickly. Also read patient reviews – there are a lot of dermatologists in London and most have Google Reviews so it’s worth checking them out there.
  2. Understand the consultation process. Are they easy to get hold of, do they take the time to answer all your questions on the phone/via email before even the appointment starts? If they’re responsive and knowledgable then that is a good start. Don’t hesitate to ask questions about how it works too – a lot of people we see are first timers to private healthcare and guiding you on the journey is a big part of the overall treatment.  You may be asked to bring certain documents or test results with you, but this should be simple and not be made intimidating or laborious. You don’t want to jump through a lot of hoops before you see the doctor.
  3. Check the clinic is registered with the CQC. The CQC is there to regulate safety in the medical industry and all medical providers (NHS and private) are legally required to be monitored by them. It is a bit like Ofsted but for medical clinics.

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  4. Confirm medical insurance cover. If you have medical insurance you may be entitled to cover by them for your appointment/treatment. Sometimes the clinic can send this to the insurance company directly, or you can reclaim with a printed invoice. It is worth noting that if you have a large excess it may be better to self pay.

  5. Check out the clinic location and availability – are they close by, and do they have good availability to see you? Sounds obvious, but you may be required to attend more than once so you need it to be relatively convenient to get the most out of your treatment.

Getting the right dermatologist in London can be a transformative experience for your skin health. Dermatologists see a plethora of skin conditions – which is the catch-all term used to describe everything from acne to skin cancer. At No. 23 Skin, we treat those conditions and many others, including rosacea, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and keloid scars. We also offer biopsies for moles.

If you would like to know whether we’re right for you, give us a call on 02039411815 or contact us here to ask any questions – big or small, we love to talk about skin and will help you on your journey.

Helen

Co-founder

No. 23 Skin

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I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
Debbie Charkham
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Briana Anoff
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Had a great experience at No 23 Skin. The doctor helped me feel really at ease and whole atmosphere was warm. Great location too. Can’t wait to go back for my facial in a few weeks!
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What a lovely find No.23 Skin is, this was my first facial post lockdown and I picked the perfect place. It is in beautiful location just off High St Ken and whilst being luxurious it was also welcoming and warm. I selected the anti-aging facial and Cecilia tailored it especially to my skin concerns. She had had such a great touch and I was relaxed from the first minute. Facial included a fabulous massage and a LED light treatment (this is a must) and after 75 mins I left with glowing skin! It’s been over two weeks and my skin still looks fresh and dewy.Next appointment is with Dr Armstrong for my wrinkle treatment. Will then be Christmas party ready!read more
Rebecca Pick
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The team at No.23 Skin are really helpful, warm and knowledgeable. I went in for a pregnancy facial with Cecilia and she helped me with some very annoying milia that have been troubling me around my eyes for ages and nobody else would help with.I was also able to have a pregnancy safe peel which has left me with smoother skin with a more even tone. Would really recommend!read more
Petrie Randles
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Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
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I am delighted to have Dr Cherry looking after my skin. She inspires confidence, and the personal service provided by No. 23 Skin is wonderful.
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