Dermatologist Near Me: What should I expect?

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Dermatologists treat many different types of skin conditions, ranging from acne to warts, to skin biopsies. Some also perform cosmetic procedures, such as anti-ageing treatments and skin peels.

What Should I Expect When Visiting a Dermatologist Near Me?

Skin conditions is a catch all term used to describe everything from acne to skin cancer. We treat those conditions, as well as many others, including rosacea, rashes, eczema, psorasis, and keloid scars.

You should expect a dermatologist to ask questions about your symptoms and medical history. She will examine your skin and may take a sample of any suspicious areas. If necessary, she may recommend further testing.

Within the appointment she will provide you with information about your skin condition – including a diagnosis (if this can be achieved without further testing), answers to all your skin questions, and a comprehensive treatment plan/advice. Prescriptions are often provided within the appointment if needed too.

When you leave the appointment, you should feel confident and reassured that your skin has been thoroughly assessed and that you have an effective plan to get your skin to its healthiest best.

When should I visit a dermatologist?

So, when do you see a dermatologist? There’s really no right or wrong answer. Some people wait for a GP referral (which is needed if you would like to see a dermatologist through the NHS), but you can opt to book directly with a dermatologist privately and get the expertise you need straight away.

Others find a dermatologist when they have exhausted all other options – but you needn’t wait to get your skin sorted and it may be quicker and more cost-effective to get the right expertise before embarking on other solutions that may not work.

Can I go back to the NHS if needed?

Yes! A good dermatologist (or any private doctor for that matter) will always give you the information for an NHS route if appropriate. At No. 23 Skin we will always write to your GP (with your consent) regardless of whether your treatment is continuing as private or switching back to the NHS so your medical record is up to date. Normally you will then need to book in a GP appointment with the information from the dermatologist to then be referred through the NHS system.

Does my health insurance cover Dermatology appointments?

If you have private health insurance then you may have cover for your dermatology appointments. If you’re insured by a UK health insurance company, it is best to give them a call to ask whether they will cover it before booking the appointment. Policies are all different and international insurance is different again, as many will reimburse you straight away.

If there is a doctor you would like to see, then do mention it to them so you can get the authorization code – sometimes they will provide options for you, but usually you can see who you would like. If you need help with this – give us a call on 0203 9411815.

How do I book a Dermatologist appointment?

It should be simple – once you have found someone you would like to see, then give them a call and book in. You’ll need to register, but that doesn’t impact your NHS GP registrations, and often you will need to pay a deposit. If you’d like to book in with one of our doctors, you can do that online here. Or give us a call on 0203 9411815 and we’ll be happy to chat through how it works.

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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
month ago
Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
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
month ago
I had a wonderful experience at No23 Skin, the rooms were bright and airy, making you feel completely comfortable! Overall l left feeling very calm and relaxed! It’s so wonderful to be in the hands of amazing Doctorsread more
Briana Anoff
month ago
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!
Stephanie Johnston
3 months ago
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
12 days ago
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
month ago
Couldn't have asked for better care. Professional and friendly. Highly recommend.
Cameron Tudor
month ago
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
month ago