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Video Consultations Now Live

During this pandemic, you can book an appointment with a Consultant Dermatologist. We have introduced video consultations for patients who need diagnosis and treatment of their skin conditions.

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When should I worry about a mole?

Moles are usually harmless, but these small dark spots on the skin can sometimes develop into a type of skin cancer known as melanoma. Examining and regularly monitoring moles saves lives.

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I’m a teenager! Why is my acne worse than my friends?

Acne is a common issue for many people, especially for teenagers and young adults in their 20s. For people who have widespread acne that is classed as moderate to severe, more intervention is often required. 

What’s your skin type?

It is important to understand your skin type, not only so you can choose the right skin care products to look after your skin, but also to understand your risk factors for certain skin conditions.

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Why men need to look after their skin

Many of the most common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and warts are just as likely to affect men as women. However, there are some skin conditions that men are at higher risk of developing

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What causes summer heat rashes?

Rashes can happen at any time of the year, but there are some allergens and irritants that you’re more likely to encounter in the UK’s warmer months.

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10 questions about sun cream

Sun cream helps prevent skin cancer by protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. All of us can get skin cancer, regardless of age, race or gender. 

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Can my diet help my skin?

What we eat and drink can have a dramatic impact on our health, but should you change what you eat because of your skin condition?

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The Seven Types of Eczema?

Eczema comes in seven main types, all of which cause the irritating symptoms of dryness, itchiness and redness and it is important to identify which type of eczema you have.

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Five Skin Manifestations from Covid-19: BAD Guidance

The British Association of Dermatologists has published information relating to skin manifestations of COVID-19, that have been identified by Spanish dermatologists.

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Everything you need to know about Melasma

Q&A with consultant dermatologist Dr Adam Friedmann, clinical lead at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic

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Why should I see a Consultant Dermatologist?

You may have heard of the term ‘Consultant Dermatologist’ but not really known exactly what they do or what the benefits of seeing one are. Here we will explain what dermatology is, what a Consultant Dermatologist is and how they may be able to help you.

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Consultant Dermatologist Answers Your Acne Questions

We have spoken to Dr Adam Friedmann from the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic all about Acne to answer your common acne questions.

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What is the best treatment for acne scarring?

Depending on the severity of your acne scarring, there are multiple different types of acne treatments that we would recommend to consider.

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Dermatological Treatments for Acne Scars vs Home Treatments

Find out how dermatologists can treat acne scars and how these differ from home remedies.

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New Treatments for Acne Scarring

Dermatology continues to study and improve the management and treatment of acne and acne scarring. Find out the latest new treatments for acne scarring. 

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What Causes Acne On The Face?

There are differences between what causes acne on the face and acne on the skin. Learn more about facial acne and treating this skin condition.

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Do you need medical or surgical acne treatment?

Depending on the type of skin you have and how you respond to certain medications, your dermatologist will recommend the best treatment for you.

Do Acne Facials Actually Work?

Different Types of Acne and Acne Treatment

There is more than one type of acne and each type can require a different treatment. Find out the best treatment options for different types of acne.

Tea Tree Oil For Acne Treatment

Tea tree oil is one of the most common acne home remedies used by people that suffer from acne before seeking professional treatment.


When you are prone to getting acne, skincare or makeup products can contribute to or worsen your acne, and it can be a complex combination to balance.

Aftershave Ingredients That Can Irritate Acne

After every shave, using the right ingredients is essential to moisturize your skin because dried-up skin and pores are the first things that irritate

Acne and Alcohol

Acne can be triggered by many different factors such as hormones, sleep, cosmetic products, as well as what we eat and drink. Here we will explore the correlation between alcohol and the impacts that it can have on the skin.

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