What is a Consultant Dermatologist?

Consultant Dermatologists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, nails and hair.


If you are concerned about a skin condition, it’s important to visit a consultant dermatologist at the earliest opportunity. Making an appointment with a consultant is simple. Either:

  • book directly with The Dermatology Clinic
  • or if your insurance company requires it, get GP referral

Visiting private consultants at The Dermatology Clinic means you will be in the hands of true professionals. Often, they will present you with a number of treatment options for your condition, and talk you through each one to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision. Our aim is to work as a team with you, providing you with the correct information to allow you to make the right choice of treatment for your skin.

Our dermatologists are vastly experienced in all areas of Dermatology and are qualified to diagnose and treat a large number of conditions, including children’s skin conditions.

View our ‘Conditions‘ section for a full list of services provide at the Dermatology Clinic.

As well as the high level of skill and knowledge possessed by our expert team, you will also be treated with the utmost care and understanding, so there’s no need to feel worried about making an appointment.

Professional qualification

To become a consultant dermatologists, doctors work for a minimum of four years in general medicine and pass postgraduate exams. Before then undertaking training as a specialist registrar in Dermatology. This takes an additional four years. They may also have trained in research or a certain speciality area to gain further expertise before coming a consultant dermatologist.

Consultant dermatologists have a vast working knowledge of basic medical sciences and due to both their training in general medicine and their consultant work, they are also familiar with other medical specialities. This is important because many skin conditions are associated with other, internal health problems.

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