Dermatology archive

We often blog about dermatology and the different conditions we treat. The purpose it to inform patients of treatments, advancements in technology and the techniques we use. At Clinica London, Ms Jennifer Crawley is our dermatologist. The dermatology conditions we treat are:

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Blogs about dermatology

Why I wear sunscreen every day and why you should too

Why would you want to wear sunscreen when it’s overcast or raining? Because the sun’s powerful UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through clouds and rain, harming your skin even in poor weather conditions. Wearing sunscreen in all weathers is the best way to protect against photodamage - the process by which the skin is damaged through consistent exposure to UVA and UVB rays, contributing to premature ageing and wrinkles, as well as an increased risk of skin cancer.

By |2018-12-14T11:56:47+00:00November 21st, 2018|Anti Wrinkle, Dermatology|Comments Off on Why I wear sunscreen every day and why you should too

How can we prevent wrinkles?

We all hate the thought of growing old and developing wrinkles. Okay, so it may be better than the alternative - but that doesn't mean you have to give in to the ageing process. Most of us want to fight the effects of ageing and look our best, and we have many treatments at Clinica London that can help you to do that. All of these procedures are safe and non-surgical. Read on to find out about our range of treatments and the many different problems we can help with, from crow's feet and forehead frown lines to overall skin rejuvenation.

By |2018-12-14T11:30:29+00:00November 7th, 2018|Aesthetic, Anti Wrinkle, Dermatology, Facial Rejuvenation|Comments Off on How can we prevent wrinkles?

Plagued by dark under-eye circles? We can get rid of them

It may have been Halloween recently, but you might get a fright when you look in the mirror and see dark under-eye circles that make you look like a zombie that's just emerged from the dead zone. But fear not - we have exactly the right treatment to help you at Clinica London. We use hyaluronate gel fillers to restore volume to those spooky sunken eye hollows and ghoulish dark circles. To find out what's involved in this very safe procedure read on. Or better still, give us a call to book in for an appointment and we'll soon have you looking bright-eyed, refreshed and most definitely in the land of the living!

By |2018-12-14T11:26:31+00:00November 6th, 2018|Aesthetic, Dermatology, Facial Rejuvenation|Comments Off on Plagued by dark under-eye circles? We can get rid of them

Bothered by skin tags? We can remove them

If you have skin tags, you’ll appreciate how annoying they can be. They can catch on your glasses and your clothing, and they look unsightly. They may even remind you of your grandparents because they had them too. If you do have these troublesome growths, rest assured that they are completely harmless - but we know that you’d rather get rid of them. We can remove them quickly and painlessly at Clinica London. Even if you have multiple skin tags, we can in the vast majority of cases remove them all in the same day. For growths on your face, arms and body, you’ll see Dr Jennifer Crawley, our consultant dermatologist, and Dr Jane Olver, the oculoplastic surgeon, sees patients who have skin growths on their eyelids or around the eyes.

By |2018-12-13T16:35:01+00:00October 5th, 2018|Dermatology|Comments Off on Bothered by skin tags? We can remove them

If you have pigmented moles, suspicious lesions or other troublesome skin conditions, you should see Dr Jennifer Crawley

If you suffer from pigmented moles or other lesions, such as seborrhoeic keratosis, acne or any other type of troublesome skin abnormality, you should see our consultant dermatologist, Dr Jennifer Crawley. Jennifer runs her private practice at Clinica London, where she treats and operates on skin conditions in our operating theatre. Dermatological surgery is not painful and patients often recover quickly. Jennifer can take a biopsy of any suspicious skin elevations and send them for analysis. She will also advise you on post-operative care and arrange any follow-up appointments.

By |2018-12-14T13:02:29+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Dermatology, Keloid Scars, Keloid scars, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on If you have pigmented moles, suspicious lesions or other troublesome skin conditions, you should see Dr Jennifer Crawley

What do I do if I have a skin lesion on my back?

If you have a skin lesion or other growth on your back, it can be difficult to see it yourself. You can get a friend or relative to have a look, and even take a picture of it so that you can see it. But the best thing to do is to see our consultant dermatologist, Dr Jennifer Crawley, who can determine the nature of your lesion. It could be a number of things, such as a lipoma, a skin tag or a sebaceous cyst. But it could also be a type of skin cancer. If you think that you might be able to tell if it was skin cancer, given the pictures you might see on the internet of discoloured, misshapen and ugly-looking cancerous lesions, you would be wrong. A slow-growing skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma can seem small and innocent-looking in the early stages, presenting as little more than a pinkish, pearly bump. Dr Crawley can examine your back lesion and, if necessary, carry out a simple biopsy here at Clinica London.

By |2018-09-18T11:39:49+00:00September 21st, 2018|Dermatology|Comments Off on What do I do if I have a skin lesion on my back?

Troubled by skin tags? Have them removed quickly and painlessly

Skin tags are small growths that hang off the skin and can be irritating and embarrassing. They can catch on clothing and jewellery, and they can look unsightly. Our experienced consultant dermatologist, Dr Jennifer Crawley, can assess your skin tags and determine whether they are in fact skin tags and not some other type of suspicious lesion. Depending on where the skin tags are on the body, and how many you have, Dr Crawley can remove them easily in a simple procedure at Clinica London, where she will see you as an outpatient.

By |2018-09-18T11:38:17+00:00September 20th, 2018|Dermatology|Comments Off on Troubled by skin tags? Have them removed quickly and painlessly

Eye doctors and skin doctors work together

Ophthalmologists and dermatologists often work together because of the high number of people who suffer from conditions that cause problems with both their skin and their eyes. A good example of this would be if a patient were suffering from an allergy that causes skin and eye irritation simultaneously. But other conditions, such as the skin disorder rosacea, can actually be the underlying cause of an eye problem. Our consultant dermatologist, Dr Jennifer Crawley, and Mr Sajjad Ahmad, our consultant ophthalmologist, work together at Clinica London to give patients the most focused and specialised treatment available.

By |2018-09-11T12:47:37+00:00September 11th, 2018|Dermatology, General Eye Conditions|Comments Off on Eye doctors and skin doctors work together

Hand rejuvenation with skin boosters

Restylane Skinboosters can make a huge difference to the appearance of your hands, as well as your face. We use a deep treatment for hands, which instantly rejuvenates and hydrates your skin. At first, we will need to do three to six sessions but after the initial procedures we will just perform maintenance treatment. Restylane Skinboosters Vital and Vital Light are popular treatments, which more and more people are requesting.

By |2018-09-07T10:58:39+00:00September 7th, 2018|Dermatology|Comments Off on Hand rejuvenation with skin boosters

Tips on how to put on sunscreen – Part 2

It’s time to face up to the fact that many of us are not putting on sunscreen properly before we go outside. You would be surprised at the number of people who think it’s okay to put a few dabs of sunscreen on the front of their face and then head out into the sunshine. They seem to forget about the sides of their face and their neck - areas that are just as vulnerable to sunburn as any other part of the body.. Harmful UV rays can burn you even when it’s overcast, and these powerful rays pack an extra punch when they reflect off water on to your body - particularly the neck and the sides of your face. To be sure that you have the best possible protection, read our consultant’s guide on the best way to apply sunscreen to your face and the rest of your body.

By |2018-09-06T16:43:29+00:00September 4th, 2018|Dermatology|Comments Off on Tips on how to put on sunscreen – Part 2