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Dermatology


If you are worried about skin conditions even skin cancer you can book an appointment with us. A unique aspect of our surveillance service is early intervention.

In cases where we detect problems, which in some cases can be significant, immediate intervention can take place to cut out the area of concern. On the same day, the specimen has been removed, and it is sent to a local lab, with results normally returned within 48 hours.

A brief description of the services we offer is listed below:

Skin Cancer

As many of us have moved towards a more active lifestyle with people taking up outdoor activities to improve our health and well-being, we have increased our risk of skin cancer. The main cause of skin cancers is exposure to damaging UV light that the sun produces and to which we are exposed on a daily basis. Other artificial sources of UV light, such as sunlamps and tanning beds, also increase your risk of developing skin cancer, as does repeated sunburn.

There are other contributory factors such as family history. Although it is not a major risk factor, some families have a higher-than-average number of members who develop this condition. If this applies to you please undertake routine checks with a dermatologist.
As with any cancer, early detection and treatment are key. We offer a see-and-treat service where, if you have suspected skin cancer, you can meet with a dermatologist. If there is anything untoward a qualified plastic surgeon can excise (cut out) suspicious lesions, and we can get the specimen to a local lab the same day. Test results are normally within 48 hours.
In most cases, we are pleased to say that lesions that are cut out are not malignant, but there is peace of mind in knowing that everything is OK.

Mole Clinic

Our Mole Clinic provides you with an assessment of moles and pigmented lesions you may be concerned about. In most cases, moles are just benign coloured growth on the surface of the skin and are nothing to worry about. Moles normally appear during childhood and adolescence and are normally stable in size and colour when you reach adulthood. If you have moles that start to change colour, or size or become broken on the surface you should seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Unlike other mole clinics held in pharmacies or beauty salons, at our clinic, a dermatologist will review your moles and investigate in detail any that may be of concern. As with our skin cancer clinic, these can be removed and sent for analysis the same day.

Acne Clinic

Many people think acne is something that happens to teenagers during puberty but it is one of the most common skin conditions and it affects most people at some point, some quite significantly.

Acne can be caused by a range of issues from, hormonal imbalances, lifestyle issues, medication, allergies and many other issues. The key is to establish the root cause of the condition and if possible get it treated effectively, which may mean several visits to our clinic.

In some cases, there may be treatment required after the acne itself has been resolved to address skin irregularities or scarring that has occurred and we can also help with this.

Your dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions related to the skin, hair, and nails. They are experts in managing various skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer, as well as cosmetic concerns like wrinkles, age spots, and hair loss.

In addition to diagnosing and treating skin conditions, dermatologists also perform various procedures and surgeries, including mole removal, skin biopsies, and cosmetic treatments like botox injections and laser therapy.

At La Belle Forme, our consultants take great care to carefully answer each and every question patients may have. Depending on your skin issues and the results of the examination, your consultant will also explain the treatment options you have and take all necessary samples.

We offer patients consultations from our Glasgow clinic.

The Consultant Dermatologist will examine your skin for various conditions. If there is an issue you feel you have even if it is not visible to the naked eye, you should let your dermatologist know. There are various techniques used to diagnose – this may include mole mapping.

What is mole mapping?

Mole mapping is a process whereby the consultant can track changes in a patient’s moles over time. High-quality photographs of the skin, focusing on any moles or other skin lesions may be taken.

During a mole mapping appointment, a dermatologist will examine your skin and identify any suspicious moles or lesions that may need further monitoring or biopsy. They will then take close-up photographs of each mole or lesion, as well as wide-angle photos of the entire body to provide a baseline for future comparisons.

These photographs are saved in your medical record and used to track any changes in the size, shape, colour, or texture of the moles over time. If any moles appear to be changing rapidly or exhibiting other concerning features, the dermatologist may recommend a biopsy to rule out skin cancer.

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For further information about our services and to arrange your consultation you can call us at 0141 552 0828 (Glasgow). You also have the option of completing our Enquiry Form and a member of our Glasgow team will call you back.

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