As we approach the summer months, our patients often ask us how safe it is to spend time in the Sun. In this article, Dr Andrew Smith answers some of your most common questions and tells us what our doctors and surgeons look for when assessing sun-damaged skin. [Read more…] about Q&A with Dr Andrew Smith: How Safe is the Sun?
Without doubt, the most common question we’re asked is – what is this thing on my skin? In this article we’ll show you some examples of four different types of lesion so that you can have a head start the next time you discuss your skin with your doctor. [Read more…] about Mole, Skin Tag or Cyst? How do I know?
We recently treated a patient who had developed a skin lesion that turned out to be an SCC (squamous cell carcinoma). On visiting the clinic to express his concerns, the patient was immediately seen by one of our trained nurses.
The case was referred to our Consultant Plastic Surgeon Andrew Williams and a prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment quickly followed. [Read more…] about When it comes to skin cancer, don’t wait and worry – seek professional advice
by Chris Gill
People often come to us for help when damage to their ears, caused by piercings, is affecting their career path. It may not affect your ability to do a job but it seems that some employers are still reluctant to employ people with stretched ears.
If you’re interested in treatment, please visit our Skin Tag Removal page.
These strange looking skin growths are very common and are benign (harmless), occurring equally in both males and females. They are small and soft in appearance and can be either flesh-coloured or brown, looking much like tiny pockets of hanging skin; in fact, they often project from the surrounding skin from a tiny narrow stalk (they are pedunculated.)
Skin tags are composed of a core of fibres and ducts, nerve cells, fat cells and a covering or epidermis.
Skin tags are typically only a few mm in diameter (2 – 5mm), but some can grow as large as 5cm, about the size of a fig.
The medical name for skin tags (or skin tabs as they are sometimes known) is acrochordons.
One of the things that makes the Skin Surgery Clinic Leeds special is our team of medical experts. This week, meet Professor Andrew Wright, Consultant Dermatologist and Director at the Skin Surgery Clinic.
One of the things that makes Good Skin Days special is our team of medical experts. This week, meet Mr David Watt. Specialist Consultant and Medical Director of the Skin Surgery Clinic.
This is the third part of our introductory series on mole removal. We have already looked whether you should decide to go ahead with mole removal and your options for either surgical or laser mole removal.