Lichfield Skincare

Dermatology and Cosmetic Clinic

 

01543 251807

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Specialist Skin Services

Skin Rashes
Lichfield Skincare offers a quick, convenient appointment with an experienced consultant dermatologist who can make an accurate diagnosis and provide a detailed treatment plan for your skin rash. The majority of skin rashes are treated by GPs, without the need to see a specialist doctor. However, a private dermatology appointment is useful where there is difficulty in making the diagnosis, or if the skin complaint is not responding satisfactorily to treatment.

Specialist Services at Lichfield Skincare
All types of hair, nail, skin and vulval conditions can be seen and treated at Lichfield Skincare, in both children and adults. Specialist Services include the treatment of Vulval Disorders, Allergy Testing and Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating). Information on Mole Removal, non-surgical cosmetic procedures (Dermal Fillers and Botox), the Dermaroller and Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) can be found in the other sections of the website.

Vulval Disorders
Dr Anne Ward has specialist training in the management of Vulval Conditions including Lichen Sclerosus, Lichen Planus and Vulval Pain Syndromes. Many ladies have vulval problems which can interfere with daily life and cause problems with intimacy. It can cause a strain on relationships. Often ladies are too embarrassed to ask for help, or just assume that it is all part of “normal ageing” or the menopause.

Dr Anne Ward works closely with local gynaecologists to provide a comprehensive specialist vulval service to develop individualised treatment plans to help settle symptoms and optimise therapies. She is a member of the British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease (BSSVD). Click here to access external websites for further information on Vulval Conditions.

Allergy Testing
Allergies can affect the skin in several ways, ranging from widespread itchy wheals to patches of dry scaling skin or a flare up of Atopic Eczema. Lichfield Skincare can test for Allergies, using Skin Prick Tests, Patch Testing and IgE Blood Allergy Tests (RASTs and ImmunoCAP).

 

Hand Eczema and Urticaria

 

Urticaria
Urticaria is a skin reaction with very itchy wheals, hives, or nettle rash. Urticaria comes and goes on a daily basis. If the face is swollen, especially around the eyes or lips, it is called Angio-oedema. For most people, Urticaria settles down within a few weeks and treatment is aimed at reducing the severity and discomfort of the reactions. However, sometimes Urticaria or Angio-oedema can be very troublesome and difficult to control. In these cases, investigations are useful to rule out underlying causes, and may include IgE Blood Allergy Tests and Skin Prick Tests.

 

Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis. Skin Prick Testing for suspected Allergy

 

Skin Prick Tests
Prick Testing is useful to test for Allergies to Pets, Grass, Pollen, Trees, House Dust Mite and Moulds. Prick Testing may also help to diagnose Food Allergies. Prick Testing involves one visit to the clinic. Drops are placed on the inner forearm and the skin is gently scratched. An Allergic Reaction shows up as a raised, red itchy hive.

Patch Tests
Patch Testing is used to investigate whether Eczema is allergic in nature. This type of Eczema is called Contact Allergic Dermatitis and is more common in cases where the Eczema doesn’t respond properly to treatment, if it develops suddenly, or if it affects unusual places. It is also recommended for people with chronic hand eczema.

Patch Testing involves 3 visits to the clinic in one week (e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday). At the first visit, Patch Tests are taped on to the back and left on for 48 hours. The skin is examined when the Patch Tests are removed and again at the third visit. A positive reaction shows up as an itchy red reaction.

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a very effective treatment for hyperhidrosis under the arms, forehead and the groin area. Reduction in sweating is seen within 2 weeks and can last 6 – 9 months.

 

Iodine Starch Test for Hyperhidrosis

 

What happens during a consultation to discuss Botox for excessive sweating?
At the first visit, a full history and examination is performed to ensure that there are no underlying medical causes for the excessive sweating. The various treatment options will be discussed, including the costs involved.

The most common area to be treated is under the arms (axillae). For this, a Starch Iodine Test is performed before the first treatment, to mark out the areas of excessive sweating. The Botox is then injected in to the skin using a very fine needle. Aftercare advice is provided, and the results checked at 2 – 3 weeks, to ensure everything is good. Side effects of Botox are rare, but include bruising at the site of injection, itching and compensatory hyperhidrosis of the palms.

 

Price List

Allergy Tests
There is a Consultation Fee of £160 which covers the cost of a full examination and Treatment Plan. Please contact the Clinic in advance of your first appointment on 01543 251807 to arrange the Allergy Tests.

Patch Testing – £180 (3 visits to the clinic)
Skin Prick Testing – £90
Blood Tests are individually priced

Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
There is a Consultation Fee of £75 which is redeemable against the cost of the treatment.
£450 for both armpits
£300 for groin
£250 for forehead

Patient Information Leaflets
For more information on Skin Conditions – please click here to be taken to external websites.

 

Allergy Testing, Vulval Clinics, Treatment of Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) close to Burntwood, Burton, Cannock, Rugeley, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and Walsall.