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
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.
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.
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).
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.
for Contact Dermatitis. Skin Prick Testing for
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 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.
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.
Test for Hyperhidrosis
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.
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
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
For more information on Skin Conditions – please click here
to be taken to external websites.
Vulval Clinics, Treatment of Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) close
to Burntwood, Burton, Cannock, Rugeley, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth and