A dermatologist is a medical practitioner qualified to diagnose and treat skin disorders. Whilst there are many dermatological conditions which are treated by the NHS, there are many purely cosmetic ones that aren’t. For instance, mole removal can be treated on the NHS under medical grounds, however, if the removal is for cosmetic purposes only, the NHS will not treat the area. It’s in situations like these and many others that cause people to turn to a private dermatologist.
Our consultant dermatologist is Dr Sharon Crichlow who has been working as a qualified doctor for over 20 years and now dermatologist for 10 years. In your consultation, our skin doctor will diagnose, or confirm the diagnosis of your condition and talk you through all the treatment options available (with all of our Dermatologist consultation there is a one-off fee of £150. All treatment fees are in addition to any consultation fee). You will then be treated by either Dr Crichlow, another skin specialist, or our team of medically qualified nursing staff.
Patient safety and satisfaction are our priority, so you will also receive detailed aftercare advice, and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled at the end of your treatment.
Treatable conditions include:
Skin tags, milia, warts, verrucas are what people generally refer to as ’lumps and bumps’ are frequently seen and treated at The Skin to Love Clinic. Removal could involve laser treatment, cauterisation or cryotherapy.
The Skin to Love Clinic offers diagnostic services as well as treatments. This includes a possibly life-saving mole screening service, so if you are worried about a particular mole or just want to have the assurance that there’s nothing to worry about, call us to book an appointment.
Melasma is a non-contagious skin condition in which pigmentation develops; often referred to as ‘The Mask of Pregnancy’ hormone levels are a known to contribute to the condition. Contraceptives, pregnancy and other medical conditions which affect the hormones are the most frequently noted hormonal factors influencing this concern.
Melasma primarily affects the forehead, nose, upper lip and cheeks and usually presents in a symmetrical pattern. There is currently no cure for Melasma but at The Skin to Love Clinic we use a prescription-only Obagi treatment system to manage the condition.
Obagi consultations are £100. All treatment fees are in addition to any consultation fee.
Get in touch if your condition isn't on this page for more information.
“Very pleased with the Dr!” Mo, mole removal
“Very efficient and friendly team to deal with. Really looked after me.” Samantha, skin tag removal
“Very professional & informative service. The staff & doctor assisted me with a skin condition within 72 hours. I intend to be a regular client & highly recommend The Skin to Love Clinic.” Sara, diagnostic service and treatment
“This is a superb clinic in the centre of St Albans specialising in skin treatments. The staff are very professional and experienced and are dedicated to providing the best of care and customer service. I can highly recommend ‘Skin to Love’ as a centre of excellence.” Catriona
“First class care.” Debbie, mole screening
"Dr Crichlow was so helpful, informative and caring. She listened to my concerns and involved me with treatment planning and explained clinical terminology in a way I could understand. The clinic is beautiful and the support staff were all friendly. A nice warm welcome on arrival. Really glad I chose The Skin to Love Clinic." - Emelia
"Professional and very helpful staff. Clean facilities." - Ali
Results may vary from person to person because each individual responds differently to treatments.
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Consultations with a nurse are £25. This is taken at the time of booking to secure your appointment. Dermatology consultations are £150 & a £25 deposit is taken at the time of booking.