Most people will have a lump or a bump on their skin that has developed during time and, although it poses no risk to their health, often would like to have it removed by a private dermatologist.
Cosmetic Dermatology is a private specialised service that’s no longer accessible through your NHS GP. For instance, mole removal (Hertfordshire) can be offered on the NHS under medical grounds, however, if the removal is only for cosmetic purposes the NHS will not treat you.
It is in situations like these where people require private clinics, such as our CQC registered Dermatology Clinic in Hertfordshire, for safe and effective treatment.
Our St. Albans dermatology service focuses on improving your skin for cosmetic purposes, empowering you to make an informed decision about your skin health.
Skin tags, moles, milia, warts and verruca are terms people generally use in reference to ’lumps and bumps’ are frequently seen and treated at our dermatology clinic in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Removal could involve minor surgery, laser treatment, cauterisation or cryotherapy.
Following your initial consultation, a treatment plan and full cost of the proposed treatment will be offered to you.
Skin assessment (mole checks) is with the use of a dermatoscope (magnification) and we offer quick and easy minor skin surgery for concerns such as moles, skin tags and cyst removal.
At our St. Albans dermatology clinic, patient safety and satisfaction are our priority, so you will also receive detailed aftercare advice, and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled as appropriate.
Since 2016, Emma has performed thousands of skin surgeries, both in private healthcare settings and NHS.
Emma started her medical career as a Registered Nurse in 2005; a career path that naturally progressed towards the discipline of Dermatology, in particular minor skin surgery, where she has held the positions of Theatre Nurse; Senior Theatre Sister; Theatre Co-Ordinator/Manager/First Assistant/ Sedation Recovery Nurse; Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Aesthetics and Lasers; Dermatology Nursing Lead and Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist; Private Nurse Practitioner locum minor skin surgery.
During her comprehensive career, Emma has been fortunate enough to have been supported by and privileged to have worked alongside some of the best Cosmetic Consultants in Facial Plastics and reconstructive surgery, Aesthetic Medicine and Dermatologists in the UK.
Her natural passion for this area of medicine meant that Emma did extra training through continuous learning over several years and achieved academic qualifications in her chosen discipline. This resulted in Emma becoming an Advanced Nurse Practitioner; the depth of knowledge, skill, and ability that Emma brings to The Skin to Love Clinic is something we are incredibly proud of and privileged to share with our dermatology patients.
From her advanced training, Emma can clinically assess, examine, diagnose, prescribe, treat, advise, and onward refer where necessary.
2005 Certified Registered General Adult Nursing (RGN)
2009-2010 Certified Surgical Assistant
National Association of Assistance in Surgical Practice. London.
2011 Registered Non-Medical Independent Nurse Prescribers.
2015 Certified in Fundamentals & Clinical Application of IV Therapy.
University of British Coloumbia. Canada.
2019 Master of Science Degree. Dermatology Skills and Treatment.
University of Hertfordshire. Hertfordshire.
"Excellent experience. Emma was very professional and efficient. I would highly recommend."
"A fantastic experience mole checking with Emma. Really thorough showing me the different types of moles and what she was looking at and for. Felt thoroughly confident in her and will definitely return for a regular check up. Thank you."
"All good, and Emma was straight to the point and diagnosed my high-risk BCC immediately. If I can’t get any satisfaction from the NHS I’ll be back - thank you."
"A very reassuring and thorough mole check. Emma was friendly and helpful."
"Emma couldn’t have been more helpful! Delighted at how quick and easy the procedure was and how friendly and professional the staff were. Emma, Claire and Morag were all charming. Thank you!"
"I saw the lovely Emma today for a mole check. I've been very sun aware since my teens, but have spent increasing amounts of time in the sun in recent years and wanted peace of mind that all of my existing moles are fine. I came away with complete peace of mind and greater awareness of what to think about/ look out for and also peace of mind about a patch of skin in my hairline, that I thought was a wound that wouldn't heal. Very knowledgeable, warm and friendly lady - I'd highly recommend!"
"I’m not sure what moved me to enter your practice yesterday but I am glad I did. It was all handled very professionally and my treatment was skilfully done with consideration and empathy. Thank you. I would fully recommend your services."
"Emma was very professional and put me at ease straight away and even asked if I minded her looking at a couple of other blemishes which I hadn’t gone to see her about. Highly recommended."
"Everyone here is so friendly. I came regarding a skin concern that made me feel very insecure and they offered me so much reassurance and an easy way to fix it. What could of been a very embarrassing experience was made to be a really pleasant one."
"Emma was my consultant, she was fantastic, very professional and always very helpful in terms of explaining the process."
"Amazing service, have already recommended to friends! An enjoyable experience."
"A really positive experience - very relaxed, friendly and professional, as well as thorough and even enthusiastic!"
"Extremely pleased with my visit. Emma made me feel comfortable and was very thorough and helpful."
"A thoroughly excellent experience from start to finish. Professional, knowledgeable and caring. 5 stars for sure."
"Fantastic service and quick, honest and very helpful."