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We employ some of the UK’s most skilled dermatology experts. Book a consultation at our dedicated expert skin clinic in Edinburgh.
The sk:n Edinburgh Medical Team
sk:n is home to more consultant dermatologists, doctors, plastic surgeons, nurses and therapists, than any other UK dermatology service provider.
The sk:n team in Edinburgh will ensure that your visit to the clinic is truly worthwhile: at sk:n we are passionate about helping you discover better skin.
So, whether you suffer from acne, unwanted facial hair, regret an old tattoo, or simply just want to freshen up your complexion – we have the most effective treatments on the market to help you achieve the results you long for.
Dermatology in Edinburgh Hanover Street
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will The Conditions Return?
Downtime is minimal and the benefits of your treatment will be noticed instantly.
Are Verrucas Contagious?
Yes, verrucae are contagious and can easily be spread in areas where people often have bare feet, such as at public swimming pools.
Are Minor Skin Procedures Safe?
All of our procedures are carried out in highly clinical, sterilised operating rooms by doctors with many years’ experience following strict medical protocols. This means you can rest assured the procedure are very safe.
Does Wart and Verruca Treatment Hurt?
The level of comfort depends on the removal technique recommended. Laser Removal is virtually pain free. In more sensitive areas, it is described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band. For Excision Removal and Cryotherapy, the area will be numbed with a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel anything. After treatment the skin left behind may be tender for a few days and will need to be covered. It’s also best to use a strong sunscreen on the area for six months, as it will be more sensitive to sunlight.
Are Moles Dangerous?
Most moles are harmless. However, sometimes they can develop into a form of skin cancer called malignant melanoma. If you notice new moles or existing moles that have changed shape, colour, size, height, or if they become irritated or start bleeding, then it’s important you go to your GP immediately to get them checked and removed if necessary.
How Do You Catch Verruca?
Verrucas are easily contracted through direct contact from a verruca to healthy skin. It is also possible to develop a verruca through contact with objects that have been touched by the infected skin, such as towels, shoes and socks. As verrucae are contagious, the best prevention is to treat them as soon as possible to avoid them spreading.
Is birthmark removal painful?
Some patients with sensitive skin worry that this will be a problem, but with the use of anaesthetic cream, almost anyone can comfortably undergo laser therapy to remove unwanted birthmarks.
In more sensitive areas, birthmark removal is described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band. You may experience some redness and bruising in the area following treatment, but once this subsides you will see a permanent fading of your birthmark.
Is birthmark removal safe?
Birthmark removal at sk:n is completely safe and is only carried out by medical doctors in clinical environments. We work to strict protocols and have access to some of the UK’s leading doctors and dermatologists.
The laser energy is selectively targeted to the faulty blood vessels or built-up pigment cells only, meaning that surrounding tissues are not affected and there is no lasting damage to the skin. Lasers have been used to remove birthmarks for years, and we will ensure that the laser settings are safe and effective for your skin.
What Is A Mole?
A common mole is a coloured spot on the skin that develops when pigment cells (melanocytes) grow in clusters. The medical term for moles is melanocytic naevi and most adults usually have between 10 and 40 on their body. Although common moles may be present at birth, they usually appear later in childhood and increase during teenage years. During pregnancy moles often get darker and they can fade away completely from around the age of 50.
How can I remove my acne scars?
Acne scars can be stubborn and seemingly permanent, but there are proven effective treatments available to diminish the appearance of acne scarring (see ‘Treatments for acne scarring’ above). The best treatment for your skin will depend on the type of acne scarring you have. Before you undergo any treatment, a dermatologist or skin expert should assess your acne scars and select the most appropriate treatment for you.
What Happens After Skin Tag Removal?
There will be a small white scar where the skin tag has been removed. Other than that, complications are rare and you can go home as soon as your anaesthetic wears off.
What Results Will I See From Skin Tag Removal?
The treatment will completely remove your skin tag; however there will be a small white scar where the removal took place.
Arrange your consultation
One of our friendly sk:n advisors will contact you to answer your questions, and get you started on your journey to better skin.
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Edinburgh Hanover Street Opening Times
12:00 - 20:00
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09:00 - 17:00
91 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DJ
You’ll find us at 91 Hanover Street, on the wide thoroughfare that’s easily accessible by a number of transport methods. We are based in one of the bright, sandstone houses that line the streets of Edinburgh and flaunt views of the city as well as close by to independent shops, bars and tourist attractions. We are a ten minute walk from Waverley station or a 7 minute walk away from the JustPark carpark. The closest bus stop is Thistle Street.