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Skin blemishes and lesions

Blemishes, rashes and growths on the skin

HCA UK's experts can help to diagnose a range of blemishes and lesions of the skin including acne, moles and birthmarks

About

At HCA UK, our team of dermatologists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of skin-related conditions including blemishes and skin lesions. These can vary from common benign (non-cancerous) conditions such as acne, warts and scars to more serious conditions such as skin cancer.

Need to know

  • Symptoms of skin blemishes and lesions icon plus

    Your skin can be affected by minor blemishes such as scars, acne and birthmarks, as well as inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis and lesions (growths) such as moles, warts and skin tags.

    The most common types of skin blemishes and lesions that may require treatment include:

    • Acne – recurring whiteheads (pores that have closed plugs), blackheads (pores that have open plugs), pimples and small bumps that are red and tender bumps (papules)
    • Moles, warts and skin tags – if they have changed size, shape or colour
    • Inflammatory skin conditions – patches of skin that have a rash that is itchy, cracked, sore and red
  • Diagnosis icon plus

    Your GP or consultant will discuss your symptoms with you. Tests they may recommend include:

    • Examining the skin on your face, chest or back to check the extent of your condition
    • A special magnifying glass called a dermatoscope may be used to carefully look at any blemishes or moles
    • Mole mapping where all the moles on your body are examined to detect for any abnormalities
    • Total body photography may also be used as part of our mole mapping service to keep an accurate record of the exact size, colour and location of moles on your body
  • Potential treatment options icon plus

    Treatment options for skin blemishes and lesions will depend on the nature and cause of your condition.Your GP or consultant may recommend include:

    • Medications to improve your symptoms
    • Excision (surgery) to treat the affected area (such as removal of a mole, wart or skin tag)

Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.
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Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Wellington Hospital - South Building

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 020 7483 5148
    General enquiries 020 7586 5959
    Post COVID Recovery service 020 7483 5348

  • London Bridge Hospital

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments & Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773

  • The HSC exterior

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London  W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7935 7700
    General enquiries 020 7034 8181
    Post COVID Recovery service 020 7034 6602

  • The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7730 8298
    General enquiries 020 7730 7733

  • The Portland Hospital

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • 120 Old Broad Street

    120 Old Broad Street

    120 Old Broad Street

    London

    EC2N 1AR

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    HCA UK at The Shard

    The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street

    London

    SE1 9BS

    Call 020 3131 6888
    Opening hours 7:30 - 20:00 Monday - Friday

  • Elstree facility

    The Wellington Hospital Elstree Waterfront

    The Waterfront Business Park

    Beaufort House, Elstree Road, Elstree WD6 3BS

    Call 020 3907 4500

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We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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