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Find a private dermatologist

Looking for a private dermatologist? All our private dermatologists have been thoroughly researched and vetted by our team of experts and offer specialist care at their London and Birmingham clinics. Choose a dermatologist below to browse their profiles including clinics, pricing and expertise.

Browse our directory of private dermatologists and book an appointment today.

What is a dermatologist?

Dermatologists are doctors who specialise in the study and treatment of diseases of the skin. They treat a range of skin-related issues, including: eczema, dermatitis, acne and more. Dermatologists are often asked to advise other doctors on the care of their patients where skin problems are associated with a particular condition, or perhaps a side-effect of medication. Most dermatologists will undertake at least some surgery or specialise further in surgical care, allergies, or children’s skin disorders (also known as paediatric dermatology).

Although there is no law governing who may use the title ‘dermatologist’ or ‘skin expert’ in the UK, a doctor described as a ‘consultant dermatologist’ or ‘dermatologist’ will be registered on the General Medical Council’s List of Registered Medical Practitioners. If they became an NHS consultant after 1 January 1997, they will also be registered on the Specialist register.

When to see a dermatologist?

There are many over-the-counter treatments that can help you with skin, hair and nail diseases. If you’re suffering from conditions such as acne, scars, dandruff or rashes that won’t go away through the application of over-the-counter ointments or medicines, you should consider a consultation with your GP. Your GP may refer you straight to a dermatologist or provide you with stronger, prescription medications that may offer more to your wellbeing than over-the-counter products. You may then be referred to a dermatologist should these medications serve no benefit.

How do I find the right dermatologist?

You can find the right dermatologist near you by browsing our directory of dermatologists – we have a list of vetted dermatologists across Birmingham and London. When choosing the right dermatologist for you, there are a few steps you can take to ensure you are making the right decision.

  • Credentials – the GMC specialist register will allow you to verify their credentials and experience. You can find out details such as their education, where they have practiced, as well as other qualifications they may have.
  • Location – with our directory of health specialists, you can find the nearest private dermatologists in your area. Proximity is an important consideration, so you can attend regular check-ups and appointments if needed.
  • Consultation – once you have found the right dermatologist for you, booking a consultation with them will help you get any queries you have answered.

How to prepare for my dermatology appointment?

  • Medical history – think about your medical history and provide details such as how long you’ve been experiencing your skin condition, treatments you have already tried or any dietary allergies you might have.
  • Medications – bring a list of medications you are taking. Even if they are unrelated to your skin condition, they may have an impact on your skin or the course of treatment your dermatologist recommends.

How much does a dermatologist cost?

How much your dermatology appointment costs will depend on the individual specialist rate – initial consultations may vary from £150 – £300. This will often include a discussion of your symptoms, family history and any pre-existing medical conditions, as well as a physical examination. Treatments will also come with an additional cost.

How we select dermatologists listed on Medstars

All the specialists listed on Medstars have been researched and vetted by our team of experts, including our senior doctor co-founders. We would happily recommend all Medstars’ specialists to our friends and family, knowing they share our values of transparency and honesty. Typically, many of our specialists also work within the NHS. Our free online platform allows you to browse the profiles of our private dermatologists – allowing you to see what they specialise in, prices, location, patient testimonials and availability.

Find a dermatologist near you with Medstars

Here at Medstars, we have a range of specialists on board ready to help you. You can find a dermatologist near you by browsing our website or selecting a dermatologist from the list below.

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  • Chemotherapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Curettage
  • Dermoscopy
  • Excision Biopsy (Skin Sample)
  • Laser Treatment
  • Mole Removal
  • Patch Test (Allergy Testing)
  • Phototherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Prick Testing (Allergy Testing)
  • Tattoo Removal