What do Dermatologists do?
Dermatologists are medical doctors who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin lesions and rashes. They see and investigate patients with a range of complaints including itch, unexplained unpleasant sensations and skin changes. Common skin disorders include acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and urticaria. Skin growths (lesions) are also usually best assessed by a dermatologist who has an interest in skin cancer diagnosis and dermoscopy
What services do they offer?
A range of consultation and investigation options can be offered depending on the individual circumstances and the clinical need.
New Patient Consultation
This is an introductory 30 minute consultation to determine the cause of your symptoms. As part of this consultation the specialist will ask questions about your symptoms, examine you and suggest if any tests may be considered.
These tests may include blood tests, which can be taken immediately; other tests such as skin biopsy / removal of a lesion and patch testing to look for contact allergy that can be arranged quickly and conveniently.
After the consultation a letter summarising the consultation and any recommendations for investigations is sent by e-mail or post to you and with your permission also copied to your GP.
How much would this cost?
Examples of our self pay prices are available here. Our team can help with exact pricing and as with all our services you will have a full quotation before you attend and you will be made aware of all costs in advance. There are no hidden costs.
If you have a condition that requires check-up appointments, these can be arranged and you can register for our text reminder service.
How to book?
You can self-refer by using the link below or you can ask your GP/health professional to refer you to Tayside Complete Health.