Dermatology Services at Greater Lancashire Hospital
Are you experiencing skin issues & looking for expert care?
At Greater Lancashire Hospital, located in Preston, we are proud to have Dr. Dobson on our team as a highly respected and experienced consultant dermatologist.
With years of experience, Dr. Dobson provides personalised care, diagnosis, and treatment of skin conditions.
Whether it be treating common conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, or more complex conditions such as skin cancer, Dr. Dobson is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to his patients.
Trust in the expertise of Dr. Dobson and the outstanding team at Greater Lancashire Hospital for all your dermatology needs.
A disease that occurs when skin cells grow uncontrollably, potentially causing disfiguration, invasion of surrounding tissues, and, in severe cases, spreading to other parts of the body. Treatment is crucial to prevent progression and ensure successful management.
Total skin checks
We offer full-body skin checks to help identify any suspicious moles or lesions that may require further evaluation or treatment.
Individual lesion diagnosis & treatment
Our dermatologists can assess and treat individual lesions, such as warts or cysts, to help improve the appearance and health of your skin.
Inflammatory skin conditions
We can help manage various inflammatory skin conditions, including dermatitis, psoriasis, and rosacea, with personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.
Our dermatologists can perform skin biopsies to diagnose various skin conditions and develop an effective treatment plan.
Our specialists can assess and monitor moles for any changes that may indicate skin cancer or other conditions.
A skin condition characterized by redness, itching, and inflammation that can be caused by an allergic reaction, irritation, or an underlying medical condition. Treatment is essential to manage symptoms and prevent complications.
A chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to build up rapidly, resulting in thick, scaly patches on the skin. Psoriasis can be uncomfortable and unsightly, and medical treatment can help manage and control symptoms.
A common skin condition characterized by facial redness, swelling, and small, pus-filled bumps. While there is no cure for rosacea, medical treatment can help manage symptoms and prevent flare-ups.
Symptoms you may have?
Persistent or worsening skin rash
If you have a rash that doesn’t improve or worsens despite home remedies or over-the-counter treatments, it’s advisable to see a dermatologist. Rashes can be caused by various factors, including allergies, infections, autoimmune conditions, or skin disorders.
Suspected skin infection
Symptoms such as redness, swelling, warmth, pain, or the presence of pus may indicate a skin infection. Dermatologists can evaluate and provide appropriate treatment for conditions like cellulitis, impetigo, or abscesses.
Unexplained changes in moles or growths
If you notice changes in the color, size, shape, or texture of a mole or skin growth, or if you develop new growths, it’s essential to consult a dermatologist. These changes could be signs of skin cancer or other concerning conditions that require evaluation.
Chronic or severe acne
If you struggle with persistent or severe acne that is not responding to over-the-counter treatments, a dermatologist can provide personalized management options. They can prescribe medications, perform procedures, or offer recommendations to help control acne and minimise scarring.
Persistent or unexplained hair loss
Experiencing excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, or bald patches may indicate an underlying hair loss condition. Dermatologists specialise in diagnosing and treating hair and scalp disorders, including alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss), or scalp infections.
What should I expect during my first dermatology consultation?
During your initial consultation, one of our Consultants will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and recommend any necessary diagnostic tests based on your symptoms and health concerns. They will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.
What should I wear to my dermatology appointment?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing to your appointment, as you may be asked to change into a gown for certain tests. If you have any concerns about what to wear, feel free to contact us for guidance.
Will my insurance cover the cost of dermatology services?
This depends on your insurance policy and the specific services you require. We work with a wide range of insurance providers and can help you navigate the process of determining your coverage and any associated costs.
What can I do to maintain good skin health?
To maintain good skin, cleanse gently, protect from the sun with sunscreen, moisturise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, manage stress, practice gentle exfoliation, avoid excessive touching of the face, get enough sleep, and use minimal makeup and skincare products.
Consulting a dermatologist can provide personalised advice based on your specific skin type and concerns.
Can I get a private skin check near me?
Yes, you can get your skin checked privately at our hospital, located in Preston Lancashire.
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