One of the most common reasons for parents to visit us with their teenage children is to tackle facial acne, or acne appearing on the chest and back. This is an unwelcome side effect of adolescence and its hormonal changes, but the good news is that there’s lots we can do about it, in terms of both practical measures and sound advice. Children under 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
It is often more straightforward and quicker to pop in to our clinic, than to wait for an appointment with a GP and subsequent referral. We have many patients who choose this route.
We recommend that patients who are prone to developing moles and freckles schedule an annual mole check with us. That way, we can compare the results year-on-year to identify any changes or developments that may be of concern.
We are also able to perform minor surgery to remove a mole, if its unsightliness is becoming a problem for a patient, or if we consider it to be volatile.
Should the mole require further investigation we can refer you to the appropriate consultant.