Skin Conditions

Most people have some form of skin lesions such as moles, freckles or skin tags. These are usually caused by exposure to the sun and can darken over time. Mostly, these are benign and are not a cause for concern. If you notice any change in shape or colour, you should always consult a doctor. Lipomas are found just under the skin. These are made up of fat tissue and are soft to touch, movable and painless. If a lipoma becomes painful or continues to grow, it can be removed surgically.


Moles

benign skin lumps

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Skin Cysts

A fluid-filled swelling

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Cancer

There are 3 main types of skin cancer

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Coronavirus update:

Mr Kirkland offers both video and face to face consultations for his patients. If you are elderly, vulnerable or shielding, a video consultation in the first instance can be beneficial. Quite often, we are able to instigate treatment or investigations following video consultation. If you are happy to be seen in a face to face consultation, we follow strict hospital guidelines regarding COVID-19 to prioritise patient and staff safety.