Dr Cliff and his Philosophy
Cliff Dermatology Ltd aims to provide a comprehensive dermatology service – incorporating the diagnosis and management of the full range of dermatological conditions and cosmetic treatments for the skin aiming to rejuvenate the skin.
The philosophy of Cliff Dermatology Ltd is to provide a high quality service to patients who are referred to the company. Dr Cliff, who works within the company, is keen to ensure that patients are fully informed at all times of their diagnosis and the treatment options that are available to them. Dr Cliff sits on a number of patient groups and appreciates the importance of good information but also the importance of honesty at all times. Cliff Dermatology Ltd does not advertise its services but is planning to do so in time – currently a lot of referrals are generated through self referrals and word of mouth – the best advert!.
The company is keen to ensure that patients have the options to have procedures done on the day of consultation if both convenient and practicable to the patient. This option for some patients helps to reduce the anxiety of waiting for treatment and the result and also for many busy people avoids unnecessary visits to the hospital. However patients at all times have the option to defer the treatment until a more suitable date can be found - this can be discussed and organised on the day. Children (under the age of 16) can also be treated at some of the hospitals – please check with the hospital in advance or call our secretary/PA Ms Sue Grange on 01293 778968 to check. Ms Grange has been working with the service for many years and is fully conversant with the service/treatments and prices on all services offered.
Dr Cliff, who works within the company, is a Consultant Dermatologist and undertook his dermatological training in London at St George’s Medical School and in Lisbon, Portugal. As a dermatologist Dr Cliff has been trained in the diagnosis and treatments of skin diseases which include diseases of the hair and nail. Since the skin is the biggest organ of the body it is clearly prone to a lot of ‘diseases’ from birth to death. Primarily in the young, the main skin conditions they face are eczema and infections like warts, impetigo. In young adults a major issue is acne, oily skin and changing moles. In the older patient skin cancer is a major problem as well as hair loss both in men and women. The company is fully conversant and competent in the management of all types of acne which is both distressing and potentially disfiguring to patients. A full assessment of the skin is always available if requested/required and there is plenty of opportunity to discuss all aspects of skin care.
As we grow older our skin ages and although we can do things to maintain a more youthful appearing skin like the use of sun block we can now also use treatments to limit and even in some situations reverse the ageing process. These include facial peels, creams, BOTOX and dermal fillers to add volume to parts of the skin including the lips, cheeks and hands.