We pride ourselves on delivering expert dermatological care to all of our clients. Varna Pigment Specialists offer the latest techniques in surgical dermatology and provide a range of treatments, including mole, cyst and skin tag removal. We are the best Dermatologist in Manchester.
Dermatologist in Manchester
How it works
Our leading Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Rajani Nalluri, or her secretary will respond to your enquiry with a complimentary telephone discussion or email, to answer any questions regarding the consultation process and schedule an appointment for you to see her in the clinic or virtually.
- A questionnaire will be emailed out for you to complete
- Also include image/s of your skin condition in the email (far and close up views)
- Please return them at least 24 hours before your appointment so that it can be reviewed in detail, and the consultation time used more effectively.
Dr Nalluri will provide a medical diagnosis and discuss your treatment options during the consultation
Removal of moles
Why are moles removed?
Moles can be removed for cosmetic reasons, if they become irritated and inflamed, or if they rub on clothes.
If a mole changes in appearance, it is vital that it is checked by a dermatologist, removed surgically and sent for testing to exclude any concerning changes.
How are moles removed?
- Shave excision is used for moles that sit upon the skin. This is a simple procedure that can be performed under local anaesthesia.
- Excision is suitable for flat moles, especially if they are changing, so that they can be tested. This treatment involves cutting them out under local anaesthesia.
- Laser treatment can be employed for moles that are non-changing and look benign.
Keloid scars are overgrowth of a scar after minor skin damage, trauma or surgery. They look like raised pink skin and can sometimes extend beyond the scar itself.
What causes keloid scars?
Keloid scars are a result of overgrowth of a skin protein called collagen. Dark skin types are more prone to keloid scars.
How can it be treated?
- Steroid injections can help to soften and flatten the scars. Injections are usually performed every month for 4-6 months.
- 2 types of laser can be employed to improve the redness and remove the scars. This treatment can be combined with steroid injections to reduce the risk of them returning.
Lumps & bumps
There are various forms of lumps and bumps that may appear on the skin that you may want removed.
How can they be removed?
Initially a consultation is essential to make a clinical assessment and establish a diagnosis. Once the lump or bump is established to be benign, we can remove it surgically under local anaesthesia, by different methods depending on the size and shape of the lesion. It is important to note that the procedure will result in a scar, that your dermotologist will try to keep as small as possible.
Cysts are yellow or white dome-shaped bumps that lie under the surface of the skin. The size can range and they may discharge foul-smelling pus.
How are they removed?
- Steroid injections are offered to relieve symptoms.
Surgical removal of cysts is performed under local anaesthesia, which can leave a scar. Surgical removal of a cyst will be performed by a highly trained dermatologist, who will ensure that the scar will be as small and unnoticeable as possible.
What are angiokeratomas?
Angiokeratomas are a benign collection of dilated blood vessels that are usually found on the lower abdomen, inner thigh and scrotum. Angiokeratomas are usually removed due to the cosmetic appearance or because they tend to bleed following minor trauma.
What is the treatment?
- Electrocautery is the application of heat via a hot metal tip.
Laser removal is often used as a treatment option.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
What is Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra?
DPN presents as harmless brown to black spots or lesions in people with dark skin.
How do we treat Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra?
The treatment method must be carefully chosen due to the risk of brown pigmentation or scarring in those with dark skin. Usually, DPN can be removed with a carbon dioxide laser, or a radio frequency device
What are the side effects?
- The procedure is quick and usually well-tolerated by most clients, however, ice packs or local anesthesia can be applied to minimise any discomfort felt during the procedure.
- Mild redness and swelling may last a few days.
- In some individuals, a pigmented mark can be left in the treated area, which can fade quickly or last longer depending on your skin type. Please note that all measures will be taken to minimise this.
We understand that finding the right treatment and dermatologist can be daunting. Our vision is to provide cutting edge treatment for all skin types and to create a relationship of trust with our clients.
Dr Nalluri has a unique and specialist interest in pigmentation and treating all skin types. Find out more about your Consultant Dermatologist
”I had couple of appointments for skin treatments, absolutely happy with the results! Been seeing dermatologists all over for years but never been this happy with the results, after just three weeks. Also I liked the fact that at the initial consultation, everything was explained and they did offer only what I needed. Been looked after by the lovely Grace during laser appointment, very professional and great service overallRafif Faisal