Welcome to Wheaton Hall Skin Clinic where we have a special interest in skin disease/dermatology in general practice.
Dr Helen Kilrane has spent time working in the dermatology department of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
Dr Sylvia McKenna has received advanced training in the use of a specialised skin microscope (dermoscope) to detect early skin cancer, and also performs minor surgery to remove or help diagnose skin lesions where appropriate.
Complex cases or melanoma are referred to the hospital.
Our skin clinic accepts referrals from other GPs and other practices.
Our Full Skin Check includes
Personalised skin questionnaire
History and full body skin examination
Dermoscopy: A microscope is applied to the skin to see deeper structures not seen with the naked eye. This can pick up early skin cancer and reassure where benign. It’s simple and painless for the patient.
Clinical Photography: Photos of suspicious moles under microscope can be taken for comparison
Skin education: How to examine, changes to look out for and how to protect against cancercan
Cost of Full Skin Check: €100
€55 for medical card holders
Cost of dermoscopy for a single lesion within a consultation:
€30 in addition to usual consultation fee (€85 total),
€20 for medical card holders
At our skin clinic we can also assess and treat a wide range of skin, hair and nail problems to include:
- skin infections
- warts and verrucae
- “lumps and bumps” on the skin
- hair, nail and scalp problems
If you have a skin complaint, we recommend that you discuss your concerns with your doctor.
Minor Surgery, Cryotherapy
Many simple lumps, bumps and moles on the skin, or ingrowing toenails can be adequately dealt with at a general practice skin clinic without referral to a hospital. If you have any such concerns, please ask your doctor whether it would be appropriate to treat here, or would onward referral be more appropriate. This decision can only be made on an individual basis following discussion between your doctor and yourself.
The practice has for some years used liquid nitrogen for “freezing” other skin problems such as warts and skin tags. Modern equipment allows us to do this more efficiently. We have a special cryotherapy clinic to deal with these problems.
Some (but not all) cryotherapy and minor surgical procedures may be covered under both the Medical Card Scheme or by the leading medical insurers (VHI, Laya, Irish Life).