Dermatology patient leaflets


This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

About the rapid access skin assessment clinic

You have been referred to the Rapid Access Skin Assessment Clinic for assessment or treatment of a skin lesion. Our priority is to confirm or exclude a diagnosis of skin cancer. This leaflet provides information about the clinic and how it runs.

Acitretin for the management of skin conditions

This information sheet has been given to you to help answer some of the questions you may have about using acitretin to treat your skin condition.

Biopsy - After your skin biopsy

This leaflet explains how to take care of your wound(s) following your skin biopsy when you leave hospital.

Biopsy - Having a skin biopsy

This leaflet explains what a skin biopsy is and the benefits, risks and alternatives of this procedure.

Carbon dioxide laser treatment

This leaflet aims to answer your questions about having carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives, as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Carbon dioxide laser treatment - After care

This leaflet explains the wound care needed after your carbon dioxide laser treatment.

Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) - bexarotene treatment

If you have been prescribed the medicine bexarotene, also known as Targretin®, for the treatment of your CTCL, this leaflet answers some of the questions you may have about this treatment. Bexarotene belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids, which are related to vitamin A.

Cyclophosphamide in autoimmune blistering disease

This leaflet explains more about having treatment with the medicine cyclophosphamide for an autoimmune blistering disease. It includes information about the benefits, risks and alternatives.

Dermatology (Bermondsey) Reception - Welcome

This leaflet explains more about attending your appointment at the new Dermatology (Bermondsey) reception, Guy's Hospital.

Dermatology Day Care - Admission information

This information sheet provides information about your visit to the Dermatology Day Centre, including what the Centre is and what you can expect during your visit.
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