Genital Dermatology

Specialist penile dermatology from a leading Harley Street clinic.

Genital skin condition treatments

Here at Skin Inspection, our dermatologists have a vast experience in treating a variety of male genital skin conditions. Genital skin conditions are extremely common and can present with a number of different symptoms including; redness, soreness, ulceration, pain, or inflammation.

While some skin conditions, such as eczema and lichen planus, can affect any part of the body, including the genitals. Other skin conditions, such as genital herpes and genital warts, are directly associated with the genital area.

However, many people often confuse the symptoms of genital skin conditions with those of an STI, leading to the incorrect treatment being applied. If you believe that you may have a genital skin condition, book a consultation with our dermatologists or call the clinic on 020 3575 1474.

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Common genital skin conditions

Male genital skin conditions are common and can affect men of all ages. They can be caused by a variety of factors, such as poor hygiene, underlying health conditions, and environmental or hormonal factors. Skin conditions that our dermatologists commonly treat include:

  • Warts and herpes.
  • Lichen sclerosus.
  • Eczema.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Lichen planus.
  • Zoon’s disease.
  • Penile melanoma.
  • And more.

If you have a genital skin condition that you would like our dermatologists to treat, book a consultation with us today!

Symptoms of genital dermatoses

Genital dermatoses vary in type and symptoms, and some conditions can look alike. Some common symptoms of genital dermatoses can include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Itching.
  • Pain or soreness around the genitals or surrounding area.
  • Difficulty when urinating (including pain or burning sensations).
  • Lesions, spots, or lumps.
  • Sores, blisters, or ulcers
  • Skin discolouration (particularly if it is recent).
  • Dry, crusty, or flaky skin.
  • Abnormal discharge (whether in amount, colour, odour, or texture).
  • Pain during intercourse.

Other symptoms can also manifest as part of a genital skin condition. It is essential that you receive appropriate diagnoses and treatment to ensure that the condition doesn’t worsen. Contact our team today on 020 3575 1474 or book a consultation with one of our expert dermatologists today!

How our genital dermatology works

Many people often feel embarrassed when discussing genital skin conditions, however, if left untreated the condition can worsen. This is why our dermatologists take a professional and empathetic approach when treating genital conditions, speaking clearly with patient and suggesting treatments to ensure the condition improves quickly.

Our dermatologists will often prescribe topical treatments such as:

  • Soap substitutes to avoid dry skin and reduce irritation.
  • Paraffin-based moisturisers to help soothe the skin.
  • Anti-inflammatory creams and anti-fungal medication to mitigate inflammation and infection.

During diagnosis, our dermatologists will examine the affected area and conduct further tests where necessary to confirm the diagnosis. These tests can include swab tests, blood tests, or a skin biopsy.

Why choose Skin Inspection for genital dermatology?

Located on Harley Street in London, our expert dermatologists have a wealth of knowledge and experience at their disposal to help provide quick and effective genital skin treatments for our patients.

We use the latest technology to inform and provide nothing but the best treatments, working with our patients to develop the most effective outcome.

Meet our genital dermatoses expert

Dr George Kravvas is a GMC-registered consultant dermatologist and dermatological surgeon. He studied medicine and philosophy at King’s College London and subsequently trained as a dermatologist in Edinburgh, Bristol, and London.

His specialist interests include skin cancer and mole screening, skin surgery, inflammatory skin diseases such as acneeczema, and psoriasis, and male genital skin diseases.

He is actively involved in skin-related research and has authored multiple publications on important dermatological topics. Currently, he is also undertaking a postgraduate medical research degree (MD Res) at UCL, on the topic of male genital lichen sclerosus, male genital pre-cancer, and cancer.

What Our Patients Say

“Dr. Cristina is wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. I intend on coming back each year for my annual mole check. I couldn’t recommend Skin Inspection highly enough! Thank you again.”

“Excellent Doctor! Brilliant advice and service. Always available when you need her. In all the consultations I have had, she has always made me feel at ease. She helped me regain my confidence back as my skin looks great after years of struggling with acne. Can’t recommend her enough!”

“I was very impressed with the actual operation – both the doctor and nurse were very friendly and professional, made me feel comfortable

“I went for a second opinion after visiting a less specialised mole centre in the City. I am so glad that I was recommended Skin Inspection by my GP because the initial diagnosis that I was given was completely wrong and would have left me a horrible scar on my nose.”

“Dr. Cristina Rodriguez-Garcia is one of the best professionals in her field. I highly recommend this clinic. She listened to my concerns and acted swiftly in my best individual interests”

“Dr Anton is very knowledgeable and friendly. Her care, professionalism and compassion has been outstanding throughout my treatment. I highly recommend her! She always takes time to answer all my questions and I feel safe in her capable hands.”

Our Dermatology Services

Mole Check

We will carry out a thorough examination for early signs of skin cancer to give you clarity and peace of mind.

Mole Mapping

The highest quality mole mapping, personally performed by a consultant dermatologist with special interest in skin cancer examination.

Mole Removal

We provide ultra-modern mole removal, which will be analysed by a histopathologist and the consultant dermatologist.

Acne Treatments

We can offer different treatment options depending on each patient’s clinical history, personal circumstances and acne type.

Rosacea Treatments

Rosacea is a skin condition that can cause redness and bumps on the face which can also involve the eyes.

Psoriasis Treatments

If you’re suffering from psoriasis, don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation with our dermatologists to discuss your treatment options.

Cyst Removal

In many cases, cysts are benign and harmless. However, it can often be difficult to determine whether a lump is a cyst or something that requires treatment.

Eczema Treatments

There is no known cure for eczema. However, there are treatments to keep it under control and the symptoms can be treated to lessen the discomfort that patient experiences.

Wart & Verrucae Removal

An individual may opt for wart removal for various reasons, such as aesthetic concerns, alleviating discomfort, or preventing further spread.

Skin Lump Removal

Skin lumps refer to any abnormally raised areas of skin and can appear anywhere on the body. These lumps could be hard and rigid or in some cases they are soft and can be moved.

Sun Damage Treatment

Sun damage is caused by rays emitted from the sun. Sun damage can appear as anything from sunburn to broken capillaries or even age spots and wrinkles.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy (or PDT) is a method of treating various types of skin cancer and precancerous lesions such as basal cell carcinoma as well as areas of sun damaged skin that could become cancerous in the future.

Dermal Fillers

Rejuvenate your skin and reduce the signs of ageing with our dermal filler treatments. Dermal fillers can be applied in any number of areas including lips, forehead, cheeks, chin, jawline, and more.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Reduce wrinkles and signs of ageing with anti-wrinkle injections. Using botulinum toxin injections to relax the facial muscles, wrinkles in the skin can be prevented from forming creating a more youthful look.

Genital Dermatology

Male genital skin conditions are common and can affect men of all ages, many people often feel embarrassed when discussing genital skin conditions, however, if left untreated the condition can worsen.

Phototherapy

Phototherapy is a nurse-led treatment and is sometimes also referred to as light therapy which can help treat certain skin conditions as well as certain types of cancer and precancer.