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Private Dermatology Services

FYLDE PRIVATE GP, LYTHAM ST ANNES

Dermatological Care at Fylde Private GP

At Fylde Private GP, where we specialise in providing comprehensive dermatology services tailored to meet your unique needs. Led by dermatologist Dr. Safal Rahim, our dedicated team is committed to delivering top-tier care and personalised treatment plans to effectively address a broad spectrum of dermatological concerns.

Understanding the pivotal role of healthy skin in overall well-being, we are here to support you in overcoming various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and more. With our compassionate approach and effective solutions, we strive to help you achieve clearer, healthier skin and regain your confidence.

We warmly invite you to explore our range of dermatology services and schedule a consultation with Dr. Safal Rahim to begin your journey towards optimal skin health and renewed confidence.

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Our Dermatologist

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Dr Safal Rahim

Dr. Rahim has been a valued member of the Fylde Coast community since 2019 when he joined Clifton Hospital under the Blackpool Teaching Hospitals as a Dermatologist. His dedication to patient care and his love for the area have made him immensely popular among patients, and he has continued to serve at the level of a Consultant.

Originally trained in India in 2013, Dr. Rahim developed a particular interest in skin cancer during his specialisation. He has been instrumental in the success of the Fast Track Teledermatology service at Clifton Hospital, which was awarded as one of the best in the country.

In addition to his expertise in skin cancer, Dr. Rahim frequently treats autoimmune conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, and blistering skin disorders. He also conducts regular Paediatric Dermatology clinics, focusing on childhood eczema.

Available: Friday's 9am - 4:00pm

Dermatology Services

Self-Checking

Self-checking is vital for the early detection of skin cancer. It is important to be aware of the condition of your skin and monitor any changes. Self-Checking - only takes 5 minutes!

Use the ABCDE rule when self-checking your moles/ lesions:

A - Asymmetry – Is it an irregular shape? Skin cancers such as melanoma are typically asymmetrical. Non-cancerous growths tend to be a regular shape

B - Borders - Does it have a clear border? The borders of a melanoma are ragged, poorly defined, and irregular. Non-cancerous skin growths such as moles have sharply defined borders.

C - Colour - Benign growths tend to have a single, uniform colour. Melanomas may have several, including brown, tan, red, or black. Are there any changes in colour?

D – Diameter - is it bigger than 5-6 mm? Melanomas tend to be larger than the head of a pencil eraser—over 6 millimetres

E - Evolving - Are there any symptoms such as itching and bleeding? Most benign skin growths do not change over time. They don’t get larger or smaller, don’t bleed for no reason, and don’t change colours. Skin cancers will change in shape, size, even colour. Any skin growth that starts changing in appearance, begins bleeding, or starts to grow must be seen by a doctor immediately.

Types Of Skin Cancer

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BASAL CELL CARCINOMA (BCC)

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BCC’s are the most common form of skin cancer. It is most often found in the sun-exposed areas of the head, ears & neck. It is erosive in nature, which means the local skin invasion of the cancer eats into the tissue it affects. It doesn’t spread to other sites on the body.

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MALIGNANT MELANOMA

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Early detection is extremely important with regards to skin cancer. Melanoma is the most deadly of all skin cancers. Melanoma can be cured if it is caught early enough. When checking your skin you need to be aware of the ABCDE rule. All of the characteristics within this rule are related to melanoma. Any suspicious/ new moles should be photographed when you notice them. When you take another photo in a months time you can compare the two. If there are any changes at all, follow them up and have it checked as soon as possible.

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