Dermatology

Dermatology

Dermatologists provide diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the skin, hair and nails. Common dermatological conditions include acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea, skin cancer.

Whether you are experimenting excessive sweating, rashes, skin infections, a changing mole, or are seeking advice about a birthmark, we can help you choose the right approach and treatment.

Dr Llorca offers a Teledermatology option (online videoconference appointments). If you need a second opinion, need to review your medication and renew your prescriptions, or need to discuss the symptoms you are experiencing but cannot or prefer not to travel for a face to face appointment, this can be a suitable option. A face to face appointment may be required at a later time. Contact us to book your telemedicine appointment.

COVID-19 Update: During the current situation with the Coronavirus My Medica aims to continue to provide care for its patients. We will be encouraging video call appointments to reduce face to face contact and unnecessary travel until the situation improves.

Our dermatologists

Dr David Llorca Juan

MD Dermatologist

Dr David Llorca - Dermatologist

Our clinical rooms

Moles are often harmless, but they can be irritating and catch on clothing and jewellery alike. Occasionally, they can be a sign of cancer. Clinical guidelines recommend having your moles checked by an expert every six months at a minimum. If you’ve had a mole removed, it’s every three months. Our dermatologist can provide mole and skin cancer screening, mole mapping, cryotherapy and mole removal.
Our dermatologist can provide mole and skin cancer screening, mole mapping, cryotherapy and removal.
Many people suffer from lumps or bumps on the surface of their skin or inside the skin layers. These skin abnormalities may be classified as skin tags, skin warts or skin moles and can be easily removed by our dermatologist. From time to time special medical attention is required. In the case of cysts and ganglions, removal may be necessary if they are causing other symptoms.
Acne does not only temporarily affect your physical appearance with pink marks, but it can lead to permanent scarring if deeper cysts are left untreated. Added to that, acne is typically associated with elevated levels of stress and inflammation.
Skin infections are caused by different kinds of germs. Bacteria can cause impetigo, cellulitis, staphylococcal (staph) and other infections. Viruses cause herpes simplex lesions, warts, shingles, and others. Fungi cause athletes foot, yeast infections and other conditions.
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin with symptoms that may include itchiness, redness, skin rash, blisters and scales. There are different types of dermatitis like atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, or statis dermatitis.
It is very common for a person to have a pigmented mark on their body that has been present since birth. Birthmarks naturally vary significantly in size, depth, shape and colour. There are two main categories of birthmarks: vascular and pigmented in origin. A small number of birthmarks are associated with more serious medical conditions, requiring investigation.
Skin conditions are common in children of all ages. These range from common viral rashes and eczema to more complex systemic disorders involving the skin.
Dr Llorca is frequently consulted for a second opinion in complex dermatology diagnoses.
Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss. There are many different types of hair loss, each with a different set of symptoms and causes.
Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease. It causes red patches of inflamed skin with silver-white scales, often on the elbows and knees, but also commonly affects the scalp, face and folds of skin (such as the back of your knees and elbows).
Rosacea is caused by swelling of the blood vessels that are situated right beneath the skin. This leads to the associated symptoms of redness of the face, blushing or flushing easily, an increased number of spider-like blood vessels (telangiectasia) of the face, red nose, and skin sores. Rosacea may lower self-esteem and the confidence of those affecting, therefore impacting on social and sometimes professional lives.
The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions that cause a wide variety of symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing or bleeding. Temporary skin discolouration and scarring may also occur as a result of scratching uncomfortable rashes caused by eczema.
Underarm excessive sweating, also called axillary hyperhidrosis causes an individual to produce excessive sweat in the underarm regions. This can be can create significant discomfort, and be an annoying, embarrassing, and isolating problem. Excessive sweating in the underarms can be managed with small infiltrations of Botox®.
A wide range of skin rashes are common in adults and children. Whilst most are not serious, they can cause discomfort and without proper diagnosis, continue in place, or worsen.
Unwanted pigmentation can be distressing and difficult to cover up. There are four main reasons why individuals may develop excessive pigmentation in the skin: sun damage, seborrhoeic keratoses, melasma, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
There are many types of skin-related autoimmune disorders. Examples of autoimmune skin conditions are vitiligo, psoriasis, and a number of bullous and blistering diseases.
There are many skin conditions, but also many underlying systemic conditions that can cause itching.
Dr Llorca is an expert in genital dermatology. He diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the genital skin such as lichen sclerosus, genital warts, recurrent herpes, genital itch, genital dermatoses, sexually transmitted infections, human papilloma virus (HPV); vestibulitis, chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital eczema, genital psoriasis, and other conditions.
Cryotherapy is a non-surgical treatment involving the removal of skin lesions using liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin cells until they die. It can be used to treat a wide variety of superficial benign lesions. However, it is best suited for treating basal cell carcinomas, seborrheic keratosis, viral warts, actinic keratosis, and Bowen’s disease.
Dr Llorca offers online videoconference appointments. In some cases a face to face follow-up appointment may be needed.