Dermatologist

Dermatological consultations are available at The Angel Laser Clinic by appointment only. Consultations with our Dermatologist have a fee.

He is available for medical dermatological consultations and treatments. Please call The Angel Laser Clinic for further details and to book a consultation.

Dr Bryan McDonald

He initially trained in general practice as he had an interest in all aspects of medicine and therefore wished to undertake generalist training. During this time he did his  examinations for MRCP and MRCGP with a prize for the top pass in the MRCGP in Northern Ireland. After this he worked as a locum, eventually becoming a partner in a practice in Northern Ireland and then developing a portfolio career involving teaching, sitting on medical committees related to primary care such as the local LMC and community hospital committee as well as becoming a local commissioner.

However, during his time as a GP, he developed a special interest in dermatology, which was further developed by completing his Diploma in Practical Dermatology through Cardiff University. After several years in general practice he realised that he wished to specialise in dermatology. To this end, he returned to Core Training before undertaking specialist training, securing a National Training Number in London.

He presently works as a consultant at The Angel Laser Clinic and The Royal London Hospital with interests in all aspects of adult and paediatric dermatology. He is the paediatric dermatology lead, have started up a new hidradenitis suppurativa service and carry out clinics on all aspects of general adult dermatology. He have also become a member of the BAD Therapeutics and Guidelines Committee. 

Skin surgery and other medical dermatological procedures

Additional tests, including a skin biopsy (sampling of the skin), are sometimes needed to either help with the diagnosis or to treat an isolated skin lesion, which could be a skin growth or a simple mole. Dr McDonald is fully trained in performing skin biopsies for diagnostic and treatment purposes.

shutterstock_134743586These are minor surgical procedures, performed under local anaesthetic (a small injection into the skin), which numbs the area of skin being operated. The whole procedure can take anything from 15 to 45 min, depending on the size of the lesion, type of procedure and where on the body the surgery is performed. Stitches might be needed as well as a dressing, and advice is given at the end of the procedure on how to look after the wound. Informed written consent is always sought prior to any minor surgical procedure.

Further minor procedures include treatments that remove skin lesions by non-surgical means. A medical dermatological consultation precedes any skin surgical or non-surgical procedure. Payments can be made by card via chip and pin or with cash on the day of your appointment. In the event of cancellation we kindly ask you to give us 48 hours notice.

For more information about our treatments in London contact us for a skin consultation

FAQ

  • Which dermatological conditions do you treat?

    • Acne
    • Aktinic keratosis (rough skin lesions usually on head, neck, arms and hands due to sun damage)
    • Cysts
    • Eczema
    • Folliculitis
    • Fungal infections (skin, scalp, nails)
    • Hair problems (hair loss, hair shedding, unwanted hair, flaky scalp)
    • Hirsutism and hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth)
    • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
    • Hyperpigmentation
    • Light sensitivity (polymorphic light eruption, lupus erythematosus)
    • Lumps and bumps (skin tags, warty lesions, cysts)
    • Milia (milk spots)
    • Moles
    • Melasma
    • Nail problems (fungal infections, abnormal looking or discoloured nails)
    • Pityriasis versicolor (yeast skin infection)
    • Rosacea
    • Skin cancer (bowen’s disease, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma)
    • Tinea (fungal skin or nail infection)
    • Urticaria (itchy weals)
    • Verrucas (viral warts)
    • Viral skin infections (herpes simplex virus, herpes zoster virus, “shingles”)
    • Vulval problems (itching, soreness, eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, lichen sclerosus)
    • Warts (viral and seborrhoeic)