Department in Depth

The following skin conditions are cared for by our department:

  • Acne
  • Alopecia
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa & Other skin fragility disorders
  • Graft versus host disease
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Impetigo
  • Moles
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Nail diseases
  • Nail infection
  • Pruritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Scleroderma
  • Skin Cancers (BCC, Melanoma, SCC)
  • Skin rash of unknown origin
  • Lupus Erythematosus

We provide the following services:

  • Camouflage
  • Cryotherapy
  • Dermatology surgery - Mohs micrographic surgery, nail surgery, skin cancer & facial skin surgery
  • Full skin review
  • General skin care advice
  • Laser - Alexandrite laser, Pulse Dye laser
  • Minor Surgery - Biopsies, excisions, cautery & curettage,
  • Patch testing
  • Intralesional triamcinolone
  • Ultra violet light therapy - Narrow Band UVB and PUVA

Our clinical nurse specialists & dermatology nurse:

  • Educate patients enabling them to understand their condition & care for their skin 
  • Contribute to formulation or updating of policies / guidelines to ensure best practice prevails
  • Advice to patients and staff re appropriate dressing choice in skin fragility disorders
  • Run nurse led treatment clinics
  • Support to nursing staff managing patients with dermatological difficulties within the general hospital setting. 


We are also involved in education at all levels

Undergraduate medical education:

The service has direct input into undergraduate medical teaching. We routinely have medical students attached to the department as part of their clinical dermatology training.

Post-graduate dermatology teaching:

The service provides training in all aspects of dermatology for both the specialist and junior registrars. The registrars along with consultants attend a clinical education session each Wednesday morning in one of the south Dublin teaching hospitals. 

Training of other medical and nursing staff:

The service also contributes to teaching programmes for a variety of disciplines within the hospital including student nurses, ward staff and other relevant departments as required.


The Dermatology Service is actively involved in scientific and collaborative research.