Award winning dermatology service, with over 20 years on experience

Short waiting lists, on some occasions offering same week appointments

Safe environment, in Care Quality Commission approved facilities

Genital Skin Condition Treatments Include:

Genital Skin Condition Treatments In Canterbury & Kent

At Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we understand the discomfort that genital skin conditions can bring. We provide trusted expertise for treating both male and female patients. These often uncomfortable and embarrassing ailments could cause redness, pain, inflammation or ulceration, not to mention the strain it can place on relationships. Unfortunately, these conditions are sometimes misdiagnosed by GPs or at STD clinics – but with our experienced consultants viewing your treatment as a top priority, you’d be in good hands! Working with a team of experts may be all you need to relieve any worries and make taking care of yourself a breeze.


There are a number of different male genital skin conditions that can affect men of all ages.  These conditions may be caused by a range of factors, including poor hygiene, underlying health conditions, and certain environmental or hormonal factors. Male genital skin conditions commonly seen at the Stratum Clinics include:

  • Warts/molluscum/herpes
  • Balanitis
  • Zoon’s disease
  • Angiokeratomas
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lichen Planus
  • Cysts
  • Behçet’s Disease
  • Cancer

Female genital skin conditions are relatively common and can have a variety of causes. In general, these conditions can be caused by infections, allergic reactions, or hormonal changes. While many of these conditions tend to be benign and temporary, they can cause discomfort or pain if left untreated.  Female genital skin conditions commonly seen at the Stratum Clinics include:

  • Thrush
  • Warts/molluscum/herpes
  • Vulvitis
  • Hidradenitis
  • Vulvodynia (pain)
  • Erosive lichen planus
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Vulvo-gingival disease
  • Behçet’s Disease
  • Dermatitis/psoriasis
  • Cancer


Keeping your genital skin healthy should be at the top of your list. A simple way you can help is by using aqueous cream or Dermol 500 when washing, as opposed to soap which could irritate the area. Regularly applying oil-based emollients such as Vaseline, Epaderm and Hydromol, or water-based creams such as Doublebase, Cetraben and Diprobase, can act like a barrier and protect it from further discomfort and soreness. In some instances anti-inflammatory creams or ointments may also be needed; these may range from mild to very powerful. Additionally, topical antibiotics or antifungal medications may be recommended to help reduce inflammation and ward off secondary infections commonly found in these areas. Keeping the genital skin clean and healthy is essential for good health – following the above steps will ensure that you are taking appropriate care of it.


Your consultant dermatologist will examine the affected skin to reach a diagnosis. Further tests may be required to confirm a diagnosis and these may include swab tests, blood tests or a skin biopsy.

Common skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer can also affect the genital area. Treatments for these conditions may be different to treatments for other areas of the body so it is important to see a dermatologist and get the most appropriate treatment for your condition.

Of course. If you require an appointment for a genital skin condition and would prefer to see a consultant of the same gender as you, just let us know when you book your appointment and this can be arranged.


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Here at Kent’s leading private skin and laser clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are one of the few skin clinics in the UK where all medical consultations and treatments are provided by specialist doctors with Dermatology experience and laser training.

Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Mark Hudson-Peacock is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association, the British Hair and Nail Society, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and is certified by the Consulting Room. We have won many awards including the WhatClinic Patient Service Award in 2019 and the ghp Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2019.


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