At The Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we pride ourselves in looking after the whole person, particularly where the skin is concerned, and there’s nothing much we cannot help with and no area that is too awkward, including some of those areas we can get rather embarrassed about.
Pruritus ani, otherwise known as an itchy bottom, is very common and can be caused by many different things. Eczema, psoriasis, various infections (including bacterial, fungal, yeast and parasites) and other inflammatory conditions including lichen planus, fissures, conditions associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis) such as fistulae and sinuses, and, one of the commonest reasons, minor discharge (associated with internal haemorrhoids, also called piles) causing irritation.
As a dermatology-led clinic, we have treated or advised on all these skin conditions around the anus from the beginning, but now we are going to go one small step further for one of those awkward conditions, by offering one of the most innovative treatments for what is regarded as one of the most embarrassing yet common ailments in the UK, namely that of haemorrhoids.
If you are in the uncomfortable position of always wanting to scratch your bottom, then you may well be one of the 8 million people who suffer with haemorrhoids in the UK. You might also have one of the other conditions mentioned above instead, or as well. We are here to be able to assess and advise on all the conditions that might affect this embarrassing bit of anatomy, all in a very discreet and professional manner.
How can Piles be treated?
As part of our health and well-being ethos, we undertake a new, gentle, non-invasive procedure that tackles internal haemorrhoids, called eXroid electrotherapy treatment.
Dr Mark Hudson-Peacock, Consultant Dermatologist at the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, is part of the team that introduced this new procedure to the UK and has carried out more haemorrhoid electrotherapy procedures than any other medical practitioner in Europe. With his skills in the art of proctology (perianal medicine) and dermatology, you are assured that he is very well positioned to be able to give you the best advice for whatever affects your bottom and causes you those unpleasant symptoms you’d rather not have.
When it comes to those internal piles, the eXroid treatment only takes 30-40 minutes and requires no anaesthesia or pre prep such as an enema beforehand. Most patients get back to their normal activity on the same day, and the whole thing is all carried out in a very discreet way. It is a walk-in, walk-out treatment and it is poised to banish other currently available treatments to the annals of history. eXroid is one of the gentlest treatments available for piles and is not a heat treatment. A gentle current is applied to the base of the haemorrhoid, causing it to shrink as the treatment progresses. There is no need for any needles or sharp instruments. Many of our patients who’ve shared their experience said they felt instant relief from the moment they stood up. Many of our patients are cleared of their haemorrhoid after one treatment session and over 90% reported a return to normal activities within the same day. Even with large and complex haemorrhoids over 80% of patients are symptom free after two treatments.
If you wish to come for a consultation about any problem affecting the perianal skin or genital skin, we are here to help you. We do not insist on a GP referral, so don’t put it off any longer, get it sorted and then get on with enjoying life that bit more.
If you would like to speak to us, fill in the form or call us on 01227 472288.
Why choose Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic?
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.