Specialist Hair Clinic
Dr. Ophelia Veraitch, award-winning Consultant Dermatologist, with a special interest in hair
With her unique academic and clinical background in hair, Dr Ophelia is one of the few Consultant Dermatologists in the UK to have a specialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of hair disorders. Extensive experience both in the UK and in international centres of excellence, including Rome, Bologna and Tokyo, has afforded her unique expertise and skill with which to offer cutting edge treatments for patients suffering with hair loss and scalp disorders. As well as consulting privately, Dr Ophelia founded the UCLH Specialist Hair Clinic.
Dr. Ophelia treats a number of hair conditions in her clinic. Explore them below:
Why Visit Dr Ophelia's Hair Clinic
During her training Dr Ophelia was awarded a highly competitive PhD fellowship and completed a PhD in hair follicle bioengineering in the Nobel Prize winning laboratory at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. She has published numerous papers in high impact scientific journals and was awarded multiple international prizes for her work.
Due to the complexity of assessing and managing hair and scalp loss disorders appropriately, Dr Ophelia is able to offer extended new patient consultations if required (at request).
Dr Ophelia understands the devastating effect that hair loss can have on a patient, and during your consultation she will take the time to thoroughly understand your concerns. Dr Ophelia takes an evidence-based approach to treatment and is constantly striving to introduce novel and more effective therapies into her practice.
She will carefully evaluate the cause of your hair loss and carry out a detailed history and clinical examination of the hair and scalp with trichoscopy. Based upon this assessment she will advise appropriate investigations and discuss treatment options.
You are at the centre of a consultation with Dr. Ophelia Veraitch. From openly discussing your skin and hair concerns to having the opportunity to ask any questions, she will also delve into what products you currently use or have used in the past. Dr. Veraitch will need to understand how your condition affects you and the impact that it is having on your life.
Following this, you will receive a thorough examination and Dr. Veraitch will review any photos that you bring along to support the diagnosis. Clinical photographs may also be taken in order to assess your response to treatment.
In most cases, a diagnosis can be offered at this stage of the consultation and written details of the condition and proposed treatment options will be provided. This will enable you to consider all options at home before making a final decision as to which course of treatment you prefer. Dr. Veraitch will also prepare a personalised care plan for you to take away at the end of your consultation.
In some cases, further investigations, such as blood tests or a skin biopsy, might be required before a final diagnosis can be made. If necessary, these will be arranged either following your appointment or on a separate visit.
Following your appointment, Dr. Veraitch and her team are happy to answer any questions you might have, to ensure that you understand and have confidence in your treatment plan.
Only treatments supported by solid evidence will be recommended.
Dr. Ophelia Veraitch is highly experienced in Medical Dermatology and is able to diagnose and treat all skin and hair conditions including:
– Skin cancers
– Pigmentary disorders, including melasma and vitiligo
– Alopecia (androgenetic, alopecia areata, lichen planopilaris/ frontal fibrosis alopecia)
Dr. Ophelia Veraitch will recommend the best course of treatment based on her assessment of each individual patient; however, services include:
– Skin surgery including shave / excision biopsies
– Injectable treatments to reduce excessive sweating
– Liquid nitrogen therapy
– Non-laser and laser destruction of benign skin lesions
– Injectable treatments to smooth the appearance of wrinkles
– Dermal Fillers
– Chemical peels: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, VI Peel
– Skin boosters; Profhilo
– Platelet rich fibrin (PRF)/ platelet rich plasma (PRP) for hair thinning/ loss
– Light based therapies: red/ blue light, intense pulse light therapy (IPL), photodynamic therapy (PDT)
– Laser based therapies; Fraxel Dual, Fraxel Repair, Nd: Yag vascular laser, laser hair removal
– Radiofrequency microneedling; Intracell
– Radiofrequency skin tightening; Thermage
You can use our online booking service by visiting the Appointments page. Here you can select the date and time that is most convenient for you.
Our office hours are Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
For any other queries, please call +44 (20) 7022 9888 or email:email@example.com
The price for an initial consultation with Dr. Ophelia Veraitch is £375 for a 30 minute standard medical dermatology consultation (e.g. acne, eczema, rosacea, pigmentation, mole checks, cosmetic concerns etc.). Hair patients can require more time, and therefore we book new hair patient consultations in for 45 minutes at a cost of £400. Follow up consultations are £225. Recommended treatments will be costed up and shared with the patient accordingly.