Private Paediatric Dermatology in Birmingham

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At our private paediatric dermatology clinic in Birmingham, we offer support and consultation for a range of common paediatric complaints as well as more infrequent conditions. Get in touch with us today to arrange your child’s consultation.

Our Dermatology Services

Our paediatric dermatologists can help your child with the following complaints:

Inflammatory Skin Disease

Inflammatory skin diseases encompass a wide range of conditions, including eczema, psoriasis, and urticaria, characterised by redness, itching, and discomfort. Our paediatric dermatology service provides expert diagnosis and personalised management strategies to alleviate symptoms and improve children's quality of life.

Paediatric Eczema

Paediatric eczema management focuses on providing effective care for children who experience eczema, a chronic skin condition characterised by dry, itchy, and inflamed skin patches. Dermatologists specialising in paediatrics offer tailored treatment plans that may include topical medications, emollients, and lifestyle adjustments. The goal is to alleviate discomfort, reduce flare-ups, and enhance the quality of life for young patients with eczema.


Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder affecting children, causing red, scaly patches on the skin's surface. Paediatric dermatology services for psoriasis encompass a range of treatment options, such as topical therapies, phototherapy, and systemic medications. Dermatologists work closely with young patients and their families to manage symptoms, minimise skin lesions, and promote healthy skin development.

Paediatric Acne

Paediatric acne treatment is a crucial service offered by dermatologists to address the common skin condition of acne in children and adolescents. It involves personalised assessment and management plans tailored to the unique needs of young patients. Through a combination of topical treatments, oral medications, and lifestyle recommendations, dermatologists aim to alleviate acne symptoms, prevent scarring, and improve the overall skin health of their paediatric patients.


Urticaria, commonly known as hives, is a condition characterised by itchy welts or raised red patches on the skin. Paediatric dermatology services for urticaria involve identifying triggers, prescribing antihistamines, and recommending lifestyle adjustments to manage and alleviate symptoms. Dermatologists aim to provide relief and improve the quality of life for children with urticaria.

Haemangiomas in Children

Haemangiomas are benign growths of blood vessels that commonly occur in infants and young children. Our paediatric dermatologists specialise in evaluating and managing haemangiomas, ensuring proper monitoring and intervention if needed for optimal outcomes.

Birth Marks

Birthmarks are common skin anomalies that can be present at birth or emerge shortly afterwards. Our paediatric dermatology team specialises in evaluating and managing various types of birthmarks, providing tailored treatment plans to ensure both cosmetic and medical concerns are addressed effectively.

Hair and Nail Problems

Hair and nail issues in children can range from fungal infections to genetic abnormalities affecting growth and appearance. Our paediatric dermatology experts offer comprehensive evaluation and targeted treatment plans to address these concerns and promote healthy hair and nail development.

Congenital Naevi

Congenital nevi are moles present at birth, which can vary in size and appearance. Our dedicated paediatric dermatologists offer thorough assessment and management strategies for congenital nevi, focusing on early detection of any potential complications or malignancies, although these are rare.

Moles are common skin features that should be monitored for changes that might indicate malignancy. Our paediatric dermatology team offers thorough mole assessment and if necessary, safe and minimally invasive removal techniques to ensure peace of mind for both parents and children.

Mole Mapping

Mole mapping is a specialised paediatric dermatology service that involves the comprehensive monitoring and documentation of moles or pigmented spots on a child's skin. By utilising advanced imaging techniques and digital tools, dermatologists can create a detailed map of these skin marks, aiding in the early detection of potential changes that might indicate skin cancer or other abnormalities. Mole mapping is an essential preventative measure to ensure the ongoing health and safety of a child's skin.

Dermatologists specialising in paediatrics offer skin tag and wart removal services to address these common skin growths in children. Using various techniques such as topical therapy, cryotherapy, or surgical removal, dermatologists can safely remove these growths, improving both the cosmetic appearance and comfort of young patients.

Diagnostic Biopsy

Diagnostic biopsies are precise procedures to obtain tissue samples from the skin for detailed examination, aiding in the accurate diagnosis of various skin conditions in children. Our paediatric dermatology service performs these biopsies skilfully, contributing to effective treatment planning.

Minor Surgery

Certain skin conditions in children may require minor surgical procedures for removal or treatment. Our skilled paediatric dermatologists perform these procedures with precision and care, prioritising both the child's well-being and optimal cosmetic results.

What to Expect

When you bring your child to our paediatric dermatology consultations, you can expect our friendly dermatologist to start by carefully listening to your child's history and conducting a thorough examination of their skin.


In some cases, we might need to do additional tests like blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, or special procedures such as dermoscopy (using a magnifying lens), microscopic analysis of hair samples, swabs for infections, nail clippings examination, and skin biopsies.

Treatment Options

Once we have a diagnosis, our team may suggest treatments like creams, lotions, medications, or dressings. Our medical professionals will walk you through how to use them and provide guidance on general skin care. If more specialised treatments are necessary, we'll guide you to the appropriate medical facility. Our goal is to make your child's visit as comfortable and effective as possible.

PricOur Priceses

Paediatric Dermatology Consultation


30 mins

Follow-up Paediatric Dermatology Consultation


20 mins

How Does Private Paediatric Dermatology Work?

Private paediatric dermatology provides specialised medical care for children and adolescents with skin, hair, and nail conditions in a private healthcare setting. This encompasses diagnosis, treatment, and management of dermatological issues. The process involves scheduling appointments, initial consultations involving medical history and thorough examinations, diagnosis backed by possible tests, tailored treatment plans, patient education, and follow-up appointments. Effective communication and collaboration with parents, confidentiality, billing arrangements, and potential collaboration with other specialists are integral. Private paediatric dermatology prioritises individualised care in a comfortable environment, necessitating careful selection of qualified dermatologists experienced in paediatric care.

The Benefits of Seeing a Dermatologist

Consulting a paediatric dermatologist for your child's skin, hair, and nail concerns offers numerous benefits due to their specialised expertise in treating young patients. These advantages include tailored treatment plans that account for developmental stages, accurate diagnoses of paediatric-specific skin conditions, minimised treatment risks for children, and the ability to address chronic conditions and signal potential health issues early on. Paediatric dermatologists also excel in age-appropriate communication with children and parents, adopting a holistic approach to treatment that considers overall well-being. Through continuity of care, families can monitor progress and access advanced treatments under the guidance of specialists who comprehend the distinct requirements of paediatric skin health.

Meet Our Team

Our paediatric dermatology clinic is led by Dr Marie-Louise Lovgren and Dr Christos Kasparis.

Dr Marie-Louise Lovgren

Dr Marie-Louise Lovgren, a consultant dermatologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, specialises in paediatric and adolescent skincare while also managing adult skin conditions. Her expertise covers common issues like eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rare inherited skin disorders.

After studying medicine at St George’s, University of London, where she received numerous awards, Dr Lovgren underwent postgraduate medical training in London and specialised in dermatology in the West of Scotland and the West Midlands. She further honed her skills through a one-year fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Dr Lovgren actively contributes to dermatological research, particularly in eczema management and rare skin conditions. She has presented internationally, published in peer-reviewed journals, and served as a committee member for the Skin Genetics Group.

Locally, Dr Lovgren leads the West Midlands Paediatric Dermatology and Dermatogenetics Meetings and plays a key role in organising and teaching the Paediatric Dermatology Course at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Dr Christos Kasparis

With over a decade of experience, Dr. Christos Kasparis is renowned as one of Birmingham's premier dermatology specialists. He has garnered acclaim for his expertise, having presented at numerous scientific conferences both domestically and internationally, and authored publications in esteemed medical journals and textbooks. As a core member of his hospital’s skin cancer multidisciplinary team, he demonstrates a commitment to comprehensive care.

Driven by his passion for dermatology, Dr. Kasparis focuses particularly on skin cancer and dermatological surgery. Notably, he also specialises in paediatric dermatology, catering to the unique needs of younger patients. His primary goal remains the improvement of patient health, achieved through the application of cutting-edge treatments and therapies.

Why Choose Us?

Coping with dermatological issues in children can be stressful and cause upset for both you and your children. At Midland Health, we present a secure and reassuring setting where you and your child will receive compassionate and meticulous care from a proficient team of medical experts. 

Our approach encompasses:

  • Instant access to a skilled paediatrician in Birmingham
  • No requirement for GP referrals
  • Elimination of waiting lists
  • Conveniently available consultations, even on short notice
  • Contemporary and advanced facility located in Edgbaston Village
  • Exceptional and top-notch customer service

Should you wish to arrange an appointment with an adept private paediatrician at our Birmingham clinic, please contact us at 0121 769 0999 or book an appointment here today.

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Our Private Clinic in Birmingham

Located on the outskirts of Birmingham City Centre, our specialised paediatric dermatology clinic awaits you in Edgbaston. Feel free to pay a visit to our dedicated facility at Highfield Clinic, situated at 23a Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, with the postcode B15 3DP.


"Paediatric dermatology" pertains to the medical speciality focused on diagnosing and treating skin conditions in children.

Yes, dermatology services are typically covered by the NHS (National Health Service) in the UK; however, due to the overworked nature of the NHS, these appointments come with lengthy waiting lists.

Yes, you can bring your child to one of our expert dermatologists for skin-related concerns at our private clinic.

No, at Midland Health, you can arrange an appointment without a GP referral.

Yes, it's appropriate for a 12-year-old to have a basic skincare routine to maintain skin health.

The paediatric category usually includes individuals from birth up to 18 years of age.

Prevalent skin conditions among children include eczema, acne, warts, and fungal infections.

A Paediatrician is a medical doctor specialising in the healthcare of infants, children, and adolescents.

The safety of treatments varies depending on the specific condition and treatment methods used. It's important to discuss potential risks and benefits with a healthcare professional.

We have translators available for your appointment.

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