Dr Sharon Crichlow

Consultant Dermatologist

MBBS, FRCP


Specialises in

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Clinic times are: Monday am, Tuesday am, Friday am (10am - 1pm) and alternate Fridays 2.30pm - 5pm.

I grew up in the Caribbean and achieved my primary medical qualifications at the University of the West Indies. I then relocated to the UK for my Post graduate Medical training at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth followed by my specific Dermatology training at University Hospitals of Leicester. While in Leicester, I nurtured an interest in Dermatopathology which gave me greater insight into the underlying changes seen in skin disease and a better appreciation for the full range of disorders.

I completed my Dermatology training in 2008 and then worked as a Consultant Dermatologist with Luton and Dunstable Hospital Foundation Trust and now West Herts NHS Trust.

I have practiced privately at Spire Harpenden since 2011. Conditions treated include – but are not limited to – all forms of eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, acne, rosacea, skin infections eg fungal infections, allergic contact dermatitis, moles reviews, sun damage and skin cancer including surgery.

Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis is offered in London or Hertfordshire. Benign conditions such as skin tags, seborrheic warts, and ‘lumpy’ moles can also be treated. I have an interest also in the specific problems associated with skin of colour, including problems with uneven pigmentation and ingrown hairs.

As a lifelong acne sufferer, I fully understand the enormous impact dermatological disease has on a patient’s quality of life. This drives me to provide the highest standards of care and service to my patients. My special areas of interest include the comprehensive management of acne / acne rosacea and the associated pigmentation and scarring, which often follows, alongside general anti-ageing skin care for optimal skin health and aesthetics.

I only see patients aged 12 and above.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Sharon Crichlow at Spire include:

Dermatology

Other treatments

  • Acne vulgaris and rosacea
  • Skin aesthetics including pigmentation problems, general skin health and anti-ageing
  • Problems associated with skin of colour
  • Inflammatory disease
  • Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Removal of benign skin lesion

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Aesthetic dermatology
Allergy
Dermatology
Dermatological surgery
Inflammatory skin disease
Skin cancer

Special clinical interests: Treatment of acne and acne scarring.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of the West Indies / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London, UK / 2003
Member of the Royal College of Physicians

CCT in Dermatology / Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board / 2008
Certificate of Completion of Training


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the British Association of Dermatology

Member of the British Medical Association

Member of the Caribbean Dermatological Association

The Royal Society of Medicine

Personal profile

I am married with two sons. My hobbies include reading, cooking, exercising and listening to music.

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