Confocal Microscopy

Confocal Microscopy

Confocal Microscopy is the latest validated technology in skin cancer diagnosis. It involves the use of a laser-assisted microscope to evaluate moles at a deeper level than is possible with the naked eye dermoscopy.

The only one of its kind is for skin cancer diagnosis in the UK is housed at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. It has been shown to be useful in moles that are difficult to diagnose. At present it is primarily a research tool, but is available to private patients as well. Dr Emma Craythorne is the lead clinician for this technology and skin imaging.

If you are worried you might have skin cancer or have any questions, please contact us at our dermatology clinics in Elstree, Northwood, Harley Street or one of our other London clinics by calling our friendly team on: 0207 307 7467, alternatively, email us on: or fill out our contact form.

To make an appointment call us on 0207 307 7467

Other treatments and services

  • Botox Injections- Botulinum Toxin

    At Cedars we have significant expertise in Botulinum Toxin injections for wrinkles and excess sweating. Some of our consultants are recognised national experts in this field.

  • Children’s Dermatology

    Paediatric dermatology encompasses skin, hair and nail problems affecting children, including newborns and infants

  • Cosmetic Dermatology

    Cosmetic dermatology represents that aspect of diagnosing, treating, and preventing the changes to the skin that are aesthetically not pleasing to the patient.

  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

    IPL is a good treatment for many skin conditions particularly rosacea, hair removal and some pigmentation problems. We have access to 3 IPL machines including the Soprano IPL

  • Fillers

    Cedars dermatologists are highly experienced in a range of dermal filler treatments. Some of our consultants are recognised national experts in this field. They take tertiary referrals for difficult cases and manage complications of other practitioners.

  • International Patients

    Patients visit us from around the world for help with their skin issues