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The Cadogan Clinic is currently offering a reduced service in light of the government's January lockdown guidelines.

All of our services will be delivered in line with the UK government's social distancing measures and fully compliant with all PPE guidance from Public Health England and NHS England.

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Dr Kristina Semkova

Specialist Dermatologist /

Dr Kristina Semkova is a fully qualified Specialist Dermatologist, registered with the General Medical Council UK with a special interest in the field of Paediatric Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

Following graduation as a Medical Doctor from the Medical University Sofia with honours, she completed a Specialty Training in Dermatology and Venereology and a Clinical Fellowship in Dermatopathology. Dr Semkova holds a Master of Science in Clinical Dermatology from King's College London and the expert referral level RCPath Diploma in Dermatopathology.

Next to her work at the Cadogan Clinic, Dr Semkova is a Consultant Dermatologist at the internationally renowned St John's Institute of Dermatology (Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust) where she runs paediatric and adult dermatology clinics and the highly specialised tertiary clinic for immunobullous diseases.

Dr Semkova is experienced in all aspects of paediatric and adult general dermatology, including acne, allergies, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss and mole checks. She enjoys working with children and believes in the holistic approach to skin condition.

Dr Semkova has published extensively and has been an invited lecturer at national and international events. She has various awards, including the 'Rising Star in Dermatology' Scholarship of the World Congress of Dermatology and the Dermatopathology Cup award for best presentation from the British Association of Dermatologists. She is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, European Society for Paediatric Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, International Dermoscopy Society, St John's Dermatological Society and the Royal College of Physicians.

Specialist Treatments

Paediatric Dermatology

  • Acne
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Birthmarks
  • Eczema
  • Infections of the skin (impetigo, molluscum)
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin lumps (moles, warts, skin tags)
  • Vitiligo

General Medical Dermatology

Medical Procedures

Ask the Expert

Body & Breast

What should I do if I have a bleeding or itchy mole?

Bleeding or itchy moles can occur when they have been irritated or scratched – moles catching on clothing, being cut by a razor, makeup application, scratching an insect bite and hair removal are all very common triggers.

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Will mole removal leave a scar?

Skin Cancer & Skin Disease

Will mole removal leave a scar?

A mole or naevus is made up of naevus cells, which extend right through the skin. Therefore, if removal is to be complete, it will leave a hole. Whichever…

Can I get a mole removed on the NHS?

Skin Cancer & Skin Disease

Can I get a mole removed on the NHS?

The NHS no longer delivers "non-essential" mole treatments, meaning that the majority of mole removal procedures, or the removal of skin 'lumps and bumps'…

In The Press This Week

This month Cadogan Clinic consultants feature in Glamour Magazine and The Strategist discussing facial oils and skin issues related to face masks, whilst Clinic Founder Mr Bryan Mayou discusses post-lockdown trends in the plastic surgery market and a faster than expected rebound for the sector

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