About Dr Lynch

Dr Magnus Lynch MA(Cantab) DPhil(Oxon) MRCS MRCP(Derm) is a London-based Consultant Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon and Laser Surgeon. Dr Lynch is highly experienced in all aspects of adult dermatology with particular expertise in skin surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.

Dr Lynch was a scholar at Christ’s College, Cambridge and graduated in medicine in 2003. He subsequently passed membership examinations for both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons and then trained under leading Dermatologists at the world-renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology (Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals), gaining entry to the GMC specialist register (the UK equivalent of board certification in Dermatology) in 2017. After completion of training in Dermatology, he undertook a highly competitive fellowship in Mohs surgery and advanced Dermatological surgery at St John's where he is now a Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon.

Dr Lynch is actively involved in academic research. He undertook a PhD at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, was awarded a prestigious Academic Clinical Lectureship at St John’s Institute of Dermatology and has performed postdoctoral research at King’s College London. This work led to multiple high impact publications and he was awarded the Hugh Wallace Prize by the Dermatology section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London where he leads a research team investigating cellular biology of the skin and the role of artificial intelligence in dermatology.

In his practice Dr Lynch seeks to combine his extensive clinical experience with an evidence-based application of both established and newer treatments to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your goals.

Dr Lynch is available to see private patients at 55 Harley Street, The Blackheath Hospital and Guy's Hospital and is recognised by all major UK health insurance providers (including BUPA, Vitality, AXA PPP, Healix, Cigna, Health Online etc).

Clinical Interests: Mole Checks • Skin Cancer • Mohs Surgery • Rashes • Rosacea • Pigmentation • Acne • Cysts • Viral Warts • Melasma • Scar revision • Keloids • Hair Loss • Eczema
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How I Can Help

Whether you are suffering from a common skin condition such as acne, rosacea or eczema or are worried about skin cancer or the appearance of a scar I am here to help. I graduated in 2003, trained in leading centers including Oxford University, Cambridge University and the world-renowned St John's Institute of Dermatology and have been on the specialist register for dermatology since 2017.

Your consultation will take place in a relaxed environment with time to address all of your concerns. I will begin by asking you about your skin condition, the effect that it has had upon your life and what your concerns are. I will also ask you about any other medical conditions and any medications that you are taking and carefully examine your skin.

Next I will discuss the diagnosis with you explaining the causes, prognosis and any further tests that might be needed. Often there is more than one treatment option and I will help you weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Following the consultation, you will receive a detailed letter summarizing my findings and recommendation.

I am particularly recognized for my expertise in skin surgery including laser surgery, mole removal, Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstructive surgery and scar revision and these procedures can be performed either at 55 Harley Street or at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic.

I look forward to welcoming you to the clinic.

I treat most skin conditions affecting adults including rashes, acne, rosacea, pigmentation, hair loss, scars and skin cancer. I rarely see children unless there is a specific reason why my expertise is required. The following is a selection of services that I offer. It is not a complete list, so please contact my practice management team to find out if I can help you.

Skin Check

I have a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. I am a consultant in the specialist melanoma clinic at St John's Institute of Dermatoogy and I offer mole checks, mole mapping and full skin examinations. Skin lesions are evaluated by Dermoscopy (skin surface microscopy).

Mohs Surgery

I am a fellowship-trained Dermatological Surgeon and undertake a high volume of Mohs surgery and facial reconstructive surgery cases. I am one of a very small number of Mohs surgeons in the UK to have passed membership examinations for the Royal College of Surgeons in addition to the Royal College of Physicians.


I understand the devastating impact that acne can have. During your consultation I will take the time to understand your concerns and work with you to agree a treatment plan. In almost all cases even severe acne can be effectively treated.

Skin surgery

I have performed thousands of skin surgery procedures both for the treatment of skin cancer and for benign skin lesion such as skin tags, cysts, keloids and lipomas. I have completed a fellowship in Mohs surgery and advanced Dermatogical Surgery at St John's Institute of Dermatology and I am one of a very small number of dermatologists to have passed membership examinations for both the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of Physicians.

Medical Dermatology

Medical Dermatology encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the skin, hair and nails. Conditions treated include eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, rashes, hair loss and pigmentary disorders such as vitiligo and melasma.

Virtual Consultation

I recognise that it may be difficult to travel to Harley Street, particularly in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and I offer online consultations for both new and follow up appointments.


I see private patients at 55 Harley Street, The Blackheath Hospital and Guy's Hospital. The Skin55 Clinic is located within a beautiful Edwardian building on the world-famous Harley Street, and is one of the largest private dermatology facility in the UK with world class diagnostic and treatment facilities include state of the art lasers. The nearest tube stops are Bond Street and Oxford Circus from which the clinic is a few minutes walk. Parking is available outside the door (pay by phone) or an underground car park is nearby on Cavendish Square.

The BMI Blackheath Hospital is located in the heart of Blackheath Village in South East London next to Blackheath train station. It is convenient for residents of Blackheath, Lewisham, Greenwich and Kent. The Blackheath Hospital is also accessible by road and there is limited parking on the hospital site in addition to parking at nearby Blackheath train station.

Mohs Surgery is performed in the well-equipped surgical suite at the Harley Street Dermatology Clinic.

In person consultations follow government guidelines to minimize the risk of Covid-19 transmission. The fee for a new consultation is £230 and a follow up consultation is £200. I am also available for online consultations for which the fee is £160. Other fees are listed here. I am recognised by all major medical insurance providers.

Book Consultation

To book an appointment either call 0203 389 6076 (calls are answered during working hours i.e. 9am-5pm Monday-Friday), email contact@drmagnuslynch.com or enter your details below to book online. If you need an appointment more urgently it is better to contact the practice management team as we often have evening appointments and cancellations available. For straightforward conditions I am also available for photo consultations.
  • After submitting the form, You will receive an email containing terms and conditions with a link to confirm the appointment. If you do not click this link within 10 mins of receiving the email then your appointment will be cancelled.
  • You can change the time or cancel the appointment with no fee by speaking to the practice management team.
  • If you have any questions or prefer to book by telephone do not hesitate to contact the practice
  • Please note: for evening appointments at Guy's Hospital there may not be a nurse chaperone present so female patients should not book at this time if the condition requires undressing.
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