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 has a strong academic background - 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.
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.
Your consultation will take place in a relaxed and comfortable environment with time to address all of your concerns. Dr Lynch will begin by asking you about your skin problem, the effect that it has had upon your life and any specific questions that you might have. Dr Lynch will also ask you about any other medical conditions and any medications that you are taking. If you have brought along photographs to the consultation these will be reviewed.
Dr Lynch will then perform a detailed examination of relevant sites with the aid of dermoscopy (skin surface microscopy). Dr Lynch may ask your permission to take photographs for your medical record to monitor changes over time. If you wish Dr Lynch can perform a full skin check to rule out skin cancer.
In most cases it will be possible to make a diagnosis on the basis of questioning and examination, however in some cases additional tests may be required such as a skin swab or scrapings to check for fungal infection and - if required - these will be performed during the consultation. Sometimes a skin biopsy is required - either to diagnose the cause of a rash or to remove a mole or suspected skin cancer.
At this point, Dr Lynch will discuss the diagnosis with you explaining the causes, prognosis and any further tests - such as blood tests or scans that might be needed. Often there is more than one treatment option and Dr Lynch will help you weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of these various options in order that you can decide which is best suited to you.
Following the consultation, you will receive a detailed letter summarizing the findings and plan. Should you have any further questions you are welcome to contact the practice.
In his practice, Dr Lynch seeks to combine his rigorous clinical and academic training with an evidence-based application of both established and novel treatments to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your goals. He looks forward to welcoming you to the clinic.
Dr Lynch has a particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. He is a consultant in the specialist melanoma clinic at St John's Institute of Dermatoogy and offers mole checks, mole mapping and full skin examinations. Skin lesions are evaluated by Dermoscopy (skin surface microscopy).
Dr Lynch is a fellowship-trained Dermatological Surgeon and performs a high volume of Mohs surgery and facial reconstructive surgery cases. He is 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.
Dr Lynch understands the devastating impact that acne can have. During your consultation he 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.
Dr Lynch has 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. He completed a fellowship in Mohs surgery and advanced Dermatogical Surgery at St John's Institute of Dermatology and is 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 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.
Dr Lynch recognises that it may be difficult to travel to Harley Street, particularly in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and offers online consultations for both new and follow up appointments.
Dr Lynch is available to 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 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. Dr Lynch is also available for online consultations for which the fee is £160. Other fees are listed here. Dr Lynch is recognised by all major medical insurance providers.