BSF - elderly/older skin


ASK THE EXPERT - BSF and talkhealth teamed up to offer our community the opportunity to put their questions to our panel of dermatology experts regarding elderly and older skin. Dr Adil Sheraz, Dr Anton Alexandroff, Dr Emma Wedgeworth and Dr Sarita Singh kindly joined us to give us their advice and support. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease and skin cancer research. Visit the British Skin Foundation charity page to find out more.

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  • Dr Anton Alexandroff

    Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British...

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  • Dr Adil Sheraz

    Consultant Dermatologist - MBBS, BMEDSCI(HONS), MRCP (UK), MRCP ...

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  • Dr Sarita Singh

    Consultant Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Spokesper...

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  • Dr Emma Wedgeworth

    Consultant Dermatologist & BSF spokesperson

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