Who is Dr Emma Craythorne? 'Save My Skin' dermatologist performs over 500 Mohs surgeries annually
Aside from her day job, Dr Emma heads the Specialist Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team at St John’s Institute of Dermatology
Dr Emma Craythorne is a godsend. She treats skin conditions and disorders and does it well. Her procedures on 'Save My Skin' are nothing short of transformational. Dr Emma not only ensures that her patient is at ease but also helps to boost their confidence that usually takes a hit following skin-related problems.
According to her website, Dr Emma is from Northern Ireland but moved to Scotland to study medicine. Along with her private practice and the pressures that come with it, she also heads the Specialist Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. Emma's extensive training in the field of dermatology and years of experience allow her to perform over 500 complicated micrographically oriented histographic (Mohs) surgery in a year. This apart, Dr Emma is the President of the British Cosmetic Dermatology Group, treasurer of the St John’s Dermatological Society, and a trustee for the Cosmetic Practice Standards Authority.
Dr Emma bets on water and plant/ fish-based fats for healthy skin, but her patients in the premiere episode of 'Save My Skin' Season 2 needed more than just that. While Lucy had to be put on medication first before they could go ahead and fix her psoriasis once and for all, Giny and Zviko's skin growths were removed surgically.
Talking about the procedures and the approach her clinic takes while treating some of the lumps, Dr Emma told Gulf News: "Some have got a big, massive lump on the back of their back or their arm. And we do the incising with a scalpel, dissecting around of it, and squeezing it out. So, for those people who like to watch things being taken out of bodies, then it’s the show for them."
When not cutting open pus-filled lumps, Dr Emma is pretty much a family person. She enjoys her time off with her three kids. The family goes on vacations whenever she finds time off her busy schedule. Also, she openly shares tips for better skin on her Instagram. One was specifically dedicated to one of her kids who experiences bouts of Eczema rashes.
"The beach and swimming pool however always flare this little guy's eczema. Especially in the typical areas around the ankles and the back of the knees," she posted on her feed and added: "I need to increase my use of his emollients and start on his prescribed topical steroid for the next 5 days to settle this back down again."
Catch all the new episodes of 'Save My Skin' on TLC every Wednesday at 10/9c. For more information, check your local listings.