Dr Farrant offers a number of different services and the self pay fees can be found in the relevant sections.
By law, all private providers must inform patients of their fees. We email this CMA financial disclosure with all appointments and are happy to clarify any costs with you. Please see our standard Terms and conditions.
Due to the complexity of hair loss, we allow a longer appointment time for consultations and charge a higher fee, which may or may not be recognised by your insurance company. Not all companies will cover hair loss and may only cover an appointment and investigation up to the point of a diagnosis being made. We recommend you check with your insurance company and the detail of your policy prior to an appointment being booked. You will be liable for any shortfall. Please note that BUPA and AXA PPP generally do not cover hair loss and will not recognise the need for longer appointments and unfortunately I will only see these patients on a self pay basis.
Highly competitive packages are available for self-pay patients at both the Nuffield Hospital and Montefiore Hospital. Package prices include the consultation fee, the procedure, hospital fees, and, in suspected skin cancer cases, the histology fees as well.
New consultations Face to Face
New General Skin appointment
New Hair Loss appointment
Hair Loss Pre-assessment for shedding/thinning conditions
New Acne appointment
Follow up consultations Face to Face
Follow up General Skin including Acne
Follow up Hair Loss appointment
Skin Cancer Screening and Mole Mapping
New ATBM whole body Fotofinder mole mapping* and skin cancer check 30 minute appointment with Physician Associate and consultant review of all images
*Mole Mapping refers to Examination with laser controlled automated whole body photography and videodermoscopy with the Fotofinder ATBM and Medicam which tracks moles at up to 100x magnification over time at different body sites and is a unique and separate service from “Mole screening” offered elsewhere.
There are a number of packages for removal of skin lesions that combine the consultants fee for the procedure, the hospital fee for the use of their facilities and equipment and histology if necessary (required for all suspicious skin lesions). There is variation between the hospitals and all fees will be clarified and agreed in advance. You will be invoiced directly by the hospital for the procedure. Please note that pre-procedure consultations and follow up appointments to check wounds, remove sutures and discuss the results are charged separately at the new and follow up rates.
Shave excision, Curettage & Cautery including hospital fees from £310
Cyst removal including hospital fees from £550
Skin cancer excision including hospital fees and histology from £685
Intralesional Steroid injection from £30
Histology if not included within the package prices, but available on request or on advice of the specialist is £170
Alopecia Treatment and Investigation
Tricholab report – investigation for hair thinning pre and during treatment TrichoLAB_report_example
Videotrichogram – investigation for hair shedding, requiring 2 appointments 48 hours apart
Intralesional steroid injection from £30
Diphencyprone weekly titration (typically 3-4 appointments are required to achieve correct dose)
Diphencyprone treatment packs for 3 months home treatment
£30 + cost of own bottle (approx. £106 which lasts for approximately 3 months)
Platelet Rich Plasma injections for hair loss
New Virtual Appointments
General Skin virtual appointment with pre-submitted photos/questionnaires
Hair Loss virtual appointment with pre-submitted photos/questionnaires
Acne virtual appointment with pre-submitted photos/questionnaires
Follow up Virtual Appointments
General Skin virtual follow up appointment
Hair Loss virtual follow up appointment (JAKi/Normal)
Acne isotretinoin follow up with pre-submitted questionnaire as telephone or video appointment
A late notice cancellation fee of £75 will be charged for any appointment cancelled within 2 working days of the appointment.
Repeat prescription fee £20 if requested outside of regular clinic appointments
Histology is usually included in any package price for skin cancer but if charged separately is £170 for normal skin specimens and £300 for hair biopsies.
Dr Farrant is happy to offer any clarification to his report if things are not clear, but repeated email requests for further information are charged at his professional rate of £40 per email.
Dr Farrant’s charges are in line with the published fee schedules for patients insured with BUPA, AXA PPP and Aviva.
The Western Provident Association (WPA) fee schedule is used for patients insured with other companies.
Regrettably, if your insurance policy does not fully reimburse the costs of the procedure, you will be liable for any shortfall.
If you have an excess of your insurance of more than £200 you may wish to consider self funding your appointment unless any follow ups or procedures are likely.
If you are making an appointment for a skin lesion that might require testing or removal we would advise you to find out if your insurance will pre-authorise you for same day treatment, eg biopsy S1500, curettage or shave removal S1110/S1420 respectively or cryotherapy (freezing) S1110.
Due to the complexity of hair loss, we allow a longer appointment time for consultations and charge a higher fee, which may or may not be recognised by your insurance company. Not all companies will cover hair loss and may only cover an appointment and investigation up to the point of a diagnosis being made.
We recommend you check with your insurance company and the detail of your policy prior to an appointment being booked. You will be liable for any shortfall. Please note that AXA PPP and BUPA generally do not cover hair loss and will not recognise the need for longer appointments and unfortunately I will only see these patients on a self pay basis.
Nuffield Haywards Heath
The Montefiore Hospital
2 Montefiore Road,
Hove, East Sussex,