Plymouth Dermatology

Toby Chave, Consultant Dermatologist

Toby Chave - Lucas-Chave Dermatology

Welcome to the website for Lucas-Chave Dermatology Ltd, the private practice business of Dr Toby Chave, Consultant Dermatologist in Plymouth

I am a consultant dermatologist based in Plymouth, with a substantive NHS post based at Derriford Hospital, and a busy private practice located primarily at the Plymouth Nuffield Hospital. I have been a consultant since 2004.

I see self-paying patients and I am also recognised as a core provider for Dermatology by all major UK insurers including BUPA, AXA/PPP, WPA, Vitality, AVIVA, Exeter Friendly, Healix, Benenden, Cigna, Police Mutual etc.


The Plymouth Nuffield Hospital has now fully reopened for private work. I am seeing patients for face to face out-patient consultations at the Nuffield Hospital on Thursday and Friday mornings. Facilities are also available again at the Nuffield for surgical procedures. Please contact my secretary in the usual way to arrange an appointment.

Remote consultations are still available if preferred via email and telephone, or by video consultation (Zoom).

Dermatology services

  • Face to face consultations
  • Remote consultations (please see Services page for more detail)
  • Mole/skin lesion checks
  • Dermoscopy
  • Mole removal
  • Cosmetic skin lesion removal
  • Cryotherapy 
  • Shave excision/biopsy
  • Treatment of Rhinophyma
  • Curettage and cautery
  • Diagnostic biopsy
  • Excision of skin lesion and biopsy
  • Local flaps and skin grafts
  • Patch testing
  • Injection of steroids 
  • Botox for sweating
  • Medico-Legal Reporting

Conditions I can help

  • Skin cancer
  • Precancerous skin lesions/sun damage
  • Benign skin lesions
  • Cysts, lipomas
  • Skin tags
  • Acne
  • Rosacea and perioral dermatitis 
  • Warts
  • Eczema
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Diagnosis and investigation of unusual skin rashes
  • Alopecia
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How I can help you

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Conditions Seen

I am happy to consult regarding all skin conditions, both common and rare.

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Face to face consultations – history and examination plus a discussion of diagnosis and treatment options.


My Current Memberships

To send an enquiry or request a consultation please call, email or fill in the online form