Sharon Belmo


Consultant Dermatologist and Hair Specialist

Dr Sharon Belmo has specialist interests in skin of colour and hair loss, particularly Afro-textured hair, and is one of the only Black skin and hair experts in the UK

Dr Sharon Belmo is a UK trained Consultant Dermatologist who sees and treats adults for all skin and hair conditions. She has specialist interests in skin of colour and hair loss, particularly Afro textured hair.

Dr Belmo trained at the University of Dundee where she gained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. She completed her postgraduate medical training in Liverpool and her higher speciality training in Dermatology at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

After completing her Dermatology training, Dr Belmo underwent an Ethnic skin and hair observership at Hôpital Saint Louis, Paris, France, before settling in London. She has since undergone further skin of colour and hair loss observerships in the United States and worked in the NHS for 16 years before opening her private clinic.

As one of the only skin of colour experts in the UK, Dr Belmo understands the nuances of darker skin types and is experienced in treating conditions that are more common in those of colour such as keloids, hyperpigmentation, and razor bumps. She is the first and only UK dermatologist to run a private dermatology clinic specialising in Black skin and hair loss.

Passionate about Afro-textured hair, Dr Belmo is also experienced in treating conditions such as traction alopecia, CCCA and folliculitis keloidalis.

Dr Belmo also treats several dermatological conditions such as acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, moles/skin lesions and eczema, in all skin types, as well as hair loss conditions such as androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata and lichen planopilaris.

Dr Belmo is experienced in dermatology surgery, performing procedures such as skin and scalp biopsies, removal of skin lesions including skin cancers, and removal of skin tags and warts.

In 2021, Dr Belmo wrote the first dermatology for skin of colour syllabus for the UK dermatology specialist training curriculum, setting a precedence for future dermatologists’ experience and training in darker skin tones. She has been guest editor for MIMS Learning, producing a skin of colour matters special edition magazine which won the content excellence category of the Haymarket Business Media awards, 2022. She is a UK Dermatology clinical trials network (UKDCTN) steering committee member, and has been a reviewer for both Clinical experimental dermatology and Skin health and disease medical journals, and has been published in peer reviewed medical journals. She has also contributed to a number of magazines such as Stylist, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire, and has appeared on radio / podcasts and TV shows such as Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch.

Dr Belmo is the co-founder and clinical lead of the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology Skin of Colour Resource which she launched in 2016. She is also the medical advisor to the Scarring Alopecia Foundation UK CCCA support group. Dr Belmo frequently lectures at national and international conferences and is very much involved in dermatology for skin of colour education in the UK.

Dr Belmo is a very friendly, chatty, and empathetic doctor. She understands that skin and hair conditions can often be overlooked, particularly in people of colour, and therefore really takes time to listen to her patients worries and concerns before formulating management plans.


"I recently had an appointment with Dr. Belmo in regards to my skin. She was very knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. As promised following the appointment, she sent me all the pertinent information that I needed to begin my new skin care routine. It was amazing to have a consultation with a black dermatologist. I would give this experience 10 stars."

"Fantastic! I couldn't have asked for a better consultant! I appreciate the time that Dr Belmo took to speak with and examine me during the very thorough appointment. Dr Belmo was friendly and approachable, which made it easier for me to communicate my concerns. I have now started a course of treatment. Thank you Dr Belmo."

"Dr Belmo is simply fantastic! A great find for a person of colour like myself (bearing in mind how hard it is to diagnose black skin). she is extremely knowledgeable, competent and friendly. I had a skin concern a couple of months ago and she managed to promptly book me in for a biopsy. She made me comfortable throughout the investigation process and once we got the diagnosis she took her time to explain the course of treatment required to manage the condition. I highly recommend her!"

Book an appointment today by calling +44 (0) 20 7467 3000.

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