Dr Justine Hextall



Dr Justine Hextall is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has been an NHS Consultant dermatologist for more than a decade. During that time she has worked as clinical and skin cancer department lead for 5 years. She was appointed as skin cancer chair of Sussex 3 years ago and has been educational lead for Sussex Skin Network Site Specific Group (NSSG) for 5 years. She was recently appointed to the skin cancer sub-committee at the British Association of Dermatologists. Dr Hextall trained at the St John’s institute of dermatology for 5 years where she remained as an honorary consultant for 5 years until 2009.

Her special interests include skin lupus and other connective tissue dermatological issues. As a dermatological surgeon and skin cancer expert Dr Hextall specialises in the surgical and non-surgical management of facial skin cancers. She has a specific expertise in the use of dermoscopy in the diagnosis of skin cancer and lectures widely on this subject. Her experience in inflammatory skin conditions makes her an expert in the management of acne and rosacea.

Dr Hextall is the medical director of the Tarrant Street Clinic in Arundel and has a reputation for her scientific approach to anti-ageing . She takes a holistic approach to skin health and is frequently asked to comment in the national press. She is well known for her aesthetic work and her light approach for skin rejuvenation which focuses on skin texture, tone and hydration.

She is also a passionate advocate of education she has been local training programme director for dermatology trainees for 5 years.

Dr Hextall’s areas of interest include:

  • Facial skin cancer treatment – surgical and non-surgical
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Aesthetic treatments

Procedures performed by Dr Hextall include:

  • Skin cancer excisional surgery
  • Mole and skin tag removal
  • IPL and Yag laser treatment
  • Photofractional laser
  • Dermapen micro-needling and mesotherapy
  • Dermal fillers
  • Wrinkle relaxing treatment
  • TCA facial peels

A Retrospective study on the incidental pick-up rate on diagnosis cutaneous melanomas in a district general hospital in the United Kingdom Wen Ai Woo, Charles Mitchell, Elizabeth Wakefield, Justine Hextall EADV Congress 2013, Istanbul

The incidental pick up of malignant melanoma in the dermatology clinic January 2013. Presentation NSSG Feb 2013

Skin curettage versus excision in the management of skin squamous cell carcinoma presentation BAD July 2013)

C. V. DeGiovanni1, A. Robson1, D. McGibbon1, S. J. G. Cummins1,2, J. M. Hextall Multiple nodules a cause for concern? Clinical and Experimental Dermatology Volume 35, Issue 4, pages e193-e195, June 2010

Farrant P, Abu-Nab Z, Hextall J.M Tender erythematous nodules on the lower limb. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009 Jun;34(4):549-51.

E Seccombe. J.M.Hextall Minerva BMJ. 2008 March 22; 336(7645): 676.

E.Perrier, J.M.Hextall A patient’s journey: intensive Care. BMJ 2007 April 14:334 . 796-797

Jeyaratnam D, Robson A.M, Hextall J.M., MacMahon E.M.E.et al. Concurrent Verrucous and Varicelliform Rashes following Renal Transplantation. American Journal of Transplantation July 2005 vol 5 (7) 1772-1776

Yones SS,Palmer RA,Hextall JM,Hawk JLM. Exacerbation of presumed actinic dermatitis by cockpit visible light in airline pilot with atopic eczema. Photomedicine, photoimmunology and photomedicine Journal vol 21(3) 152-153 June 2005

Chalmers RJG, Kirby B, Smith A, Burrows P, Little R, Horan M, Hextall J, Smith CH, Klaber M, Rogers S. Replacement of routine liver biopsy by procollagen III aminopeptide for monitoring psoriasis patients receiving long-term methotrexate:a multicentre audit and health economic analysis. Br.J.Dermatology 2005 Mar;152(3):444-5

Morris-Jones R, Youngchim S, Hextall JM, Gomez BL, Morris-Jones SD,Hay RJ,Casadevall A, Nosanchuk JD,Hamilton AJ. Scytalidium dimidiatum causing recalcitrant subcutaneous lesions produces melanin. J. Clin Microbiol. 2004 Aug;42(8):3789-94

Ebrecht M. Weinman J. Hextall J.M. Kirtley L.G. Taylor A. Dyson M. Perceived stress and Cortisol levels predict Speed of wound healing in healthy male adults. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2004 Jul;29(6):798-809

Hextall J.M., Edmonds E., McGrath J. Widespread Lupus Vulgaris with Mycobacterium Bovis JEADV Oct 2003;17 (supp3) abstract FC1-3

Hoque S. Hextall J.M. Hay R.J. A Case of Bullous Impetigo Mimicking Pemphigus Foliaceous. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2003 July;28(4)465

Hextall J.M ‘Experience Essential’ Doctors Training. Daily Telegraph Letters. Feb 13th 2003

Hextall J.M Algaratnam N.J. Glendinning A.K. Basketter D.A. Mcfadden J.P. A Study to examine the relationship between both dose and time for elicitation of skin allergy to para-phenylenediamine in sensitive subjects. Contact Dermatitis -6 2002 Aug;47(2)96-9

Ebrecht M., Weinman J., Hextall J.M, Kirtley L.G., Taylor A., Dyson. M. Stress. Cortisol and wound Healing Abstract Stress 2002.

Jeyratnam D., Hextall J.M, Wong W., MacMahon M.E. Forgotten but not Gone. British Infection Society abstract March 2002


Phase 1 QM1114 Trial Richmond Pharmaceuticals 2012-14

Drug safety Board QM1114 2014

Investigator Picato Trial 2013

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    Tarrant Street Clinic
    40A Tarrant Street.
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