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Covid 19 further advice

The ERME SKIN CLINIC  has closed temporarily due to the COVID19 Coronavirus outbreak in line with current government guidelines. 

We are sorry about this and will re-open as soon as it’s safe to do so. If you would like to leave contact details or call us please do and we will get back to you.  Please take care and keep well.

Dr Ruth Harker

Dr Ruth Harker is proud to announce that the ERME SKIN CLINIC is now a CQC (Commission of Quality of Care) Approved Clinic.

The premises are also CQC approved and Dr Harker is approved to carry out Diagnostic and Screening procedures, treatment of Disease, Disorder and Injury and Surgical Procedures.

All patients are seen and treated by Dr Harker personally from beginning to end of the patient journey.

The Erme Skin Clinic is one of the few approved to perform thread lift procedures and is a specialist centre for the Silhouette Soft Lift procedure.

Dr Harker has been qualified for over 30 years and has been specialising in Dermatology for the past 18 years.

She performs Minor Operations and sees Dermatology patients on the NHS and also works in the hospital skin cancer clinic.

Our Clinics

The Erme Skin Clinic holds clinics in Plymouth on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Our Plymouth Clinic offers the state of the art modern premises in relaxed and congenial surroundings. This central Plymouth location offers easy access from the A38 Manadon Junction and free parking

 The Totnes Clinic is held  on the occasional Saturday mornings. This is a very popular clinic as it only held periodically so advance booking is essential for this location.

The Erme Skin Clinic is the private medical clinic of Dr Ruth Harker, dealing with disease, disorder and injury.  We operate skin care clinics in Plymouth, and Totnes where you can be assured of a completely professional and confidential service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

With our clinics, we cover Plymouth, South Hams and large parts of Devon including Ivybridge, Plympton, Plymstock, Plymouth, Roborough, Tavistock, Yealmpton, Modbury, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Bovey Tracey, Ashburton, Newton Abbot and Exeter.

Our skin care clinics offer a wide range of treatments, all performed to the highest standards by Dr Ruth Harker, a doctor qualified in Aesthetic procedures. Dr Harker also sits on the Board at the British College of Aesthetic Medicine in London as Conference Director and Finance Director.

Our Plymouth clinic is located at Hartley Dental Clinic, where there is an excellent group of dentists, who in addition to the usual dental work also specialise in cosmetic work to restore your smile.

* Results may vary from person to person.

Dr Ruth Harker  was British College of Aesthetic Medicine Conference Director on Saturday and was introducing speakers and compering to 250 delegates.It was held in the prestigious Church House Conference Centre just behind Westminster Abbey.BCAM promotes clinical excellence ,patient  trust and aims to make Aesthetic Medicine a medical speciality in its own right.


Erme Skin Clinic is CQC registered for diagnostics and screening,treatment of disease,disorder and injury and surgical procedures.

Dr Harker assesses the patient holistically,considering lifestyle ,taking a full history and performing a thorough examination.

Many patients request a “mole check” and a total cutaneous dermoscopy examination is performed specifically screening for skin cancer and pre-cancer.

A lot of her work is minor surgery  for lesions causing symptoms and/or psychological distress, always confirming the diagnosis by histology. For example:- facial cosmetic moles and elsewhere,skin tags,warts,blemishes,sun spots,age spots, sebaceous cysts.

The Erme Clinic is a specialist centre for the Silhouette Thread Lift. PDO threads are also performed.Muscle relaxing injections ( commonly known as Botox) and soft tisssue fillers are popular but striving always to achieve natural effects and enhance the person’s natural beauty rather than making an identical clone of women.Sometimes the Botulinum toxin is given specifically to alleviate migraines and troublesome stress headaches.

She sees the full range of dermatology conditions,including acne,rosacea,eczema,psoriasis, also rarer and undiagnosed rashes.

Dr Harker’s position as Board Member in the British College of Aesthetic Medicine as Finance and Conference Director means she is part of the growing movement striving to achieve regulation and high standards and to achieve recognition of  Aesthetic Medicine as a specialty in its own right.

Dr Harker’s mission is to achieve the best result for each patient.

Our treatments

  • Removal of skin tags, cosmetic blemishes, sun/liver spots, blemishes under local anaesthetic
  • Anti-wrinkle injections to reduce lines and wrinkles
  • Non-permanent cosmetic fillers to reduce lines and folds
  • No-knife face lift - volume replacement with long lasting fillers
  • Chemical peels
  • Radiofrequency skin tightening for neck, jaw line, around the eyes and stretch marks
  • Acne treatments including Dermaroller (micro-puncture technique)
  • DiamondTone skin resurfacing-vacuum treatment with diamon encrusted wand
  • Thread/Spider veins
Advice and treatments for Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Psoriasis are also available.
All work is compliant with NICE guidelines. It is our policy to refer any problems that can or should be treated on the NHS back to your GP. Dr Harker offers all these treatments personally.

Details on this website are provided for information purposes only. Opinions voiced reflect Dr Harker’s current practice which is subject to change at anytime.

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