Institute of Dermatology founders Dr Nikki Ralph (left) and Dr Caitríona Ryan. Photo: Kieran Harnett

From skin cancer to Botox for men, a Dublin medical practice is giving private dermatology a facelift

One year on, Dr Caitríona Ryan is forging ahead with her business, the Institute of Dermatologists. She says patients numbers have recovered to pre-Covid-19 levels and warns of exponential growth in the burden of skin cancer for Ireland.

16th Sep, 2020 - 8 min read

A lot can happen in a year.

In July 2019, Dr Caitríona Ryan and her business partner Dr Nikki Ralph opened the Institute of Dermatologists in the heart of Ballsbridge, the first centre of its kind in the country. Two weeks later, Ryan gave birth to her first born, a baby boy. One year on, the brand has become synonymous with excellence in dermatology and Ryan is due to give birth to her second child. And let’s not forget about the global pandemic that threw the world into flux and forced the Institute to close for three months.

“We’ll be down by at least 25 per cent, but we’re growing if anything. You have to factor in how much more we would...

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