Dr. Alia Ahmed – For All Your Dermatology Needs and Information
Dr. Alia Ahmed always wanted to be the best dermatologists Heatherwood had and was interested in dermatology from a young age. A self-confessed travel addict she spent months exploring South East Asia and Australia. Sun protection, as recommended by all dermatologists is one of her heroes of skincare. Her medical elective saw her spending time working in women’s health in Grenada as well as taking the opportunity to visit several other Caribbean destinations. She became a consultant in 2017 and currently works for Frimley and Barts Health NHS trusts, Hospitals Frimley Park, and other Frimley Park interests.
Skin positivity is something she is a great believer in and she believes that skin problems are not something that should be hidden away when often a good skincare regime can be the best dermatologist advice needed. She believes our skin tells a story about our lives and her interest in dermatology has inspired her to empower her patients to find the correct treatments to improve their skin health and feel comfortable sharing their skin stories.
Dr. Ahmed provides private medical treatment and information to make sure your skin is the best it can be. Private treatment clinics in London are often sought out by those who need specialist information when it comes to dermatology. She also covers hospital treatment and has worked with doctors at Frimley park hospital Portsmouth, Wexham park hospital and has worked in Windsor, Ascot, and Slough.
What Conditions Can Be Treated?
Dr. Ahmed can advise on and treat several skin issues at the parkside suite Frimley including:
Rosacea Services- A chronic condition often coupled with a large psychological impact. Rosacea is commonly suffered around the forehead, nose, cheek, and chin areas, in some patients spots or bumps can also appear around the centre of the face. Inflammation can lead to facial edema a dry feeling. Patients also often complain of stinging, burning, or flushing in the area affected. It affects about 10% of the population and although the exact cause is still unknown contributing factors can include certain weather, spicy foods, alcohol consumption, skincare products, and certain medicines. It can be treated with medication although this often must be partnered with lifestyle changes, appropriate skin care regimes, and psychological management.
Acne Services- Acne can affect confidence and therefore a person’s quality of life so it’s important not to suffer in silence. its caused by several factors including too much oil or sebum on the skin, clogged pores, or unwanted bacteria on the skin surface. If you suffer from acne the usual NHS route is to contact your local doctor’s surgery, clinic, or hospital. Treatments for patients range from antibiotics, topical preparations, and hormonal treatments though sometimes a combination of these is needed.
Medical Dermatology Services – This broad term covers a wide range of dermatological conditions including skin, hair, nail, and genital problems. Hair loss, Urticaria, Eczema, Contact Eczema, Psoriasis, rashes, and changes to nail and hair condition are all conditions regularly seen both at clinics and hospitals.
Psychodermatology Services – This practice combines healing the skin with keeping a healthy mind and is an area of particular interest to Dr. Ahmed. This not only helps with a patient’s skin issues but also their mental well-being.
Skin Cancer – Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. Like most cancers, early diagnosis and treatment play a key role in responding to treatment. As a skin cancer specialist Dr. Ahmed can diagnose Basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and search for other rarer types of cancer. She also offers mole checks either on site at a hospital or clinic or the latest digital edition photography checks upon request.
Minor Surgery – Minor surgery such as biopsies, removal of skin lesions, steroid injections for scarring and hair loss disorders, cryotherapy, and botox for excessive underarm sweating can all be carried out at the NHS Heatherwood hospital Heatherwood, Ascot in Berkshire.
Frimley Park Hospital Heatherwood
Heatherwood hospital is an NHS hospital situated within the council of Ascot in Berkshire and managed by Frimley Health NHS Foundation.
You can contact us to book a consultation in the following ways:
For appointmets at the Bridge Clinic Site in Maidenhead call us on 01628 306323 or fill out the online booking portal on the website.
For appointmnets at the Circle Reading hospital please contact the secretay Rebecca Braidwood on 01189 226 908 or email us at rebecca.braidwood@circlehealthgroup,co.uk.
For appointments at the London Skin and Hair Clinics please follow the link on our website thepsychodermotologist.com/bookanappointment.