What dermatology services do you provide at Heatherwood hospital and Frimley Park?
Throughout the week, you can find me at our Heatherwood dermatology clinic delivering the following services:
Treatment for Rosacea – Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that has a significant psychological impact. Background redness (affecting the forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin) is the most prevalent symptom of Rosacea, although some individuals also have spots/bumps in the centre of the face.
Hairloss Treatment – Hair is a significant part of our identity, and it has long been regarded as a symbol of health, wealth, and fertility.
Acne Treatments – Acne has a significant psychological, social, and emotional influence on people’s lives. Allowing others to trivialise your skin problem is not a good idea. Speak out and request to be seen by a professional.
Medical dermatology – These services include the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of dermatological disorders, such as skin, genital, hair, and nail issues.
Pediatric Dermatology – In my practice, I meet babies and children on a regular basis, and I’ve worked in clinics alongside allergists and general paediatricians.
Psychodermatology – As a dermatologist who specialises in psychodermatology (a “psychodermatologist”), I treat both the psyche and the skin.
Treatments for skin cancer – Skin cancer is the most frequent cancer in the world, and the rates are continuing to climb.
Minor surgery – I am qualified to conduct minor skin surgery on children and adults to diagnose and treat skin lesions (including skin cancer) and other skin problems.
What is dermatology?
A dermatologist is a physician who specialises in skin, hair, and nail problems. Thousands of disorders can be identified and treated by a dermatology specialist. Some of the most common conditions include eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer.
The skin is a magnificent organ. It provides protection to for all of your other organs, it heats you up when you’re cold and cools you down when you’re too hot. It also shows how healthy you are on the inside and provides a line of defence against sicknesses.
Dermatologists go through years of training; over 12 years in school. It takes so long because there are so many illnesses relating to the skin, hair, and nails, including cosmetic concerns. Dermatologists are often sought after for problems, not just relating to the skin. Skin problems can cause patients to have low self-esteem, they can cause discomfort and can make day-to-day life very difficult.
Dr. Alia Ahmed also provides psychodermatology services and I have always been interested in the the psychological impact of chronic skin illness, specifically the link between skin and stress. Cortisol, a stress hormone, has been shown to affect the immune system (making the skin less capable of fighting itself), cause allergic reactions, obstruct healing, and alter the skin’s natural barrier. Dryness and irritation may occur, as well as the production of lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, symptoms of premature ageing, and dullness. Hives, acne outbreaks, and hair loss are some of the other side effects.
Contact us at the Heatherwood hospital clinic to access mental health and dermatology treatments. You can also find me at Wexham park hospital, Edward VII hospital, Frimley Park Hospital as well as Barts’ NHS trusts. Speak to my care team today on (+44) 01628 306 323. Alternatively, you can send us a message by using the contact form here for further information or book an appointment.
Can I see a dermatologist using NHS services in Heatherwood?
The hospital in Heatherwood offers dermatology services on the NHS providing mental health support and information. You can see a consultant at this site who will provide excellent patient care whatever your dermatology problems are. To find out more, you can visit the website here.