Dr Abdulaziz Al Rashed: Providing top-notch skincare

Dr Abdulaziz Al Rashed, Consultant Dermatologist, Dar Al Shifa Hospital
Dr Abdulaziz Al Rashed, Consultant Dermatologist, Dar Al Shifa Hospital

By Abdulaziz Al Rashed

Published: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12:20 PM

Last updated: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 10:29 AM

Dermatology as a profession



There’s a lot to love about dermatology, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most competitive specialities. When we first start medical school, we all have an idea of what medicine is and what it's like to be a doctor. At a younger age, I was influenced by the thought of helping people with medical needs and providing them with a better quality of life.

Dermatology is exactly what I envisioned medicine to be. We can visually diagnose, confirm with a biopsy, see it on pathology, and watch the patient keep improving. I chose dermatology as a speciality because I discovered that skin diseases are intriguing, common, and have a significant impact on people's lives. So, I wanted to be responsible for creating a change in their life. I was able to closely observe this field and learned that a successful dermatologist requires hands-on skills such as paying attention to details and providing an initial diagnosis through observation. I learned how to correctly describe skin contusions and the clinical manifestations of common skin diseases. I became acquainted with diagnostic procedures and identified treatment options for common conditions. For me, the most interesting part was learning about basic epidemiology and skin cancer risk factors.

After treating a patient, I also find it quite satisfying to not only hear the patient say he or she feels better but to see the disappearance or improvement right in front of me rather than a hidden lab value. My aptitudes, in addition to my interest and attraction to the field, make me a good fit for dermatology. I am looking forward to providing the best possible counselling, education, and treatment to my patients.

The leading cause

Acne is the most common skin problem, and it is difficult to treat at home. Because you cannot self-analyse your skin and figure out the best treatment for it. Acne will take time to respond to treatment. There is no quick fix; however, if you have been using the same over-the-counter acne treatments for twelve weeks or more and are still not seeing results, it may be time to consult a dermatologist. Over-the-counter treatments are only effective for milder cases of acne. If the acne is severe or treatment-resistant, a dermatologist can provide personalised treatment options.

Best time to consult a skincare specialist

Your skin is your important organ, so it’s crucial that you take care of it. This sometimes requires consulting a dermatologist for a specialised care. Whether you have skin problems or want to improve the appearance of your skin, a dermatologist can provide you with the cosmetic and medical treatments you require.

I offer free treatment to people in financial need because my desire for practicing medicine is not to raise profits, but to provide satisfaction to my patients by relieving pain, increasing self-esteem, and improving quality of life.

"The best is yet to come" is my favourite life lesson quote. I always like to be optimistic and have a positive outlook on life. This quote has helped me get through the ups and downs of life and made me stronger.

Our scope of clinical practice:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of dermatological and reproductive diseases and diseases of hair and nails.
  • Filler treatment - Fill and fill the lips, fill the cheeks and the cheeks, and correct the area under the eyes.
  • Botox injections - removal of facial wrinkles, lifting of eyebrows, treatment of hyperhidrosis.
  • Plasma and platelet injection technique (PRP) for facial freshness and treatment of hair loss.
  • Mesotherapy treatment for facial irritation, fat loss and treatment of hair loss.
  • Laser treatment (removal of birthmarks, freckles and pigmentation - removal of the effects of acne and the effects of wounds - removal – of capillaries and veins - hair removal).
  • Perform accurate laser surgery.
  • Fat-dissolving and treatment of cellulite.
  • Face and body lift without surgery (sonar waves).
  • Removal of skin biopsies and examination of various types of skin diseases.
  • Use UV to treat psoriasis, vitiligo and other skin diseases.

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Dr Abdulaziz Al Rashed is a consultant dermatologist at Dar Al Shifa Hospital


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