Consult your local skin specialist in Altrincham

SKN Clinics in Altrincham (c) Georgie Glass

SKN Clinics in Altrincham (c) Georgie Glass - Credit: Archant

Consultant Dermatologist Dr Faisal Ali on what treatments can improve the appearance and condition of your skin.

Dr Faisal Ali

Dr Faisal Ali - Credit: Archant

The former Lido Spa in Altrincham has been providing skincare treatments for clients across Cheshire and Manchester for a number of years. Now the Oxford Road based clinic has joined the renowned national network of sk:n clinics .

sk:n has over 50 branches across the country and is at the forefront of the aesthetics industry, bringing the latest innovative treatments and high standard of service to their customers, underpinned by the highest medical standards and expertise.

SKN Clinics in Altrincham (c) Georgie Glass

SKN Clinics in Altrincham (c) Georgie Glass - Credit: Archant

The team in Altrincham is led by local resident, Dr Faisal Ali who is an experienced Consultant Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon. Dr Ali graduated from the University of Cambridge in pre-clinical medicine, before completing clinical studies in the University of Oxford and is one of the leading members of the East Cheshire Dermatology Team, which was named the prestigious BMJ Dermatology Team of the Year 2018.

The sk:n team provide their clients with a wide range of treatments. The cosmetic side centres on rejuvenation, with cutting edge techniques such as skin peels, microdermabrasion and microneedling which encourage the skin to revitalise and become stronger and healthier as well as anti-ageing injections, which allow the skin to appear plumper and fuller by reducing the appearance of wrinkles or loss of facial volume.

The clinic also specialises in dermatological care, dealing with everything from anti-ageing procedures, rosacea treatment, birthmark removal and the treatment of moles and eczema. In addition to these, you can also undergo laser treatment for hair removal and facial redness.

sk:n is using cutting-edge mole mapping technology in some clinics to detect the earliest signs of skin cancer. As a Mohs surgeon and skin cancer expert, Dr Ali can direct you to the right treatment first time.

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One of the most common conditions the team at the clinic deal with is the treatment of acne. Acne affects 95% of the population at some point in their lives and one widely-circulated myth is that it is mainly caused by poor hygiene or a bad diet. Dr Ali believes that taking care of your skin is the key to minimising the effects of the condition.

Firstly, a good skincare regime can help you maintain your skin. This involves using non-comedogenic products. These cosmetic products (including moisturisers, makeups, sunscreens) are specially formulated to avoid causing clogged pores which will help retain the general health of your skin.

The second element would be to actively treat acne with topical agents, and in more severe cases, medications and chemical peels. The best way to deal with severe acne is to receive specialist attention from a dermatologist, who will assess your skin and prescribe the best course of action for you.

The most important element of the service at a sk:n clinic is that every customer is fully assessed by an expert and prescribed a treatment that best suits their unique condition and helps them achieve their required results.

To find out more about the services on offer at sk:n Altrincham, visit their website at