Acne is a condition that affects millions of women and men. It often begins in adolescence but can continue into adulthood. Hormones play a role the development of acne. There are many different treatment modalities for acne, such as: prescription topical and oral medications, chemical peels, photodynamic therapy, cortisone injections into inflamed cysts, and home skin care regimens.
Broken Blood Vessels
Broken blood vessels are visible enlarged blood vessels that appear on the face and other parts of the body. They are fine, red veins that are commonly located on the nose, chin, or cheeks. These vessels usually appear as a result of aging, pregnancy, childbirth, birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy, sun damage, and Rosacea. Laser treatment is the most effective treatment for broken blood vessels.
Eczema is a persistent inflammation of the skin. Symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin swelling, itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed injuries. Scratching open a healing lesion may result in scarring and may enlarge the rash.
Moles are common. Almost every adult has a few moles. Adults who have light skin often have more moles. They may have 10 to 40 moles on their skin. This is normal.You should not be overly worried about your moles. But you should know:
– A type of skin cancer, melanoma, can grow in or near a mole.
– Caught early and treated, melanoma can be cured.
– The first sign of melanoma is often a change to a mole — or a new mole on your skin.
Checking your skin can help you find melanoma early. A dermatologist can show you how to examine your skin and tell you how often you should check your skin.
When you injure your skin, your body works to repair the wound. The body creates collagen (a tough fiber in your body that gives the skin strength and flexibility) to reconnect the tissues broken apart by the injury. While the body does this work, it creates a scab over the wound. The scab protects the wound from germs as the body heals. When the injured skin is repaired, the scab dries up and falls off. In its place, there may or may not be a scar. If there is a scar, it can be pale pink, brown, or silver. Your Dermatologist can talk with you about how to make scars less visible on the skin.
One of the most reliable signs of aged skin is an increase in the number and depth of wrinkles. Many of the changes found in older skin, but not all, are due to the exposure to ultraviolet light. Wrinkles can be divided into two functional categories: fine surface lines (caused by ultraviolet light) and deep furrows (caused by muscle contraction). Wrinkle treatments are in general much more effective for fine lines. Deeper creases may require more aggressive techniques.
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.
Brown spots are sun or age induced pigmentary changes and can be corrected by laser or chemical peels. Sun spots can also be prevented by proper sun protection, such as regular use of sunscreen.
Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck. Women are far more likely than men to get melasma. It is so common during pregnancy that some people call it the mask of pregnancy. Hormones seem to trigger melasma.
Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition that is thought to likely have an autoimmune cause. In addition to skin involvement, joints can be affected. Treatment options include topical prescription creams, oral medications, light therapy, and injectable biologic treatments.
Skin cancers are cancers that arise from the skin. They are due to the development of abnormal cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. There are three main types: basal-cell cancer (BCC), squamous-cell cancer (SCC) and melanoma. It is important to check with your Dermatologist for skin cancer screenings.
Other Conditions We Treat
Facial Volume Loss (hollows and depressions)
Non-melanoma skin cancer
Actinic keratosis (pre-cancers)
Hair and Nail conditions
Alopecia (hair loss)
Lax (Loose, Saggy Skin)
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