Acne lesions (pimples) happen when the hair follicles (or "pores") on the skin become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. A plugged follicle is the perfect place for bacteria to grow and create the red bumps and pus-filled red bumps known as pimples. Most of the time, those reddish or brownish acne marks that are left behind after pimples clear up will fade with no need for treatment. Picking or squeezing acne can increase the risk for scarring.
For mild scarring, dermatologist may suggest a chemical peel or microdermabrasion. Whereas for serious scarring, treatments include Laser resurfacing, Dermabrasion and Fractional laser therapy. Click to book online appointment with our Dermatologist or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. Normally, the color of hair and skin is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning.The main sign of vitiligo is patchy loss of skin color. Usually, the discoloration first shows on sun-exposed areas, such as the hands, feet, arms, face and lips.
Treatment for vitiligo may restore color to the affected skin. Many treatments are available including drug, surgery or therapy to help restore skin color or even out skin tone. Results vary and are unpredictable. So your doctor may suggest that you first try improving the appearance of your skin by applying self-tanning products or makeup.
Hyperpigmentation is a medical term used to describe darker patches of skin. These patches result from excess melanin production, which can be caused by everything from acne scars and sun damage to hormone fluctuations. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition, and there are a number of different treatment options available. Some of the common methods to treat can be: Lightening creams, Face acids, Retinoids, Chemical peel, Laser peel, IPL therapy, Microdermabrasion, Dermabrasion.
Dark circles under your eyes generally implies that the darkening is primarily below both eyes. Dark under eye circles can arise for due to many reasons. The most common of all the reasons is Fatigue. However, some of the less common causes of true under-eye circles are; Allergies, Atopic dermatitis (eczema), Contact dermatitis, Fatigue, Hay fever, Heredity, Pigmentation irregularities, Rubbing or scratching your eyes, Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color, Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen that comes with aging.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting (chronic) and tends to flare periodically. It may be accompanied by asthma or hay fever. Treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. Many different treatment options are available with the most common are application of Corticosteroid creams or NSAID ointment. Phototherapy is another alternative as Ultraviolet (UV) light can help treat moderate-to-severe eczema.
Something touches your skin, and your immune system thinks it's under attack. It overreacts and sends antibodies to help fight the invader, called an allergen. The result is a red, itchy rash where the substance landed. In medical terms it is called 'Contact dermatitis'. Skin allergies can also cause hives and swelling deep in your skin, called angioedema. Your dermatologist can see what you’re reacting to, but finding the exact cause may be hard. Skin tests can only show what you're sensitive to. Over-the-counter products and home remedies can help relieve the itching and stop the swelling.
People typically lose about 100 hair a day. This usually doesn't cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is growing in at the same time. Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue. Unlike widespread hair loss, thinning hair doesn’t necessarily cause baldness. It does, however, give the appearance of thinner spots of hair on your head. Thinning hair happens gradually, which means you have time to pinpoint the causes and figure out the best treatment measures.