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Skin Conditions

Our MEDI-SPA provides a full range of general dermatological procedures and treatments. We treat skin conditions such as eczema, acne and rosacea. This allows you to have a healthy, beautiful skin.

ACNE

Approximately three-quarters of all teenagers and young adults suffer from acne but men and women in their 30s and 40s can also suffer. Acne is a skin condition caused by overactivity of the glands that secrete oily substances on to the skin. The blackheads and spots usually occur on the face, where the greatest number of these oil-producing "sebaceous" glands exist. Other areas that can be affected are the back, chest and shoulders.

Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, skin type and patient's age and lifestyle. Generally results are visible in six to eight weeks. Options include:
  • Topical Medications
  • Antibiotics
  • Acutane
  • Chemical Peels
  • Blackhead Extraction

ACTINIC KERATOSIS


An actinic keratosis (AK), also known as a solar keratosis, is a small, rough spot occurring on skin that has been chronically exposed to the sun. Actinic keratoses generally measure in size between 2 to 6 millimeters in diameter (between the size of a pencil point to that of an eraser). They are usually reddish in color and often have a white scale on top.

In addition to feeling rough, actinic keratoses may feel sore or painful when fingers or clothing rub against them.

They may disappear only to reappear later. Half of the keratosis will go away on their own if one avoid all sun for a few years. Keratoses are most likely to appear on sun exposed areas such as face, ears, bald scalp, neck, backs of hands and forearms, and lips. They may be flat or raised on appearance.

Actinic keratosis can be the first step in the development of skin cancer, and, therefore, is a precursor of cancer or a precancer. They should be monitored.


ROSACEA


Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease that causes facial redness. Some of its characteristics — small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules — maybe mistaken for acne. In fact, rosacea has been called adult acne or acne rosacea, but the disease has little to do with the pimples and blackheads that commonly afflict teenagers.

The disorder involves enlargement of the blood vessels just under the skin. It occurs most often in fair skinned people, particularly those who blush easily. Women are more commonly affected, but men are usually more severely affected. Symptoms usually begin between ages 30 to 50.

The cause of rosacea is unknown.

Symptoms include:
  • Rashes
  • Erythema (red areas on the face)
  • Discrete areas or the entire face
  • A tendency to flush, blush easily
  • Increased vascularity (telangiectasis) of the face
  • A red, bulbous nose
  • Acne-like skin eruptions
  • A burning or stinging sensation of the face
Treatments consist of topical and oral medications, avoiding certain foods, and laser treatments for the veins and redness.


SUN SPOTS

Sun spots are blemishes on the skin associated with aging and exposure to the sun's ultra-violet radiation. They are also known as age spots, liver spots, lentigos, or senile/solar lentigines. These spots range in color from light brown to red or black. They are located in areas most often exposed to the sun, commonly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead. The liver is not related to liver spots physiologically, but it does have a similar color.

From the age of 40 onwards, the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure. Sun spots are very common in this older age group, particularly in people who enjoy being out in the sunshine. These spots have been known to proliferate in some individuals under emotional distress.

Some people consider these spots unsightly and wish to have them removed which can be done by laser treatment.
 
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