What types of skin problems are there?
|Also known as dermatitis, eczema is a medical condition that causes inflammation of the skin, generally resulting in itchiness as well as dry and red skin. Eczema can give rise to different symptoms and signs, ranging from oozing blisters to thick crusty skin patches.
|Eczema can be hereditary, or be triggered by environmental factors such as the weather, bacteria or irritants.
|Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to quickly pile up on the surface of the skin before the skin cells have a chance to mature. This often results in patches of red inflamed skin covered with white scales, that tend to feel itchy or sore.
|While the exact cause of psoriasis is not known, it is believed that one’s genes and immune system can be contributing factors. Other triggers such as severe sunburns, stress, or skin injuries can also contribute to the occurrence of psoriasis.
|Rosacea is a common, chronic, skin condition characterized by facial redness, the appearance of superficial dilated blood vessels on the face, as well as small red bumps that resemble acne.
|The exact cause of rosacea remains unknown, but one of the causal factors appears to be abnormalities in blood vessels, causing the facial redness that rosacea is commonly known for, along with the appearance of dilated facial blood vessels.
How can I treat my skin problem?
|Topical applications: Steroids, antibiotics, or non-steroid inflammatory creams can be prescribed. Oral medications: For more severe cases of eczema, antihistamines and antibiotics may be necessary. Phototherapy: Machines emitting specific wavelengths of light can also be used to effectively treat more severe cases of eczema. Lifestyle adjustments: Apart from daily cleansing with mild cleansers and the liberal use of moisturizers, making adjustments to remove environmental triggers such as dust, wool, or stress, can help reduce the occurrence of eczema.
|Topical applications: Steroids, medical-grade shampoos, as well as topical calcipotriol can help in alleviating the symptoms of psoriasis. Phototherapy: Machines emitting specific wavelengths of light can also be used to effectively treat more severe cases of psoriasis.
|Laser treatments: Lasers are the most effective method of reducing the appearance of facial blood vessels. At LS Aesthetic, we use the Excel V laser, which can safely and effectively treat rosacea cases on men and women of all skin tones. Topical creams: Appropriate products can be prescribed to control the symptoms of rosacea by soothing and calming the skin, and reducing facial redness.