It can be easy to forget about your skin when you’re busy taking care of everything else. But your skin is vital to your health, and you should take the time to pay attention to anything concerning. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the top skin concerns that you should look out for and what to do if you discover something concerning. We’ll help you know how you can best maintain healthy skin.
As one of the most common skin concerns, acne affects millions of people around the world. The good news is that there are a variety of treatments available that can help clear up your skin and prevent new breakouts from occurring. Some treatments can even address old acne scars and rejuvenate your skin’s appearance. Our dermatologists can evaluate your condition and recommend the right treatment for your needs, whether that is topical or oral medications, chemical peels, photodynamic therapy, or another treatment.
Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, and inflamed. This can be uncomfortable and even painful. Unfortunately, there is no cure for eczema, but our dermatologists can provide treatments that can help relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life. We can also offer tips on how to prevent eczema outbreaks from occurring. Recommendations start with minimizing triggers, moisturizing, taking anti-inflammatory medications, using oral antihistamines, and more.
Psoriasis is a chronic condition that causes the skin to produce new skin cells at an accelerated rate. This can lead to the formation of thick, scaly patches on the skin. While there is no cure for psoriasis, our dermatologists can provide treatments that can reduce the appearance of psoriasis-impacted skin and help improve your symptoms for months or even years at a time. Treatments include medications (topical, oral, or injectable) and phototherapy (light treatments).
Age Spots (Sun Spots)
Age spots, also known as liver spots, sun spots, or solar lentigines, are flat, dark patches on the skin that occur as a person ages. While age spots are harmless, many people choose to have them removed for aesthetic reasons. At our dermatology practice, we offer treatments such as intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) and microdermabrasion to help reduce age spots and keep your skin looking young.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As we age, our skin naturally becomes thinner and less elastic. This can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form, particularly around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. While there is no way to completely prevent signs of aging from appearing, there are treatments available that can help reduce their appearance and strengthen the skin. Some of the treatments we offer here for fine lines and wrinkles are BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), laser treatments, and microdermabrasion.
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and nearly 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with it every day. It is critical that you learn what to watch for and how to get checked for signs of skin cancer. All adults should regularly inspect their skin to look for any new or suspicious lesions. Anything of note should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Because early detection is critical to saving lives, our dermatologists use Total Body Photography and Mole Mapping technology to digitally map the skin so that any signs of cancer or pre-cancer can be identified immediately. All patients should also schedule annual appointments for a comprehensive skin check.
We hope this article has been helpful in educating you on the top skin concerns to watch out for. If you are experiencing any of these, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists. We are here to provide solutions that will keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Call Medovate Dermatology at 847.499.5500 to book your appointment today.