With each passing year it seems more and more unidentifiable skin spots, wrinkles, or patches of scaly skin emerge that we’ve never seen before. Skin conditions, both harmless and serious, can develop from a number of factors including diet, age, ethnicity, genetics, personal habits and environmental conditions including excessive sun exposure and pollution.
The good news is that there are many combinations of skincare treatment options that can be tailored to heal, soothe, and restore the health of your skin. In order to safely and effectively choose a treatment option that best suits your individual needs, it is first important for you and your skin practitioner to identify the problem accurately. Like having a personal trainer for your skin, your skin practitioner will help guide you with professional advice regarding prescription products and non-invasive technical treatments i.e. laser rejuvenation and skin infusions.
Every treatment is customised to your own special needs. You may think that your genes determine your longevity, but the truth is that genetics account for a maximum of 30% of your life expectancy – the rest comes from your behaviour, attitude, environment and a little bit of luck.
Cherry Angioma A cherry angioma is a distinctive, small, bright red spot that appears on your skin, most often on the trunk of your body. They may appear flat or raised. Experts aren’t completely sure what causes them, though chemical exposure may play a part. Cherry angiomas often get more common as you age.
Age Spots The classic age spot is one of the most common signs of ageing. They’re caused by years of exposure to the sun, which is why they most often mark the face, hands, arms, and other areas not covered by clothing. For years people called age spots “liver spots,” but these marks are not connected to the liver or liver damage.
Skin Cysts Skin cysts are quite common, and they can vary in size, shape, and type. Cysts common to the face and neck often feel like a hard, pea-shaped growth under the skin. While harmless and painless, cysts have serious staying power, and they don’t usually go away on their own.
Freckles Unlike age spots, freckles are often seen as a sign of youth. While nobody is born freckled, many children with a genetic predisposition to them (such as red-heads) can develop them by the age of 1 or 2. Freckles do get darker after sun exposure, but they are not necessarily a sign of sun damage. Many freckled youngsters find that their spots get lighter as they age.
Milia Even if you don’t have milia, you’ve probably seen it on babies, where it is often called “milk bumps” or “baby acne.” In truth, milia are small, keratin-filled cysts that are formed at the base of a sweat gland or hair follicle. Milium often clusters around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead in adults.
Keratosis Pilaris You probably know these little bumps better by the descriptive term “chicken skin.” These small, rough bumps are most often found on the upper arms or thighs, but can also be found on the sides of the face and other parts of the body. Keratosis Pilaris is harmless, and the bumps often disappear by the time a person reaches the age of 30.
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