Addressing Common Skin Problems

Healthy skin gives us a great appearance, confidence, and comfort. However, living with skin problems such as pigmentation, sparse rashes, thin lips, and rosacea does the opposite. Yaletown Laser Centre understands that everyone deserves healthy skin. Therefore, we will uncover various ways of addressing common skin concerns. Dive in!

Common Skin Problems and How to Address Them

#1. Acne

It’s no surprise that acne is often the most common skin problem that dermatologists receive. It characterizes blackheads, whiteheads, cysts, and pimples. It arises due to excessive oil production in the skin, which results in sebum (a combination of dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria), clogging skin pores and causing acne.

Generally, acne begins during puberty and may decrease as we reach adulthood. Thankfully, your dermatologist can prescribe a treatment plan to withdraw these invisible pimples. This may include:

  • Medications such as creams and ornaments
  • Skincare recommendation
  • Diet recommendations

#2. Pigmentation

Aging skin and exposing our skin to ultraviolet radiation can cause pigmentation, changing the color and tone of our skin. This problem includes age spots, discoloration, and brown spots. Fortunately, there are various treatment options for multiple skin types, depending on the intensity of pigmentation. They include:

  • Laser therapy
  • Chemical peels
  • Active skincare regimen

#3. Viral, Bacterial , and Fungal Infections

According to CDC reports, nail and skin infections are mainly caused by viruses, fungi, bacteria, and yeast. When left untreated, they can cause inflamed and itchy skin with an embarrassing appearance. Here is a summary of what each agent can cause and the appropriate treatment option:

  1. Fungus: Athlete’s foot, applying anti-fungal products
  2. Viruses:  Warts and herpes, medications and surgeries
  3. Bacteria: Cellulitis, erysipelas, furuncle, and impetigo, Oral and topical antibiotics

Worry less; a specialist can help to diagnose your infection and prescribe the proper treatment.

#4. Eczema

Also known as dermatitis, eczema is a scaly, pink-like, and itchy skin that becomes infected when left untreated. This condition mainly occurs in children as their skin grows, but 10% of them may continue suffering from dermatitis in adulthood.

Generally, eczema appears in children between 6 months and 5 years. The National Eczema Association suggests that it starts on the child’s face and spreads evenly to other body parts.

Adults may also show eczema if they have never demonstrated symptoms as a child. A dermatologist can quickly determine its type and recommend the best treatment. Additionally, hydrating your skin is essential in preventing this problem.

#5. Rosacea

Lastly, rosacea is also a common skin problem characterized by red patches on the face. It resembles a blush or sunburn on the cheeks, chin, or nose that appears, disappears, and returns unexpectedly. After some time, the color escalates, becomes more visible, and exposes blood vessels.

Pimples and bumps may develop without proper treatment and worsen after some time. In severe cases, the nose may swell and enlarge.

Rosacea has no cure, but it can minimize its symptoms with laser treatments, medication, and lifestyle changes.

Here are the common signs to watch out for rosacea:

  • Eye irritation
  • Small blood vessels on the face surface
  • Redness on nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin
  • Pimples or bumps
  • Burning sensation on the facial surface

The good news is that your dermatologists can determine the stage of your condition and offer a feasible management program to meet your needs. This may include various skin care products, laser treatments, and prescription medications.

Wrapping Up

At Yaletown Laser Centre, our commitment is to offer the best skin treatment solutions in Vancouver and its surroundings. We comprise a team of experienced professionals ready to alleviate your skin problems. We will find the best solution for you, from injectables and laser treatments to medications. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

*Individual results may vary.

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