Most Common Skin Issues and How you can Treat Them

 

Many people suffer from common skin issues, and wonder how to treat them effectively. Here’s a look at some common skin issues and their treatments.

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Acne

Nearly everyone will experience an outbreak of pimples. While most acne outbreaks happen to adolescents; adults can still suffer acne breakouts. Contrary to popular belief, acne is not caused by poor diet or hygiene. It is actually most commonly caused by heredity and hormones.

Treatments for mild to moderate acne can include topical creams and gels. Often oral antibiotics are combined with these creams. For severe cases of acne or those that are not responding to medication, a laser or light treatment can be very affective.

Eczema

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become irritated and/or inflamed. The most common form of eczema is known as atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. While eczema is fairly common among infants, with them outgrowing the condition; some adults continue to have the symptoms occur on and off throughout their lifetime.

Eczema cannot be cured; however, it can be successfully controlled. The skin is the first line of defense is to prevent infection; itching and skin break down increases the risk of infection. Lotions and creams are often recommended to keep the skin moist. Other treatments can include antihistamines

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin issue that creates red, thick, bumpy patches that are covered with silvery scales. It usually appears in early adulthood, and can affect different areas, most commonly, the elbows, knees, scalp, and lower back.

There are many treatments for psoriasis including: Steroid creams, Coal tar, Vitamin D creams and Retinoid creams. They all work for mild to moderate Psoriasis.  More severe psoriasis requires multiple treatments and may require immune modulator therapy.

 

Rosacea

 

Rosacea commonly appears on the face in the form of redness on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. Overtime, this redness can become more intense, with blood vessels becoming visible in some cases. It can also cause the nose to have a swollen, bulbous look.

 

While there is no cure for rosacea, there are several treatments that can control or eliminate the symptoms. Treatment options for rosacea include medications and also surgical procedures that can remove the blood vessels, as well as correct any nose disfiguration.

 

Dr. Wright, medical director at Laser Lipo and Vein Center is very experienced in diagnosing and treating these common skin issues. If you are concerned about any of these conditions or are experience any of the symptoms, please give us a call today.