Here we describe the most common skin conditions we provide solutions for.
Acne is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder that can lead to pimples, showing especially on the face. It varies from mild to severe cases and usually lasts about five years through puberty. It can cause physical scarring as well as emotional distress. It is very common among adolescents, with 70-80% of teenagers suffering on some level, and it is the disease most frequently diagnosed by dermatologists. In some cases adults can be affected too, either through persisting symptoms or late development.
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease, mainly affecting facial skin. It most commonly manifests in an increased redness in the central face, alongside inflammatory bumps and flushing accompanied by skin discomfort such as burning or stinging. After being diagnosed with rosacea, your skin will always be prone to it and treatment will only control the symptoms. It usually affects women over 30, and sufferers of rosacea are usually genetically predisposed. Treatments should be comprised of gentle skin care and anti-inflammatory agents and should aim for complete clearance of symptoms1.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. Its incidence has increased substantially in recent decades. The most common cause of skin cancer is excessive sun exposure and the use of tanning parlors. Skin cancer is divided into two categories, melanoma and non-melanoma. Melanoma, is the deadliest of skin cancers. If melanoma is recognized and treated early, which is most often the case, it is almost always curable. But if it is not, the cancer spreads to other parts of the body, where it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal. Non-melanoma skin cancers can be disfiguring when not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of non-melanoma skin cancer and rarely leads to serious disease. Squamous cell carcinoma is a less common form of non-melanoma skin cancer and may invade other parts of the body.
The skin can also be the site of a form of lymphoma called T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Many patients will experience skin symptoms such as red patches or plaques, dry skin and itching for long periods and without serious complications. In some patients, raised tumors or extensive, itchy rashes may develop. CTCL may spread to the lymph nodes, blood and internal organs.
Atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema, is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes red patches of very itchy skin. It is a long-term, non-infectious condition, but can clear up for several years at a time. It affects 15-20% of children, usually starting in early childhood between 2-6 months of age. It also affects a small percentage of adults.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease, causing red patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It usually involves long periods of mild symptoms or no symptoms. Psoriasis is usually genetically predisposed. It affects 2-4% of the population, mostly adults.
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1 Rosacea, Esther J. van Zuuren, M.D., N Engl J Med 2017; 377:1754-1764November 2, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMcp1506630