Skin Concerns

DRY & DEHYDRATED SKIN

There’s a difference between dry and dehydrated skin, yet both tend to feel the same-just plain dry. Dryness refers to a skin type, while dehydration refers to a skin condition. Dry skin has a lack of oil or lipids, skin without lipids needs to retain moisture and build a strong barrier to protect against external aggressors. Dehydrated skin, does not have enough water in the top layer of the skin, leaving it feeling tight and looking dull and crepey. Dry, oily, and combination skins can all be dehydrated.

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UNDER EYE CIRCLES

Dark circles under the eyes are common in men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make you appear tired and older than you are. Though they can affect anyone, dark circles are most common in people who are elderly, have a genetic predisposition to this condition; or are from non-white ethnic groups (darker skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation around the eye area)

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INGROWN HAIR

Shaved or tweezed hair that grows back into the skin, causing inflammation. The main symptoms are small, solid bumps and pus-filled blisters. Ingrown hairs can become infected leading to cysts. At first, you might notice a small pimple-like bump that has hair on its surface. It may also be red in color. Over time – if the ingrown hair doesn’t go away – the small bump can transform into a much larger one. The resulting cyst can be red, white, or yellow in color. It may also be painful to the touch. Ingrown hair is common in black males aged 14 to 25, but it can affect anyone with curly or coarse hair.

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KERATOSIS PILARIS – KP

Keratosis Pilaris (KP for short) results from the buildup of keratin – a hard protein that protects skin from harmful substances and infection. It is a common, harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and small bumps, usually found on the upper arms, thighs, cheeks or buttocks. The bumps don’t hurt or itch, but may feel rough and look unsightly It.develops when keratin forms a scaly plug that blocks the opening of the hair follicle.

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PSORIASIS

Psoriasis is a chronic auto-immune condition that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells. This build-up of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Psoriasis is now known to be caused by genetic factors and affects between 2% and 4% of the population. Although there are many patterns, the vast majority of patients present with dusky, red patches on the skin which, if scratched, produce a silver scale. Inflammation and redness around the scales are common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed. The knees, elbows, scalp, and the area over the sacrum (lower spine) are the common sites.

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PIGMENTATION

Pigmentation marks are patches of skin that become darker than surrounding areas. Also known as hyperpigmentation the condition includes age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Pigmentation results from uneven distribution of melanin over the skin surface due to uneven melanin production by the melanocytes. Melanin is a naturally occurring pigment found in the skin that protects the skin and body against the harmful effects of the sun’s radiation. The irritation on the skin’s surface caused by sun exposure translates into greater production of melanin. The amount of melanin that reaches the epidermis gives the skin its color.

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COUPEROSE

Couperose is a type of Rosacea evident as chronic redness appearing on the face. It appears as small, dilated, winding, bright red blood vessels on the cheeks, around the nose, and sometimes on the chin. Often mistaken for an allergy or eczema, it usually affects the face on the cheeks nose, and chin, and is found predominantly in fair skin types. Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that most often affects the face. Rosacea worsens with time if left untreated. It is often mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy. Rosacea is episodic and can vary from one flare-up to the next.

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ACNE

Acne is a condition observed in the skin as blackheads (open comedones), whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. Sebum and dead skin cells contribute to inflammatory acne, due to a thickened epidermis and overproduction of oils in the skin – bacteria cause an infection deep beneath the skin’s surface. Acne is not only an uncomfortable skin condition it becomes a problem with severe social restriction, stigma, and, if bad enough, permanent physical scarring. Nowadays nobody needs to suffer from acne. There is adequate treatment for all stages of the disease – mild to severe.

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How Do I Know What Treatment is Right for Me?

The medical skincare industry has advanced from superficial skincare treatments (cosmetic) to advanced dermaceutical treatments with active ingredients that have an effect on all skin cell functions. Dermaclinical’s dermaceutical*- grade, skin care products, play a management role in addressing the big 3 skin issues – acne, pigmentation and ageing.

*Dermaceutical meaning derma, derived from dermis (the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis) and cosmetic particularly high-quality ingredients for a unique competency in skin care.

DermaSystem

The DermaSystem is specific to Dermaclinical devised to treat the skin holistically, with specific care inside and out, to achieve its best health and ensure prime condition, functioning optimally by stimulating, nourishing, and protecting the skin. This is the foundation of healthy skin.