What Are Skin Conditions That We Treat At Rejuve NYC of Upper East Side
Sun-induced disorders include age spots, wrinkles, and liver spots. These lesions often occur on sun-exposed areas of the body like the face, scalp, upper arms, chest and back. Sun-induced disorders often make the individual look older than the stated age. Wrinkles may be treated with Botox, dermal fillers or laser.
Age spots may be treated with laser, cryotherapy (freezing therapy) and use of medications like the retinoids. The best way to prevent these lesions is to wear a sunscreen and wear protective garments when going outdoors.
Traumatic lesions may include bruises and scars. Traumatic skin lesions usually fade with time but may not completely disappear. If these lesions are on a conspicuous part of the body like the face, options of treatment include using masking agents, chemical peels or laser.
Disorders of melanin may include areas of skin discoloration or hyperpigmentation. The treatment of skin discoloration is not easy. There are bleaching agents available, but they often do not work in a reliable fashion. Other options include use of masking agents, chemical peels and laser.
Disorders of texture may include stretch marks, scaly patches, pearly penile papules and warts. The treatment of these lesions depends on the cause. Warts may require topical medications and stretch marks may spontaneously subside with time.
Birth lesions may include freckles, which are harmless. If the appearance is affected, then there are many treatments for these skin lesions. There are many skin care masks, serums and bleaching agents available. More invasive treatments include use of laser and chemical peels.
Disorders of pores may include acne, rosacea, and enlarged oil glands. The treatment of acne and similar lesions is usually best done by a skin care specialist. Besides maintaining good skin hygiene, there are antibiotics, vitamin A derivatives and chemical peels to treat these lesions. The success of each treatment depends on the intensity of the acne lesion. Rosacea may also benefit from use of the laser besides antibiotics
Preventing Skin Cancer
Skin cancers include melanoma, actinic keratosis and basal cell cancers. Each of these lesions should be managed by a skin care physician. The lesions need to be excised completely to prevent recurrence. When melanoma is diagnosed, the treatment should be prompt excision, avoidance of sun and close follow up to ensure that there is no recurrence. It is a dangerous skin cancer that does spread rapidly.
The majority of skin lesions can be prevented by avoiding the sun between 10 am and 3 pm. You should try and schedule your outdoor activities outside these times. If you do venture outside, apply a sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outdoors. Use a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB light and has an SPF of at least 30. If you sweat profusely or swim, you may need to reapply the sunscreen every 2 hours.
In addition to covering up when you are outdoors, wear a broad brimmed hat, long sleeved garments and sunglasses.
There are thousands of skin care products on the market and many of them contain a whole host of chemicals that may cause irritation to the skin. So be cautious when buying these products and use them selectively. If you want your skin to look nice, do not smoke, maintain good skin hygiene, eat healthily and get adequate sleep.
Finally if you have skin lesion, and you are not sure what it is, do have it looked at by a New York skin specialist.