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Acne is a skin condition that typically occurs in the teenage years, but adults can have acne as well. Pores in the skin are openings for small glands that secrete oil, which lubricates the skin. When too much oil is produced, the pore can become blocked. Dirt, debris, bacteria and inflammatory cells build up behind this blockage, and may appear as a whitehead or blackhead.
Hyperpigmentation is the result of excess production of melanin, the pigment in the body that provides color. This condition can cause your skin to look uneven, and it is often difficult to conceal with make-up. There are many ways to treat hyperpigmentation, and we offer several of these options at our medical spa.
Rosacea is classified as a swelling of the blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin. Due to the higher than normal concentration of blood at the site, the skin can appear to take on a more pink or reddish hue. It can also be associated with small red bumps, spider veins, pimples, eye irritation and burning, tingling or stinging sensations.
Skin types are divided based on the Fitzpatrick classification. This scale was developed as a way to classify the response of different types of skin to ultraviolet radiation. Although skin colors can be found completely through this spectrum they can be grouped into different types.
While there are many factors that can cause aging in your face, the most common reason for wrinkles in the skin is sun damage. Wrinkles and lines in the skin can add to your apparent age and may even make you appear tired or unhealthy. Wrinkles and other signs of aging are classified according to the Glogau scale. This scale was created in order to objectively measure the severity of photoaging, in particular wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion is a process of mechanically exfoliating the skin. In the medical setting this is performed via a device that consists of a diamond tip on a wand attached to a vacuum. The tip is passed over the skin and the vacuum removes the exfoliated skin.
Chemical peels also called chemexfoliation or derma peeling are acids (mostly) that penetrate the skin to different depths creating a wound. The cells are injured and can no longer stick to each other thus the skin peels. This wound stimulates the growth of new skin cells and collagen leading to new, healthier skin.