There are a number of skin conditions that a dermatologist can help with. They include;
This is a skin condition that affects the hair follicles and oil glands in the skin. It is connected to sebum, the oil-like substance found in the middle layer of skin. There is no single cause of acne although it can be linked to hormonal changes. Almost everyone at some time in their life will be affected by acne. When it is a persistent problem, or severe, or when it is painful and uncomfortable, many people will seek the help of a dermatologist to help manage it.
Another ‘common’ skin disorder, rosacea is a condition that mainly affects the face. It causes small pimples on the nose, chin, cheeks and forehead. There are many triggers from harsh sunlight to chemicals, as well as stress, alcohol and in some cases, eating spicy foods. Again, a dermatologist can help someone with rosacea-prone skin to manage flare-ups, which can last for some time and be painful or itchy.
Our skin changes colour for all kinds of reasons but for some people, patches of dark spots or blemishes on the skin are an issue. Melanin is the pigment that colours the skin. Should cells become damaged or unhealthy, the production of melanin can be interrupted leading to the colouration of the skin. Although harmless, the overall appearance is not always welcome which is why you may choose to consult with a dermatologist.
We know that the middle layer of skin is full of blood vessels. In almost 80% of adults, some of these veins, especially those in delicate and sensitive areas such as on the face, the blood vessels can become dilated or much larger than they should be. These are thread veins and happen for all kinds of reasons including as a result of acne or rosacea. There are powerful treatments that can reduce their appearance, something that our resident dermatologist will be able to help with.
These are just four skin issues that a dermatologist can help with. There are many others too, such as thinning hair and skin and enlarged pores.