As we age, we all start to lose collagen and elastin in our skin and give in gradually to the downward pull of gravity. With further loss of fat and volume, the face begins to sag and the jawline becomes lost in the middle age spread.
Although rosacea is common, it is not the only cause of red faces. Any condition that causes an increased blood flow to the top part of the skin can give the appearance of a red face.
Many of us develop increasing number of moles on our face and body as we get older. Some of these may have been present for many years, some may have only made a recent appearance. The first and most important step is of course to make sure these moles are normal.
Skin pigmentation or brown spots on the skin are very common, especially in Asians. Genetic predisposition, sun exposure, hormonal changes, and previous inflammation in the skin can all contribute to skin pigmentation.
If you are wondering about having a skin check but are not sure how it all works, this article will hopefully encourage you to pick up the phone and book an appointment soon! Having a full skin check is fast, painless and is usually covered by your insurance if you have any suspicious skin lesions. Here’s what else you might want to know.
Scars often result from accidental injury or surgery and can certainly be improved. If you are troubled by your scar, whether it is raised, depressed, or just a discolouration, there are usually ways of making it look better. Treatment strategies have evolved from simple creams and steroid injections to laser treatments or combination therapy using different methods.
No one wants to be caught out with a skin cancer that is sitting on our skin undiagnosed, untreated and slowly growing bigger.
Cysts are smooth round bumps resembling small marbles appearing under the skin. These can occur in children or adults, and are commonly seen on the face, scalp or trunk. They often contain a strong smelling cheesy material that can be expressed through a small opening. Cysts may occur due to a blockage of the usual skin shedding process, resulting in skin cells moving deeper and forming a keratin filled sac. Cysts can also originate from enlarged oil producing glands. Sometimes cysts can be hereditary. For example, in the condition steatocystoma multiplex, multiple cysts are found in individuals of the same family.
One of the most common skin problems seen at our clinic is acne. Acne is a pesky problem most often seen in teenagers but also increasingly seen in adults in their 30s or 40s. As it usually affects visible areas such as the face, chest and back, a lot of affected individuals are left embarrassed and traumatised, choosing to cover up with concealers, makeup and high necked clothing. The fantastic news is - treatment is available and can be very effective!
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