Facial skin flaws come in all shapes and sizes. It helps to learn about various facial skin flaws so you can recognize them when they occur and be able to do something about them. You could even help a friend or family member struggling with some of these problems. Here are a few of the common facial skin flaws, their causes and what can be done about them.
This is one of the most common skin conditions and affects nearly 50 million adults in the United States annually. You probably have had to grapple with acne at some point or know someone who did. Acne is caused by the production of excess skin oil by sebaceous glands under your skin. These oils plug air follicles resulting in whiteheads or blackheads appearing on the skin. These in turn lead to pimples and cysts. Acne is common in adolescents and some people carry this condition into adulthood. While acne tends to clear off for most people, there is a tendency for the pimples and cysts to leave scars that can permanently disfigure your face unless treated through various procedures such as pixel laser treatment.
Hyper pigmentation is caused by excess melanin and is often manifested as large splotches of brown on your skin. Also known as sunspots, they tend to occur mostly on the face, hands and legs. While not harmful to one’s health and completely benign, most people opt to remove them for cosmetic reasons. There are various laser procedures for the removal of these patches.
Pores in your skin exist to secrete oils which keep your skim moisturized and smooth. Sometimes, these pores appear so enlarged in some individuals that it creates a skin problem. Enlargement of the pores could be as a result of genetics but could also be as a result of oils trapped within the pores. A dermatologist would be able to advise you on the best way to deal with them.
This condition is manifested by small red pus-filled bumps on your face (typically on your nose). These bumps may make your skin have a burning sensation and from afar, are manifested as a red splotch on your skin. Although the cause of rosacea is unknown, there are treatments that help reduce the effect of the symptoms.
Scars are parts of skin tissue that are different from the surrounding skin tissue. They occur after broken skin (from a variety of causes) heals and leaves scar tissue there. Although completely benign, scars can damage your look, especially if the scar appears prominently such as on the cheeks or forehead. There are a variety of options when it comes to reduction or elimination of scar tissue and your dermatologist can guide you on the best way of going about it.
These are dark spots that appear under the eyes. The cause of these undereye circles varies greatly and can range from genetics to lack of sleep. Usually, they will go away if the root problem is resolved although there are various cosmetic treatments available to get rid of them.
Wrinkles occur as a result of the natural process of ageing. When one is young, the skin creases and folds but is able to return to its natural firm position. As one ages however, the skin tends to stay with the creases and folds and these grow more pronounced over time until they become wrinkles. There are many ways to reduce or even eliminate wrinkles completely. Botox treatment, for example, is a widely used method for dealing with wrinkles.
If you have any one of these facial skin flaws, talk to one of our skin specialists at Spark Laser Center who will advise on the best way to treat the flaw. Book a free consultation today by calling us at 212-245-0940.