Conditions

Spider Veins

What causes Spider Veins? Some people suffer from spider veins which are not to be confused with varicose veins. The difference is that the varicose veins are larger more raised and swollen veins. Spider veins are much smaller red, purple, or blue vessels. Both types of veins twist and turn
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Skin Cancer

What causes Skin Cancer? Cancer is a condition where one type of cell grows without limit in a disorganized fashion, disrupting and replacing normal tissues and their functions, much like weeds overgrowing a garden. There are three main forms of skin cancer — Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and
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Scars

What causes Scars? Scars develop when there has been some sort of trauma to the dermis of the skin. This can be from any number of reasons such as acne scars, burns, abrasion, stretch mark scarring from pregnancy, or even surgical incisions. Scars develop as a part of the healing
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Rosacea

What causes Rosacea? Rosacea is more commonly called adult acne but is actually redness and swelling on the face. Rosacea can also involve the forehead; chin; nose; ears; chest; and back. Rosacea can create pustular formations but no blackheads. In most cases, however, rosacea only affects the face causing thickening
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Psoriasis

What causes Psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that is classically characterized by thickened red areas of skin covered with silvery scales. Severity can be mild discrete patches or severe lesions and can affect much of the overall skin area on the body. In addition, the joints; nails; and
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Melasma

What is Melasma? Melasma is hyperpigmentation on the face which more commonly shows on the cheeks; nose; forehead; and upper lip. Melasma is actually a very common skin problem also sometimes called the “pregnancy mask” as hormones affect it during pregnancy. Melasma can present as brown; tan; or even blue-gray
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Hemangiomas

What are Hemangiomas? A hemangioma is actually a form of a birthmark. Hemangiomas are benign (non-cancerous) growths of grouped blood vessels. They normally appear bright red with a “rubbery” texture and require no treatment. Hemangioma’s will grow for some time and then normally stop or subside with no treatment. They
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Birthmarks

What causes Birthmarks? Birthmarks are normally present at birth, however, can appear after a few weeks of life. Birthmarks appear in different colors such as brown; tan; blue; pink; or red. They can be caused by vessels which did not grow normally or simply added pigment producing cells in the
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Age Spots

What are Age Spots? Many people have age spots or otherwise known as “liver spots” or lentigines. These spots appear any place on the body as round flat brown or black patches of skin. These spots can cause some to have lowered self-esteem which will push them to have these
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Acne Scars

What are Acne Scars?
Acne scars actually result from pores in the skin which have been filled or engorged with oil; bacteria; and dead skin cells. Acne scars are not truly “scars” but instead are changes in hyperpigmentation after inflammation to the area from pimples; blackheads; and even cysts.
Some
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