Got These On The Skin? Don’t Fret! They Are Normal!
We often get worried when anything at all shows up on our skin. But if you have a sign that is from our list below, then let the worry be, as these are perfectly normal.
Our skin protects us from injuries, retains moisture and reduces harmful effects of UV radiation. It is known that our skin renews itself in approximately 27 days. But due to the daily grind, our skin changes as we go along, and sometimes, it results in certain outcomes that might seem odd but are oh-so-normal. Let’s find out what these are.
One or two acne can pop up at any time, any age. And these are perfectly normal. Acne is a result of excessive oil production, clogged hair follicles or bacteria. There is just one rule when it comes to acne, do not pop them.
Treat in time: If you are experiencing excess acne, do not neglect it. Reach out to a dermatologist who will guide you to the correct treatment needed for your skin. These processes include chemical peeling and laser resurfacing among others. Carried out by experts, these remove old skin to promote new skin growth.
PDL - Pigmentary Demarcation Lines
Common in the Indian population, especially females, these lines generally appear on the face and are physiological abrupt transition lines between hyperpigmented skin and lighter areas on the face. The exact cause of these lines has not been defined yet. Although genetic and hormonal influences have also been suggested.
Treat in time: These lines can lighten and respond well to laser treatment. But maintenance therapy will be needed to keep them light for the longer run.
A rapid change in weight often results in stretching of the dermis leading to stretch marks. These can appear on any part of the body. These are common in pregnant women, especially in their last trimester. These are not painful or harmful in any way.
Treat in time: A stretch mark is a scar on the skin and like all scars it is permanent. Overtime, these marks reduce, but with treatment, these can become less noticeable. A dermatologist may recommend any treatment, which includes chemical peel, laser therapy, microdermabrasion, radiofrequency or ultrasound. For better results, the doctor might suggest more than one treatment. For example, a mix of radiofrequency and a pulse dye laser.
Birthmarks appear on the skin before or soon after birth. These can be raised, flat have regular or irregular borders. This is a skin abnormality that is caused by extra pigment producing cells in the skin. Most birthmarks are painless and harmless, but in any case, all birthmarks should be checked by a doctor.
Treat in time: As time passes, a birthmark might fade or become more prominent. But if in case your birthmark makes you feel less confident or is at a place where it is highly noticeable, then the option of removing it remains in your hands. For this, your dermatologist might recommend a laser treatment that can be carried out in his office itself.
Ever felt an itchy rash that shows up on the skin when you come in contact with some substance you are allergic to? This is Contact Dermatitis. This rash is not contagious but can be uncomfortable. Many everyday substances can lead to this such as cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry and plants. The rash often shows up within days of being exposed.
Treat in time: It is best to consult a dermatologist if you experience such a rash, just to be safe and rule out any other possibilities. Your dermatologist might advise anti-itch treatments such as calamine lotion or hydrocortisone creams.
Black or white heads
These are just clogged pores filled with dead skin cells and natural oils called sebum. The only difference between these is that a black head is an open pore that has been exposed to the air while a white head is a close pore.
Treat in time: If you have these in large numbers, you might want to visit a dermatologist who will guide you to the right treatment to get rid of these. To treat these, the expert might suggest a chemical peel where a mild chemical solution can help remove layers of skin and reduce blackheads.
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