Hyperpigmentation and More in Albuquerque
An uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation, results from the over-production of melanin in your body. You've heard of melanin before: It gives your hair its color and helps protect your skin against the sun's damaging UV rays.
When too much melanin is produced by your body (which can result from excessive exposure to the sun, scarring, or hormonal imbalances), it can create hyperpigmentation, which gives your skin a blotchy, uneven tone.
Rosacea is an often misunderstood condition, even though it is common, especially among middle-aged women. When it begins, people may mistake it for a healthy, rosy glow. However, as it progresses, it can become a less attractive feature.
When it starts, rosacea is typically located in the center of the face on the nose, cheeks, and forehead. Later on, it can spread, and some extreme cases manifest on the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. While the redness in and of itself is not a serious health concern, the related symptoms can cause physical and emotional discomfort. Permanent redness and bumps, pimples, red eyes, stinging or burning sensations, and visible blood vessels just under the surface of the skin are some of the potential symptoms of rosacea. Some people even develop a bulbous nose.
Just as with issues such as sunburn, people with fair skin are more prone to display rosacea. While both men and women can experience it, women are more likely to deal with the condition. No matter what stage of it you may have, Western Dermatology Consultants can help you overcome it with the latest lasers, products, and treatments. Count on our board-certified dermatologists to provide you with a range of rosacea treatment options, one of which will be ideal for you.
Brown spots, commonly known as age spots, are small brown macules or yellowish-brownish pigmented areas on the skin, most commonly caused by repeated exposure to the sun or weather. These brown spots are associated with older skin and most often make their appearance after the age of 40. They occur most commonly on backs of the hands, on the forearms, shoulder, face, and forehead.
While not a health concern such brown spots may affect appearance. Bleaching creams and lasers may help fade these areas.
The occurrence of age spots can be reduced or prevented by avoiding overexposure to the sun and by using sunscreen when in the sun in the younger years.
Western Dermatology Consultants offers many solutions for treating uneven skin tone, rosacea, and brown spots; contact us today to learn more about your skin care options.