Acne is the most common skin disorder seen by doctors. In fact, it will affect almost every one of us at some time in our lives. It can happen at any time, but teenagers are the ones who are affected more
Rosacea is a fairly common, chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects of 14 million Americas. Rosacea causes persistent facial redness, blemishes, and bumps.
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects the skin. The word “dermatitis” means inflammation of the skin. “Atopic” refers to diseases that are hereditary, tend to run in families, and often occur together.
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes the skin to develop scales and become red, and inflamed. Scaling occurs when cells in the outer layer of skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skin’s surface.
Human skin contains specialized cells, called melanocytes, which are located at the base of the epidermis. These cells are programmed to manufacture a brown pigment, called melanin, in response to exposure of skin to sunlight.
Inflammatory skin diseases are the most common problem in dermatology. They come in many forms, from occasional rashes accompanied by skin itching and redness, to chronic conditions such as dermatitis (eczema), rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Research shows that there are, in fact, two distinct types of aging. Aging caused by the genes we inherit is called intrinsic (internal) aging. The other type of aging is known as extrinsic (external) aging and is caused by environmental factors, such as exposure to the sun’s rays.