Having nice and healthy skin is taken for granted sometimes. Skin diseases can have a seriously negative impact on your quality of life for many reasons, both social and physical. Here are some different skin conditions that dermatology specialists are all too familiar with.
- Psoriasis: This is the most common autoimmune disease in America, affecting about 2.2% of the population. It presents with symptoms such as peeling dead skin, tender flakes, redness, and itchiness. While not a very dangerous condition, it certainly can leave affected individuals feeling unattractive.
- Skin Cancer: Most skin cancer can be treated very effectively and it has a fairly low mortality rate. Still, if you are out in the sun, wear sunscreen. It’s better to be safe than to have skin cancer, so get checked regularly.
- Sun Burns: Speaking of skin cancer, overexposure to the sun can give you that, and it can leave you with a wicked sunburn. Trying to sleep on a beat red back in the sticky nights of middle summer is excruciatingly uncomfortable.
- Acne: Acne is an unfortunate part of life that most people must go through. Like with most other things related to puberty, the acne treatments and subsequent acne scar treatments are simply a right of passage. Or something like that.
- Moles: Moles could be early warning signs of melanoma, but if you’ve had them your whole life, you’re likely fine. If you are really worried, or just don’t like the way they look, talk to your dermatologist about mole treatments. The approach for your mole treatment could range from an ointment to a surgery depending on your intentions.
- Wrinkles: As long as gravity continues to slowly pull our faces to the ground, wearing at our skin’s natural elasticity, there will be wrinkles. With botox on our side, though, gravity loses.
No matter what life tosses at your skin, be it gravity, acne, skin that attacks itself, or the sun itself, you should always treat it well. Keeping your skin protected can increase your lifespan and overall health for years to come. Talk to a dermatologist today to learn more about treatment options and strategies.