Dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett talks about common skin conditions and how to treat them. Also meet one viewer with adult acne who had a major transformation with the help of DLK.
Moles are one of the most common skin conditions, with almost everyone having at least one. Contrary to popular belief, not all moles are dark brown spots, as they have a wide range of appearance. They can be raised from the skin and very noticeable, contain dark hairs and they may be dangerous. Moles can appear anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. They are usually brown in color and can be various sizes and shapes. Sun exposure can increase the occurrence of moles and change their growth pattern and may also cause them to darken.
Treatment/Solution: Shave Technique is a specialized technique done by a Dermatologist whereby a mole can be safely and effectively removed with the best chance of healing while minimizing any residual scarring. Sometimes Electrodessication can be used in combination to minimize the chance for scarring.
Melasma is a common skin condition presenting as brown patches on the face. The most common sites of involvement are the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, and upper lip. Melasma occurs mostly in women. People with a family history of melasma are more likely to develop melasma themselves. A change in hormonal status may trigger melasma as it is commonly associated with pregnancy and the birth control pill.
Treatment/Solution: Medical-Grade Depigmentation Peel Treatments addresses pigmentation issues or skin discolorations caused by many factors including sun exposure, photo-damage, aging, hormonal fluctuations (pregnancy or menopause) and trauma to the skin caused by acne. This treatment works by blocking the formations of melanin (pigment) inhibiting the production of tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for the formation of pigment in the skin.
Rosacea is a common, chronic and progressive skin disorder for which there is no cure. Rosacea usually emerges in your 40s because capillaries become dilated and, in some cases, leak small amounts of blood. Most experts believe Rosacea is fundamentally a vascular problem and is the cause of blushing. Quite often people with Rosacea can remember blushing since childhood. While it’s an extremely frustrating condition, it can also be quite serious. About 58 percent of sufferers develop ocular rosacea and may have dry, itchy, watery eyes or swollen eyelids. Over 2 million women in Canada suffer from Rosacea and there are various triggers such as a hot shower, spicy food, exercise, excitement, stress, hot, cold or wind. If left untreated, rosacea can cause permanent disfigurement to your face, impair your vision and, in rare cases, even lead to blindness. Fortunately, it is a condition that can be effectively treated and controlled.
Treatment/Solution: Rosacea cannot be cured but it can be controlled. Topical treatments represent first-line therapy and physicians then seek oral antibiotics like minocycline, tetracycline, and doxycycline if patients do not see satisfying results with topical treatments. You really do need maintenance treatment whether you are using topical antibiotics, or a laser. Light therapies, such as Lumenis One intense pulsed light, and lasers, such as the pulse-dye laser are used to treat the telangiectasia, erythema, and visible blood vessels that are present in patients with rosacea.
Active papules, blackheads and whiteheads are all results of unregulated sebaceous glands, which is the root cause of acne. There are many factors including hormones (pregnancy or menopause), medications, the incorrect use of skin care products, cosmetics and stress.
Treatment/Solution: Kellett Clear Acne Peel Treatment works by using active ingredients to penetrate into the stratum corneum of the skin. The anti-bacterial properties exfoliate dead skin cells obstructing pores that cause acne. A high concentration of four active ingredients (azelaic, mandelic, salicylic and trichloroacetic acid) results in an effective treatment. Levulan is a prescription photodynamic drug that is combined with a blue light laser illuminator that reduces oil production and eliminates acne bacteria in the skin. The medication is applied directly to the target skin areas and when the light activates the drug, the targeted cells are destroyed. Kellett Clear at home product kit helps to clear up existing acne pimples and prevent breakouts by penetrating pores and killing acne causing bacteria.