There are a number of reasons why your scar might change color over time, or why some scars appear different than others. The color of a scar depends on a number of factors including wound severity, genetics, skin type, and environmental factors. It is important to understand that there is no normal range of color for scars. Everyone’s skin heals differently, and that means scars can turn out in a myriad of different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Luckily, all scars follow the same wound-healing stages and can be treated using the same methods.
Probiotics are living microorganisms that inhabit our bodies and play a vital role in digestion and overall well-being. Probiotics also help the good bacteria that can be found in abundance on the surface of the skin. The bacteria on the skin, referred to as skin flora, protect us from invading pathogens and help keep our skin pH levels in balance. In recent years, probiotics have become a popular item for consumption through certain foods and dietary supplements. The skin care market has even seen an influx of moisturizers, lotions, and serums that contain probiotics. While probiotics are gaining traction in the skin care market, it remains to be seen if they are truly beneficial for your skin or if it’s just a new trend.
As summer turns into fall, there are many changes that not only happen to the weather but to our skin as well. Some people have a skin care routine that they use all year round regardless of the season. However, it’s a good idea to change it up from time to time to account for seasonal changes that may be affecting your skin. If you find that your skin care routine is more effective during some parts of the year but not others, you may want to adjust it based on the weather. Continue reading to learn more about how seasonal changes affect your skin and how you can adjust your skincare routine.
Medical silicone gel for scar therapy is now the post-operative standard for most patients after their surgery. However, once patients obtain their scar products through their physician or online, they often have concerns regarding treatment best practices. Most often, patients want to know when is the best time to start using silicone gel for their scars and how to use it most effectively. In this article we will address some of the more common concerns that post-op patients have.
Diabetes can cause a wide-range of problems for the body, including complications with the skin. In fact, in some cases, skin issues are often the first sign that a person has diabetes. Some of these problems are ones that anyone can have, but diabetes can increase the risk. Luckily, most of these conditions can be treated if caught early on. Other problems that can be a little more serious are most common in people with diabetes. These include diabetic dermopathy, necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum and diabetic blisters, among others.
People of any age can scar as a result of wound healing, but not everyone’s scar looks the same throughout the course of their lifetime. While scarring always follows the same wound healing process, age can play a vital role in the formation of abnormal or aggressive scar types. It is commonly thought that as we age, our skin becomes weaker and more prone to injury and scarring. While this is one part of the story, it doesn’t reveal the full picture. It may surprise you that children and adolescents are at higher risk for severe scarring, but probably not for the reasons you think.
A lot of people are aware of breast augmentations, also known as boob jobs, but not many know too much about explant surgery, or breast implant removal. It seems counterintuitive to spend all the money and energy on a breast implant surgery only to have them removed later in life. Despite breast augmentations being a highly successful and satisfying procedure, there are many health-related reasons why a woman may eventually want them removed. As with any surgical procedure, breast explant surgery will leave some scarring. Luckily, effective scar treatment is available through your physician or online.
With the recent pandemic outbreak from COVID-19, many cities around the world are requiring the use of face masks in public areas. Face masks should fit snug around the nose and mouth for the best protection. While face coverings are meant for our own good, they can cause minor irritations or skin problems in people with sensitive skin. While this should not deter you from keeping yourself and others safe, there are steps you can take to ensure that your skin remains unaffected from the constant use of a mask.
Most people have heard of ingrown hairs but not too many actually know what they are and how they can affect your skin. Ingrown hairs are a common phenomenon that occurs when a hair burrows into the skin rather than growing outside of it. Sometimes, this will happen after hair has been removed from shaving, tweezing, or other hair removal procedures. You can identify an ingrown hair by its appearance and symptoms. They will look like small, solid bumps or small puss-filled blisters. Anyone can be affected by ingrown hairs but they most commonly develop in people with thick, curly hair. Most cases of ingrown hairs are mild but occasionally can lead to scarring if they are not cared for properly.
The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is composed of highly complex structures designed to keep us safe and healthy. Many changes happen to our skin over the course of a lifetime, so it’s important to understand these changes and respond accordingly. Skin changes are inevitable and, oftentimes, they are nothing to worry about. Other changes may be more serious and require an examination by a dermatologist. When checking for certain skin conditions, knowing what to look for can either save you a trip to the doctor or allow you to get medical help sooner before the problem worsens.