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Skin Treatment

To de-fat the skin, wash your face at least three times a day. Meticulous cleansing is required.

health and fitness Updated: Jul 08, 2003 20:13 IST
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Acne

Blackheads, small pustules with a tendency to develop deeper inflamed spots, are most common in puberty.

Treatment

Wash at least three times a day with soap and water. Meticulous cleansing of the skin is required to de-fat the skin.

    Use an anti-bacterial cleanser.

    Obtain special medication from a doctor - do not use proprietary ones.


Chloasma

Brown patches on the skin, frequently on the face and neck.

Treatment

    Avoid direct sunlight.

    Use sunscreen creams.

    Eat food rich in Vitamin C.

    Use cosmetic products containing glycolic acid and retinoic acid.

    Chemical peeling using Alphahydroxy acids.

Moles

Moles are large collections of melanocytes in the skin. They may be flat or raised.

Treatment

    Remove by cosmetic surgery.

    Visit a doctor immediately if the mole gets larger, itchy, inflamed, or swollen.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is the absence of pigmentation of the skin, usually seen as patches.

Treatment

    Protect from sunlight. Patches of vitiligo are very sensitive to sunlight and burn easily.

    Consult a dermatologist.

Scars

Scars are formed usually as a result of injuries to the skin. They may be thick as in a keloid or may be depressed as in post acne or chicken pox.

Treatment

For Scars

    Carbondioxide Slush

    Dermabrasion

    Chemical Peel

    Laser Resurfacing

For Keloids

    Intralesional Steroids

    Cryosurgery

    Laser

Warts

Warts occur due to virus infection of the skin.

Treatment

Visit a doctor for specific treatment.

Wrinkles

Wrinkles appear due to thinning and folding of the skin, most commonly on the face. Around the eyes, it is called Crow's Feet and around the mouth, Laughter Lines. The tendency to develop wrinkles or to have a young-looking skin is inherited.

Treatment

    Creams and lotions containing alpha-hydroxy acids and retinoic acid

    Chemical Peeling

    Laser Resurfacing

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)