ACTIVE ACNE

ACTIVE ACNE

Medically known as acne vulgaris, acne is a common chronic, inflammatory skin condition. Acne occurs most frequently during puberty due to heightened hormone levels that can overstimulate the oil glands.

ACNE SCARS

ACNE SCARS

Acne scars are the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores congested with oil, dead cells and bacteria. As the pore engorges, a break in the follicle wall happens.

SCARS

SCARS

Any skin trauma such as a burn, injury, or surgery can cause scarring. Scars are part of the natural process of the healing phase after an injury happens.

OPEN PORES

OPEN PORES

Aging and genetics are two main causes of enlarged pores. As the natural proteins supporting the skin slowly lose their potency, elasticity decreases and pore size increase.

PIGMENTATION

PIGMENTATION

Pigmentation is the coloring of our skin where irregular dark patches mar the skin due to an excess of melanin. Essentially, melanin is produced by pigment-making melanocytes and they function as skin protectors to shield the skin from sun and UV damage.

MELASMA

MELASMA

Melasma is a skin condition manifesting as patchy brown, tan or blue-gray discoloration that usually appears on the cheeks, forehead, nose and upper lips.

FRECKLES

FRECKLES

Freckles are made up of skin cells known as keratinocytes, appearing as small brown spots on areas subjected to sun exposure. They are caused by the uneven distribution of melanin, the brown skin pigment in skin.

BIRTHMARKS

BIRTHMARKS

Birthmarks are blemishes on the skin that are visible at birth, or develop shortly afterwards.

SOLAR LENTIGO ( SUN SPOTS)

SOLAR LENTIGO ( SUN SPOTS)

Sunspots (Solar lentigo) are benign patches of darkened skin that arise from exposure to direct ultraviolet (UV) rays, which causes rapid growth of melanocytes and build-up of melanin within the skin cells (keratinocytes).

POST INFLAMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION

POST INFLAMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION

Hyperpigmentation occurs when there is an increase in melanin production, whether internally or externally. This results in skin discoloration especially on areas frequently exposed to the sun.

SEBORRHOIC KERATOSIS (AGE SPOTS)

SEBORRHOIC KERATOSIS (AGE SPOTS)

Seborrheic keratosis, also known as age spots or liver spots, are harmless, wart-like looking growths. They vary in size and color, ranging from white to black, brown or tan on areas most exposed to sun rays.

SKIN TAGS

SKIN TAGS

Known medically as ‘Acrochordon’, skin tags often take on the appearance of tiny bits of “hanging” skin and are typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk.

ROSACEA

ROSACEA

Rosacea is a chronic condition of the facial skin, often characterized by redness that tends to intensify overtime by taking on a ruddier appearance and visible blood vessels.

ECZEMA

ECZEMA

Atopic dermatitis or Eczema is a chronic condition that causes red and itchy skin with periodic flare-ups. It is common amongst children under 5, but can also occur at any age.

WRINKLES

WRINKLES

Generally, wrinkles can be narrowed down into two categories: fine surface lines caused by UV exposure and deep furrows (or dynamic wrinkles) as a result of muscle contraction such as frowning or grimacing.

MOLES

MOLES

A mole is made up of a cluster of skin cells that manifests as darkened, raised spots. These cells known as melanocytes are responsible for the production of melanin, the pigment in the skin.