Category Archives for Skin Care

What Causes Ringworms?

Ringworm is defined as any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by several related fungi, characterized by ring-shaped, scaly, itching patches on the skin and generally classified by its location on the body; the hair and nails can also be affected. The medical term for ringworm is tinea and it is highly contagious. It spreads from direct contact with an infected person or animal. It can also spread when if persons share personal belongings such as towels, clothing, or sports gear. In animals,...

Hemangioma Pain

About a third of these cases appear at birth and the rest among young children. While its cause is still unclear, significant information about the symptoms have been discovered. Causes of Hemangioma Pain Its cause is still unknown. Several studies indicate that estrogen signaling may have something to do with it. The research seems to show soft tissue hypoxia and estrogen may be causing it. Meanwhile, researchers at Harvard University show that maternal placenta undergoes embolizing to the fetal...

Laser Treatment for Spider Veins

Laser treatment for spider veins come in various forms. Among them are long-pulse Nd, long-pulse alexandrite, yag lasers and diode. Although there are many ways to remove spider veins, laser is considered to be one of the safest methods. How the Treatment Works The laser produces a concentrated light beam. The light wavelength is pointed to the blood pigment. The laser heats and eliminates the veins. In about a month or six weeks, the vein will dissipate. During the therapy, the energy is transmitted...

Heat Rash Symptom

Heat rash is an itchy skin disease that is called by other names such as miliaria rubra, prickly heat and sweat rash. It is common in places with humid and hot weather conditions. It affects infants and children more, mainly because of the underdeveloped state of their sweat glands. This medical condition is caused by several different factors including physical activity, tropical climates and immature sweat ducts. Here is a closer look at the different major and minor heat rash symptoms, as well...

Acne Laser Treatment

Dermatologists today use lasers and laser technology for just about any blemish you can find on your skin. They use it to smoothen wrinkles, remove birthmarks, getting rid of unwanted hair, and aiding with acne removal. Acne laser treatments are new solutions to an age old problem. Development in Acne Laser Treatment When the idea of using lasers to treat acne, the method was quite frowned at due some of its negative results. The procedure didn’t turn out as well as dermatologists hoped for. Some...

What Causes Strawberry Birthmarks?

The Strawberry birthmark also known as Strawberry Hemangioma is a common type of birthmark. It occurs as a tumor of cells called endothelial cells which line the blood vessels, are benign and multiply abnormally fast. Strawberry birthmarks usually occur at birth, a few weeks after birth, or they may be congenital; and will completely regress by the time a child gets to age ten leaving little sign of prior existence. The birthmark is generally more common in fair-skinned females, and in Caucasians,...

Home Remedies for Burns

There are several degrees of burns, ranging from the least severe first degree burn, to the major third degree burn. A first degree burn is minor and only affects the epidermis layer of the skin. It causes pain, redness and swelling. Second degree or partial thickness burns affect both the epidermis and dermis layers of skin. This causes the same symptoms of first degree burns plus blisters. A third degree burn is the worst, and is characterised as a full thickness burn, or a burn which extends into...

Treatment for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are streaks that can appear on the arms, breasts and other body parts. Pregnant women often get these marks. These stretch mark treatments will reduce them, but total eradication is not yet possible. They may fade away on their own, but it takes time. Pulsed Dye Laser Therapy This laser therapy reshapes the underlying skin by stimulating growth of elastin and collagen. This treatment works best on new streaks, but can also be used on marks that are a bit older. Tretinoin Cream These...