See Your Dermatologist With These Issues
Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed a mole on your skin? Or wanted to get the low-down on the best professional skin care products to get rid of acne or minimize wrinkles? Or just had something that you weren’t sure what it was, and you didn’t know if it should be looked at by a doctor or not? We’ve probably all been there. And when it comes to our skin, we want to be absolutely sure that the mole is just a mole and not something more serious, like a sign of cancer. For those pesky wrinkles, iderma has a product that we are sure you will love, but we’ll talk about that later. For other skin issues that you want a professional to look at, here are some things that shouldn’t be ignored.
Itchy Skin With Raised Patches
Itchy skin happens when dry weather rolls around, we run into a patch of poison ivy, or we have a bad reaction to some food. The difference to watch out for is when the itchy skin is accompanied with raised patches, a scaly surface, or lumps. Severe itching, along with raised skin could be a sign of lymphoma of the skin. If you are experiencing these symptoms, even the best professional skin care products will have a hard time reducing the itchiness so call a dermatologist.
Acne Just Won’t Go Away
Who hasn’t had to deal with a break out before? We’ve been there in our teens and maybe have had to go through it later on in life, too. When you try all of the professional skin care products on the shelf — the masks, the creams, the washes — and the acne is still making you want to hide away in your home, it might be a bigger problem than acne. Rosacea is a skin condition that can often be mistaken for acne. You may experience frequent flushing or blushing of the skin, persistent redness, or bumps and pimples. The bumps are often pus-filled, making them look like acne. A dermatologist can prescribe you medication that will reduce the symptoms.
Persistent Dry Patches
If you live in a dry climate or just have dry skin, you may regularly struggle with dry patches that are no friend to anyone. If you have been slathering yourself with professional skin care products and lotions at night, but are still not seeing relief, it could be a sign of eczema or psoriasis. Both of these conditions will produce red, irritated patches of skin. However, psoriasis is recognized by white scales on the patch of skin, and eczema does not. There’s no real danger in either of these conditions, but you should still see a professional and they can prescribe topical medication, oral steroids, antihistamines, or Vitamin D creams, all of which can ease the dryness.
What’s Your Nail Color?
Unfortunately, we’re not talking about nail polish here. If you have ever taken off nail polish at home, there might be a ring of residual color that won’t come off, but if discoloration is persistent whether you wear nail polish or not, take another look. If your nail bed is either white or yellow, it could be a sign of fungal growth. A green hue to the nail could mean there is a bacterial infection around the nail. Other conditions could be liver or kidney disease or renal failure. So the next time you go to get your nails done, take a closer look at the color as it could be a sign of serious problems.
When we spend too much time in the sun, it’s easy to pass off any brown patches as a case of sunburn, especially when it’s on our chest or back. But when light brown patches show up that are also dry, flaky, and maybe even scaly, it might not be just sunburn. It might be tempting to purchase some professional skin care products that are specific for irritated and dry skin, but if it doesn’t go away, it’s time to see a dermatologist. These patches could be a sign of tinea versicolor — a yeast infection of the skin. This infection can be treated with medication that will control yeast.
When we hear the word ringworm, it’s not uncommon that we squish up our face in disgust, but the good news is that there isn’t an actual worm involved. If you notice a scaly patch of skin that has a circular shape and is also clear in the middle, it may be a fungal infection. Many patients with ringworm also have dogs or cats with the same problem, but don’t fret. This infection can easily be cleared up with an antifungal pill or cream.
Suddenly Thinner Hair
When our hair begins to thin suddenly, it could be caused by various conditions. A stress-related issue like alopecia areata will show up as a circular bald patch. Telogen effluvium is another condition that could be caused by stress and usually occurs after pregnancy, surgery, or illness. Have a conversation with your dermatologist and he or she can prescribe you a medication that is appropriate for the condition. There are also professional skin care products like Rogaine or Apira Science’s own igrow technology.
iderma’s Professional Skin Care Product
If you want to try a product that can relieve symptoms of various skin conditions, give our LED light therapy masque a try. The masque uses low-level light therapy with red and infrared wavelengths that penetrate deep down into the layers of your skin to help stimulate cell growth. If you struggle with rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, or acne, iderma can help! Use the masque for just three, eight-minute sessions per week and you’ll start seeing results in as little as four weeks, or up to 12 weeks. By stimulating the growth of cells and to produce additional collagen, our professional skin care product can even reduce deep wrinkles and minimize fine lines and pore size. While you should still see a dermatologist for conditions that are persistent, the LED light therapy masque can give you more youthful, radiant skin.Learn more about how the technology works here and order a masque for yourself today.