Acne is the term for the blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that can appear typically on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Thirty million Europeans currently have acne, making it the most common skin disease in the EU. While it affects mostly teenagers, and almost all teenagers have some form of acne, adults of any age can have it. Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress. Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of lesions, skin type and the patient's age and lifestyle, but on average results are visible in six to eight weeks. Options include: Topical Medications - Oral Antibiotics - Hormonal Therapy - Accutane - Peels - Laser and Light Treatments - Patients with mild acne can supplement treatment at home by washing with warm water and a mild soap twice a day and/or using a topical over-thecounter acne medication.
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that causes redness and swelling on the face and also occasionally the scalp, neck, ears, chest, back and/or eyes. Although it can affect anyone, rosacea typically appears in light-skinned, lighthaired adults aged 30-50. Symptoms range from red pimples, lines and visible blood vessels to dry or burning skin and a tendency to flush easily, but many people find that the emotional effects of rosacea - i.e. low self-confidence and avoidance of social situations - are more difficult to handle than the physical ones. It is not yet known what causes rosacea and the disease is not curable, although it can be treated in many ways, including topical and oral medications, laser therapy and laser surgery. Early detection and intervention are essential to achieve the most effective results, or to reduce the severity of symptoms if rosacea has already progressed.
Known as nevi (singular ''nevus''), moles and other birthmarks are benign pigmented spots or patches of skin that range in color from tan, brown and black (moles) to red, pink or purple (vascular nevi, such as strawberry hemangiomas or port wine stains). Though most birthmarks are harmless, they may develop into cancer. Moles exhibiting any of the following warning signs should be examined by a professional immediately: Larger than six millimeters - Itches or bleeds - Rapidly changes in color, size or shape - Has multiple colors - Is located where it can't be easily monitored, such as on the scalp - Depending on their depth, location and color, as well as the patient's skin type, age and other factors, treatment for benign but unattractive birthmarks may take the form of laser or pulsed light therapy, microdermabrasion or surgical excision.
Eczema is a term used to describe a group of inflamed skin conditions that result in chronic, relapsing and very itchy rashes. About thirty million people in the EU suffer from some form of eczema, including 10 to 20 percent of all infants. Symptoms vary from person to person but often include dry, red, itchy patches on the skin which, when scratched, tend to break out in rashes. Objects and conditions that trigger itchy eczema outbreaks may include rough or coarse materials touching the skin, excessive heat or sweating, soaps, detergents, disinfectants, fruit juices, dust mites, animal saliva and danders, upper respiratory infections and stress. Treatment involves the restriction of scratching, use of moisturizing lotions or creams, cold compresses and anti-inflammatory corticosteroid creams and ointments. If this proves insufficient, physicians may prescribe corticosteroid medication, antibiotics to combat infection or sedative antihistamines. Phototherapy is a common procedure to reduce rashes, as are tar treatments (though messy). For severe cases, drugs such as cyclosporine A may be recommended
About two million people in the EU are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the EU. According to current estimates, forty to fifty percent of Europeans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once. Although anyone can get skin cancer, the risk is if you have fair skin that freckles easily - often with red or blond hair and blue or light-colored eyes. The two most common kinds of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. (Carcinoma is cancer that begins in the cells that cover or line an organ.) Basal cell carcinoma accounts for more than ninety percent of all skin cancers in the United States. It is a slow-growing cancer that seldom spreads to other parts of the body. Squamous cell carcinoma also rarely spreads, but it does so more often than basal cell carcinoma. However, it is important that skin cancers be found and treated early because they can invade and destroy nearby tissue.
Warts are normally noncontagious skin growths caused by viruses. Different warts respond to different treatments. Some go away on their own. Salicylic acid products (in the form of drops, gels, pads and bandages) can help selftreatment of many warts by dissolving the keratin protein that makes up the wart and the dead skin above it. Others can be removed via liquid nitrogen freezing or electrical stimulation. Surgery may be recommended for painful or large warts that do not respond to these treatments.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive sweating that occurs in up to 1% of the population. The excessive sweating can occur in the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), or in the feet (plantar hyperhidrosis). Although nobody understands the exact cause of this excessive sweating in specific individuals, it is known that the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. The initial treatment for hyperhidrosis is usually medical and does not involve surgery. Another treatment is iontopheresis. This consists of a treatment of electrical stimulation, usually in the hands. A newer treatment for hyperhidrosis is BOTOX®. When a small amount of BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is injected into the armpits or palms, it stops those areas from getting clammy and sweaty. BOTOX® injections, however, are only temporary and have to be repeated two to three times a year.
Reverse sun damage and turn heads. We specialize in bringing innovative, high quality skin renewal treatments. What this means to you is the ability regain younger, better-looking skin. As a native to Cyprus Dr Michaelides, understands the impact of daily sun exposure can have on the skin. Our procedures help you achieve a fresher, better look. We specialize in a variety of techniques, especially procedures that are non-ablative/non-invasive, to help you achieve those results. Our dermatologist travel the world for advanced training and consults with some of the worlds best physicians to help educate and provide you with the most effective and up- to-date treatment plan. We feel that a team approach works best to help you achieve a younger, fresher look. Our staff is a dedicated, experienced medical professional that will help you better understand the needs of your skin. Providing high quality service, in a comfortable, private atmosphere is extremely important to us. We will do our best to give you total satisfaction. Please explore our web site to find out how we can help you or call us at 22871110.
BOTOX or botulinum toxin type A, is a protein commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. BOTOX injections block nerve impulses, weakening muscles to relax wrinkles and give the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX may also be useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms.
Peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. There are three types of peels, ranging from mild to strong - alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), tricholoroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol - and formula strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look.
Spider veins, or telangiectasias, are small, thin, blood vessels visible beneath the skin. They appear most commonly on the face and legs and may look like a series of lines, tree branches, or a spider- or web-like shape with a dark center. Spider veins are caused by a variety of factors, including heredity, pregnancy (and other conditions that involve changes in hormone levels), weight gain, long periods of standing, and certain medications. They often appear red or blue, and because they form on the face, thighs, calves and ankles, many patients are bothered by the way they look. Others seek medical treatment for uncomfortable symptoms such as aching, burning, swelling and cramping.
Juvederm is designed to smooth wrinkles, sculpt lips and shape facial contours. It is a clear transparent gel composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that is found throughout your body. This acid is not of animal or human origin, which means that there is no risk of allergic reaction. The most common areas for a Juvederm treatment are the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and the nasolabial folds (from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth). With its unique ability to bind with water, Juvederm, remains in your skin for many months.