In our dermatology clinics at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, easy bruising & thin skin are common issues we hear about from our patients. As we age, these changes are seen more often. Most of the cases we see are in individuals over 50 to 60 years of age. Because this is so common, we wanted to prepare this information with details about why easy bruising & thin skin occur and what to do about it.
Most of the time, eczema (atopic dermatitis) is at its worst in the winter. Yet in some cases in hot weather when the body temperatures soar, eczema may be worse for certain people. There are several reasons for this skin condition to worsen for eczema sufferers. In some cases, eczema can be made worse by ultraviolet light. Usually this is not the case, but a small number of patients will experience flaring of their eczema when exposed to ultraviolet light through any source, particularly sunlight.
Psoriasis vs eczema are two of the most common rashes that dermatologists see in practice. In most cases, these two conditions can be easily distinguished, but sometimes even the best dermatologist in Omaha can be challenged.
We are all blessed with moles, some people more than others. And moles come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and colors. They are generally medium to dark brown but can also be skin-colored or black. The majority of moles are flat, relatively even in color and regular in shape. Some moles are raised and these are usually soft to touch and lighter in color.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) What & Where?
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a long-lasting dry skin disease where affected patients have a certain type of rash with itching as well as a personal or family history of:
- hay fever
The itchy skin is due to this disease can be very disruptive to one’s life, causing psychological distress and depression, reduced sleep, and diminished quality of life.
At Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands, we are particularly interested in the treatment of acne. Because of this, we have organized our focus on acne into the Acne Institute of Omaha.
In addition to state-of-the-art patient care and research, education of patients is the third major facet of the Acne Institute. Our care of acne patients over the last decade, we have identified many different and common acne misconceptions, both in teen and adult sufferers as well as the parents of teen acne patients. In this blog, we want to zero in on and explore some of the more common acne misconceptions.
Now that our earlier blog highlighted what rosacea is, let’s look at how it is treated. Several new Rosacea treatment options have come to the market in recent years. But any discussion about Rosacea treatment would be incomplete without first reviewing some things that may make the condition worse.
Have you ever flushed with embarrassment? It turns out the tendency towards the most common type of rosacea is based on this issue—flushing and blushing. Though the line is blurred between having this predisposition versus having full blown rosacea, the best dermatologists recognize that this skin problem.
In addition to its immediate effects on the skin, acne can cause some long-term alterations which are unpleasant. One of the most common things we see at Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands caused by acne is darkening in the skin—known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These acne dark spots are especially common in people with darker complexions. Though in most cases these darkened areas are not permanent, they can last for a very long time, mimicking scarring. The good news is there are dark spot correctors to help speed their clearance from the skin.