Dermatological Conditions

Skin Conditions

At Bayside Cosmetic Medicine Clinic we offer solutions and treatments for skin conditions and dermatological disorders, whether they are causing discomfort or simply aesthetically displeasing.

What are the most common skin diseases?

Most common skin diseases:

Procedures

Acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples, and usually appears on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.


Effective treatments are available, but acne can be persistent. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.

Hives

Hives are superficial skin-coloured or pale skin swellings, usually surrounded by redness that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to 24 hours. Usually very itchy they may have a burning sensation.

Actinic keratosis

Actinic keratosis usually appears in areas most exposed to the sun and can be characterized by a scaly or crusty patch of skin. It is considered precancerous and is a reflection of abnormal skin cell development due to DNA damage by short-wavelength UVB

Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that affects the face and results in flushing, redness, pimples, swelling and small superficial dilated blood vessels. While not curable, treatment usually improves symptoms.


Treatment options include topical creams, oral anti-inflammatory antibiotics or laser and LED light treatments.

Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a group of skin conditions in which there are inflamed hair follicles. The result is a tender red spot, often with a surface pustule. It can be due to infection, occlusion, irritation and various skin diseases.


Folliculitis may be superficial or deep and can affect anywhere there are hairs, including chest, back, buttocks, arms, and legs. Treatment consists of various creams to fight off or control infection and reduce inflammation. It can also be treated through minor surgery and laser hair removal.

Boils

Boils (also called furuncles) are a deep form of bacterial infection of a hair follicle. They present as one or more tender red spots, lumps or pustules. Careful inspection reveals that the boil is centered on a hair follicle.


Boils are usually treated using home remedies, however, if the skin condition is severe, a doctor may prescribe some antibiotics.

Carbuncle

If there are multiple heads, the lesion is called a carbuncle. Large boils form abscesses, which involve an accumulation of pus. Cellulitis (ie, infection of the surrounding tissues) may also occur, and this may cause fever and illness.


Carbuncle is usually treated through antibiotics, pain relievers and antibacterial soaps. If the carbuncle is persistent, it can be removed using surgery.

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a serious infection and should be treated immediately. It is characterized by painful, swollen, red skin that is tender and warm to the touch. It spreads rapidly and is caused by fungi or bacteria which enter the body through cuts or cracks in the skin.


Cellulitis is usually treated with prescribed antibiotics. If you’re experiencing chills, fever, or a red streaking from the rash then you could have a serious infection and need urgent medical attention.

For a thorough skin consultation and to get started on your treatment, call Bayside Cosmetic Medicine Clinic on (07) 3667 8970 today.

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