Your skin is actually the largest organ in your body, and it protects us from bacteria, regulates our body’s temperature, and provides us with the ability to touch and feel. The skin has many layers and is a truly amazing part of our biology, but it can also be the host to many different conditions (or defects). While dermatologists disagree on the prevalence of certain skin conditions, there are a few that are quite common. Read on to learn more, and if you’re concerned about skin care in Denver, Dr. Fante and the Fante Eye & Face Centre can help.

Acne

While it’s most often associated with teenagers, it is possible for people to suffer with acne well into their twenties and thirties. If you suffer from white heads, black heads, pimples, or excessively greasy skin, you have acne. There are numerous treatments available for acne today, but it is important you find the right treatment that works for you.

Skin Cancer

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, nearly 5 million people in the United States are treated for skin cancer annually. There are many different types of skin cancer, however there are certain steps you can take to protect your skin against all of them. One is to always wear sunscreen. Even if it’s cloudy outside, your skin will still be exposed to the sun’s damaging rays. Just because you can’t see the sun, doesn’t mean it’s not affecting your skin. As tempting as it can be to have a nice dark tan, avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds or booths expose your skin to damaging UV rays that can cause cancer.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes the development of red, scaly, and itchy patches on your skin. These patches most often occur on the elbows and scalp, but it can appear anywhere on your skin. There are many different kinds of psoriasis, and your dermatologist may need to examine a piece of your affected skin under a microscope to determine what type you have. There are treatments available, however, and once the type of psoriasis is determined, you can discuss with your doctor what treatments will work best for you.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a very common skin condition that affects the skin of the face. However, many people don’t even realize they have the disorder. Because rosacea affects the skin on the face, it is quite life altering. Many people suffer from depression because of the facial redness and skin thickening it causes. If you think you might suffer from rosacea, here are some signs and symptoms to look for:

  • Facial redness
  • Eye irritation
  • Enlarging of the nose
  • Swollen red bumps

If you’d like to learn more about these or other skin conditions and how they are treated, please contact the experienced cosmetic surgery team at the Fante Eye & Face Centre today to schedule a consultation. We specialize in skin care in Denver and surrounding areas and can help you if you’re suffering from any number of common skin conditions.