Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection of infants and young children. Adolescents and adults are less often infected. Molluscum contagiosum presents as clusters of small round bumps on the skin. They mostly arise in warm moist places, such as the armpit, groin or behind the knees. The bumps range in size from 1 to 6 mm and may be white, pink or brown. They often have a waxy, pinkish look with a small central pit. There may be few or hundreds of spots on one individual.
During the first of the year (also known as Sign Up for a Gym Membership or Start a Cleanse Month), the majority of resolution-makers will vow to start exercising and eating better. If you fall into this category but are already thinking that maybe a seven-day-a-week training schedule and surviving on quinoa all year is not happening, here are some of the simplest, easiest tips for dropping pounds—no personal trainers, crash diets, or fancy weight rooms required.
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Dark spots? Zap. Redness of the skin? Zap. Lasers are more effective than ever, and for nearly every skin issue under the sun. Read ahead to learn more about photo facial, and if it is the right treatment for you.
How does a laser work? Unlike the white light from a bulb that is a blend of all the colors of the rainbow, a laser is a focused beam of light that has just one color. When its intense rays target a problem area on the skin (a brown spot, a scar, an unwanted hair follicle), the laser's light can destroy that pigment or tissue while sparing the skin around it.
Actinic keratosis may not be a term as familiar as skin cancer or melanoma, but there is good reason to familiarize ourselves with it. Without treatment, actinic keratoses can lead to skin cancer. It is considered a precancerous skin condition, serving as a serious warning sign that you are at an increased risk for skin cancer. The most common cause of actinic keratoses is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, which is why it is also known as "solar keratosis". The UV light from tanning beds can also lead to an increased risk of developing these lesions.