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What Are Skin Conditions We Can Treat At Philosophy Of Beauty?

If you have acne, melasma, rosacea, or scarring, Philosophy Of Beauty is ready to offer curated, state-of-the-art beauty solutions for your aesthetic goals.

Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. It usually appears on the face, chest, back, and shoulders. Acne can manifest in various forms, such as blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, and nodules. It is most prevalent during adolescence but can also occur in adulthood, and can be exacerbated by hormonal changes, stress, diet, and certain medications. Acne is most common in teenagers, but some people have this skin condition well into adulthood.

Depending on the person, acne can be caused by hormones, genetics, stress, diet, or environmental factors. Dermatologists and other professionals refer to acne as comedones. There are several types of acne, which include:

  • Whiteheads. A plugged hair follicle remains beneath the skin and produces a white bump.
  • Blackheads. A plugged hair follicle reaches the surface of the skin and opens up. The black or darkish color is the result of the trapped sebum being exposed to air.
  • Papules. An inflamed lesion. Small and pink in appearance. Can be tender when touched.
  • Pustules. Also known as pimples. This is a papule with either white or yellow pus. May be red at the base.
  • Nodules. This is a large, solid lesion that is painful and lodged deep within the skin.
  • Cystic acne. This is a pus-filled lesion that is deep in the skin and painful.

Acne scars are the result of skin and underlying tissues trying to repair themselves after the damage of acne. Depending on whether your body produces too much collagen or too little collagen, it can create a scar:

  • Raised acne scars. The result of too much collagen production. These types of acne scars are more common in people of color.
  • Depressed acne scars. The result of too little collagen production. A pit forms as the skin heals.

The risk of developing acne scars varies. It can be more likely, depending on:

  • If one or more family members have acne scars.
  • If someone does not treat inflammatory acne.
  • If someone has painful acne cysts or nodules.
  • If someone pops, squeezes, or picks at their acne.

Melasma is a noncontagious skin condition in which brown or blue-gray patches can appear on the face. This condition can be the result of excessive sun exposure or the hormone changes someone undergoes when they either are taking birth control or are pregnant. This pigmentation can occur on the forehead, chin, cheeks, or upper lip area. Though most clients want to address melasma on the face, melasma pigmentation can also occur on the neck, arms, or elsewhere on the body.

Melasma is non-cancerous (benign). Melasma pigmentation can lighten during the wintertime but be darker during the summer. The condition can fade after a few months, last for years, clear up on its own, or even come back after having been corrected. A good way to prevent melasma is by using sun protection, no matter your skin tone.

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes reddened skin, a rash, or broken blood vessels on the nose and cheeks. This chronic condition is very common and can be triggered by stress or excessive sun exposure. Approximately 14 million people in the United States have rosacea. It is believed that this skin condition can be genetic and exacerbated by environmental factors. Rosacea commonly affects:

  • Both men and women with fair skin. It is theorized that rosacea may be underdiagnosed in people with deeper skin tones.
  • Women between the ages of 30-60, especially during menopause.
  • People with a history of rosacea in their family.

Rosacea can also affect and irritate the eye area. If someone with rosacea experiences redness, itchiness, soreness, or swelling of the eyes, it is best that they consult a medical professional immediately to prevent any serious damage or loss of vision.

Philosophy Of Beauty offers a range of luxurious beauty treatments and procedures to address your skin concerns so that you can invest in yourself and feel your best. Our services include HydraFacials, Skin Resurfacing, Microneedling, Chemical Peels, Injectables and laser treatments.

Philosophy Of Beauty is conveniently located in North York and serving Vaughan, Thornhill and the Greater Toronto Area, offers a range of treatments for the face and body to enhance your confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, please give us a call at 905-669-0306 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to discussing your unique needs and providing you with exceptional care.

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