Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. It’s a harmless skin disorder of the sebaceous (oil) glands, where the sebaceous gland becomes enlarged. These harmless bumps often appear soft, yellowish in colour with a cauliflower-like or donut-shaped appearance ranging in size from 2 to 3mm. They usually appear on the forehead and cheeks in fair-skinned people who have dealt with oily or combination skin over the years.
November is officially designated as National Healthy Skin Month in the US. All month long, people are encouraged to learn about the functions of skin and how to keep it healthy. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) first implemented November as healthy skin month in order to raise awareness about the importance of keeping skin fresh, hydrated and healthy all year round.
Melasma is a form of facial pigmentation stimulated by hormone disturbances, like pregnancy and birth control pills and UV exposure make it worse. However, the underlying hormone responsible is melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH). This hormone increases the production of melanin, which is responsible for darkening the skin.
Melasma appears on the face, especially on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lip. Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years.
Facial redness can occur due to small, discrete, red blood vessels called Telangiectasia, these are more commonly referred to as broken capillaries. Diffuse redness most commonly affects the nose, forehead, and cheeks. Common causes include genetics, aging, hormonal changes, ultraviolet exposure, extreme climate changes or lifestyle factors. Diffuse redness is often associated with a condition called rosacea, diagnosis is typically between 35 and 55 years of age. Whilst there is no cure for Rosacea there are effective treatment options to control the condition.
Skin aging is influenced by several factors, including genetics, environmental exposure, hormonal changes, and metabolic processes. In humans, structual and functional changes attributable to aging and more visibly evident in the skin than in any other organ.
Intrinsic (internal factors) aging, or your natural aging process, begins appearing in your mid-20's:
Dimethicone is a non-greasy occlusive silicone based polymer that is a man-made synthetic molecule made up of repeating units called monomers. It also has been shown time and time again to be non-comedogenic, yet it provides a significant amount of emollience and coverage to the skin, without adding any heaviness.
As we age our cycle of cell production slows down to about 45-60 days in our 40's and 50's and further slow down to 60-90 days in our 50's and 60's. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that has been used for anti-aging and acne clients for years. Retinol stimulates the metabolism of skin cells and encourages collagen production. Retinol is much gentler when absorbed within the skin and it’s converted into tretinoin (the acid form of vitamin A, also known as retinoic acid).
I'm so excited to announce that BOSA sold the building in August and I don't have to move. BUT, I am expanding and moving to a bigger office within the same building at the end of October 2017.
Medical Esthetics by Katie has been under going a quiet rebranding during this stressful time as I try to decide where to move, what does my new vision of my business looks like etc. I want to Thank You for your support during this time, and I look forward to showing you the new space November 1, 2017.