Acne is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It most commonly appears on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. This can be distressing and annoyingly persistent because acne lesions heal slowly. It might be very persistent as it is a multifactorial disease.
Depending on the severity, acne can cause emotional distress and lead to scarring. Thankfully, effective treatments are available, and the earlier treatment is started, the lower the risk of lasting physical and emotional damage. Acne is treatable, but it’s important to address it early to minimize the risk of further skin damage. It begins already with a good skincare routine.
Dr. Liv can help you address your acne and will discuss the available options with you during a consultation. To learn more about how to treat acne and which products to use without causing too much irritation, make an appointment online (skin analysis) or call us during our phone hours at 0041 44 211 88 11. Please bring all your skincare products with you.
Rosacea is a very common skin condition that causes redness on your face and often produces small, red bumps. Its exact cause is unknown. Genetic predisposition combined with sun exposure is a common cause. Furthermore, the mite demodex was recently discovered as a cause as well.
The biggest triggers for rosacea are sun exposure, extreme temperature changes, stress, heavy exercise, certain cosmetics and skincare products as well as spicy food and alcohol consumption. If it remains untreated, rosacea tends to worsen over time. Rosacea signs and symptoms might flare up for a few weeks or months and then diminish before flaring up again. It affects women as much as men and can occur at any age, but it usually develops later in adulthood – in the 30s or mid-40s. Unfortunately, rosacea is often mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction or other skin problems.
While there’s no cure for rosacea, treatments can control and reduce the signs and symptoms. If you experience persistent redness on your face, make an appointment online or call us during our phone hours at 0041 44 211 88 11. Please bring all your skincare products with you.
Mole screening is an important prevention step. You should have your moles checked by a dermatologist at least once a year. Skin cancer is the most common cancer. In Switzerland, more than 16,000 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every year.
Moles can change in number and appearance. Some fade over time, others seemingly appear out of nowhere. If you notice a change in size, form and colour, it’s important that you get it checked by a dermatologist. A check-up is also essential before considering beauty treatments like lasers etc.