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Skin Conditions

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Do you cover your face with a lot of makeup to hide your spots? Or, do you have tiny scars where you have tried to squeeze out of those pesky bumps? Or, have you used home remedies that have not provided lasting results?

At Gentle Touch CT, we can help you get rid of these skin conditions permanently. While they are not painful or even a health concern, these skin conditions can be irritating. It can make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, especially when they appear on your eyelids, your cheekbones, or across your nose.

If you have any questions about Skin Conditions in Bloomfield, CT. Do not hesitate to contact us in Connecticut. 

 

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Treatment

If you are plagued by these unsightly, irritating, pesky conditions on your skin such as skin tags, milia, seborrheic keratosis, cherry angiomas, or broken capillaries, and are considering getting them removed, give us a call and we will get you on the road to spot-free skin.  You will be able to resume your daily activities after treatment without any downtime, although we do ask that you keep the skin cool and avoid any heat.  Depending on the condition of the skin, multiple treatments may be necessary.  Call for a consultation today.

 

Immediate aftercare 

  • Immediately following your treatment, the skin may appear a little red and swollen at the treatment site. This is perfectly normal and will subside after a few hours.
  • The skin should be kept clean, dry, and make-up-free for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Apply a cooling gel such as Witch Hazel or Aloe Vera to the area quite liberally, this will keep the area cool and prevent infection.
  • Avoid direct heat such as hot bath or showers, saunas and exposure to sunlight or sunbeds.
  • Use a minimum of SPF 25 when in the sun.
  • Do not apply any other product to the treated area unless specifically advised to do so.
  • Avoid touching the area unnecessarily.
  • Gently wash and pat dry the area, do not rub.

 

After advanced treatments, a very fine scab may form on the areas treated.  Do not pick or rub the scab but simply let it fall off. A few days afterward the skin underneath may look a little pink and fresh, please repeat the treatment advice above. Skin will fully heal in 10-14 days.

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SKIN TAGS

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MILIA

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SEBORRHEIC KERATOSIS

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CHERRY ANGIOMAS

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BROKEN CAPILLARIES

Skin Tags

 

  • Skin tags are a common skin condition resembling a small piece of soft, hanging skin.  Derived from skin cells and composed of loose fibrous tissue they can present as either single or multiple. 

 

  • They are often hyper-pigmented color makes them more obvious and, although they are harmless, they can be irritating and, cosmetically, unattractive.

 

  • They are found on perfectly healthy people and are not directly associated with any other major medical conditions, although medical experts believe that genetics play a huge role in skin tags. Skin tags are also common amongst obese people, pregnant women, and individuals with diabetes.

 

  • Most frequently, skin tags are found on the neck where friction from necklaces, collars, and scarves are to blame or under the arms where friction from arms rubbing and seams from clothes are the initiating factor.  They get caught on jewelry or caught on your clothing/scarves.

 

  • Skin tags become particularly irritating when they develop in sensitive areas such as under the breasts or around the eye, even presenting between eyelashes and affecting vision. 

 

  • Our treatments result in immediate removal of the tag and can take only seconds depending on the size. The process of skin tag removal is quick, easy, and effective and is safe to use in all areas – even between eyelashes.

 

  • However, skin tag removal is a skill requiring much dexterity as well as a high level of experience and expertise.

 

  • It is important to choose a highly qualified professional to perform the intricate and precise work involved in skin tag removal. Working close to the eye and other areas of high risk demands a steady hand, experience, thorough training, and an excellent standard of hygiene and sterilization.

 

We provide the best Skincare service in Connecticut. 

Milia

 

  • Milia are very small, white, or yellowish bumps most often seen around the cheeks, nose, eyes, forehead, and chest and are tiny cysts filled with the protein Keratin. They are often found in groups and are harmless.

 

  • They are called Milia (plural) or Milium (singular) and most people will experience at least one in their lifetime.

 

  • Milia are irritating small, hard, round, white nodules slightly raised above skin level, formed when Keratin is trapped beneath the outer layer of the skin, forming a tiny cyst.

 

  • They often develop when the ducts [pores?] leading to the skin surface are clogged up, such as after an injury, or a blockage resulting from rich creams/products (such as sunscreen) that prevent the skin from ”breathing” as normal.

 

  • Milia can also be confused with stubborn whiteheads, but they are much harder in texture due to Keratin, a protein found in hair and nails.

 

  • Milia can appear on people of all ages, ethnicity, and genders.

 

We provide the best Skincare service in Connecticut. 

Seborrheic Keratosis

 

  • Seborrheic Keratosis can be a single growth, or there can be a cluster of growths (Seborrheic Keratoses). It is the most common type of skin growth as people age.  They usually appear at around 50 years and increase with time, but they can start at any age.  It is not known for certain how Seborrheic Keratosis is caused.  It does run in families, so genetics is a factor.

 

  • A Seborrheic Keratosis usually appears as a brown, black, or light tan growth on the face, chest, shoulder or back. The growth has a waxy, scaly, slightly elevated appearance.

 

  • It is a common type of pigmented skin patch.  Seborrheic Keratosis may start off as small rough bumps, and they gradually get thicker and develop a warty surface.

 

  • Seborrheic Keratoses do not go away on their own, but they can be removed if they become irritating or unsightly. There is no harm in treating them or not treating them as they are benign (non-cancerous) and do not become cancerous. They are not contagious and do not spread.

 

  • These growths are not painful, but on some occasions, may itch.  They can be very small, or a single growth may become larger than 1 inch.

 

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Cherry Angiomas

 

  • Cherry Angiomas are made up of small blood vessels or capillaries and are mole-like lesion or “blood-blister”.

 

  • Often known as “blood spots” or “red moles”, Cherry Angiomas or “Campbell de Morgan spots”, they can be left untreated as they are harmless but people will often want to remove them for cosmetic reasons.

 

  • A Cherry Angioma is bright red, circular or oval in shape, and small — usually ranging in size from a pinpoint to about one-fourth of an inch in diameter.

 

  • Some Cherry Angiomas appear smooth and even with your skin, while others appear slightly raised. They most often grow on the face, torso, arms, legs, and shoulders.

 

  • The exact cause of red moles is unknown, but there may be a genetic factor that makes certain people more likely to get them. They’ve also been linked to pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, certain medical conditions, and climate.

 

  • There also appears to be a relation between Cherry Angiomas and age. They often begin to appear when individuals reach 30 years old and seem to increase in size and number with age. One study noted that over 75 percent of people over 75 years old have them.

 

We provide the best Skincare service in Connecticut. 

Broken Capillaries

 

  • Broken capillaries or the “Red Vein” condition manifest themselves as thin red or pink lines that turn white under pressure. These threadlike lines can also turn blue or purple in color. The lines are usually 1 to 3mm wide. Red veins can be itchy and painful.

 

  • Broken capillaries occur when multiple blood vessels located near the skin surface get enlarged. These capillaries appear as red formations on the skin. They can occur on the nose, chin, cheeks, chest, ankles, and thighs.

 

  • When they appear on the face, broken capillaries cause redness on the face. The red veins appearing on the legs are referred to as Spider Veins because the dilated vessel develops branch-like protrusions that resemble a spider.

 

  • The widening of the capillaries can weaken the wall of the blood vessels or can disturb the normal blood flow, either of which results in the formations on the skin. Broken capillaries are common in people with sensitive skin.

 

We provide the best Skincare service in Connecticut. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our experienced staff will remove your skin conditions efficiently and effectively. At Gentle Touch CT, we can help you to restore your confidence, making you feel much better about yourself. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Call us at 860-216-6225 or Email info@GentleTouchCT.com with any concerns. Contact us to know more about our Skin Conditions service in Connecticut.