Much of what we do here at Dr. Mariano Busso’s Miami-Coconut Grove aesthetic dermatology clinic is focused on improving appearance and addressing skin imperfections. Many of these imperfections and issues – like wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin – are part of the natural aging process or the result of environmental factors, and we can help turn back the hands of time with a wide array of procedures and treatments. But many of the dermatological problems we help with are chronic medical conditions which can not only leave patients feeling less than beautiful but can be uncomfortable or painful as well.
Here are five of the most common skin conditions which bring people to our clinic for treatment:
Acne breakouts are caused by the sebaceous glands in your skin which secrete an oily or waxy substance, called sebum, which lubricates and waterproofs the skin and hair.
Sometimes things go wrong, however, and the blockage of a hair follicle prevents sebum from leaving the skin. This can cause bacteria to grow below the skin surface which can, in turn, cause blemishes, blackheads, and breakouts, all of which fall under the troublesome label of acne. While most commonly experienced and associated with the teenage years, acne can affect people of any age.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that mostly affects the face. From a distance, rosacea appears as red splotches. Up close, however, rosacea is a cluster of pustules or bumps. Some people even experience sores that look like blisters or acne and may also have a red nose or a burning sensation on the skin. Around 14 million Americans suffer from rosacea.
People living with Psoriasis typically experience red, itchy, and scaly patches on their skin. This condition, usually caused by genetics, is not contagious but it is extremely common.
Also known as Atopic Dermatitis, eczema is a skin condition which can cause a red, itchy rash. Psoriasis may also cause thinning or balding when it develops near the scalp. According to the National Eczema Foundation, an estimated 30 million Americans live with this chronic condition.
There is a reason there is such a big market for dandruff shampoos. Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a widespread and embarrassing skin condition experienced by both young children and adults. Genetics, stress, dry weather, and certain types of skin-based yeast may all play a role in the development of dandruff.
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The good news about all of these conditions is that while they may not be curable, they are treatable. With medication and other strategies implemented in consultation with an experienced dermatologist, the prominence and impact of these disorders can be dramatically minimized.
Dr. Mariano Busso is a worldwide leader and innovator in the treatment of these skin conditions and the dermatological techniques which can improve appearance, self-esteem, and quality of life. Call our Miami-Coconut Grove clinic today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation.