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Excessive Sweating, Hyperhidrosis

Excessive Sweating is an issue for many men and women alike. At AFYA Skin and Body Clinic, we believe its important to feel comfortable in your body and be able to live an active life without worrying about the embarrassing side effects of hyperhidrosis. Both underarm excessive sweating and hairline excessive sweating can be treated using Botox Hyperhidrosis.

Causes of Acne

What is acne? Acne occurs when the pores of your skin become clogged, most often on the face, neck, back, and chest. No one knows exactly why this happens, but we do know that testosterone plays a part, as does heredity.1-5 Once a pore becomes clogged, it traps skin oil inside. Bacteria grows in this oil and can cause an inflammatory response in the skin. Acne lesions can be small and hardly noticeable, have a small white or black head, or can appear red with a white/yellow center. Sometimes a clogged pore will become so inflamed that it can lead to larger, more painful lesions called nodules or cysts, which […]

Cellulite

Cellulite is a condition where underlying fat pockets appear in a dimpling pattern due to the fibrous septae that encompass the fat cells underneath the skin tissue. Dermatologists claim that cellulite may affect up to 90% of women at some point in their lives. Although cellulite can be found in both male and females, it is most common in women. There are three grades of cellulite based upon its severity: ● Grade 1 cellulite sees no clinical symptoms, but a microscopic examination of cells from the area detects underlying anatomical changes. ● Grade 2 cellulite requires the skin to show pallor (pastiness), be lower temperature, and have decreased elasticity, in […]

Types of Pigmentation

TYPES OF PIGMENTATION There are a variety of different types of hyperpigmentation that can occur in the skin. At Skin and Body Boutique, we specialize in assessing the skin to determine which type of pigmentation is present and offer you the best treatment options in the industry. Hyperpigmentation is an excess/overproduction of pigmentation/colour cells in the skin. The treatment of pigmentation must address the root cause in order for the discoloration to be corrected. Sun Spots are dark spots (usually brown) induced by sun exposure; also known as photo damage. The sun stimulates the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for producing colour in skin. Sun Spots form after years […]

Types of Rosacea and Excess Redness

There are four subtypes of Rosacea: 1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels. 2. Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts. 3. Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture. 4. Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and sty-like bumps. There are many triggers that can increase the temporary and long term severity of the rosacea on the skin. While many clients can not avoid all of the triggers, but it is good to have the information needed make the best decisions to protect your skin’s health. The following is a list of the main triggers and tips on protecting yourself: ● Sun Exposure- […]

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