The Most Effective Stretch Mark Treatment in Malaysia

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Stretch Mark Treatment

What is Stretch Mark?

  1. Stretch mark is also call striae
  2. Medically its consider as a kind of skin scarring with skin colour hue distortion
  3. Stretch marks are due to rapid tearing or stretching of dermis
  4. Commonly, it occurs at breasts, lower abdomen, thighs, hips, lower back, buttock and arms

Causes of Stretch Mark

  1. Hormonal changes during puberty
  2. Pregnancy especially at 3rd trimester
  3. Body building- rapid growth
  4. Hormone replacement therapy-steroidal influences will weaken collagen in the skin matrix and risk for stretch marks formation
  5. Obesity- rapid gaining of body weight or rapid growth

Stretch Mark Treatments

  1. Topical products
  2. Peelings
  3. Microneedling
  4. Dermoscrapping
  5. Dermabrasion
  6. Mesotherapy
  7. Vitamin injection with collagen stimulation
  8. Fractional laser resurfacing
  9. Endolift laser compaction
  10. Thread lift
  11. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  12. Hyaluronic acid therapy
  13. Radiofrequency therapy
  14. Ultrasound VASER Liposelection

Pitfall of Stretch Mark Treatment

  1. Stretch mark treatment had gone through significant evolution as compared to treatment options available centuries ago.
  2. Stretch mark treatment safety and effectiveness are greatly enhanced with the latest treatments such as thread lift and endolift laser therapy
  3. Generally, combination of techniques will enhance the treatment outcomes as well as more cost effective
  4. Stretch mark treatment can be commence as fast as 4-6 months of delivery of pregnancy
  5. Effectiveness of all stretch mark treatments are always inferior to stretch mark prevention methods such as topical products, which enhance skin vitamins and antioxidants.

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White Fordyce Spots on Lips

Fordyce Spots

  • It is a type of ectopic sebaceous gland.
  • It is commonly found as multiple white spots on lips.
  • It can presents at lips (vermillion border) , shaft of penis, foreskin of penis (called Tyson’s gland), scrotum and labia.
  • It is natural occurrences on the body and are not infectious
  • Sometime it may bring worries of STI( sexually transmitted infection), or cancer.
  • It is harmless and majority of cases do not need any treatments unless for cosmetic purposes.

 

Treatment Options

  • Topical products with salicylic acid.
  • Lasers
  • Peelings
  • Oral medications such as retinoid
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Dotting

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Lips Dermatitis

Lip Dermatitis Causes

  • Lip dermatitis can be acute, acute on chronic or chronic inflammation of the lip’s thin epidermis.
  • Due to the nature of lips, moist environment and its rapid turnover rate, lip dermatitis is usually more common in acute onset and tends to drag into chronic state by time.
  • Lip dermatitis is commonly happen in young teenage girl.

What is Perioral Dermatitis?

  • Perioral dermatitis is a common facial skin problem in which groups of itchy or tender small red papules (bumps) appear around the mouth.
  • The papules spare the skin bordering the lip (which appear pale) but develop at the sides of the chin, then spreading to include upper lip and cheek.
  • The surrounding skin maybe pink, and the skin surface often become dry.

How to Protects Your Lips and Have a Beautiful Lips?

  • Due to the nature properties of lip’s environment and skin texture, lips like to be moderately moistures to produce the attractive glowing and beautiful shape.
  • If you have a thin lips, then filler lip should be considered to volumize it and make it fuller.
  • If you have a dry lips, a proper lips stick can be consider to moist it.
  • NOTE: Saliva usually worsen the lip dermatitis/ dryness
  • If you have a cracked lip, STOP using saliva or lipstick to moist it, SHOULD get it proper medical treatment to prevent it become worsen.
  • If you want to have a more beautiful shape, several methods can be consider such as  thread lift and fillers.

 

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Oil Seeds Removal

Concerned about Some Weird Skin Growth on Face?

  • There are multiple causes for skin growth on face which can happen to everyone.
  • Skin growth on face might not be necessary only due to acne or oil seeds.
  • It could be something else.
  • So, what is the other possibilities of skin growth on face beside acne?
  • It could be:
  1. Syringomas
  2. Trichoepithelioma
  3. Viral Warts
  4. Seborrhoeic Keratosis/ Basal Cell Papilloma/ Brown Warts
  5. Molluscum Contagiosum
  6. Sebaceous Hyperplasia

Oil Seeds is a Common or Layman Terms on Majority of Growth of Skin on Face, but What are Those Skin Growths Really are?

So, What are They?

Syringomas

  • Syringomas are harmless sweat duct growth.
  • They are most commonly found in clusters on the eyelids but they also may arise elsewhere on the face such as armpits, umbilical, chest etc.
  • Syringomas may easily confused with Xanthelasma patch (Cholesterol deposits on eyelid)
  • Treatment: Often treated with laser.
  • Usually treatment with laser needs to be repeated multiple times as syringomas tends to recur.
  • Due to the lesions (syringomas) are often deep, removal with laser would probable causes scarring.

Trichoepithelioma

  • Single or multiple benign hair follicle growth arise on face after puberty.
  • The growth forms rudimentary hair follicles but do not form actual hair shafts.
  • Individual lesion might confuse with Basal Cell Carcinoma (Solitary Tumours)
  • Multiple lesions might confuse with Milias ( Small Epithelial Cysts) or Syringomas
  • Treament: Often with laser.
  • Usually treatment with laser needs to be repeated multiple times as partial removal of the lesions will usually followed by regrowth.
  • Removal with laser would probably causes scarring also.

Viral Warts

  •  Warts are skin growth that caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).
  • More than 70 HPV subtypes are found
  • Its common and spread by direct contact or auto-inocculation
  • Treatment choices such as Cryotherapy, Laser, Chemical Treatment and Electrosurgery.

Seborrhoeic Keratosis/ Basal Cell Papilloma/ Brown Warts

  • Common lesions happen in adults life
  • They appear like a pigmentation patch stick on the skin
  • Treatments choices such as Cryotherapy, Laser, Shave Biopsy and Electrosurgery.

Molluscum Contagiosum

  • Common viral skin infection affecting children. It can also happen in adults although rarer
  • Appears as cluster of small bumps especially as moist places such as armpit, behind knees and groins.
  • Frequently associated with eczema/ atopy dermatitis.
  • Treatment choices such as Cryotherapy, Laser and Chemical treatment
  • It is possible to be spontaneous resolving on its own without any treatments.

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

  • Enlarged sebaceous gland commonly seen on forehead or cheek of middle aged or elderly
  • It is a form of benign/ harmless hair follicle growth.
  • Treatments choices such as Laser and Electrosurgery.

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Psoriasis

Impact of Psoriasis

  • Psoriasis is one of the commonest dermatoses
  • Unlike atopic eczema, there is no evidence that psoriasis is becoming more prevalent.
  • Average age of onset of psoriasis is in the mid twenties although it appears at a younger age in women, maybe by 3-4 years.
  • Second peak of incidence is between the ages of 55-60 years
  • 75% occur before the age of 40 years
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis appears to be more prevalent in families of patients with psoriasis
  • 30% of patients with chronic plaque psoriasis have a family member with the disease
  • 72% concordance in monozygotic twins and 30% in dizygotes

Clinical Features of Psoriasis

  1. Chronic plaque
  2. Palmoplantar pustulosis
  3. Guttate
  4. Erythrodermic
  5. Generalised pustular

Commonest Sites

  • Scalp
  • Extensor surfaces of elbows and knees
  • Lumbo-sacral region
  • Flexures of genitalia

Other Involvements

  • Nails
  • Joints
  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Other auto-immune disease

Treatment

  1. Early detection, aggressive prevention through control of environmental factors and tight control of disease can halt the ‘metabolic march’ in psoriasis such as atopic dermatitis.
  2. 70% mild cases can be treated with topical treatments
  3. Goal of treatment is to reduce the extent or severity of psoriasis to such a level that it allows the patient to carry out their daily activities in an unhindered fashion.
  4. Psoriasis is a chronic disease which is currently incurable.
  5. Maintenance of long term patient safety will be the key to success of future treatments.

Common Topical Treatment

  1. Coal Tar
  2. Dithranol (Anthralin)
  3. Topical Corticosteroids
  4. Vitamin D3 Analogues
  5. Topical Retinoids
  6. Calcineurin Inhibitors

Second Line Treatment

  1. Phototherapy
  2. Methotrexate
  3. Ciclosporin
  4. Systemic Retinoids
  5. Hydroxyurea
  6. Azathioprine
  7. Mycophenolate Mofetil
  8. Biologics Therapies
  9. Stem Cell Therapies
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