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Ten percent of the population suffers from hand eczema, or hand dermatitis. This skin condition is caused by both internal and external factors that can cause inflammation. Keep reading to learn more about the condition and how it affects a person:
Hand eczema can lead to redness, itchiness, pain, dryness, and cracks in the skin. Someone suffering from the disorder might also have blisters. This condition is uncomfortable and painful and can even affect the way a person can do his or her job.
If you notice any of the symptoms of hand eczema on your body, the experts at Altman Dermatology can help you find a treatment that works. Our medical staff is here to give you the dermatological care that you need to handle issues like hand eczema or acne. To learn more about our practice or to make an appointment, visit us online or call (847) 725-0817.
Last updated 8 days ago
Autoimmune disorders occur when the body produces antibodies that attack the body. An autoimmune skin disease often cause blisters as the body attacks its own skin.
If you think you have an autoimmune disorder, you should see your dermatologist to find the best treatment option. Although the evidence of the disorder shows up externally, the real problem begins internally, which is why the dermatologist is the best option for treatment. Learn more in this video.
Altman Dermatology is here to help you find solutions for your skin issues. Whether you are suffering from an autoimmune disease or acne, we have the tools and the knowledge to improve your skin. To learn more, call (847) 725-0817.
Last updated 15 days ago
Understanding the skin is the best way to keep it looking great. Certain skin conditions can cause you to break out if not properly treated. Blackheads and whiteheads both affect the skin’s appearance. Learning the differences between these two conditions is an important aspect of acne treatment:
Blackheads develop inside of the hair follicles. Since they have a large opening at the end, they pave the way for sebum and bacteria to gather right at the surface of the skin. If these areas are not thoroughly cleaned, they will change the surrounding skin pigment to a darker color. If you have blackheads, talk to your dermatologist about cleansing products that get rid of dead skin cells. You should also use a toner that deeply cleanses the skin and keeps the pores from getting clogged, which would lead to more blackheads. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water and try to stay away from products that contain a lot of oil.
While blackheads develop on the surface of the skin, whiteheads form underneath the hair follicle. They never emerge past the skin surface, but they can be more difficult to reach. Whiteheads occur when closed pores get clogged with sebum and other pieces of cells. If you have whiteheads, your dermatologist will try to open the pores to clear them out. A diet full of fruits and vegetables can help you avoid developing white heads. Use caution with products that might contain excess oil like sunscreen.
If you have skin trouble, the experts at Altman Dermatology can help you figure out the skin care treatment for you. Whether you have acne or a chronic skin disease, we can help you find a treatment plan that brings real results. To learn more about our procedures and products or to make an appointment, visit us online or call (847) 725-0817.
Last updated 22 days ago
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. If caught early, skin cancer treatment has a high likelihood of effectively beating the disease. Keep reading to learn about common risk factors of this kind of cancer so you can protect yourself from it:
A Lighter Complexion
People with light skin are often more at risk for skin cancer than people with darker skin, especially if they sunburn easy. If you have a lighter complexion, talk to your dermatologist about the best ways to protect yourself from this harmful disease.
A Family or Personal History
When it comes to cancer, any kind of history of the disease is bad. If you know that any of your family members or you have had skin cancer, you should talk to your doctor about your risks for developing the disease. If there is a history present, you might need to be more diligent about regular checkups.
High Levels of Exposure to the Sun
The more time you spend in the sun the higher your risk for developing skin cancer. Take precautions when you go outside to protect your skin from dangerous UV rays. Wear clothing that covers your skin and use sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30.
Although it might seem like tanning booths are safer than sunbathing outside, they can actually be more dangerous. Sitting in a tanning bed greatly increases your risk for developing skin cancer.
If you think you might have skin cancer, come to Altman Dermatology for a checkup. Our skin cancer treatment gives you every opportunity to get rid of this condition and once again enjoy healthy skin. We can also have you with acne trouble and other skin conditions. For more information on our procedures, visit us online or call (847) 725-0817.
Last updated 29 days ago
Are you concerned with the appearance of small red or blue spider veins on your skin? Do you suffer from larger varicose veins that bulge above the surface of your skin? If so, you may want to consider sclerotherapy. Both spider veins and varicose veins can make you self-conscious about your appearance, and may cause you pain as well. Sclerotherapy uses an injection of a special chemical directly into the offending vein that damages the inside lining. As the vein scars, the blood supply will be cut off, minimizing its appearance and eventually reabsorbing into the body. You may need to wear compression stockings after the treatment, but otherwise you should be able to resume work and your normal daily activities very soon.
Don’t let unsightly veins cause you any more discomfort or embarrassment. Contact Altman Dermatology Associates at (847) 725-0817 to make an appointment at our Arlington Heights office to find out more about sclerotherapy. Our board-certified dermatologists will make sure you receive the best treatment possible.