Welcome to VitaSkin Medical Clinic
VitaSkin Medical Clinic is the answer to all your beauty wishes; here, where only medically-qualified and experienced practitioners attend to your health and beauty needs, treatments are made suitable for both men and women. As one of the top ranked aesthetic clinics around the metro, VitaSkin offers a wide range of services that aim to enhance not only your physical appearance but your total well-being as well. The team of VitaSkin takes great pride in providing accurate assessments to satisfy your every need and in delivering high quality treatment that will surely exceed your expectations.
Our services vary to address your wishes: From our facials to body enhancement programs; from slimming programs to hair removals; from Botox to Fillers; from sclerotheraphy to peelings; from aesthetics to medical. Our Aesthetic Physicians shall be more than happy to beautify you.
COPING WITH SUMMER SKIN PROBLEMS
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Photoaging and photodamage (dermatoheliosis) are synonymous terms used to describe the alterations in the structure, function, and appearance of the skin as a result of prolonged or repeated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or other sources. The changes of photoaging are superimposed on the changes caused by chronological aging and are responsible for many of the unwanted "age-associated" features of the skin appearance. Sun-protected but aged skin is thin and less elastic, but otherwise largely unblemished and smooth. By contrast, photodamaged skin on the exposed parts of the body such as the face, neck, hands and forearms is characterized by:
• Fine and coarse wrinkles.
• Mottled hyperpigmentation (uneven discoloration of the skin).
• Laxity (looseness).
• Sallowness (a yellow discoloration of the skin).
• Telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels).
Mottled hyperpigmentation is a heterogenous condition ranging from freckles to actinic lentigines or "age spots", all of which arise from excessive sun exposure. Invariably, there is an increase in melanin deposition in the epidermis. The condition is harmless, but cosmetically embarrassing for some people.
The causes of photoaging are multifactorial and depend on age, sex, skin photo type, skin color, and geographic location. In general, the fairer and less pigmented the skin, the greater the risk for photoaging and other sun-induced skin problems, including skin cancer.
Excessive exposure to UV radiation-for instance, by sunbathing-contributes to adverse effects such as sunburn and suppression of cellular immunity in the short term photoaging and skin cancer in the long term.
Photodamage in men is associated with outdoor occupations and activities. Unlike intrinsic aging, extrinsic aging may be prevented or partially reversed by sun avoidance and applying sunscreens and sunblock. There is also an association between smoking with facial wrinkling in both men and women.
Although photoaging cannot be considered a medical illness requiring intervention, concerns about aging and skin damage that affect quality of life are becoming increasingly common. In some cases, concerns about physical appearance can lead to difficulties with interpersonal relationships, ability to work, and self-esteem. In societies in which the aging population is growing and a high value is placed on the maintenance of a youthful appearance, there is a growing desire for the interventions that ameliorate the visible signs of aging.
It has been estimated that the incidence of both short-term and long-term hazards of UV radiation can be reduced by nearly 80% over a person's lifetime if sunscreens are applied generously to the skin.
Other treatments that may help prevent photoaging include sunscreens, retinoid, antioxidants including vitamin C and E and beta-carotene, alpha-hydroxyl acids, and estrogen. Photoaging had been thought to be irreversible. However, during the last decade it has been recognized that some topical compounds, non-surgical and surgical procedures can improve age-related skin damage. Nowadays, a variety of topical, oral agents, common interventions recommended by dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons include facelifts, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, botox injections, collagen injection, and chemical peeling.