A small benign tumor that forms primarily in areas where the skin forms creases, such as the neck, armpit, and groin. They may also occur on the face, usually on the eyelids. Acrochorda are harmless and typically painless, and do not grow or change over time. Though tags up to a half-inch long have been seen, they are typically the size of a grain of rice. The surface of an acrochordon may be smooth or irregular in appearance and is often raised from the surface of the skin on a fleshy stalk called a peduncle. Microscopically, an acrochordon consists of a fibrous core, sometimes also with fat cells, covered by an unremarkable epidermis. However, tags may become irritated by shaving, clothing or jewelry.
A Milium (plural milia), also called a milk spot or an oil seed, is a keratin-filled cyst that can appear just under the epidermis or on the roof of the mouth. Milia are commonly associated with newborn babies but can appear on people of all ages. They are usually found around the nose and eyes, and sometimes on the genitalia, often mistaken by those affected as warts or other STDs. Milia can also be confused with stubborn whiteheads.
In children, milia often disappear within two to four weeks. In adults they may require removal by a physician, dermatologist, or an esthetician.
Telangiectasia are small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin or mucous membranes, measuring between 0.5 and 1 millimeter in diameter. They can develop anywhere on the body but are commonly seen on the face around the nose, cheeks, and chin. They can also develop on the legs, specifically on the upper thigh, below the knee joint, and around the ankles.
Acquired telangiectasia, not related to other venous abnormalities, for example on the face and trunk, can be caused by factors such as environmental damage such as that caused by sun or cold exposure.
Sebaceous hyperplasia is a common, benign condition of sebaceous glands in adults of middle age or older. Lesions can be single or multiple and manifest as yellowish, soft, small papules on the face (particularly nose, cheeks, and forehead). Sebaceous hyperplasia occasionally also occurs on the chest. Lesions of sebaceous hyperplasia are benign, with no known potential for malignant transformation, but may be associated with non melanoma skin cancer in transplantation patients.
There is no well-known prevention for this condition. Things for instance washing one’s face regularly in order to help keep the face clear of excess oil and dirt is a good tip to help with prevention and can help to prevent these lesions but not all of them. Facial peels as well as light therapy can help to prevent this condition.
Cherry angiomas are made up of clusters of capillaries at the surface of the skin forming a small round dome ("papule"), which may be flat topped. They range in color from bright red to purple. When they first develop, they may be only a tenth of a millimeter in diameter and almost flat, appearing as small red dots. However, they then usually grow to about one or two millimeters across, and sometimes to a centimeter or more in diameter. As they grow larger, they tend to expand in thickness, and may take on the raised and rounded shape of a dome.
Cherry angiomas appear spontaneously in many people in middle age but can also, although less common, occur in young people. They can also occur in an aggressive eruptive manner in any age. The underlying cause for the development of cherry angiomas is not understood, much because of a lack of interest in the subject. This is probably because they rarely are caused by an internal malignancy.
Treatment with the SKIN CLASSIC is fast, easy and effective in treating minor skin irregularities with very specific high frequency energy that allows thermal vaporization without all the invasive typical medical interventions and with minimal to no impact to surrounding tissue.