What are moles and skin tags? Moles are growth on the skin that is normally brown or black in colour. They usually occur when the cells in the skin multiply rapidly in a cluster instead of spreading throughout the skin. Moles can develop anywhere on the skin, alone or in groups. Skin tags are painless, non cancerous growth on the skin. It is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin through a thin stalk called a peduncle. Skin tags are common among both men and women especially after the age of 50. The places where skin tags may appear are : Although not painful, skin tags can often become irritated from constant rubbing with clothes or jewelleries. Why remove moles and skin tags? Most moles and skin tags are harmless. Nevertheless, they do affect our self confidence and in some cases, cause discomfort. It is not recommended to try and remove your skin tags or moles at home to avoid any infection or bleeding. Instead, it’s advisable to get it checked by a professional so they can access the issue and provide the right treatment. Usually if the moles or skin tags are harmless and hindering your confidence, we would recommend getting it removed. Mole and Skin Tag Removal at Curamed Aesthetics Curamed Aesthetics offers safe and minimally invasive skin tag and mole removal treatment. Local or topical anaesthesia will be administered prior to the procedure to ensure that the procedure is comfortable. There are three
- Mar 8, 2023
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Pigmentation from high UV levels can’t be avoided in sunny Singapore, and age spots naturally comes with aging. However, we have treatments for them, through either threads, or laser, both of which are minimally invasive, and only cause mild discomfort.
- Oct 8, 2021
What is Acne Scar & What Causes Acne Scar?
What Are Acne Scars? Even after acne symptoms clear up, there may still be some discolouration or scarring left behind by those symptoms. That is known as Acne Scarring. Types of Acne Scarring Acne Scarring may range from mild “scarring” such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which refers to red or brown discoloured spots, to depressed scars, which are usually grouped into three categories, boxcar scars, icepick scars and rolling scars. Boxcar scars are wide and U-shaped with sharp edges. Rolling scars are wide with rounded edges and an irregular rolling shape. Icepick scars are deep and narrow, resembling small round or oval holes. Acne scarring usually comes in a combination of scar types. At our clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options to provide the most suitable plan for your unique skin condition. How Do You Treat Acne Scarring? Peels exfoliate the surface of the skin, which helps to improve skin texture, fill in depressed scars and clear pigmentation from within. Chemical peels cause the top layers of the epidermis to peel off, boosting cell turnover and renewal rate. How Do Chemical Peels Work? Depending on your skin condition and the depth of the pigmentation or scarring, our doctors will prescribe either milder peels such as ones using Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), or stronger peels that use trichloroacetic acid (TCA). The skin will produce more collagen in reaction to old skin peeling off, which breaks down the pigmentation and helps to “fill in” the depression left by the scar.
- Oct 7, 2020
What Cause Maskne & How To Treat
Masks have been mandated in several different nations for a while now due to Covid-19. Though masks have been effective in controlling the source of the virus, they have also been proven to be quite exasperating when it comes to our skin. With masks, I’m sure you have experienced “maskne” or acne mechanica (acne bred from the use and wear of masks). Maskne is essentially standard acne but the source of which it comes from is the environment that is being created by the masks.Occlusion and friction on the skin are a few things that occur when we wear masks for long periods of time. On top of the occlusion and friction, the breath and the sweat we produce provides our skin with a moist environment within the walls of our masks. This makes the perfect petri dish for bacteria, thus increasing the chances of breaking out. The moist environment is suitable for our excess skin oils to proliferate and for bacteria to become trapped in between our mask and our skin, thus clogging pores and breeding acne. If you’ve recently been breaking out or acne is an issue that is relatively new to you or, perhaps, your skin has gotten worse in recent weeks, you’re most likely experiencing maskne. If the treatment you’ve been using at home – such as your cleansers or moisturizers – hasn’t been working, you may want to seek clinical treatment. Your skin is your largest organ, so it’s best you take good care
- Jan 9, 2020
What is Acne & What Causes Acne?
We have been there. Staring at the mirror, eyes fixed on those small, red and painful bumps that won’t go away. A quick search online for home remedies seems to have little effect. Often called pimples, this term is simply just one type of acne. Many others remain depending on the severity of the condition. Sometimes, it is confusing because these lumps can be mistaken for other skin conditions as well. For both men and women alike, the appearance of acne is never welcomed. What is there to know about this skin condition that affects so many worldwide of all ages and genders? As they say, knowing your enemy well is half the battle won. By gaining a deeper understanding of what acne is, you can better know how to prevent it and when to seek proper treatment. What is Acne? Acne is a skin condition that occurs in people of all ages. It can be found primarily on the face, forehead, scalp, back, shoulders and chest. These areas contain the most oil glands and therefore have the greatest possibility of acne showing up. Acne can be stubbornly persistent on the skin, with more emerging after treatment. Therefore, much patience and diligence are required in the healing process. Causes of Acne When oil glands joined to hair follicles are triggered during puberty or hormonal changes, acne can occur. The hair follicle becomes plugged by oil and dead skin cells when oil production increases. This follicle grows and may burst,