Raise your hand if you are 100% satisfied with your skin. If your hand is up, congratulations! You are in the minority. The fact is, most men and women have at least a thing or two they would rather change about their skin, or an ongoing skin issue, that requires their care and attention. Without further ado, here are our picks for the 8 biggest women’s skin concerns.
1. Skin Cancer (Melanoma)
It can be tempting to think that women do not need to worry as much about melanoma. Men are indeed more likely to develop melanoma, but it does not tell the whole story. “An estimated 7,230 people (4,740 men and 2,490 women) will die of melanoma in the U.S. in 2019.” Women should be sure to take the necessary precautions including covering up, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and using the appropriate sunscreen.
2. Stretch Marks
Striae, more commonly known as stretch marks, and incredibly common. Stretch marks are actually superficial scars that form when skin expands or contracts very quickly. They are commonly associated with pregnancy, rapid weight gain, or growth spurts in girls. There are many topical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that can help women improve the visible appearance of stretch marks.
3. Acne Breakouts
Anyone can get acne. It is most commonly found in teenagers and young adults, but acne can affect women of any age, ethnicity, and background. Thankfully, the number of treatments for acne has greatly expanded in recent years. Acute treatments, holistic treatment methods, and cosmetic treatments can be great options depending on patient preference and the unique situation.
4. Dry Skin
Dry skin is the most common skin condition on earth. So much so that many of us don’t even consider it a “condition”. It is certainly true that most dry skin is nothing more than a minor inconvenience. However, dry skin can lead to real skin damage, cracks, bleeding, compromised immunity, and other problems. Treating dry skin with the appropriate moisturizer(s) and avoiding bad skin habits like long, hot showers, is generally enough. If dry skin becomes a long-term problem, dermatologists have options to help struggling patients.
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease with the hallmark symptoms of redness, swelling, and irritated skin. Rosacea most commonly affects middle-aged women with fair complexions, but it can certainly impact any demographic. Many rosacea sufferers know that flare-ups can occur as a result of certain “triggers” including spicy foods, stress, sunlight, wind, exercise, and more. Understanding how each woman’s rosacea can be brought on and how to mitigate risk factors is critical for long-term management.
6. Fine Lines and Wrinkles
As we age, fine lines and wrinkles are a fact of life. No matter how many steps are in your Korean skincare routine, eventually, we all develop visible signs of aging. Cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists have a staggering amount of options at their disposal to deal with wrinkles and fine lines including microdermabrasion, laser treatments, botox treatments, anti-aging serums, plasma skin tightening, and much more
7. Varicose Veins/Spider Veins
Over 23 percent of American adults are estimated to have varicose veins. While varicose veins are more of a circulatory issue than a traditional skin issue, they certainly qualify as a cosmetic problem for millions of Americans. Sufferers of spider veins who want to make a change should speak to their PCP or cosmetic surgeon to review possible solutions.
8. Self-Esteem Issues
This might seem like not such a big issue compared to more tactile problems like melanoma, yet our skin health is intrinsically tied to our self-esteem. Our skin is often the first thing people notice about our physical appearance. Self-esteem is more than just waking up feeling like you’re in a Folgers commercial. Instead, a healthy and positive body image helps women and men feel great about themselves so they can live their lives to the fullest! There are several ways to both treat the other nine problems we listed above and have a more positive attitude towards our physical appearance.
SCALE 2020 Will Cover the Latest in Dermatology and Aesthetic Cosmetics
To learn more about cutting edge cosmetic procedures, laser tech, esthetic dermatology and much more, join us from July 22-25, 2020 for our annual Music City Scale Conference! SCALE is the premier multidisciplinary meeting for aesthetic medicine, surgery and dermatology in the United States. Join other industry professionals to discuss industry trends, emerging technologies, and more!
While our list is always expanding, click here to view our current exhibitors and sponsors for 2020. To register, follow this link. We look forward to seeing you this summer for the cosmetics industry event of the year!
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