The tiny, colourless bumps on the forehead are not rashes or pimples, but are but are pores that are clogged. Forehead bumps can be caused by the accumulation of dead skin cells, a side effect of a particular skin care product, build-up of oil or other skin debris or dandruff. They can also occur as a result of pollution or a debris build-up on an oily scalp. The last can also be part of a seborrheic dermatitis, a common skin ailment of the scalp and characterized by red, itchy rashes with flaky scales.
Treatment for forehead bumps is not invasive and just requires application of certain creams and peels in the clinic.
The human skin can get rough or flaky because of dryness, seborrhea or eczema. The skin becomes scaly and in severe cases, gets cracked. These conditions commonly occur in winter and on those parts of the body, which have lesser grease glands. If the scaly appearance and cracks do not disappear by themselves soon, medical intervention becomes necessary to make the skin healthy again.
People instinctively try to get rid of the flakes or give a smooth look to the skin by scrubbing or using rough cloths like towels. This is definitely not the right way to deal with the condition since it can lead to post inflammatory pigmentation. It may also cause dark patches to appear, especially at the temples, forehead and around the mouth. People also have the misconception that mere hydration will heal the rough or flaky skin and apply creams available in the market.
SK TruDerma and Flaky Skin
It is important to choose a cream or lotion that is compatible to your skin type. Your skin may be oil dry or water dry and only a skin expert can make the distinction. Our skin experts will study your skin thoroughly before we prescribe the lotion, cream or ointment best suited to your type of skin.
Open skin pores are often due to oily skin. Aging also tends to relax the skin, which opens up the pores. Open pores cause the skin to get dull as they prevent light from reflecting uniformly. It is crucial to treat open pores by closing them so the skin brightens up with even reflection of light.
SK TruDerma and Open Pores
Our basic remedies focus on restricting the opening of the pores. Some of the procedures we employ to this end are chemical peelings and home care remedies. Collagen is an essential protein in several parts of the body but especially the skin. The right amount of protein in the skin makes it healthier.
The opening of pores can also be restricted by physically stimulating the collagen of the skin. This can be done by micro needling, with radiofrequency, if required. Another procedure we use is monopolar radiofrequency, which also acts as an anti-aging treatment while simultaneously reducing the size of the pores.
Another popular technique we employ is the hyper-diluted Botox. The medication is injected into the skin’s layers to induce the pores to shrink in size. Botox has the ability to smoothen the skin and enhance its glow. However, the results only last for about six weeks and the process may need to be repeated from time to time.
For better results, we also use a special mixture, which we combine with platelet rich plasma (PRP). The combination improves skin luminosity and makes it tighter.
At SK TruDerma, we try to avoid treatments that are harsh on the skin. Some of these procedures are excessive steaming, severe exfoliation by scrubbing, exposing the skin to hot conditions or the use of blackhead removal strips. Such treatments make the skin vulnerable to a change in the size of the pores or open them up permanently.
Scars are skin lesions caused when the dermis, the outer, thick layer of the skin is ruptured. Scars can be caused by a number of reasons like accidental injuries, acne, surgery, burns, scratches or bites. Most scars heal themselves naturally when new tissue is formed over the skin. However, in severe cases medical intervention is required to initiate and speed up the healing process.
SK TruDerma and Scars
Scars that require treatment will not heal or vanish with the application of creams and ointments. These potions cannot physically stimulate the collagen, a protein vital for the skin. The stimulation can be achieved by our in-clinic procedures like chemical peeling or more invasive techniques like radiofrequency, micro-needling and lasers, transfusion of platelet rich plasma and the use of fillers.
However, it is important to note that since the Indian skin tone is comparatively darker, lasers should be avoided as far as possible. Preference should be given to procedures that do not affect the skin tone and complexion. This can be achieved by some of the methods mentioned above like mechanical micro-needling, PRP and radiofrequency. These increases the skin collagen and heals the scar while keeping your complexion intact.