Rosacea 04 - 2021

Derm’s Dictionary

So, you’ve noticed there is something happening with your skin. You make the right decision to schedule an appointment with your dermatologist or skin care specialist. But there is a slight problem; you do not understand most of what they are saying. That is why we are happy to share with you: The Derm’s Dictionary

Epidermis2,3,4,5: The outer layer of your skin which is in constant contact with the environment. Dermis2,3,6: Lies below the epidermis and cushions the body from stress and strain. This is also where collagen and elastin are found in the skin. Subcutis2,3: The fat layer that separates the dermis from our deeper structures, i.e. muscles, which also allows for mobility and insulation.

Ways to describe what’s going on with your skin:
Papules/Pustules12,13: Red and sometimes pus-filled bumps that appear on the skin, often referred to as pimples or acne. Angiogenesis1: The growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones (especially helpful in rosacea patients). Erythema: Redness.

Products used to help your skin:
Salicylic Acid7: Works to dry out excess oils (sebum) in your pores. Non-comedogenic8: A skincare or cosmetic product that tends not to clog your pores. Fluorescent light energy9,10,11: Dynamic, non-continuous ultra-fast pulsing light. When the blue light from the Kleresca® Lamp hits our chromophore gel, the fluorescence generated penetrates the skin at multiple levels and depths.

Another helpful tip? Do not be embarrassed to ask questions or talk about all your symptoms! And we mean every single symptom. This will only help your specialist to find the perfect treatment regime for your skin.

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1. Kurz, H. (2000) ‘Physiology of angiogenesis.’, Journal of neuro-oncology. United States, 50(1–2), pp. 17–35
2. Weller, R. et al. 2015 Clinical Dermatology. Fifth Edition. Wiley Blackwell
3. Buzney, E. et al. Basic Science of the Skin Module 2008 - 2012. American Academy of Dermatology.
4. lizuka, Hajime 1994. Epidermal turnover time. Journal of Dermatological Science. 8 (3): 215-217.
5. Young, Barbara 2014. Wheater's functional histology a text and colour atlas. Else vier. pp. 160 & 17 5.
6. Marks et al. 2006. Lookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology (4th ed.). Elsevier Ine. Page 8-9.
9. Edge, D. Et al. Fluorescent Light Energy: the future for treating inflammatory skin conditions? J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2019;12(5):E61–E68
10. Jalili, A. 2018. Chromophore gel-assisted phototherapy. A novel and promising photobiomodulation therapy for facial inflammatory skin diseases and skin aging. J Ästhet Chir. 2018. Early online 20 February
11. Nielsen, Schoedt & Bak-Christensen. Clinical Evaluation – Kleresca® Biophotonic Treatments. 2017. Kleresca® Data on File

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