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Research shows indoor tanning increases the risk of melanoma by 75%. Everyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin tone, although it is more common in those with light skin. Living in a sunny area can also increase the risk, even if you haven’t lived in that area for years. Having a lot of moles (especially atypical or dysplastic) increases the risk, as does getting a bad sunburn, especially if you have trouble tanning. If you’ve had it before, or have a family member that has it, this increases the risk. Medications or diseases which impair immune function or lots of x-ray treatments contribute. Exposure to chemicals such as arsenic, coal, or industrial tar, as well as chewing and smoking tobacco will all contribute to the risk of skin cancer.
Everyone has common moles, and there are other types, some of which increase the risk of melanoma. Atypical moles can look like melanoma, but are not. Many of these can be a sign of increased risk of melanoma, and they usually appear on the body but not the face. “FAMMM” is “familial atypical multiple mole-melanoma” a condition in which people have many moles. Congenital moles are moles a person is born with, and can be small or very large. There is also the spitz nevus, which can look very much like melanoma, and most of these appear on the skin in the first 20 years of a person’s life, but can develop in adults. Acquired moles are moles which appear after a person is born, typical in those with light skin.
Dr. Capek frequently provides confident second opinions to new patients who are uncertain about a previous doctors diagnosis.
Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, forming on skin after years of sun exposure. it can occur on the neck, head, hands and face, but is possible to get anywhere. People who use tanning beds have a much higher risk of getting this condition, especially earlier in life. It grows slowly and rarely spreads. It can, however, grow deep and wide, and can return, making treatment very important.
Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition caused by an overactive immune system, is much more than just dry skin. The constant discomfort, irritation, and confidence loss derived from this complex skin condition are all symptoms that can be examined and treated. With equipment like the revolutionary UVB phototherapy and advanced biologics Dr. Capek is are able to offer faster, safer, less expensive, and better overall treatment of psoriasis.
Rare Skin disorders
Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Some skin conditions are minor, and others can be life-threatening.
While most skin disorders are minor, others can indicate a more serious issue. Dr. Capek is able to diagnose a multitude of rare skins diseases and disorders from her over 30 years or medical experience.
Also called malignant melanoma, it is a kind of skin cancer which can occur in anyone, and is very likely to be cured if found early. Melanoma should treated as early as possible because it can spread quickly and be deadly. Self-examination is important, and you should look for what dermatologists call the “ABCDEs” of melanoma. Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter, and “Evolving” that is, the change over time. Dermatology of Seattle can help you learn the different traits of the moles.
Though the most common skin condition in the USA, reliable information about acne can be hard to find. Dr. Capek can help you understand acne and its available treatments.
Without treatment, spots and scars can appear on the skin. Acne can appear not only on the face but the body as well. It is also sometimes called Acne Vulgaris
Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed. There are several types of eczema: atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, nummular eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and stasis dermatitis. Eczema is very common. And in many cases, it’s also manageable. In fact, over 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. Eczema flares often show up on the backs of the knees. Living with eczema can be an ongoing challenge. The word “eczema” is derived from a Greek word meaning “to boil over,” which is a good description for the red, inflamed, itchy patches that occur during flare-ups. Eczema can range from mild, moderate, to severe.
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A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment.
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick 10-minute treatment that works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look better.
Dr. Capek is listed as a BOTOX specialist for Winchester on the official website.
Microneedling is one of the top ten most searched topics in aesthetics. Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin that triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. The process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis causes improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Microneedling is a safe, chemical-free treatment to stimulate collagen growth. When combined with radio frequency, it becomes the newest revolution in contouring and tightening for the face, neck and body, producing optimal results and little downtime. The addition of the right products as part of the treatment process ensures desired outcomes.
Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid, helping to visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, including the lines that run from your nose toward the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds) and the lines that run from the corners of your mouth toward the chin (marionette lines).
Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct
moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose
to the corners of your mouth.
Dr. Capek is listed as a Restylane specialist for Winchester on the official website.