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Rosacea – How IPL Gets Rid of Red Face, Blood Vessels and Acne

Rosacea, also called Acne Rosacea is a very common skin condition characterized by a red face. Rosacea causes flushing of the face which eventually leaves permanently enlarged visible red blood vessels and capillaries, and a red faced appearance especially on the cheeks, nose and mid face. In time raised red bumps or acne lesions also occur and Rosacea can also affect the eyes, a condition called Ocular Rosacea. In some people, after many years, Rosacea can result in Rhinophyma, a profuse proliferation of excess skin on the nose, a condition immortalized by Jimmy Durante and Wally Fields, both movie actors who were afflicted with Rhinophyma.

Recently, the use of a new light therapy called IPL or Intense Pulsed Light has revolutionized the treatment of Rosacea. The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments are very effective at closing down the enlarged blood vessels which cause the red face appearance that is seen in patients with Rosacea. IPL is gentler than laser treatments with less discomfort and no visible signs of treatment such as bruising which is so common after some laser treatments.

What Is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin illness affecting over 40 million Americans. The cause is unknown, but heredity and fair or light skin color are important pre-disposing factors. The signs of this condition are:

o Facial Flushing-Flushing of the face is usually the first sign. Flushing is particularly likely to happen after eating spicy food, drinking alcohol and coffee, and during emotional stress.

o Persistent Redness-The red faced appearance does not go away. It can look like sunburn that persists.

o Acne Bumps and Pimples- In time red bumps, pustules and acne lesions appear. These bumps can be painful and do not respond to typical acne treatment.

o Visible Blood Vessels on the Face-In time visible small red blood vessels are seen on the facial skin. They are most common on the nose, cheeks, and chin but are also seen on the forehead.

There are common triggers which can precipitate an outbreak and which can be avoided to help control outbreaks. Common triggers are:

-Sun Exposure

-Emotional Stress

-Hot Weather

-Wind

-Heavy Exercise

-Alcohol Consumption

-Hot baths

-Spicy Foods

-Irritating Skin Care Products

How Does IPL or Intense Pulsed Light Get Rid of the Red Face

IPL or intense Pulsed Light uses a bright flash of visible light to close down the blood vessels and capillaries which cause flushing and the red faced appearance. IPl uses a filter which only releases a specific color of light, one that is uniquely absorbed or picked up by the blood vessels of the skin, to hit the skin. Thus the IPL light beams only affect the dilated blood vessels on the skin and do not injure the normal skin. When the IPL light energy is absorbed by the dilated blood vessels, the dilated blood vessels are injured and close down. This removes the blood vessels, capillaries and the red appearance of the face. I use the Starlux IPL LuxGreen which utilizes the 650nm light range which is ideal for removing dilated blood vessels and reducing skin flushing. The results are truly remarkable.

The IPL is gentler than other commonly used lasers. Lasers often cause bruising and sometimes skin burns that can leave white marks on the face. These problems have limited the usefulness of the laser on the face and resulted in the IPL becoming the treatment of choice for this condition.

What Is the IPL Treatment Like?

IPL treatments are very quick, simple and relatively painless. Protective shields, like sunglasses, will be placed to protect your eyes. A soothing Gel will be placed on your skin for your comfort and to improve the effectiveness of the IPL treatment. We do not use a topical anesthetic, because it is not needed and can interfere with the effectiveness of the treatment.

The IPL treatment head will be placed against your skin and a bright flash of light is triggered to treat the red areas. The whole face will be treated with a series of flashes. You will feel a small snap as the flash hits your skin, but it is very tolerable.

After the treatment, cold packs will be placed on the skin for your comfort. Your skin may look pink for an hour or so, but no bruising or very visible skin injury is seen, as often happens with laser treatments.

You will be able to return to work and your skin usually looks quite normal after a few hours.

When Will I See Results?

We look for and see a change or darkening of the flushed areas immediately after treatment. Some very tiny areas are closed during the first treatment.

However, larger areas and skin flushing gradually decrease over about 5 weeks after the IPL treatment. This gradual improvement is a gentler method than laser treatment, and takes time. This gentler approach avoids complications and is why the IPL method has become the preferred method.

For moderate to severe cases 3 treatments scheduled 5 weeks apart are required. This is because it is impossible to equally cover and close all of the affected areas during each treatment. As treatments progress there are fewer areas to treat and more complete removal is possible.

What Skin Care Products are Best for Rosacea Patients?

Avoidance of sun injury and other forms of skin inflammation is very important. A good non-comedogenic sun block is important. We avoid irritating creams such as Retin A, Tazorac and strong acid peels. Vitamin C Serum is soothing and it has anti-inflammatory properties that are very useful.

MetroGel is an essential component of any skin care program if you have flushing and dilated capillaries on your face. Obagi Skin Care’s new Rosaclear System combines several effective ingredients and is a very effective new skin care system for patients.

Where Can I Find IPL Treatments?

Board Certified Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons are the laser and IPL experts. You will need to search the internet and do your homework to find a board certified physician who offers laser and IPL services and has an interest in treating facial redness and acne.

You need a complete systemic approach which includes the IPL treatments, appropriate skin care, and medical management.

You are much more likely to find complete appropriate treatment in a doctor’s office. I advise against seeking these light treatments in Spas and medical Spas that do not have a doctor present. Not all IPL machines are the same, and those used in a board certified doctors office are likely to be more effective and more expertly used.

Do your homework and find a reliable specialist.

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5 Supplements Against Oily Skin

On our foreheads or t-zones, shine is not very appealing.

Carrying face dabbers and sponges in our make-up bags to blot away shine is a good place to start, but never forget balance is key when it comes to skin done right. Let’s explore some other tips to correct oily skin:

1) Zinc plays a part in many important body functions.

By bolstering the immune system, it assists in the development and activation of certain white blood cells. It prevents the body from getting infections. Think of Zinc as a “come to the rescue” mineral in proper skin care. Another benefit of Zinc in skin care is that it also acts as a natural insect repellent and a natural sunscreen (zinc oxide effectively blocks the sun’s ultraviolet rays).

2) Lactoferrin, a naturally occurring defense protein, can help fight microbial infection.

Lactoferrin includes Propionibacterium Acnes, a skin bacterium linked to the formation of acne. Lactoferrin also provides statistically significant support for lessening blemishes. Overall, it can help your skin reach an even tone, which qualifies for a less oily palette.

4) Vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc are also thought to help reduce inflammation.

Taking a vitamin E liquid capsule, popping it, and applying the liquid straight to your skin 2-3 times per week is a quick and easy trick to reduce puffiness. Rinse and apply moisturizer, and you’re good to go.

5) Antioxidants, including Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene and the trace element Selenium are neutralizers.

By helping neutralize free radicals before they can damage the skin, these antioxidants also nourish the skin. Vitamins C and E have been shown to protect the skin against the damaging effects of sun exposure, which can lead to premature aging – and we never want that. As they enhance the synthesis and production of collagen, they help the skin maintain its elasticity.

In addition to these 5 tips, also keep this information locked in: Aloe Vera, a Polysaccharides plays an important role in immune defense and detoxification, important factors for healthy looking skin. Berberis Vulgaris, commonly known as Barberry, promotes healthy microbial balance and maintains healthy histamine release.

NUTRITIONAL ADVICE:

*Optimal nutrient intake supports optimal skin health; eat plenty of leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits. Get creative and visit local farmers markets to explore new and organic fruits and veggies you’ve never had before.

*Wheat germ, whole grains, and bean nuts are excellent sources of Vitamin B2, which in a case of slight deficiency is associated with oily skin.

*Drink plenty of water; support optimal transport of vitamins and minerals, keep the skin hydrated, and flush out toxins. Avoid soft drinks as much as possible.

*Reduce the amount of fat in your diet. When needed, use ultra pure cold pressed olive oil. Avoid fast food, especially fried food.

*A rich protein diet that is low in fat, sugar, and salt also helps in maintaining great skin health.

Doing research and experimenting what fits for your skin plays a key role in discovering the right vitamins, minerals, moisturizers, and diet that will help keep your skin healthy. Happy hunting!

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Tips for Cleaning Pavers and Sealing Pavers

Pavers add to the beauty of your landscape. A well maintained pavement reflects on the beauty of your house. Therefore, it is essential that you maintain it well. Cleaning pavers would be easy once you know about pavers. Choosing wrong cleaning materials and faulty cleaning methods spoil the look of pavements. Therefore it is important that you learn about pavers before venturing into cleaning.

Understand Pavers

Concrete or limestone is generally used in making pavers. Often bricks and natural stones are also used. You should ensure that pavers are sealed as soon as they are laid in your backyard, driveways or patio. If you do not seal it, stains and cracks on the surface of the pavers can damage your pavements soon. Sealing pavers will enhance the color of the pavers giving a new look. Once applied a sealant, the surface will remain stain free and it will also be easy to clean it.

Cleaning of bricks

Bricks absorb oil and stains fast, making your pavement dirty and slippery. High pressure cleaning is not recommended for brick pavers as it can damage the bricks. Always clean it using a low pressure cleaner.

Cleaning concrete pavers

Color pigments are often used in concrete pavers. Rampant usage of chemicals can cause fading or discoloration of the pavers. Consult a professional before start cleaning concrete pavers. After cleaning you can apply a sealant so that the color remains protected for a long time.

Use simple methods

Your job does not end with sealing pavers. You have to clean pavers regularly because damp weather makes pavers absorb moisture from the environment along with dust and can spoil the show of your pavement. So, clean them and mop them regularly. Avoid using any highly concentrated chemicals that damage the environment. Always look for natural formulae for cleaning. You can use a high pressure cleaner and spray the pavers with salt water. For cleaning stains that are lighter, a solution of detergent and warm water would be advisable. However, stains of petrol or oil will not dissolve in water or soap. You can use a commercial product available in the market under the guidance of a professional. Another way of cleaning oil or petrol stains is the use of kitty litter on pavers on the previous night and sweep off the next day.

Use of chemicals

A solution of bleach powder and water in a proportion of 1:10 can also be used for cleaning pavers. Apply the solution over the pavers with a brush and then scrub. Remember that bleach can cause discoloration. Therefore try it on one of the pavers in a corner and see the result before you start cleaning. For removing paint from pavers, paint thinner can be applied on the pavers and then scrape it out with a rag carefully. The most difficult job is to remove rust stains from pavers. When the normal methods do not work, use an appropriate chemical with the help of a professional. After cleaning pavers allow it to dry.

Safety

You should take adequate safety precautions before starting cleaning pavers. Always wear hand gear and safety goggles if you are doing the cleaning yourself using a chemical agent.

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Acne Tips – The Traffic Light Guide To Squeezing Spots

I know that squeezing spots is not a recommended acne remedy but some of them really look horrible. Are there any spots that I can squeeze?

Although most doctors will tell you, quite sensibly, that squeezing spots is definitely not a substitute for using the best acne treatment products and that it should be avoided at any cost, there are still many people who find it difficult not to squeeze their skin. If you are going to squeeze or pick at your skin, you might wish to follow the simple rule introduced by the Acne Support Group, described below.

Traffic light guide to squeezing spots

If your spot is red (with no yellow head), stop. Do not be tempted to squeeze or pick at this kind of spot, as you are likely to cause more damage because there is nothing to squeeze out. This spot will probably hang around for a lot longer and may even scar if you try to squeeze it. Talk to your doctor about the best acne products for this type of spot but certainly don’t squeeze it.

If your spot is yellow, it is ready and you may squeeze gently. The best way to do this is with clean fingers, and tissue to cover your fingertips:

  1. First gently pull the skin apart, rather than squeeze and pinch the skin together. If the spot is ready, it will burst with gentle pulling apart. This should be all the pressure and force that is necessary. Any forced squeezing may then result in blood (which is red and therefore you should stop!).

  2. Soak up the contents with the clean tissue and dab gently.

  3. You may apply a small dab of tea tree oil (neat will be OK) directly to the spot, but do not apply too much as it could irritate the skin.

  4. Now leave the spot alone!

If your spot is green, go to the doctor. (It is rare to have green spots, and very unlikely to be acne – we are just cheating because of comparing spots to traffic lights!)

Blackheads can be squeezed gently, but whiteheads should be left alone.

Squeezing at your skin will usually only add to your problems, so, ideally, leave your skin alone and let the treatment get to work on it.

The ‘never, ever, do this’ guide to squeezing spots

Some people have written to the Acne Support Group describing what they have used to try to help ‘clear’ their skin of spots or blackheads. Under no circumstances be tempted to use any of the following:

  • tweezers
  • needles
  • pins
  • Stanley knife
  • nail scissors
  • sandpaper (to help smooth the skin – not a good idea and very painful).

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Anti Aging 101: How to Treat Leathery Skin

If you have dark, leathery skin, chances are you’ve abused your skin way too much when you’re younger that is why you’re suffering from such problems today. As we age, our skin will reflect the number of hours we’ve spent under the sun as well as our unhealthy lifestyle habits. The aging process depletes the skin’s ability to hold moisture and collagen over time, but our lifestyle choices can quicken the appearance of the signs of aging such as having leathery skin. There are many ways to treat skin that is leathery to the touch. Let me share to you some ways on how to do so.

They say that prevention is better than cure. So before we learn how to treat the problem, it is important that we know first what causes it. Basically, two factors are most often responsible for this skin problem: unprotected sun exposure and smoking. Over time, we might not see it, but the sun’s UV rays have the ability to destroy your skin’s ability to repair and regenerate. This causes the skin to lose collagen and elastin which accelerates the aging process, hence the dry and leathery skin. Smoking also destroys your skin the same way. The chemicals in cigarettes quicken the aging process by depleting your skin of moisture and collagen. Nicotine is known to decrease the flow of blood to the skin which deprives the skin of oxygen and important nutrients, hence causing negative changes in the skin.

One of the easiest way to prevent your skin from getting leathery is by protecting it when you’re out in the sun. Wear shades to protect the skin around your eyes and most importantly, apply sunscreen at least twenty minutes before you go outside. With regards to smoking, the only best option you have is to quit.

Some of you might think that scrubbing your face frequently could get rid of leathery skin. Well, not quite. Scrubbing or exfoliating frequently will only make your skin even drier, and more leathery to the touch. It is still best to use facial cleansers specially formulated for your skin type and always moisturize after washing to prevent your skin from drying out. Exfoliating should be done only once or twice a week. Diet helps too. It’s advisable to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to keep your skin well hydrated inside out.

If you’re an impatient person and you want to see improvements on your skin quickly, there are several facial skin treatments that you can try. Laser resurfacing, facelifts and using skin care devices can help get rid of leathery skin at a much faster rate.

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How to Make Your Lips Look Bigger – 2 Tips to Make Your Lips Look Bigger

It’s been established that I do not have Angelina Jolie’s plump lips and I have the reason to believe that you don’t either. Simply put, I will provide 5 tricks on how to make your lips look bigger.

There are very few make-up tricks and products that produce and boost collagen which makes the lips go fuller.

1. Slough off dead skin by exfoliating your lips. What it does is it stimulates blood flow to those puckers. An added bonus in stimulating blood flow through the method of removing old skin is that your lips gets rosy and juicer-looking.

An easy trick to get old skin off those thin-lips is to use a toothbrush.

  • Get a tooth brush for the purpose of only sloughing skin off the lips
  • Wet the brush with warm water
  • Gently massage the lips with the bristles
  • Circulate softly for about 15 seconds
  • Wash & Rinse lips and tooth-brush
  • Results: Smooth, plump lips

2. Stimulate the tissue growth by using plumping gloss. Natural solutions to stimulate tissue are cinnamon and black pepper. These two spices moderately irritates your lips which causes it to swell which hails plump-type Angelina lips temporarily.

This trick works instantly and you can feel it since cinnamon and black pepper causes your lip to feel a tingle sensation. For those with sensitive lips, it may sting (momentarily) but there is no danger of long-term discomfort. That being said, you can apply as much as you can – after all, its better than lip injections since its famous for excruciating pain.

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Tips To Remove Acne And Acne Scars In 5 Days

Are you suffering form acne? Have you done anything to cure it? Don’t worry; it is a common problem that affects more or less everyone. In teenage years, almost every boy and girl experiences this acne problem. Though acne is not a very serious problem, when it becomes relentless, can cause big problems, that leads to degradation of self confidence. So, you have to take care of your skin everyday.

1. The foremost and crucial things you have to do are smoothly clean your skin, particularly your face, as a minimum two times a day. Apply a soft cleanser and subsequently, wash your skin with water. Take advice of your dermatologist about what type of cleanser is best for you according to your skin type.

2. Make use of proper acne products ( prefer products which your dermatologist recommended for you ). Don’t apply products that cause rashes or itching sensation because it will damage your skin and lead to permanent skin scarring.

3. Use a cream which has benzoyl peroxide as the main base. Benzoyl peroxide dries the acne in about 2-3 hours. As a result the acne will dry out and can be washed off easily and quickly.

4. Use a facewash which has little or NO oil content. Because facewash and cleansers which contain oils can leas to excess acne formation.

5. Try to use a face wash that contains salicylic acid in moderate concentration. Salicylic acid helps to prevent spreading of acne and also helps to dry the acne quicker and also reduces scarring. (example : speelac facewash gel)

6. Avoid touching your face at all costs. Use the back of your hand for itching. Don’t make contact with acne with your nails. This will lead to intense scarring. Use cream containing glycolic acid. This helps to brighten skin tone and reduces scarring.

7. ALWAYS protect your face and other parts of your body from the sun. Sun exposure leads to pigmentation of your skin and can also is a catalyst acne formation and scarring. Use sunscreen whenever you go out and always try to avoid sun exposure.

8. ALWAYS wash your face before you go to bed. Remove all traces of makeup and other cosmetics before going to bed or else the pores of the acne get infected which can cause inflammation of acne. Use makeup in limited quantity. Use natural and herbal makeup as much as possible.

9. Use a anti-microbial soap to prevent acne formation. Avoid using soaps with oil extracts etc. Maintain a separate towel and soap for yourself. This will ensure that your skin is free from any dirt and will give you a healthy glow.

10. Avoid eating junk food as much as possible. Studies have showed that excess oil consumption and other fatty foods cause immense acne formation. Eat green leafy vegetables. And also include vitamin C and D in your diet.

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Rough Skin On Your Face Could Be Caused By Shaving

Rough skin on your face could be caused by shaving, if you are a man, or by other skincare regimens, if you are a woman. It may take a little time to resolve the problem, but it is not a hopeless situation.

Whether you are a man or a woman, the first step is to use a gentle daily cleanser.

Many facial cleansers contain plastic beads or other abrasive particles that cause irritation. When irritation occurs often enough, the result can be roughness.

Think of how you would develop a callous if friction constantly irritated one of your fingers. The same thing can happen when your facial skin is constantly irritated. You won’t develop callouses but you will notice roughness.

Shaving with a dull razor is a source of friction. Failure to use a good lubricant prior to shaving is yet another source of friction. The solution is to always use a good lubricant and a sharp razor.

The best follow up for shaving is an anti-aging facial fluid that contains ingredients like witch hazel and capuacu butter. Those ingredients leave your skin with a nice velvety smooth feeling.

Inflammation accompanies chronic irritation and can lead to redness and rough skin on your face. Some of the better facial creams for many and women contain potent natural anti-inflammatories.

They basically stop the inflammatory process, meaning they can reduce redness and roughness.

Whether you are a man or a woman, using a good anti-aging facial cream after every bath, every shower, every shave and every time you wash your face should be the ultimate solution.

If you follow this practice for a few weeks and do not notice an improvement in your problem with rough skin on face, you may want to consider seeing a dermatologist.

If the rough area is also red, your problem could be rosacea. Many of the ingredients including the better facial moisturizers can help with rosacea, but in some cases a stronger treatment is needed.

Rosacea sometimes runs in families. So, if your parents had it, it could be your problem too. In some cases, the issue of roughness is related to frequent and excessive sun exposure.

The problem can also accompany aging. Knowing the cause is helpful, but it really doesn’t matter that much.

In all cases, the right solution for rough skin on your face is to use a good anti-aging moisturizer.

Just be sure that you know how to pick a good one.

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Valletta: A Signature Beauty Mark of the Charming Malta

Valletta is one of the charismatic cities of Malta. Its magnificence is unparalleled. Pristine beauty of Valletta makes every tourist spellbound. Marvelous Valletta is a signature beauty mark of the charming Malta.

Captivating Valletta is the capital city of Malta. It got approval as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980. Striking Valletta boasts of an awe-inspiring St. John Cathedral, exciting Valletta waterfront, clean Republic Street, famous Manuel Theater building and an attractive National Archaeological Museum.

Ravishing Valletta is studded with many scintillating Churches. The St. John Cathedral is one of the smashing churches, which was designed by the distinguished Maltese architect Glormu Cassar. Exemplary St. John Cathedral is the best example of baroque architecture.

Well-furnished interior of the St. John Cathedral decked up by the prominent Calabrian artist Mattia Preti mesmerizes tourists. Complicated designs of the carved stonewall and altars depict the real life scene of St. John. Graceful St. John Cathedral contains seven chapels that have been dedicated to different Patron saints.

Famous St. John Cathedral gives shelter to a smashing painting. It depicts a scene of decapitation of the Baptist St. John by Caravaggio that has been painted conspicuously. It is the only masterpiece that retains signature of that illustrious artist. Tourists can also see a series of graceful tombstones. It is a tourist spot worth seeing and must not be missed by the visitors.

Mesmerizing Valletta waterfront is located in the western side of the Grand Harbour. It has a great many fascinating water houses. It also houses to an open-air concert, a number of world-class hotels and restaurants.

Valletta waterfront is a spectacular place to have dinner and lunch. Visitors can experience a vibrant nightlife and relish delectable food items in the posh seaside hotels and restaurants.

The National Museum of Archaeology is an awe-inspiring feat of the renown architect Glormu Cassar. This beautiful museum leaves tourists in awe. The National Museum of Archaeology which has been upstanding in the Republic street since 1958, houses to many fascinating artifacts. This awe-inspiring museum hypnotizes the tourists.

The Manoel Theater is an outstanding theater house that entices a large number of tourists. The Manoel theater building, which stands in the heart of the Old Street overlooking the township, was built in 1731. It is still functioning. It comes in the third position among the old working theaters of the commonwealth nations.

Gorgeous Valletta is a must see tourist destination that magnetically attracts overwhelming number of tourists round the year. Tourists can gain rich travel experience and immense pleasure visiting the rampant awe-inspiring destinations of Valletta with comfortable rental cars of Malta.

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Vaginal Pimple Pictures: Why Making A Diagnosis Of Genital Warts and Lumps Using Photos Is Dangerous

Vaginal pimple pictures – Are you worried because you have noticed or felt what seems to be a pimple or boil in the genital area? Or are you more in a panic because you think it’s a genital wart? Stop right there. There’s no need to get your knickers in a twist because whichever it is, it’s treatable. Vaginal acne isn’t something unique to one woman alone, so you haven’t been singled out if that’s what you’re thinking. Vaginal acne is as common as the facial type, and something nearly every woman at some time will suffer, whether it’s a spot on the face or a pimple or two on the vagina.

Pictures of vaginal acne will likely include pimples, spots, boils, lumps, warts and bumps. And while looking at photos is a good way to tell the difference between a genital wart and vaginal boil etc, it is not something you should rely on for a definite diagnosis. Vagina lumps are more times nothing to worry about, but because lumps are a primary symptom of certain cancers, it is dangerous to have photos confirm a condition. Ignore what you see in pictures and do the sensible by letting a doctor tell you what the problem is..

Genital acne is often treated at home successfully, that is providing it is straight forward acne without infection. Infected acne will need antibiotics to clear the infection, as this applies for genital warts too.

What do vaginal pimples look like: They are red raised bumps resembling those found on the chest, neck, shoulders, face or back. A pimple that pops underneath the skin releasing bacteria to local tissues is called a ‘papule’. If it goes deeper it becomes a ‘pustule’ – deeper again you have a cyst. Unlike pimples, cysts are more challenging and treatment possibly more complicated. Depending on what type of cyst it is and its reason for developing on the vagina or wherever, consult a doctor. It’s silly to use photos to identify any type of vaginal abnormality hoping it’ll confirm your suspicions.

What do vaginal cysts look like: Vaginal cysts are round lumps under the skin not known to cause pain, but a cyst is a cyst at the end of the day, so no guarantee discomfort won’t happen. These cysts are best described as small sacs (closed pockets of tissue ) which can contain fluid, pus, or other material. They’re often the outcome of trauma to the vagina or when a gland or duct is clogged. Cysts are non-cancerous and can be the size of a penny or grow to a frightening golf ball size. Cysts don’t have a specific area on the body they appear, they can happen in most places.

Epidermoid cysts, also called sebaceous cysts, are benign and usually the outcome of blocked oil glands. Epidermoid cysts can form on the torso, back and other places, but definitely a common genital cyst.

What do vaginal warts look like: The norm for warts is coming in groups, or singly. They are raised from the skin and coloured pink or white. Warts are caused by an infection of the herpes virus. Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease and passed onto another even if the infected person does not have a current outbreak. There’s no difference between genital warts and vaginal warts because they are in fact the same thing. Warts that develop on the vagina are much like those you get on the hand, but can be smaller. Some are that small it’ll be a struggle to spot them, so now you rely on touch to detect them – especially if in among pubic hair.

What do razor bumps look like: You could say these are the aftermath of shaving. They are raised, swollen, pus-filled, bumps which only appear in areas that is continually shaved over and over, such as the legs, face, underarms and around the genitals. Bumps can differ from single, pimple-like bumps to widespread rashes. Often sore and itchy too. Depending how badly the skin is affected a burning feeling is common. Untreated razor bumps can lead to keloidal scarring.

While most disorders that include vaginal lumps or bumps on the vagina are harmless, is it worth taking the risk if it is something serious all because a picture shows otherwise.

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