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Cellulite is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that
manifests topographically as skin dimpling and nodularity, often on the pelvic region
(specifically the buttocks), lower limbs, and abdomen.
Cellulite occurs in most postpubescent females. A review gives a prevalence of 85%-98% of
women,indicating that it is physiologic rather than pathologic. It can result from a complex
combination of factors ranging from hormones to heredity.
Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterised by recurrent headaches that are
moderate to severe.
Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from
two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to
light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by physical activity. Up to
one-third of people have an aura: typically a short period of visual disturbance which
signals that the headache will soon occur. Occasionally, an aura can occur with little or no
headache following it.
Initial recommended treatment is with simple pain medication such as ibuprofen and
paracetamol (acetaminophen) for the headache, medication for the nausea, and the avoidance
of triggers.Specific medications such as triptans or ergotamines may be used in those for
whom simple pain medications are not effective. Caffeine may be added to the above. A number
of medications are useful to prevent attacks please see your GP for advice on
However if you like an alternative we can now use Botiulin
Toxin to treat migraines.
One of the most distinctive qualities of young skin is its ability to stretch and then return
to its previous state. Imagine invisible rubber bands that pull the skin back. However, as
we age, those rubber bands weaken, until the skin becomes loose. Since the law of gravity is
the one we all have to obey, our skin eventually begins to sag, forming flaps and folds.
Although most people love the warmth and light of the sun, too much sun exposure can
significantly damage human skin. The sun's heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and
depletes the skin's supply of natural lubricating oils. In addition, the sun's ultraviolet
(UV) radiation can cause burning and long-term changes in the skin's structure.
The most common types of sun damage to the skin are:
Dry skin - Sun-exposed skin can gradually lose moisture and essential oils, making it
appear dry, flaky and prematurely wrinkled, even in younger people.
Sunburn - Sunburn is the common name for the skin injury that appears immediately after
the skin is exposed to UV radiation. Mild sunburn causes only painful reddening of the
skin, but more severe cases can produce tiny fluid-filled bumps (vesicles) or larger
Actinic keratosis - This is a tiny bump that feels like sandpaper or a small, scaly
patch of sun-damaged skin that has a pink, red, yellow or brownish tint. Unlike suntan
markings or sunburns, an actinic keratosis does not usually go away unless it is frozen,
chemically treated or removed by a doctor. An actinic keratosis develops in areas of
skin that have undergone repeated or long-term exposure to the sun's UV light, and it is
a warning sign of increased risk of skin cancer. About 10% to 15% of actinic keratoses
eventually change into squamous cell cancers of the skin.
Long-term changes in the skin's collagen (a structural protein) - These changes include
photoaging (premature aging of the skin because of sun exposure) and actinic purpura
(bleeding from fragile blood vessels beneath the skin surface). In photoaging, the skin
develops wrinkles and fine lines because of changes in the collagen of a deep layer of
the skin called the dermis. In actinic purpura, UV radiation damages the structural
collagen that supports the walls of the skin's tiny blood vessels. Particularly in older
people, this collagen damage makes blood vessels more fragile and more likely to rupture
following a slight impact.
Over a lifetime, repeated episodes of sunburn and unprotected sun exposure can increase a
person's risk of malignant melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. As a rule, if you have
skin and light eyes, you are at greater risk of sun-related skin damage and skin cancers.
is because your skin contains less of a dark pigment called melanin, which helps to protect
skin from the effects of UV radiation.
It is most important to protect the skin from the sun life-long using sunscreens on exposed
areas daily, and to avoid smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke or other pollutants.
Acne scarring can sometimes develop as a complication of acne. Any type of acne spot can lead
to scarring, but it's more common when the most serious types of spots (nodules and cysts)
burst and damage nearby skin.
Scarring can also occur if you pick or squeeze your spots, so it's important not to do
Dull, Tired and Stressed skin looks just that. Imaging a veil over the skin, covering all
complexion glows. Skin looks tired strained and no bounce in its step. Skin has overexposed
itself and is being scavenged by extrinsic aging. People of all ages complain about a lack
of energy. And it’s no wonder. We work long hours making it difficult to manage a personal
life, are sleep deprived, and don’t have time to exercise, all while living in a polluted
and stress-filled environment. These conditions deplete energy from the body and take their
toll our skin too, leaving it dull and lacklustre. To understand the difference between
extrinsic and intrinsic aging, look at the backs of your hands. What you see is the result
of external, or extrinsic, aging. Now look at the inside of your wrist. The changes you see
there are the result of intrinsic aging.
Symptoms may also include:
Loss of elasticity
Rough, scaly texture
Dry, leathery appearance
As we grow older, our cells become weaker and signs of damage are more noticeable, we are
also constantly exposed to the UV rays of the sun, so our skin starts to appear dry and
dull. This is the result of the outside layer of the skin getting excessive build up and is
not exfoliated on a regular basis. Build-up is especially noticed after we have spent the
summer in the sun. It is more apparent to women since we realise that our make-up doesn't
look as fresh and our foundation begins to fade within a couple of hours. Our make-up and
foundation is actually being absorbed into the accumulated dead skin cells, which gives a
very tired and unhealthy look to the skin. Also as we age everything slows down and vital
nutrients are not delivered quickly or well to where they are needed, a good diet is
When you're under 20, your skin cells turn over every 28 days. But by your 20s, turnover
slows, and between 30 and 40, that rate slows to every 40 days. "Dead skin cells pile up,
diffusing the light and making skin dull,”
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Here at Medikas we can help with several treatments such as: