Acne: A skin condition characterized by the excess production of oil from sebaceous glands in which the pores become blocked with dead skin cells, resulting in the formation of comedones (“black heads” and “white heads”)
Acne scar: Scars that form due to severe acne. They can range from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance.
Age spots: Small flat pigmented spots that are most often seen on areas of the body (face, hands, and arms) that have been exposed to the sun over a period of years. Age spots usually occur after the age of 40.
Alopecia: The complete or partial loss of hair.
Crow’s feet: The fine lines found around the eyes, caused by muscles that attach to the skin. They can be made worse by sun exposure and smoking.
Dermabrasion: A surgical procedure in which a patient’s skin, scarred from acne, pox, or other causes, is sanded down to remove the top layers. The skin then heals with a smoother surface.
Exfoliate: To remove the top layer of skin. Chemical peels and dermabrasion are examples of methods in which the skin is exfoliated.
Frown Lines: Glabellar Frown Lines are vertical lines between the brows
Horizontal Forehead lines or worry lines are the horizontal lines across the forehead.
Hyperpigmentation: A skin condition in which there is excessive pigmentation, often seen as dark spots on the skin such as café-au-lait spots.
Hypertrophic scar: A raised and red scar, similar to a keloid scar, but different in that it stays within the boundaries of the injury site.