White Spots : Causes Symptoms & Treatment
If you’ve noticed white spots on your body, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from this skin condition. Although this disorder can cause no symptoms, it can be distressing for those affected by its appearance. To find the most effective treatment for your white patches, visit us here at Artistry Clinic London. We will be able to diagnose the cause of the patches and recommend the most effective treatment for you. We will also conduct a visual exam of the affected areas.
What Causes White Spots
White spots on the skin are common and can be caused by a number of conditions, including fungus and certain medical conditions. Most spots are not a cause for concern and do not require treatment.
There are many different causes of white spots on the skin. Some of these are harmless, while others are more serious. People should talk to a doctor if they have any concerns about white spots on their skin or if these spots cause them discomfort.
There are two main causes of white spots. Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis and lichen sclerosus are the most common. These conditions cause flat, white patches on the skin. The spots are usually 1 to 10 mm in diameter. Both are caused by exposure to sunlight, so treatment for these conditions typically involves topical steroids or creams.
White spots are tiny specks of pigment that can appear on your skin, especially in an area that’s been exposed to the sun. They’re harmless and not harmful to your health, but they’ll spoil the appearance of your skin a little bit.
White spots are common for people who are fair-skinned, because fair skin has more pigment than darker skin and reflects the sun’s rays more deeply, making it more likely that you’ll get white spots.
Botox is an effective treatment for white spots on the skin. Our London Botox injections can help to reduce the appearance of white spots by injecting the solution into the affected area. Some patients may require several treatments to get the desired results.
Other treatments include:
- Laser skin rejuvenation
- Chemical peels
Other Types Of White Spots & Skin Conditions
Milia spots, or milia, are tiny cysts that can form on the skin. Some people have them on their eyelids and under their eyes.
Milia are usually not a medical issue. They occur naturally and can cause no symptoms, other than the fact that they may feel itchy or develop a small bump around the area of the spot. The problem is that these tiny cysts can be painful to touch.
Milia can appear on any part of the body, but they’re most common in parts of the body with oil glands (the face, neck and upper chest).
You may have milia if you:
- Have oily skin
- Use an overly harsh cleanser
- Wear makeup without washing first
- Excessively scratch your skin when you’re irritated
- Have acne breakouts (and therefore more prone to getting milia)
Whiteheads and Acne
Whiteheads are the result of pores clogging with oil and dead skin cells. When that happens, the pore gets plugged, creating a plug that is filled with oil and dead skin cells. The clogged pores can appear as red bumps on the skin or whiteheads. There’s no one cause for whiteheads; they can happen for various reasons including poor hygiene, diet, stress and hormonal changes.
Acne is the result of a hormonal reaction to testosterone in teenage boys and estrogen in teenage girls. It’s caused by sebum — a kind of oil made by glands under your skin. Sebum contains bacteria that can multiply in your pores and cause inflammation. It also contains substances that can cause infection and scarring.
Vitiligo is also known as leucoderma and is a common skin disorder that causes patches of the skin to lose their pigment. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells that produce pigment in the skin, are damaged, usually through ultraviolet light exposure.
Vitiligo can affect any part of the body, but it most often affects the face.
It’s possible to have vitiligo without knowing it. It can be mistaken for acne or rosacea, which are both common skin conditions.
The cause of vitiligo is unknown, but it’s thought to be due to environmental factors such as sunlight, stress and certain medications
Solutions to Remove White Spots
can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, hyper-pigmentation, melasma, uneven skin tone and texture, dullness and fine lines and wrinkles. The chemical peel will penetrate the top layers of the skin to help exfoliate, helping to promote cellular turnover for improved skin function. Chemical peels can also help stimulate collagen production to help promote firmer, healthier looking skin.
Hydrafacial® is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is quickly becoming one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available.
The treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.