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This is the most frequent skin disorder afflicting adolescents and young adults. The increased activity of the sebaceous glands creates blackheads, nodules and pus-filled pimples or abscesses. Acne starts during puberty and usually stops when patients are in their thirties. Consistent treatment often helps prevent consequent damage like scarring.

Actinic Keratoses
Also known as light or sun keratosis. Usually rough or crusty changes in the skin on areas that are chronically exposed to the sun, like forehead, back of the hands and lower arms. They are considered a pre-stage of skin cancer and are also referred to as carcinoma in situ (encapsulated carcinoma) of the skin.

Aesthetic Dermatology
The science of dermatological treatments, not prescribed to remedy diseases. These include reconstructive treatments like for scar reduction, lip enhancement or to eliminate expression lines with Botox.

Alexandrit Laser
The long-pulse Alexandrit laser, with a wavelength of 755nm, is the “gold standard” of permanent hair removal for skin types 1-4. Not to be confused with the ultra-short pulse Alexandrit laser that is used for the removal of green and blue tattoos.

The medical science of allergic diseases. Severe illnesses like bronchial asthma can be prevented with the correct diagnosis (allergy diagnostics).

Extreme reaction of the immune system towards exogenous environmental substances. Typical symptoms are hay fever, burning and itchy eyes and, in the worst case, asthma.

Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot is an infection of the area between the toes, caused by filamentous fungi. In Germany, it is the most frequently occurring fungal infection. It is generally transmitted from person to person via tiny skin particles that every individual loses daily. Symptoms are redness, scaling, itching and oozing. A hot and humid environment promotes the outbreak of the disease. The condition is treated with a cream that has an anti-fungal ingredient.

Basal Cell Carcinoma
The basal cell carcinoma is the most frequent type of malignant skin tumour. It destroys the surrounding tissue, but generally does not spread by forming metastases. Primary cause is year-long sun exposure, which is why it mainly occurs on body parts like face and neck. Chances for recovery after removal are very good.

A birthmark is a visible congenital skin condition. Some are flat (liver spot) and some are raised (nevi).

Botox (Botolinumtoxin A)
Botulinumtoxin is a natural by-product of bacteria (cl. Botulinum) and at one time was responsible for spoiling poorly sealed tinned foods. As a result, it caused botulism food poisoning. Botox is a medication that was approved for use in treating extreme muscle activity (spasticity) in the 1970s. In this context it is currently approved for use in treating children 2 years old and up. For about as long, it has also been used in aesthetic dermatology to treat lines caused by facial expressions, like frown lines.

Bronchial Asthma
The usually seizure-like narrowing of the small air passages in the lung, which are accompanied by shortness of breath. Frequently caused by allergies.

Cellulite is a constitutionally caused, non-inflammatory change to the subcutaneous fatty tissue in the areas of the upper thigh and buttocks – especially in women. The resulting dented skin surface looks like the skin of an orange.

CO2-Fraxel Laser
The newest generation of fractional laser treatment (fractional laser, Fraxel). A particularly gentle method of skin rejuvenation, scar treatment, reduction of stretch marks and pregnancy marks. Tiny microscopic holes in the skin’s collagen structure stimulate the skin to form new elastic collagen. The concept is practically the further development of the microneedling/dermaroller treatment.

Couperose is a synonym for rosacea and is essentially described with the fitting term “copper rose”. It is usually a hereditary dysfunction of the facial skin, which is accompanied by reddening, visible veinlets, pimples and in males the occasional formation of a bulbous nose (phyme). The term couperose is often used to describe the occurrence of a visible fine network of tiny facial veins.

Crow’s Feet
Is the term used to describe the laugh lines at the corner of the eyes. They are caused by facial expressions and can be treated with Botox/Botulinumtoxin.

In this treatment, very fine needles are rolled over the skin. Directly following treatment, growth factors are released that target production stimulation of collagen, elastin fibres and hyaluronic acids. The additional dermaroller treatment at home with Dermaroller C8 (cosmetic dermaroller) and follow-up care with the application of hyaluronic acid will deliver the best possible results!

Dermatology is the medical science of skin diseases.

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)
Pre-stage of male and female hormones. Produced in the adrenal cortex, its production slows as the body ages.

Diode Laser (vascular laser)
The diode laser, whose light at a wavelength of 810 nanometres is particularly efficiently absorbed by blood vessels, is a laser system that effectively therapies diseased vascular changes, like branch-like facial veins or spider veins on the legs.

Drooping Eyelids
The medical term for drooping eyelids is blepharochalasis. It is a usually only cosmetically bothersome condition, characterised by limp skin on the ageing upper lid. It only rarely has an impairing effect on vision.

The collective term for inflamed skin changes. During the acute condition, swelling, redness, blistering or nodule formation, scaling and oozing may occur. This is frequently accompanied by severe itching, which usually occurs on the area where the triggering substance has come into contact with the skin (external eczema). The causes of internal (endogenous) eczema or neurodermatitis are often more difficult to identify. It is presumably due to hereditary factors.

Epilation is what we know as hair removal; this term is predominantly used for procedures that remove hair from the root (electric epilator, waxing, etc.).

These are substances for filling gaps left by tissue loss or lack of tissue. These include various hyaluron acid products, polylactic acid, calcium apatite. Substance previously used included collagens from cows and pigs and silicone oil. They are intended for lip enhancement, restoring youthful cheek contours and for softening facial lines.

Is used for the computer-assisted videographic documentation of pigmentations and their analysis and risk evaluation. The FotoFinder is a registered trademark of FotoFinder Systems GmbH.

Fraxel Laser / Fraxel-CO2 Laser (fractional laser therapy)
The Fraxel laser (Fraxel-CO2 laser) penetrates the upper layers of the skin with individual rays of bundled light, thereby causing tiny injury points in the deeper skin layers. The surrounding collagen tissue is stimulated to produce new elastic fibres and stimulation of the upper skin layer prompts regeneration. The skin renews itself from the inside out and looks younger and fresher.

Is the acronym for the German Fee Scale for Medical Doctors. It is the code for invoicing by private medical professionals and was established in the 1980s. Doctors are still obligated to invoice according to this fee scale today.

Nodular enlargements of the rectal blood vessels, which can even bulge out toward the anus. There are various causes like obesity, pressing hard during a bowel movement and lack of exercise.

Hyaluron Acid
Hyaluron acid is the basis of most conventional dermatological fillers. It is a naturally occurring substance in all tissue, for instance the eyeball is filled with hyaluron acid. Hyaluronic acid fillers feature excellent tissue compatibility and hardly ever cause allergic reactions. The degree of molecular density determines the viscosity and shelf life of the various hyaluronic acid products.

Is the term used for acclimatising an allergy sufferer to an allergen like, for example, pollen. This can be achieved with injections, pills or drops.

Incident light microscopy
The dermatological incident light microscope has a magnifying power of 20x. Using a contact lens and a liquid film (immersion), it enables a view of the deeper skin layers. Incident light microscopy is used particularly to evaluate pigmented skin changes like moles or liver spots.

Lachrymal Sacks
Swelling of the fatty tissue below the eye socket, often in combination with age-related loosening of the skin. Lachrymal sacks are an aesthetic problem and not a disease.

Is an acronym and stands for: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a physics term. In medical practice, there are a wide range of laser systems. Lasers are particularly applied in aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology to remove tattoos, epilation or treat couperose.

Liver Spot
Designates a pigmented mark on the skin. It can be a birthmark or occur later in life. It has its name from the liver-like brown colour.

Lymph Drainage
Lymph drainage is generally a manual treatment to open the lymph channels. These are tiny, vein-like structures that transport water and waste products from the skin and hypodermis into the bloodstream. Malfunctions in the lymph flow can be hereditary or are frequently the result of many inflammatory conditions of the skin like rosacea (couperose).

Is a gentle method to maintain natural beauty to a ripe, old age. Active ingredients are micro-injected into the skin to stimulate the body’s own regeneration and help erase the traces of time. Dermatological use of mesotherapy includes wrinkle reduction, skin rejuvenation, stimulation of dysfunctional hair growth and to treat hair loss.

Is a mechanical peeling procedure: a fine quartz powder is sprayed on the skin with a special device and gently removes the upper layers of skin.

This term describes dermatological process to remove or peel away. Peeling treatments are applied in dermatology for example to treat inflammatory acne, acne scars, excessive pigmentation (melasma) and to rejuvenate skin. There are chemical peelings (like fruit acids, TCA) and manual peelings (microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing).

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a procedure for treating cancer and precancers using light in combination with a light-activating substance – a so-called photosensitiser – and the oxygen of the tissue.

Pigmented Lesion
A pigmented lesion is a birthmark with visibly increased pigmentation like a liver spot.

Polylactic Acid
This is produced synthetically on the basis of lactic acid. It is a liquidy substance that can be used to fill lines and wrinkles and enhance facial volume.

Proctology is the medical science of diseases affecting the anus, the anal canal and the rectum.

Rosacea (rosazea)
Also see couperose. Rosacea refers to the inflamed condition accompanied by pimples.

Painful skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Upon initial contact, this virus triggers chicken pox. The subsequent reactivation of the pathogens remaining in the body causes half-sided reddening and blistering on the skin, which is often painful and accompanied by a burning sensation.

Spider Veins
Spider veins are enlarged tiny blood vessels, which appear in and under the skin as red vascular branches, blue veinlets or red flecks. It particularly affects women with weak connective tissue.

The term refers to an accumulation of tissue. The addition “malignant” means that it is cancerous. “Benign” tumours are non-cancerous.

Ultraviolet Light
Is a light that is invisible to the human eye and has a wavelength of 280-400nm. It is part of sunlight and is responsible for tannins the skin and the generation of vitamin D. Unfortunately it can also trigger skin cancer.

Varicose Veins
Are abnormally enlarged, sometimes nodular looking veins in the legs. They occur when the vein’s valves no longer function properly. They can be an aesthetic problem or can even lead to functional symptoms like swollen ankles or open leg sores.

Describes the medical science of venereal diseases. Hidden in this word we find “Venus”, the goddess of love. And that’s no accident: these are STDs – sexually transmitted diseases.

This term describes a procedure of photographic documentation of skin changes. See also FotoFinder®.