Probably one of the most prominent phenomena among the Israeli public. “There are several factors for the appearance of pigmentation spots on the face. First and foremost, the spots are the result of damage from the sun’s radiation to the skin and it is worth preparing your skin for the summer accordingly,” emphasizes Dr. Hisham Shahin, the medical director of Dahsheli. The body most exposed to the sun, causes an over-accumulation of pigment-containing cells in the superficial layer of the skin. Excessive accumulation and proliferation of cells (designed to protect the skin from damage to the genetic material), is externally expressed in the form of dark spots. In our sunny country, the effect of radiation is very significant, so exposure to the sun must be avoided at an early age. ”
But first, one has to differentiate between pigmentation and other phenomena that we are all familiar with, Shahin explains. “The difference between dark or light skin is determined by the amount of melanin in the skin cells, where the role of melanin is to protect the skin from sunlight and UV damage. When the skin is exposed to UV radiation It secretes large amounts of melanin to protect the inner layers from radiation. The dark result is what we call, Tanning. “
Other reasons for the pigmentation phenomenon, beyond sunlight, is the hormonal cause. “In scientific language the phenomenon is called ‘balm’ and in its popular name – Pregnancy spots. 95% of cases of hormonal pigmentation are observed in the fertile age and are concentrated on the facial skin (cheeks, nose, forehead, and upper lip). In addition appear Age spots Indicating a process in which the skin becomes thinner, slightly dry and less fresh. Of course, pigmentation is a skin phenomenon that depends on the genetics of each and every one of us. ”
way of Treatment: Make-up is of course the immediate plaster, but for those who want to get rid of skin blemishes – there are facials and lasers. In order to remove these defects, you need to undergo a series of treatments and, of course, be careful not to expose them to the sun, and take care to apply a layer of high protection even if you stay at home. This is also the reason why it is advisable to do these treatments in the winter.
These are the smallest blood vessels in the body that suddenly appear under the skin and this is a fairly common phenomenon, appearing more often in women than men. It does not depend on age or origin as many tend to think and in fact their appearance does not indicate a medical problem, but only an aesthetic problem, Hishan explains. “There are many factors that can lead to the appearance of dilated capillaries and other vascular lesions; these can be internal factors such as: liver disease, venous dysfunction, congenital / genetic tendencies, blood clotting problems and other complications. Pregnancy can also often be the reason for the appearance of dilated capillaries. ”
also, There are also many external factors, which can cause the phenomenon; These include circumstances such as: trauma from surgeries, being in the sun or frequent visits to tanning salons, deep peels of which have been performed without success, and more. Unfortunately, capillary treatment with ointments and cosmetic preparations does not prove to be effective and does not bring the desired results.
How is it treated?
“Capillary treatments are performed in both winter and summer, but in order for us to enjoy going with shorts, or to go with a swimsuit, it is better to do the treatments in the winter and arrive ‘ready’ for the summer, there is no medical reason, but only aesthetic. “Even in summer, only in summer you have to be much more careful about the sun’s rays and exposure to them. Capillaries are formed both in winter and in summer and it has nothing to do with the seasons but genetics and age.”
way of Treatment: The new generation of laser treatments offers an adjusted wavelength that prevents burns and directs the laser to the depth at which the capillaries are located. The treatment is performed without contact with the skin when the well-focused laser beam strikes the capillaries and contracts them immediately. In treatment, a laser beam is applied to the dilated blood vessel, and under the influence of the laser beam the walls of the blood vessels “stick back”. The process of action is carried out by the meeting of the laser beam with the hemoglobin in the blood vessels (the cells) creates a reaction following which the blood vessel wall is destroyed. The body evacuates the tissue as it would evacuate the tissue (blood) in case of injury. About 50% of the capillaries will disappear immediately during treatment. The rest will disappear at the end of the series. According to Dr. Shahin, after about 6 weeks you can examine the results of the first treatment and schedule additional treatment as needed.
The laser beam acts exclusively on the walls of the dilated capillaries! The tissues surrounding the patient’s site, as well as the healthy blood vessels in the environment – are not damaged by the treatment. The number of treatments needed to remove capillaries depends on the diameter of the dilated blood vessel. ”
The face and body dry out in winter because of the air conditioners, the stay in enclosed spaces and of course due to the dry weather. Also, the fact that we rarely drink water in the cold season has a large and dubious contribution to the phenomenon. Dr. Shahin recommends nourishing the skin with preparations that contain a high concentration of vitamins E and A that provide storage and preparation for high nourishment and softening of the skin. Providing antioxidants and thus any substance we want to put (on all skin types) will provide a much more effective result.
Wrinkles in the neck
This is a phenomenon that is not related to the transition seasons, but depends on age and not weather. The neck is endowed with a little fat and thick skin that does not allow it to be supple. The neck has few sebaceous glands and a thin layer of subcutaneous fat, which contributes to the acceleration of sagging skin. In addition, the outer layer of the epidermis is quite thick and makes it difficult for penetration products to penetrate.
way of Treatment: “This is where technology comes in, which does a wonderful job of creases in the neck, and in general – helps us better prepare for the hot season in his small country always around the corner. In laser treatments, is performed Heating of the skin layer containing collagen. Heating the collagen which is the main protein of skin building, causes it to shrink and thus achieve firming of the skin. Of course, it is always advisable to combine good creams with cleansing of the skin and also massages for the neck. ”
It is also recommended to do this treatment before the summer as it is very important to be protected from the sun’s rays. As we know the climate in the Middle East even in the winter season there are days when the sun shines here so one should always keep the face and neck skin. In Israel, it is always important to ensure that a high protection factor is applied. And of course going to the beach in the summer season should be equipped with a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen or sit under a parasol and not expose the upper areas to the sun.
What are the recommended treatments right now – in the transition season?
A. Nourishing the skin using preparations that contain a high concentration of vitamins E and A that give storage and preparation for high nourishment and softening of the skin.
B. In the transitions between seasons the skin undergoes a kind of change in temperature, and the level of oxygen in the skin and the level of blood flow must be raised, by providing antioxidants and thus any substance we want to put (on all skin types) will provide a much more effective result.
third. Introducing high level moisture.