From congenital nevi to skin tags to wrinkles, there are many normal variations of skin here in the United States. After all, it is not just congenital nevi that can change skin color, but everything from excitement to a tan as well. And skin tones truly come in all different colors and textures, leading to immense diversity here in the United States and all throughout the world as a whole as well.
But caring for our skin, no matter what it might look like, congenital nevi or wrinkles or not, is hugely important. After all, the skin is the largest organ on the body, and our first defense against the outside world. Keeping it safe and protected is necessary for our overall health, as without skin we have no protection at all.
For many people, sun protection will be necessary in order to prevent unnecessary – and sometimes even life threatening, for that matter – skin damage. After all, sunscreen is recommended to be worn each and every day, no matter what the weather. And when spending a good deal of time in the sun, proper precautions should always be taken. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that even getting a tan – not even burning – counts as skin damage and can increase your risk of developing skin cancer later on in life.
In fact, skin cancer is much more common than many people actually realize. The data even shows that up to 20% of the population will have been diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the time that they reach their elderly years – about by the time that they turn 70. For many people, in fact (in about 80% of all melanoma cases, to be more specific), melanoma will actually be found on skin that looks to be outwardly healthy, while only just one fifth of all melanoma cases will originate from moles that have already been in place.
Therefore, it is hugely important to seek the services of a skin care specialist on a regular basis – ideally once throughout the year. A skin doctor can assess your skin can can even conduct a mole removal or skin biopsy on any areas of the skin that look suspicious. If skin cancer is caught in the very early stages, after all, it is typically highly treatable and does not recur from that original cancer – even new skin cancer might still develop later on.
Skin care services will also be important for anyone with a congenital skin concern, such as that of the congenital nevi. A congenital nevi is typically present at birth, and most people will choose to have their children’s congenital nevi removed. However, it is important to note that the congenital nevi can sometimes be a sign of a larger issue, though the congenital nevi is not harmful in and of itself. Having it assessed and looking into will be essential, and anyone who has a previously untreated congenital nevi should likely speak to a doctor, if even to just be on the safe side. After all, it is far better to be safe than to be sorry when it comes to matters of your health, as all skin doctors will agree.
Aside from treatment for skin cancer, many people seek the help of skin doctors and dermatologists to treat acne as well. Acne is so common, after all, that up to 85% of the total population is estimated to suffer from it at one point or another. And though acne is certainly at its most brutal and most common during the teen years, adults of all ages can also develop acne for a wide range of reasons. In fact, data shows that it is the most common skin condition of all, with up to 50 million people dealing with some level of acne on a yearly basis here in the United States alone, let alone throughout the rest of the world.
A dermatologist or other such skin doctor can help. Such a doctor will evaluate your skin and can even determine the root cause of your acne problems.