What Is Lamprobe?
Keratoses refer to the excess production of keratinized cells or hyperplasia. Keratoses are soft or hard keratinized cells and appear in different forms:
These are benign skin lesions that are small to large in size and are quite common during middle age or late years. They are not derived from sebum and actually originate in the epidermis. They appear warty, pigmented ( dirty yellow to black), scaly and somewhat flat in shape, sometimes with a cone-like projection and appear stuck on the skin. They are most common on the back, face, scalp and chest and differ from acitinic keratosis which are more erythematous (reddish) and scaly.
These are benign tumors that are either flat, raised, small or large. They either sit on the skin’s surface or are found attached by a short thin neck or peduncle.
A skin tag is a small fibroma that appear either single or in multiple formation . They are commonly found on the neck, breasts and axillae, and constant friction from necklaces or shirt collars contribute towards their formation in these areas. Sometimes they appear on the eyelids. They can become inflamed if they are repeatedly irritated when tissues are rubbed together in friction.
Milias ( A.K.A. Whitehead)
These plugs of sebum area covered with layer/s of statum cornified cells and are commonly found on the facial area where there is poor skin exfoliation such as very oily or very dry skins. Milias are commonly found on the forehead and cheeks, and when they are found under the eyes, they can be caused by eyeglasses that obstruct skin exfoliation.
This is a lesion associated with acneic skin and occurs when the overburdened sebaceous duct breaks down and leaks out into the deeper dermis leading to phagocytic action. A hardened wall forms around the infection and this appears on the skin’s surface as a hard, raised and painful lesion with no surface opening.
Xanthelasma ( A.K.A. Cholesterol Deposits)
These are soft yellowish plaques of lipids usually found in the periorbital (around eyes) area. They are very tiny to medium in size and some may be raised.
They appear in different forms, an excessive amount giving the skin a reddish or “couperose” complexion.
Telangiestasia ( A.K.A. Broken Capillary)
These tiny, superficial dilated blood vessels appear as red wavy lines on the skin, particularly around the nose, cheeks and even the décolleté area.
Hemangiomas ( A.K.A. Angiomas, Ruby Points Or Blood Spots)
Hemangiomas are minor vascular abnormalities of the skin found on the face, neck chest or back.