Common Skin Problems and How to Treat Them

Have you been dealing with skin conditions like acne or cellulite? Or maybe you avoid the clothes you like because of unwanted hair or eczema making you feel self-conscious. If so, you’re not alone! We all have insecurities we’d like to hide, but at Dermatology Realm, we want to help you get to the root of the problem. We’ve put together a list of common skin problems and how to treat them so you can look and feel your best no matter what comes your way!

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in four Americans is affected by a skin condition. Let’s look at some of the most common skin conditions and solutions!


Acne is the most common skin condition in the country. Everyone deals with it at some point, but it can feel disheartening when you have a severe case. Many people consider acne a teenage issue, but adults can deal with it, too! Acne can appear on your face, back, chest, neck, and shoulders. Breakouts are most common when your pores get clogged by oil and dead skin. 

Dermatology treatment for acne is very common, and our team at Dermatology Realm helps people find their perfect solution every day. We offer ThermaScan laser acne treatment and Forever Clear BBL to effectively treat most cases of acne. 

ThermaScan treatment takes less than 20 minutes and doesn’t require any downtime! This quick and painless option heats the sebaceous glands in your skin to help prevent future acne outbreaks. It’s also covered by many insurance plans, making treatment affordable for your budget. 

Forever Clear BBL uses an Intense Pulsed Light treatment to penetrate deep into your skin and directly target the affected areas. The treatments can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on which area of the body you want to treat. Your clinician will help you personalize a plan for how many treatments you should schedule. 

The Forever Clear procedure is gentle and doesn’t require any local anesthetics, but we may recommend one depending on your individual needs. There is nearly no downtime, though you may experience slight redness for up to a few hours after each procedure. Insurance does not cover this treatment, but our patients have seen remarkable results.


Most people have scars from things that have happened in their lives. Scars don’t have to be permanent, thanks to various treatment options available at Dermatology Realm. 

Profractional laser treatment creates a grid of pinpoint laser beams that zap tiny spots on your skin. This produces thousands of tiny, deep columns in your skin. Since your skin naturally repairs itself, new collagen grows into the columns to replace old, dead, and damaged tissue. Old skin flakes away, making acne scars less noticeable and giving you radiant skin. 

MicroLaserPeel is a special laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of your skin. We typically repeat this procedure two to four times over six to eight weeks, but you can continue it until you get the results you want. We’re the only practice in the Mid-South offering the MicroLaserPeel, and this breakthrough treatment can help you get excellent results.

Common Skin Problems and How to Treat Them

Stretch Marks & Wrinkles

As we age, our skin loses collagen and elasticity, which causes a less vibrant and wrinkled appearance. At our office in Memphis, you can find various non-invasive options to help promote collagen production and get your skin looking smoother than ever. 

The Sciton ST uses an infrared light source to tighten your skin and reduce aging signs. This treatment also stimulates long-term collagen rebuilding long after your treatment ends. By combining this and other treatments, we can manage your skin layers and get excellent results.

Thermascan is another non-invasive procedure that targets the collagen layer of the skin. We use it to erase fine lines and tighten loose skin. Cooling technology protects the sensitive layers of your skin, allowing the laser to penetrate deeper and stimulate collagen growth, which will make your skin look tighter.

You’ll love this procedure because, after this treatment, your skin keeps looking better and better. It offers precision skin tightening, stimulates collagen growth, and does it with no downtime. It typically requires four treatments, four weeks apart, and includes your face and neck. 

Ingrown & Unwanted Hair

If you have unwanted body hair, it can make you feel self-conscious. The red bumps caused by ingrown hairs can be itchy and painful and leave you feeling less than great. Our team can help you with both! Using a combination of Intense Pulse Light and ND YAG laser, we can target all dark hair, including the most superficial to the deeper hairs. 

Chronic Skin Conditions


Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema. This skin irritation usually presents as red, inflamed skin that is very itchy and, in some cases, will blister or weep. Although doctors still aren’t sure of the exact cause, eczema is not contagious, and some treatments can help. 


Some of the characteristics of rosacea are redness on the forehead, cheeks, nose, or chin, facial bumps or pimples, and visible blood vessels. Like a sunburn that won’t go away, frequent blushing or flushing is also a common symptom. Although we aren’t sure what causes rosacea, there are a range of oral and topical medications and even laser treatments that we can use to treat rosacea symptoms.


Psoriasis is a common inflammatory disease characterized by red, raised, scaly patches or plaques on the skin. These patches occur when skin cells grow at an abnormally fast rate. The lesions are not contagious or infectious, but they may itch or burn. There’s no cure, but there are topical creams, pills, or even injections that can help alleviate psoriasis symptoms.

Common Skin Problems and How to Treat Them

Manage Your Skin with Dermatology Realm

We all want to look and feel our best, so dealing with skin conditions can be tough, even if they’re common. If you’ve noticed symptoms of a chronic skin condition or are looking for a solution to cellulite, we’ve got you covered. Contact our Memphis office, and we’ll help you find your perfect skincare solution.