There’s no doubt that stress is present in our everyday lives. Between work, school, relationships, and an endless list of other reasons, there are many factors that can cause people to feel intense uneasiness. With prolonged stress over an extended period of time, skin condition can develop or worsen. Our experienced providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta want to explain the part that stress plays in skin health to encourage patients to make positive improvements in their mental states.
- Seborrheic Dermatitis: Most often found on the scalp, seborrheic dermatitis is a type of inflammation that commonly appears as red, scaly patches of skin. Unmanaged stress can stimulate more outbreaks of this type of dermatitis.
- Psoriasis: For people with psoriasis, it’s important to regulate stress to prevent unwanted “flare ups”. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta has an entire center dedicated to psoriasis, so we are well-equipped to handle any type of psoriasis symptoms.
- Rosacea: Redness, inflammation, broken blood vessels and acne-like pimples are all characterizations of the skin condition, rosacea. Stress can be a “trigger” for rosacea, worsening the issues and causing them to appear more frequently.
- Hair Loss: There have been many findings that link hair loss to stress or periods of emotional intensity. Our Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research is committed to using providing the most comprehensive diagnosis and treatment services available. If you have experienced hair loss from stress, we can help you create a more full and healthy head of hair.
- Acne: When an individual is under a great deal of stress, their body may respond less quickly to healing skin conditions like acne. Pimples can increase in severity and last longer due to poor mental health.
- Shingles: People who are susceptible to shingles outbreaks should be careful to manage their stress because it can weaken the immune system. Shingles can become serious if not treated with antiviral medication, so if you notice symptoms, contact Dermatology Associates of Atlanta immediately.
Each person’s stress load is different, so there isn’t a singular way to manage it. Receiving regular exercise, going to a cognitive behavioral therapist, and using relaxation methods like breathing or yoga are all ways that people can reduce the amount of stress that they experience. Many stress management tactics are discovered through trial and error, so don’t get discouraged if some of the recommendations don’t work for your needs.
If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, call us at (404) 256-4457. Don’t forget to follow you on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for the latest on skincare treatments and updates on our monthly cosmetic specials and events!