Skin losing collagen and electrolytes?

cutiepie21

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May 15, 2006
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Hi ladies,

I'm wondering if anybody has had this happen? About 4 years ago I noticed a very very small patch of skin on my cheek getting darker. At first I thought it was just dry skin so I didn't think anything of it. It didn't go away, so I thought it might be a bacterial infection, so I got anti-bacterial cream. Nothing worked, not even prescription meds. So I go to the dermatologist a few months ago and she says it looks like that area of the skin has lost collagen and electrolytes. I'm concerned because the area is slowly getting larger. But I'm also only 23 years old. Aren't I too young for this to be happening?:shrugs: She referred me to a specialist but I haven't seen the specialist yet. Does anyone know what this is caused from?

TIA!:flowers:
 
Nov 20, 2007
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Eczema? I had a bad bout at age 18, it started as a tiny dry spot near the side of my nose. Dry turned flaky in 4-6 mths, spot gradually enlarged over the next 6 mths then boom, whole area became flaky, dark red and inflamed, then spread all over my cheeks, chin and forehead. Dermatologist put me on 1 yr treatment with topical creams and tablets, which was great for the next 17 yrs I never had eczema again. :smile:
 

kroquet

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Sep 18, 2007
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I have that problem on my neck. My dermatologist took a small bit of skin and sent off for a biopsy. It turns out to be some form of skin disease I had never heard of. I would strongly suggest that you follow up with the specialist that was recommended.
I have lost collagen and elasticity in that area and bought the LaMer concentrate and cream which really softened up my skin. Still have the discoloration, but that's why Hermes makes scaves!

Good luck to you and go get it checked!!!
 

cutiepie21

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May 15, 2006
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Thanks for replies! I totally forgot that I had written that post! I went to the specialize and he says it looks like skin cancer but because of my young age and because I've never had any sun damage before he thinks it is most likely benign. He did perform cryosurgery on the area and says if it comes back in 2 months he will have to biopsy! Let's keep our fingers crossed that it isn't anything serious!