Glossar

Dr Liv explains the most relevant key terms to help you understand medical and technical definitions.


Acne

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne most commonly appears on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. Acne can be distressing and annoyingly persistent. Its lesions heal slowly, and when one begins to resolve, others seem to crop up. But acne is treatable. Start as early as possible to avoid further damage to your skin.


Antibiotics

It’s an acne medication that destroys bacteria, which can cause or worsen acne. Antibiotics come in pill and topical forms (creams, lotions, ointments, and gels).


Atopic dermatitis

It’s a multifactorial disorder with a genetic background. If your parents do have allergies and itchy, dry skin you tend to suffer from eczema. It starts in the childhood with itchy skin in the elbow and knee bend area. It can disappear while growing up or appear during adulthood between the fingers. It’s mostly triggered by stressful situations (school, work, family).


Botulinumtoxin

Botulinumtoxin is a purified protein, which is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is a physician-administered, nonsurgical treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe, e.g. frown lines. Frown lines are these lines between the brows, but also lines on the forehead or around the eyes can be treated. Dr Liv Kraemer can decide with you what kind of treatment is right and the most suitable for your skin and condition. No recovery time is needed. Within days, you can see an improvement that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.


C vitamin

A vitamin C deficiency causes dry and flaky skin. Vitamin C is water-soluble and doesn’t stay in the body. It should be an essential component of your diet! Fruits and vegetables like oranges, broccoli and bell peppers are high in vitamin C.


Cysts

A painful lump on the skin that may have pus, fluid, or air inside it. Deeply inflamed pimples can form cysts.


Detox

Do you feel tired and sleepy all the time? Are you stressed out? Maybe you should try a detoxification. The liver is the most active organ in the body during detoxification. Black cumin oil and artichokes are the perfect supplements. They stimulate your circulation and energize your body. Also, a lymphatic drainage is a safe detox treatment.


Filler

Hyaluron fillers provide hydration and structure and create natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips. The effects can last between 4 to 8 months. You can just increase your natural volume, compared with a lipstick from within. But it has to look natural. That is for Dr Liv the most important thing. Dr Liv is specialized on lips. She can help if the structure and contour of lips got damaged. She will try to get your natural look back.


Goji berries

The goji berries contain antioxidants and zinc which are good for your skin. They protect your cells against breaking down when they are exposed to elements such as smoke and radiation.


Hyaluronic acids

Hyaluronic acid is a natural part of the connective tissue. It provides hydration and creates volume. It is often used in fillers to enhance the natural structure and contour of the face.


Immune system

Your skin is the biggest organ in the body, so take care of it! Zinc and omega fatty acids help you from the inside to protect your skin. Learn more about it and contact us for an appointment.


Jasmine

Delicate Jasmine blossom tea is an ideal drink for breakfast or lunch. It stimulates your body and mind. Nice to know: It has a cholesterol-reducing effect.


Minerals

Minerals are essential for a healthy skin and powerful hair. A lack of minerals causes hair loss! Make sure you have enough alkaline minerals like iron and magnesium.


Oil

Oils are essential for your skin. There are different kinds of oil on the market like olive oil, chia seed oil or hempseed oil. Hempseed oil can help you with skin diseases like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. The precious oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and is high in vitamin E. A delicious alternative is pumpkin seed oil or linseed oil.


Parsley

Healthy skin with parsley! Parsley is an immune booster and high in chlorophyll which is necessary for your blood. It is high in vitamin A, and C. Parsley also helps you with reflux and bad breath.


Q10

Q10 is also known as Ubiquinol. It’s a good remedy for a headache and migraine.


Rosacea

Rosacea is a widespread skin condition that causes redness in your face and often produces small, red, pus-filled bumps. Its exact cause is unknown. The biggest triggers are sun exposure, extreme temperature changes, stress, heavy exercise, some cosmetics and skin care products so as spicy food and alcohol consumption. Left untreated, rosacea tends to worsen over time. Rosacea signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish before flaring up again. Rosacea is often mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction or other skin problems.


Sandalwood

The unmistakable scent of sandalwood stimulates body and soul. It’s calming and helps you while meditating. It’s often used in perfumes or body sprays.


Tea

Wellness for your body! Tea is a healthy alternative to natural water. There are a lot of different leaves with various health benefits. For example, green tea is supposed to contain the highest concentration of antioxidants which is necessary for your skin. Nettle tea is an unbeatable detox herb.


Wheat

Avoid overeating wheat can cause physical complaints like intestinal problems or diabetes. Oat is a good alternative because it contains avenin instead of gluten.


Yoga

Firm your skin! Listen to your body and increase awareness with yoga exercises. It also helps you to relax and calm your mind. It lowers your stress level, and there it has an impact on your skin, too.


Zinc

Bad skin condition? Hair loss? A deficiency in zinc causes several physical complaints. Try to eat a lot of beans, lentils or zinc food supplements.