- Medical Dermatology
Eczema treatment can reduce redness, inflammation, and dry patches of skin caused by eczema. Eczema is one of the most prominent skin conditions, with millions of people affected every year. Eczema is very common in infants and children, but can also occur in adults. This condition can affect the entire body and is frequently found on the face, arms, and legs. Continuing research has led to effective treatments to limit the degree and frequency of eczema flare-ups and help control symptoms, while reducing redness, rashes, and other aesthetic effects. Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron’s team of board certified dermatologists and physician assistants can properly identify eczema and formulate a treatment plan using comprehensive skin care regimes, topical products, and oral medications.
|Can cause patches of dry, itchy skin
||Prominent in infants and children, but can also affect adults
|May lead to redness or inflammation
||There are numerous types of eczema that are caused by different factors
|Scaly, oozing rashes may occur
||Your dermatologist can correctly diagnose eczema
|Can cause swollen skin or raised bumps
||Skin care treatments, topical ointments and creams, and oral medications are available
What Is Eczema?
Eczema can be triggered by a variety of different factors, including dry skin, ingredients in shampoos or soaps, allergens, sweating, temperature changes, certain foods, or stress. Eczema can affect any area of the body, but is most common around the face, arms, and legs. There are numerous types of eczema, including:
- Atopic Dermatitis: The most common form of eczema that appears as a red rash and can cause dryness and irritation.
- Contact Dermatitis: Triggered when your skin is exposed to a substance that causes a reaction. Subtypes include irritant contact dermatitis (chemicals), allergic contact dermatitis (allergens), and contact urticaria. Can lead to redness or hives.
- Dyshidrotic Eczema: Causes tiny blisters on your hands and feet that may itch.
- Nummular Eczema: Forms large, round sores or rashes that are shaped like coins.
- Seborrheic Dermatitis: Type of eczema that can cause flaking, red or oily skin, itchy scalp, and dry patches.
- Stasis Dermatitis: Primarily affects the legs, causing swelling, discoloration, oozing, or thickening skin.
Eczema Treatment At A Glance:
Eczema symptoms can be improved with topical treatments, oral medications, and comprehensive skin care regimes. Our dermatologists specialize in treating eczema using these different methods. Together, these modalities can reduce the effects of eczema, including redness, bumps, and rashes, as well as help control eczema flare-ups.
|Topical Ointments / Creams
||Creams or ointments are applied to the skin
||Frequency of application will depend on the topical products being used
||Can limit eczema symptoms and reduce the frequency of breakouts
||Do not require any procedure time or recovery
||Oral medications are prescribed to reduce symptoms
||Exact dosages and instructions will be provided by your dermatologist
||Can control eczema flare-ups and limit symptoms; may be ideal for those whose eczema has not responded to topical treatments
||No in-office procedure needed, does not require downtime
|Skin Care Regimens
||Customized skin care products can be used together to treat eczema symptoms
||Specific products can be recommended by your dermatologist
||Can reduce visual effects of eczema (redness, rashes, bumps, etc)
||At-home routines that can be completed without downtime or recovery
How Many Eczema Treatments Are Required?
Continuing eczema treatments are usually required to control eczema flare-ups and maintain your results. Our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your eczema procedure during your in-office consultation.
Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For Eczema Treatment?
Our dermatologists can diagnose and treat eczema. If you have been diagnosed with eczema and would like to improve symptoms, such as redness, inflammation, rashes, or bumps, then you may be a candidate for eczema treatment. Our team at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether eczema treatment is right for you during your consultation at our New York City offices.
Is Anesthesia Recommended For Eczema Treatment?
Anesthesia is not necessary for eczema treatment.
What Should I Expect After Undergoing Treatment For Eczema?
There is virtually no downtime when undergoing eczema treatment and you can resume your daily routine immediately. Our dermatologists recommend limiting exposure to the sun. If you are exposed to the sun, frequently applying sunscreen is recommended. Patients should also frequently apply a moisturizer to the treatment area.
What Kind Of Eczema Results Can I Expect?
Skin care routines, topical treatments, and oral medications can control eczema breakouts, limit flare-ups, and ease eczema symptoms, such as redness, itching, irritation, rashes, dry patches, and cracked skin.
How Do I Get Started With Eczema Treatment?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your eczema treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.