Eczema, also known as dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. Eczema is a long-term chronic condition and it can improve over time. The condition mainly affects children, but can also affect adults.
Eczema is categorised by itchy, erythema (redness of the skin), weeping, and crusting patches on the skin. The condition can affect any part of the body, but the most common areas to be affected are; backs or fronts of the knees, outside or inside of the elbows, around the back, hands, cheeks and the scalp.
People who suffer with eczema may have periods when the symptoms are less noticeable, as well as periods when the symptoms can become more severe.
What causes eczema?
The cause for eczema is unclear as it’s not down to one single thing. It often occurs in people who suffer from allergies. The condition can develop alongside other conditions including asthma and hay fever.
Eczema has certain triggers that can make the condition worse such as soaps, detergents, the weather and stress. The condition can often run in families.
Treatment for eczema.
There is currently no cure for eczema, however some treatments can help to relieve the symptoms such as emollients (moisturising treatments) and tropical corticosteroids used to reduce swelling and redness.
At ProSkin Clinics we offer treatment to help with a variety of skin conditions including eczema. We are able to tailor a treatment to the specific needs of your skin’s requirements.
Book a free, (no obligation) Skin Analysis and Consultation appointment to find out what treatment will work the best for your skin.
LED Light Therapy
At ProSkin Clinics we offer LED Light Therapy as an effective treatment for eczema.
After your first treatment there will be some visible changes in the skin, but most changes occur naturally over a few weeks. The light stimulates natural processes even after the treatment has stopped. LED is a progressive rather than an aggressive approach and builds resistance over time to ageing and external factors.
LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive method of light therapy that stimulates the skins natural repair and rejuvenation processes, making it safe for all skin types and effective in the treatment of a wide range of skin conditions.
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