Eczema and other types of dermatitis can be troubling to deal with. These skin concerns can cause discomfort, irritation, and unhappiness. If you struggle with this skin condition, our platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments may be right for you. When combined with narrowband ultraviolet B, PRP has been shown to greatly reduce the associated symptoms. Schedule an appointment in McLean or Potomac to learn more today.
The Different Types
Dermatitis is a general term for inflammation of the skin. This all-encompassing term can have many causes and presents in many different forms. The skin can feel itchy, scaly, red, bumpy, and even burning. The source of the inflammation and an official diagnosis must first be identified before further treatment can be recommended.
Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is a very common and chronic skin disease seen in both kids and adults. It is a reaction in the skin, often exacerbated by dry skin or stress, that causes itching of red, scaly patches of skin.
Seborrheic dermatitis, also known as dandruff, is a common rash caused by the yeast pityrosporon ovale growing on the skin. It often occurs on the scalp, face, or chest.
Perioral dermatitis is a rash that occurs on the face around the mouth, eyes, or both. This rash is a form of rosacea that is often caused by diet or stress. This rash manifests as groups of itchy or tender small red bumps that appear mostly around the mouth on the sides of the chin, then spread to include the upper lip and cheeks.
Contact dermatitis is a kind of skin inflammation that occurs when substances touching your skin cause irritation or an allergic reaction. Common allergens and irritants that cause this rash are skincare products, fragrances, metal jewelry, plants, etc.
Phytophotodermatitis is a skin condition in which the skin becomes sensitive to sunlight after having contact with certain plant-derived substances, such as from celery, wild parsnip, carrots, and citrus fruits (lemons and limes). It can also be caused by contact with fragrances, such as perfumes.
How Do We Address Dermatitis?
Narrowband-ultraviolet B therapy is a light therapy treatment performed 2-3 times per week to treat dermatitis and other similar skin concerns. When combined with PRP injections, these treatments expedite healing and clear your skin quickly. For atopic dermatitis, we provide eczema treatments using a customized approach, depending on your condition.
What to Expect From Treatment
PRP is a substance made up of platelets that are separated from your own blood. During the treatment process, a blood draw is performed, and the extracted blood is then put into a centrifuge machine. The machine separates the necessary platelets and gets them ready for re-injections. After the substance is injected, light therapy is performed to address the superficial signs of eczema.
Find Dermatitis Treatments in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD
Struggling with dermatitis? There is help available. At McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we offer PRP and eczema treatments to help improve the health and quality of your skin. Schedule a consultation to discuss this and our other treatment options in McLean or Potomac today.
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