At Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics, patients in and around the Brooklyn, NY community and surrounding areas have access to general and cosmetic solutions for the skin, hair, nails, and body. A common condition called eczema affects thousands of patients across the United States each and every day, and can become extremely troublesome. Men and women often want to learn about the options available for treatment, as there are several methods that can be used in enhancing the skin’s appearance and health. If you are interested in the treatment of eczema after receiving your diagnosis, we welcome you to visit our practice to learn more!
What is eczema?
Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a condition that can cause the development of an itchy, uncomfortable rash on the skin. It can negatively impact a patient’s overall quality of life when they are dealing with constant flare-ups everywhere on the body with red bumps and uncomfortable and irritable skin. Eczema can be caused by contact with an allergen or from skin that has become dry and dehydrated. Once it flares up, it can be difficult to control. We encourage patients to get a proper diagnosis and then work with their dermatologist to develop a skin care regimen and treatment plan that works!
What methods of treatment are available for patients with eczema?
- Topical medications – the first line of defense for many of our patients is the use of topical medications. These are prescription immunomodulators, steroids, or even prescription-strength hydrocortisone cream that is rubbed onto the flare-up to help reduce redness and control itching. In addition, it can treat the condition faster than just leaving the eczema flare-up alone. Topical medications are also a highly affordable solution for many of our patients.
- Antibiotics – sometimes, patients will experience an infection if they have itched a lesion. When this happens, patients may be prescribed antibiotics. This may be an oral antibiotic or an antibiotic cream that is applied to the skin directly to help heal the area and combat the infection that has developed. These may be used alongside traditional topical medications.
- Light therapy – another option for more severe and consistent cases of eczema is the use of laser and light therapy. Our practice utilizes a hand-held device called the 308 EXCIMER SYSTEM. By using concentrated light in the treatment area, eczema can be greatly reduced. It can also help in protecting the skin from developing flare-ups when they are caused by unavoidable environmental or medical conditions.
- Skincare regimen – prevention is also a great way to address eczema, especially when flare-ups occur due to dryness or dehydration. We may recommend patients consider moisturizers that can be used on the skin without causing further issues. Additionally, patients may be advised as to how they can properly cleanse the skin and keep it healthy, which can also reduce the chance of developing eczema flare-ups.
Which treatment method is right for me?
At Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics, we want our patients to have the choice of several options when it comes to the treatment of conditions. There is no “one size fits all” option for individuals who have the same condition, so it is essential that various solutions are recommended. We educate patients on each option and assist them in making a knowledgeable decision in regards to their skin and body, giving them the information they need to choose a solution for their budget and lifestyle. Speaking with our team during an initial consultation appointment is the best way to make an educated choice.
Interested in learning about the methods of treatment for eczema and other skin conditions?
Contact the team at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics in Brooklyn, NY to discuss the options available to you for treating your skin disorders quickly and easily with trained professionals. Dr. Tatiana Khrom and her staff work closely with men and women to diagnose their conditions, provide effective treatment, and help them maintain the health and wellness of their skin and body. If you live in or around the area of Brooklyn, NY and are ready to eradicate your eczema, ow is the time to call 718-751-0674 today. The practice has two convenient locations, including 2797 Ocean Parkway and 239 Court Street, both in the area of Brooklyn, NY.