Microdermabrasion in Davis
offices serve Davis and the surrounding area. We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem
or help you look your best. We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.
We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results. We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours. So, call and set up an appointment. That’s the first step toward looking your best.
Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis. About 35 million people in the United States have eczema treatment which is about 1-3% of adults. About 10-20% of children mostly below the age of 5 need eczema treatment as well. So if you have eczema symptoms, you are not alone.
What is eczema?
Eczema is an autoimmune skin condition that results in dry, itchy, peeling and some times red skin. In some cases, the skin can retain fluid. It is often a reaction to allergies, stress or hereditary predisposition. It typically has two different types of causes, allergic reactions and irritants. Baby eczema can bealarming as parents try to figure out the cause. – allergic or irritant.
Types of eczema
Eczema is also known as atopic dermatitis
is itchy, dry and often peeling skin. Sometimes it can appear to be red and scaly as well. It can be caused by allergic reactions to food, irritation from fragrance soaps and detergents, excessive bathing, stress, changes in weather from dry to cold. Mild atopic dermatitis can appear as a common skin rash. After noticing the appearance of atopic dermatitis, review your diet over the past 24-48 hours. This may provide clues to the reason for the outbreak of atopic dermatitis. Also, avoid excessive bathing, use a non-fragrance moisturizer, use non-fragrance soaps and detergents, wear soft fabric clothing and avoid coarse fabrics like wool to aggravate your atopic dermatitis less.
Xerotic eczema is dry skin that turns into eczema after severe scratching and irritation. It can be the beginning stages of eczema is not treated. Xerotic eczema gets worse during dry winter weather. Arms, legs, stomach and back are often affected. Xerotic eczema is common among senior citizens ages 55 and older. The skin can crack and peel often resembling a dry lake or river. The itchy, tender skin resembles a dry, cracked, river bed. Ichthyosis is a related disorder. Xerotic eczema is also called asteatotic, craquele or craquelatum, winter itch, pruritus hiemalis.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that is a form of eczema that affects the scalp. In infants it is commonly called “cradle cap.” Seborrheic dermatitis presents with dry and flaky skin on the scalp, it is very close to dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis however, is a greasy peeling on the scalp, which can extend to the face, eye brows. It sometimes will extend to the back and abdomen. In adults, seborrheic dermatitis is treated in numerous ways. Seborrheic dermatitis can be controlled with mild non-frangrance shampoos, mild soaps, avoiding excessive showers, minimizing sun exposure and avoid needless excoriation (scratching) of the scalp despite it's itchiness.
Cradle cap or baby eczema
Cradle cap or seborrheic dermatitis in infants is a condition that is characterized by thick, yellow, peeling skin on the head of infants and some toddlers. 10-20% of infants have it. Seborrheic dermatitis in infants, or cradle cap is also known as baby eczema. Although alarming to new mothers, the condition is easily treated by a dermatologist.
Dyshidrotic eczema or dyshidrosis is when there are blisters on the sole of the feet, hands and/or fingertips. The blister can be filled with fluid. Men are affected by the dyshidrotic eczema or dyshidrosis 50% less than women. Dyshidrotic eczema normally lasts for 4 weeks and is caused by allergies and/or stress. Dyshidrotic eczema can be effectively treated with moisturizing lotions, vaseline, mineral oil, cortisone or steroid based ointments in severe cases. If you have a dyshidrotic eczema or dyshidrosis out break it is wise to first evaluate your diet and the last food items that were consumed. Dyshidrotic eczema or dyshidrosis can be quite alarming so it is important to call a dermatologist.
Nummular eczema is oval or round shaped itchy patches of dry skin. As they dry out they can appear similar to psoriasis or ring worm. Frequent bathing, wool and perfumed soaps can make nummular eczema worse. The condition tends to be chronic with intermittent flare ups. It can be controlled with cortisone ointments. Overall, it is important to keep the skin lubricated with a non-fragrance lotion with nummular eczema. Do not shower more than once per day when you have nummular eczema. Before drying off, apply a non-fragrance lotion to lock in the water on your skin. There are 200,000 to 1 million cases of nummular eczema cases each year.
Is Eczema contagious?
Eczema has not been found to be contagious. However, eczema does tend to run in families and thus it can be hereditary. Eczema is not contagious.
The best way to find out of your diet is the cause of your eczema is by limiting your diet to food with minimal chemical content. While on this diet pay attention to possible cause(s) of the outbreak. Below is a list of 7 foods you can eat that have minimal amounts of chemicals while monitoring your eczema diet.
The foods include:
Beef or chicken broth
Mung bean sprouts
Eczema treatment usually requires moisturizers and steroid creams in severe cases. It's important to be mindful of your diet to ensure that you don't consume food that may cause an allergic reaction.
Diet (avoid food allergies)
Bathing (avoid excessive bathing)
Avoid harsh and heavily fragrance soaps/detergents
Use moisturizing lotions, mineral oils, vaseline (apply while still wet from bath/shower)
Call us to get more information on how to resolve your eczema.
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We can help you choose the best solution to address skin condition like severe acne, acne pits and scars, skin discoloration and wrinkles. For many patients, chemical peels produce great results. Call to find out more about how you can address you skin ailments, so you can look your best.
have been around for centuries. A chemical peel is a nonsurgical procedure which exfoliates (takes off) the Stratum Corneum (the top layer of skin) with mild, medium or deep reaching chemicals.
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Chemical Peel: Before and after[/caption]
Once removed, the layer of skin below replaces the removed layer with skin that is usually smoother, clearer and tighter. Mild and medium peels can be administered by an aesthetician. Deep chemical peels can only be performed by a board certified dermatologist, physician or plastic surgeon and members of members of dermatology associations
About 413,000 women and 31,000 men have chemical peels to clear up their skin.
Below are the different types of chemical peels
. In all cases, the face is washed and then the solution is applied with a smooth and consistent layer, then removed after a predetermined time or appearance. The treatment is approved by the American Dermatological Association
. Chemical peels are performed under a variety of treatments and goals.
Alpha hydroxy acid peels
Alpha hydroxy acid (AHAs) are naturally occurring carboxylic acid found in sugar cane juice and lactic acid, found in sour milk and tomato juice. This is the mildest of the peel formulas and produces light peels for treatment of fine wrinkles, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne.
Beta hydroxy acid peels
Beta hydroxy acid peels can go deeper into the pores than AHA peels. Studies show that BHA peels control sebum excretion, which further helps relieve persistent acne from reappearing. Chemical peels can achieve fantastic results.
Retinoic acid peel
Retinoic peel is a facial peel that is also performed in the office of a plastic surgeon, or a dermatologist. This is a deeper peel than the BHA or AHA peels and is used to remove scars as well as wrinkles and pigmentation problems. The client leaves with the chemical peel solution on their face. The peeling process takes place on the third day. More dramatic changes to the skin require multiple peels over time.
Croton oil / Phenol peel
Formerly known as a phenol peel is a deep chemical peel, which deeply resurfaces the skin by removing the Stratum Corneum (top layer) and eventually results in regeneration of the dermal architecture, effectively restoring younger dermis in a way that cannot be replicated by other, more superficial peels. It is performed under the care of a physician and sometimes requires general anesthesia or sedation. Consult with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for the best plan for your individual situation.
Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?
Good candidates for chemical peels experience sun-dried skin, uneven or blotchy skin, scars, and facial wrinkles. Because of the various strengths of peels most people can gain benefits from their use.
You may experience peeling, soreness, discolored and blotchy skin before the new skin begins to heal in the place of the removed layer of skin. With deep peels your face may be visually alarming after a few days, but as the skin heals a smoother more youthful look will emerge. This can take 7 to 10 days, which will feel like a long time, but resist the urge to panic. During this time swimming and strenuous activities should be avoided.
With light and mild peels there is no recovery required so you can resume your daily routines immediately after the procedure.
Averse reactions to chemical peels
Negative reactions do not occur often. Consult with a board certified dermatologist on risks specific to you and the chemical peel you are considering. Generally, negative reactions to chemical peels include: hematoma or Sarama "accumulation of blood under the skin" which may require removal. Infection, bleeding, skin sensitivity, inconsistent coloration, tiny whiteheads.
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Deep chemical peels
typically cost between $1500-$3000, depending upon the size of the area treated. Because these peels are done under a physician's care they can be a bit more expensive. Most insurance does not cover the cost. However, if it is prescribed for a medical condition such as, to treat precancerous skin condition or improve designated scars, coverage may be available. Consult with your medical service provider if you believe this situation applies to you.
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