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Our dermatology offices serve Dubuque 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.

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Eczema Treatment

Eczema

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

Atopic Dermatitis

imageEczema 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

xeroticXerotic 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

seborrheic dermatitis 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

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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

Dyshidrotic-Eczema 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

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. wv4yMgQZ6k9fJYs3JcWoOZYiKz4MwpYJjkZkYQ1dq4U nummular eczema

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.

Eczema Diet

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: Bananas Beef or chicken broth Potatos Green onions Buckwheat Rice milk Mung bean sprouts

Eczema treatment

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. Check list 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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Isolaz

Clear skins awaits.  Isolaz acne treatment is for acne sufferers who have tried lots of remedies but are not satisfied with their results. Call a board cerified dermatologist to help you resolve your stubborn acne problem.  We have experience curing pimples, facial bumps, ingrown hairs, blackheads, whiteheads, acne pits and scars.  One of the options is the  Isolaz laser treatment.  Isolaz is a non-surgical treatment for people with mild to severe acne, acne produced pits and scars, as well as discoloration from acne pimples. We have board certified dermatologists, to help resolve your acne problem. Finally, get the acne treatment that gets results.

What is the Isolaz procedure?

The Isolaz acne treatment uses a painless laser to clean your pores and vacuums the dead skin away simultaneously. It is an FDA approved treatment for acne. [caption id="attachment_664" align="aligncenter" width="300"]One of best procedues to address dermatology Isolaz procedure: Before and after[/caption] Removing all of the dirt, make up and blockage in your pores is the best way to clear up stubborn acne. However, Isolaz laser neutralizes oil and dirt within the pore, the vacuum sucks the toxins out of your pores elevating pore blockage with leads to inflammation (pimples).  Isolaz is great solution to address stubborn pimple and scars that remain after outbreaks.

Am I a good candidate for Isolaz treatment?

The procedure is good for anyone who suffers from clogged pores, pimples, black heads, white heads, or cystic acne. In addition, the procedure can be used on a patient's back, neck or shoulders. The Isolaz process is excellent at cleaning the sabaceous gland which naturally produces more oil in the aforementioned areas. Isolaz has produced great results for patients. Their acne, blackheads, and whiteheads have clear up and their confidence has soared.

The acne treatment:

The Isolaz infrared light neutralizes the toxins which blocks the pores that leads to acne. By vacuuming the dirt, oil and toxins out of the pores along with dead skin, this process opens up the pores and prevents acne from forming in the future. The light therapy: is a painless flash of light that goes on and off during the vacuuming process. The lights destroys acne causing bacteria and promotes the healing process of your skin. The laser light also decreases the production of sebaceous gland oil which further decreases breakouts.

Expectations of the treatment:

During the Isolaz acne treatment you will feel a warm but painless sensation as the vacuum/light wand device is rubbed over your skin. This process is repeated again, and again over the treatment area. There have been no cases reporting any level of pain during the Isolaz treatment. Afterward, you can resume your regular daily activities.

How long is the acne treatment?

The Isolaz face treatment usually takes 45 to 60 minutes. Depending on the severity of your acne it may require several treatments.

Am I a good candidate?

The Isolaz acne laser can be used by everyone. People of all skin colors and types. Men and women, young people and older people, all can benefit from Isolaz treatment. Results: 85% of people who had the treatment experienced clearer skin. Usually within 24 to 48 hours. These are people who's acne did not respond well to oral or topical remedies. Acne treatment | Isolaz

How much do the Isolaz acne treatments cost?

The cost of the acne treatments range from $200-$350 per session. It may require 5 to 8 treatments to gain the best results. For a total of $1000 to $2500. Typically, medical insurance do not cover this treatment as it is considered an elective/cosmetic procedure. acne treatment | Isolaz Shingles
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