Scaly skin and rashes can be soothed and healed with a combination of home care and non-invasive, in-clinic treatments using pulsed light.
The skin experts at Austin Clinic are experienced in evaluating symptoms and treating the confusing array of rashes that exist. A rash is an area of your epidermis that is irritated, itchy, red, dry, swollen, and/or painful. Rashes can be made up of welts, blisters, or blotches. They can affect a single spot or spread all over the body.
Many rashes may come and go. Others do not. Eczema, with its itchy, reddish, scaly skin, is one of the most common rashes that needs intervention. It frequently affects people who suffer from asthma or allergies. Other common rashes include psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis. Genetics may make some people more likely to experience rashes.
Rashes are most often caused by an allergy or illness and are generally not life-threatening. It is important to contact a medical professional immediately, however, should you experience a rash that appears suddenly and spreads quickly, or a rash that is painful and accompanied by a fever.
Austin Clinic devises customised treatment plans that may include topical medications, prescription lotions, cortisone creams, or light therapy treatments. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are especially effective for patients with rosacea. A series of treatments over a three-month to six-month period are generally necessary for maximum improvement.