Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects over 15 million people in the US, causing dry, red, itchy patches on the skin. Treatment for eczema may include corticosteroid medication, anti-inflammatory ointments, antibiotics or phototherapy. Dr. Zugerman will decide which treatment option is best for your individual condition.
Many patients can effectively relieve symptoms and prevent outbreaks through these noninvasive methods. Patients can also help prevent symptoms from spreading by avoiding scratching the affected areas.
Treating eczema can be a long and troubling process for some patients. Patients can help prevent symptoms of eczema from occurring by avoiding contact with the substances that trigger their individual condition. These long-term preventive measures can help prevent symptoms from flaring up and allow patients to enjoy their lives without worrying about the appearance of their skin.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes itching, burning, scaling and crusting of the skin, most commonly appearing on the scalp, elbows, knees, hands, feet and genitals. The best treatment for this condition depends on the type, severity and location of the patient's individual condition, but may include topical medication, phototherapy, photochemotherapy or oral or injectable medication for severe symptoms.
There is no cure currently available for psoriasis, which is a chronic condition. However, many patients can experience successful relief from symptoms for month or years at a time. Effective treatment for psoriasis removes scaling to leave patients with smooth skin, and also interrupts the cycle of rapid skin cell growth that causes the condition.
Treating psoriasis can be an ongoing battle for many patients, as some methods will be effective for some patients and not for others, and because patients can grow resistant to treatment over time. Many patients are able to enjoy their lives free of the worry and irritation caused by psoriasis after being successfully treated.
Warts are noncancerous skin growths that are caused by viruses and commonly appear on the hands or fingers. Patients often seek treatment to have warts removed for cosmetic purposes. However, they do not cause any health concerns and may go away on their own. Warts can be removed through several different treatment methods, including cryotherapy, laser surgery, cantharidin or topical medication.
Wart removal treatment usually begins with the most conservative method and moves on to more aggressive treatment. Some patients may require more than one treatment in order to successfully remove their wart, but most can eventually enjoy smooth skin without worrying about the appearance of a wart.
Most warts go away on their own over time, but many patients choose to speed up this process through a simple removal procedure that can effectively remove the wart with minimal side effects.
Melasma is a common skin condition that involves patches of skin on the face turning brown as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light and hormonal changes. Other pigment irregularities can also be caused by sun damage and certain soaps. Treatment for these conditions may include lifestyle changes and home remedies, along with chemical peels, skin lightening agents and laser skin rejuvenation.
Patients who undergo cosmetic procedures to treat pigment disorders are more likely to see effective results from their treatment. The appearance of the discolored skin is usually improved and in many cases can be completely eliminated, letting patients enjoy smooth, clear skin that can be maintained as long as the patient follows smart lifestyle guidelines.
Treating melasma and other pigment irregularities may take a while, so it is important for people to be patient and treat their skin gently to avoid irritation. Continuous lifestyle changes, such as constant sun protection, discontinuing oral contraceptives and applying topical medications, can help pigmentation disappear and prevent it from recurring as well.