Manage the symptoms of dermatitis to alleviate inflammation and discomfort.
What is Dermatitis?
Dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition, resulting in the skin looking red, swollen, it may be itchy and bleed. Dermatitis may be an acute or chronic. An acute episode may result from a allergic or irritant reaction. Whereas a chronic dermatitis is much longer lasting, this can be persistent for months or years requiring ongoing management and treatment, an example of this is Eczema.
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Types of dermatitis
There are two main types of acute dermatitis. The first been irritant contact dermatitis and as the name suggest, this occurs when the skin has been in contact with a direct irritant such as a chemical, detergent or solvent. Secondly there is allergic contact dermatitis. This will occur when the skin comes into contact with a substance that triggers an immune response, resulting in an allergic reaction. Allergies can develop overtime meaning that something you have been exposed to in the past with no triggers can suddenly trigger an immune response. The next phase of dermatitis is categorised Chronic, this can be persistent for many months, years or even lifelong. An example of this is Atopic Dermatitis, also know and eczema and Seborrheic dermatitis.
What causes a Dermatitis?
Irritant contact dermatitis will result from the skin coming into contact with an irritant such as chemicals, solvents or detergents, while allergic contact dermatitis usually results when the person who has an allergy comes into contact with common allergens such as latex, metals or cosmetics. For chronic dermatitis such as eczema or seborrheic dermatitis, the exact cause is unknown however it is known that a combination of genetic and environmental factors play a significant role.
Will Dermatitis clear up its own?
This will greatly depend on the type, severity and individual factors that have triggered the flare up. For acute dermatitis, this short term inflammation may resolve once the trigger factors have been removed with days or weeks or following a short course of treatment if required. As for chronic dermatitis this will require an ongoing management and treatment plan to reduce flare ups and relive any ongoing inflammation or symptoms.
What treatments are effective for dermatitis?
Dermalux treatment can reduce inflammation and strengthen the skin can prove to be beneficial for all types of dermatitis.
- Dermalux light Therapy – This is a non-invasive phototherapy that uses different wavelengths of light to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process, reduces inflammation and works to strengthen the skin natural barrier function, helping to reduce and alleviate the symptoms of dermatitis. For chronic dermatitis we would further advise a nutrition and medical skin care regimen alongside treatment.
Following your consultation your practitioner will advise the best treatment for optimal results. We will ensure you have a good understanding of how the treatment will benefit your skin, including benefits, any downtime expected, duration and costs.
How does the The Advanced Nutrition Programme support my skin?
Healthy skin starts on the inside, for optimal results this needs to be fed daily with skin specific nutrients. To help improve the appearance of compromised skin whilst supporting skin elasticity, firmness and collagen production experts recommend supporting the skin with supplements from the Advanced Nutritional Programme (ANP) supplement range alongside a healthy diet. Traditional skincare is turned inside out with the innovative, award-winning range of evidence-based skincare supplements. While topical skincare only treats 50% of the skin on the surface, ANP potent nutritional blends feed your skin from within for a proven, 100% skincare approach, your skin will certainly thank you for it. Following your consultation we can advised a complete nutritional approach to optimise your skin health.