Eczema is one of the most common skin complaints in the UK, with an estimated 10% of the population suffering at any one time.
It is an inflammatory skin condition with symptoms including intensely itchy skin, inflammation, dryness/scaliness and peeling. Rubbing and scratching to relieve the itch just causes further problems, such as thickening of the skin or blistering with weeping and open wounds. The ‘itch-scratch-itch’ cycle has also been shown to impact on patients’ quality of life with poor sleep, distress and concern about cosmetic appearance.
In some cases, the eczema is triggered by some contact irritant, but this is not always a factor and it can be quite a challenge to treat the problem without understanding its cause.
A change in weather can be a trigger for some people, with the cooler autumn temperatures and dryer air causing the skin to dry out and become irritated.
- Emollient – moisturising the skin to avoid dryness with intensive creams or ointments
- Steroids – although many doctors and patients resist use of steroid where possible due to fears of skin thinning
- Antihistamine and/or antibiotics for infected eczema
However, a new treatment system could offer results without medication.
LED Eczema Treatment
Eczema stems from loss of skin barrier function, so a treatment to improve the health and resilience of the skin can be very constructive in treating the condition.
LED therapy offers a new skin treatment option which can improve eczema on the face, hands or body. It is a medication-free treatment which harnesses the healing power of light. Light energy put out by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) works to improve the skin’s regeneration and healing processes including:
- Improving enzyme repair
- Helping the lymph system
- Stimulating new cell growth
- Boosting production of collagen
- Stimulating new capillaries.
Dermalux LED Phototherapy is available at Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre based in Hardingstone, near Northampton.
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Award-Winning Dermalux LED has won Aesthetics Awards 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for its safe and effective results, including twice winner of Treatment of the Year.
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre has an excellent reputation in the Northampton area as an independent, doctor-led practice with over 10 years experience. Cosmetic skin treatments are carried out by Dr John Tanqueray, who also works with Allergan to train other professionals in his skills and techniques.
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