Eczema Treatment in Santa Barbara, CA
Eczema is a common skin condition that affects millions of people in the United States, yet treatment is often ineffective due to the lack of personalized treatment approaches. Dr. Keith Llewellyn offers personalized eczema treatment for residents of Santa Barbara, Ventura, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California.
What is Eczema?
Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that often begins in childhood and causes patches of red, scaly, itchy skin. Eczema may also cause scattered itchy red bumps. It can occur in children and adults. Eczema may occur anywhere on the body and frequently involves the skin behind your knees, in the bend of your elbows, the neck and hands. Many, though not all, of people affected by eczema have a family history of allergies, hay fever, asthma and/or eczema. Eczema is a chronic recurring condition for which there is no cure. It frequently, though, becomes less severe with age. Additionally, Dr. Llewellyn can prescribe many different treatments to clear an eczema flare and help you attain better control of your eczema.
How Much Does Eczema Treatment Cost?
Because there are many reasons that you may develop red itchy areas on your skin, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Llewellyn. During the appointment, he will determine if you have eczema and discuss with you the best treatment options for your situation. During the appointment, we can discuss the cost of treatment as it will vary depending on the treatment(s) prescribed. Aloe Dermatology accepts payment by cash and major credit cards, and you can learn more on our financing page.
What Are the Benefits of Eczema Treatment?
- Reduces the frequency and severity of your symptoms
- Treatment and skin care plans customized to fit individual patient needs
What is Atopic Dermatitis?
Atopic dermatitis is basically the fancy name (a synonym) health professionals use to describe eczema. The terms eczema and atopic dermatitis are used to describe the same type of rash.
What is Contact Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is a very itchy red rash (its appearance may range from red, scaling patches, to red small bumps to even blisters) that occurs when you skin comes into contact with something your skin has become allergic to. A classic example is poison oak or poison ivy. Your skin may develop an allergy to a multitude of things besides plants. Some examples include fragrances and preservatives found in many skin care products as well as metals found in jewelry. If your allergy is identified and you are no longer exposed to it, your rash may be cleared with treatment and never recur. If you become repeatedly exposed to your allergen, then you may experience a chronic recurrent rash. Dr Llewellyn offers TRUE allergy patch testing to identify potential allergens.
Am I a Candidate for Eczema Treatment?
If you suspect that you have eczema based on your symptoms, or if you have been diagnosed with eczema in the past but have been unsuccessful in managing your symptoms, you may be a good candidate for treatment at Aloe Dermatology. Dr. Llewellyn will help you select the safest, most effective treatment to control your eczema.
What Should I Expect from Eczema Treatment?
Most often, Dr. Llewellyn treats eczema with:
- Prescription moisturizers that calm and soothe the skin
- Skin care program using hypoallergenic skin care products
- Topical therapies (steroid creams, Eucrisa, Protopic, Elidel)
- Oral or light based therapies for more severe cases
You may need to work with Dr. Llewellyn over a period of time to find the optimal treatment combination for you.
Why try to manage the frustrating symptoms of eczema alone when you can trust Dr. Llewellyn with your care? Aloe Dermatology offers eczema treatment for men and women in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.