Rough or Scaly Patches
Rough and Dry Skin Treatment in New York, NY
If you suffer from rough, dry and scaly skin, you are not alone. It affects more than 30 million Americans and is one of the common skin conditions we see at our NYC-based clinic.
The worst part about rough and dry skin is that it often itches, which leads to a lot of agitation, scratching and increased inflammation. Rejuve clinic offers effective laser and light therapies for rough, dry skin that can help reduce inflammation, and give your skin a smoother and clearer finish.
What Causes Rough and Dry Skin?
Rough, dry, scaly skin is often a form of atopic dermatitis (or inflammation of the skin) called Eczema. Eczema usually first appears in childhood, and often it naturally diminishes by adulthood, but in other cases it does not. Sometimes eczema first presents in adulthood. Other hallmark characteristics of eczema are redness, severe itchiness and skin flaking. The itchiness of eczema often creates a lot of physical and psychological distress. Individuals often scratch their skin until it bleeds, which only fuels the inflammatory process.
Eczema can appear anywhere on the body, but is usually found on the face, scalp, trunk, neck, wrists, inner elbows, behind the knees and on the ankles. Babies tend to have eczema on their faces, and this usually goes away on its own during childhood.