Our expert clinicians in Dorchester, Dorset, carry out treatments for a variety of skin conditions. This includes psoriasis, eczema, allergic dermatitis, patch testing, hair and hail disorders, and many more dermatological conditions.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of thickened, inflamed, red skin, often covered with silvery scales. Children and adolescents can develop psoriasis, but it occurs primarily in adults. Women and men are equally affected. As psoriasis is not an infection, it is not contagious.
Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema. It’s a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry, and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often development before their first birthday. However, it may also develop for the first time in adults. It is usually a long-term, chronic condition, although it can improve significantly and even clear completely over time.
Treatment for atopic eczema can help to relieve the symptoms and many cases improve the condition over time. However, there is currently no cure, and severe eczema often has a significant impact on daily life. There is also an increased risk of skin infection. Many different treatments may be used to control the symptoms and manage eczema, including: