Treatment of scaly skin and seborrheic excema
Scaly skin is a symptom of a number of skin diseases, such as psoriasis, neurodermatitis, fungal infections of the skin, or even seborrhoeic eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin rash that occurs mainly in skin regions rich in sebaceous glands – especially on the head – and is characteristic of scaling.
The experienced dermatologist can often detect skin diseases with the naked eye due to their typical characteristics. In addition to talking to the patient about the course of the disease, an examination with a dermatoscope (digital magnifying glass) is carried out for a precise diagnosis. Based on the diagnosis and current guidelines, the specialists at Dermacare develop an individual treatment concept and inform you about possible treatment options.
Professional treatment by experienced dermatologists
Patient oriented treatment concept
The experienced dermatologists at Dermacare develop at diagnosis and treatment for skin diseases a therapy concept tailored to our patients, which is based on the current guidelines.
We attach great importance to a detailed consultation and therefore take the time for a detailed initial interview, during which you will receive all information regarding diagnosis, treatment, treatment options and the course of treatment and during which all your questions will be answered.
In order to optimise diagnosis and treatment, our medical specialists undergo continuous further training and are familiar with the latest treatment methods. As Dermacare is equipped with the latest devices on the market, we offer patients treatment based on the latest scientific and technical knowledge.
Scaly skin, seborrheic dermatitis, causes, symptoms, treatment
Dry and scaly skin occurs when the natural fat and moisture regulation of the skin is disturbed. This can have many reasons, you should consult a doctor if you have been suffering from dry skin for a long time and applying cream does not relieve the symptoms, the skin suddenly becomes dry for no apparent reason, or the dry skin areas begin to flake, hurt, redden or become inflamed.
Cause for seborrheic dermatitis
The cause of dandruff and eczema formation in seborrheic dermatitis is not conclusively clarified. Thus, an excessive sebum production is discussed as well as an excessive colonization of the skin with yeast fungi; an hereditary predisposition is also possible.
Skin diseases can be well characterized according to the region in which they occur preferentially. Seborrheic dermatitis, for example, occurs in the area of the sebaceous glands, which are mainly located in the sweat ducts (front chest and back back), in the face, and on the hairy head. As the skin disease occurs mainly on the head in infancy, it is also known as “head gneiss”. In babies, eczema usually heals without medical treatment.
Seborrheic eczema is described as a clearly defined redness of the skin with yellowish scales on top of it that feel greasy. The appearance can vary depending on the severity of the condition – from single flakes to spreading to several areas of skin with inflammatory eczema.
Treatment at Dermacare Vienna
During the initial consultation at Dermacare, which takes about 30-35 minutes, the experienced dermatologist develops an experience-based therapy concept based on the diagnosis.
Dermacare uses the latest procedures and technologies both for diagnosis, examination of the skin using a dermoscope (digital magnifying glass) and for treatment.
At a follow-up appointment, which takes place one to three months later depending on the course of treatment, a possible follow-up consultation will be scheduled in the course of the progress monitoring/ discussion of findings depending on the course of treatment.
Medical services for the treatment of diseases of the hair and nails can be submitted to the health insurance company for reimbursement.
Everything at a glance
- Service: Diagnosis and efficient local therapy for milder forms; if necessary, drug therapies (tablets and injections) for more severe forms
- Consultation and treatment costs:
- Specialist initial consultation 120-150 Euro
- Progress check/report discussion free of charge,
- Follow-up consultations 90-120 Euro.
- Reimbursement of costs by health insurance: Yes
- Consultation time: 30-45min (first consultation), afterwards at the discretion of the doctor
- Treatment interval: Depending on diagnosis, findings, therapy success & course
Why should you seek treatment at Dermacare?
- The treatment is carried out by experienced medical specialists
- Only medical devices are used
- Good public connection (Schwedenplatz) or parking garage for the car in the house
- Long opening hours
Treatment procedure dermatological treatment
1. Anamnesis Questionnaire
Even before the consultation with our specialist, we ask you to complete an anamnesis questionnaire, which forms the basis for the subsequent discussion.
2. Consultation / examination / diagnosis
At Dermacare the consultation, examination, diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases is carried out by experienced specialists in dermatology.
3. First control appointment
The success of the therapy is assessed at the follow-up appointment (follow-up control/ discussion of findings) and a decision is made on the further procedure.