Causes of Eczema

Do you often experience skin rashes and itching? If so, you might be suffering from eczema. Eczema is most commonly considered a skin allergy or sensitivity, and is also known as atopic dermatitis, or atopy. This issue is hereditary in most cases.

Common symptoms of eczema include red, inflamed, itchy, swelling, crusting, and scaling skin. There are several different types, including contact, allergic contact, seborrheic, nummular, neurodermatitis, and stasis dermatitis.

Unfortunately, doctors are unsure of exactly what causes eczema. Although it is considered a type, it is not technically a skin allergy. It is thought that it results from a combination of genetics, environment, abnormal immune system functioning, certain activities or lifestyle habits, and defects in the skin barrier causing dryness and germs.

Our skin doctor in Tarzana wants patients to know that although it runs in the family, eczema is not contagious. Furthermore, it can be treated at different levels. If the symptoms are mild, a good skin care routine may be all that is needed. Our expert in eczema in Tarzana will likely recommend certain soaps and moisturizes, short warm showers, stress management, and a humidifier, as well as a specific medication.

Facial Volume Restoration Methods

The face is often the first area on the body that begins to show noticeable signs of aging. This is considered a problem by many, as the face is always the first thing others see, not to mention we see when we look in the mirror. This is why facial dermatology is one of the most common procedures asked about in our office.

Facial volume restoration methods are able to address many of the known signs of aging. These signs include:

• Nasolabial folds, which reach from the corner of the nose to the mouth
• Oral commissures, or the folds just below the corners of the mouth
• Jowls, or the sagging skin beneath the jaw line.

The various facial restoration methods our Tarzana dermatologist employs can add volume to the face that creates a more youthful look, overall. All of the processes involved produce very natural improvements that focus on restoring the look of the face as opposed to creating new features. The most common way to restore lost volume is with dermal fillers, a safe tool that has been used now for many years.

Schedule an appointment with our expert in facial volume restoration in Tarzana to learn more about what these treatments can do for you.