Procedures recommended to treat scarring caused by acne may include chemical peels, laser treatment or facial fillers. Many patients experience effective results from these types of These treatments help to smooth the skin and remove the scars created by severe acne and usually require multiple treatments.
Contact dermatitis is a skin condition caused by an reaction to certain materials that come into contact with the skin. A common cause of rashes, contact dermatitis may be irritant or allergic in nature. The rash appears on the skin after contact with the offending material or substance has taken place. It may occur immediately after contact or may take several days to appear. Typically, contact dermatitis presents as a red, itchy rash. While not serious medically, the condition may be very uncomfortable. Common culprits include some fabrics or materials, particular plants, like poison ivy, soaps, detergents, cleansers, fabric softeners, perfumes, hair dyes, shampoos, lotions, ointments pesticides or weed killers, nickel, rubber, latex, solvents or chemicals, resins or glues.
In many cases, contact dermatitis will resolve on its own, particularly if it is possible for the patient to identify and avoid the material causing the problem. Sometimes over-the-counter antipruritic (anti-itch) creams may be sufficient to cure the condition. After diagnosis, dermatologists may prescribe topical corticosteroids and antihistamines to alleviate ongoing symptoms. These are used to reduce inflammation and diminish itching.