Dealing with scaly, itchy patches around the scalp and hairline? Treatment after treatment letting you down? It might be seborrheic dermatitis. Oily areas of the body affected by seborrheic dermatitis can become a strain to deal with on your own, but treatments for these flaky patches are simpler than you may think. Read on to learn about the causes and treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis.
What is Seborrheic dermatitis?
Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition that is common among patients of any age. The dry, flaky patches of skin appear primarily on the scalp but can occur on other oily areas of the body such as the face, nose, eyebrows, armpits, groin, and chest.
Seborrheic dermatitis triggers dry, flaky patches of skin. The irritating symptoms can include dry skin patches and flakes with the appearance of dandruff near the hair, mustache, beard, or body hair. Typically, patches of greasy skin caused by the condition present as flaky white or yellow crust on the skin.
- Dry skin
- Flaky patches
- Scaly skin
- Red skin
- Itchiness or irritation
Studies are not yet sure of the scientific cause of seborrheic dermatitis. However, symptoms are likely related to excess yeast or fungus in affected skin combined with irregular immune responses to oil secretion. Other risk factors associated with the development of the condition include:
- Certain neurological conditions
- Weakened immune systems
- Recovery after stress-causing medications or injuries
- Some medications
Before visiting an esthetician, we recommend consulting with a dermatologist. Our facial and body care treatments are tailored to suit each patient’s unique skincare needs and skin type. Skincare specialists at New Age Spa in Montreal and Laval are happy to offer:
- Classic facials for all skin types
- Hydradermabrasion to exfoliate dry skin
- Oxygenating facials to restore vitality
- Deep hydrating facials to restore moisture
- Jelly mask facials to soothe and calm skin
The best Seborrheic dermatitis treatments in Montreal and Laval
Seeing a specialist for skin conditions
New Age Spa does not provide you with any medical advice. Although we may have medical doctors who work at our facilities from time to time, we may not refer you to them. If you need medical attention, please consult a dermatologist first. As a persistent skin condition, Seborrheic dermatitis is often battled at home with ointments, creams, and home remedies. However, it’s essential to see a dermatologist for medicine and consult with a skincare specialist afterwards.
Visit a medical provider if:
- You’re losing sleep due to discomfort
- Possible infections
- Symptoms are persistent
- Symptoms are affecting your mental health or self-esteem
Treating seborrheic dermatitis at New Age MediSpa in Montreal
Some patients experience more severe symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis when the weather outside is cold and dry. Like many other skin conditions, increased stress can also cause symptoms to be exacerbated! Seasonal facials or skincare treatments can help prevent symptoms from occurring.
When you visit an MD
Standard treatments for seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp and body include topical antifungal creams and corticosteroids medications prescribed by a doctor. New Age Spa cannot help you with that service. We can only assist with esthetician treatment and non-medical solutions.
Skin experts can recommend an individualized course of treatment to address skin issues such as dry, flaky skin. We can also improve damaged skin caused by former skin fungal conditions and other forms of dermatitis. For any medical advice, please get in touch with a dermatologist first.