Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery/Eczema

Eczema treatments provide more quality of life as they reduce symptoms such as redness, itchiness and dry skin

Eczema is a condition in which the skin barrier is weaker. This means the skin is dry as it retains less moisture and is more susceptible to irritation and infection. It is an extremely common condition – approximately 1 in 5 children and almost 1 in 10 adults suffer from eczema.

The severity varies significantly with time and from person to person. There are several different types of eczema, so it is a highly individual condition.

Eczema symptoms 

In mild cases, the skin is dry, scaly, red and itchy. In more severe eczema cases, there may be weeping, crusting, and bleeding. Scratching causes the skin to split and bleed and leaves it open to infection. 

What are the trigger symptoms for the skin condition? 

Although eczema can flare up for no clear reason, you may notice certain triggers that make the symptoms worse. Common triggers may include: 

  • Infections caused by bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus; 
  • Allergens, such as pollen, house dust mites, mould or pet dander (fur or hair); 
  • Irritants, such as detergents, soaps or shampoo;
  • Rough clothing fabrics, such as wool;
  • Perspiring;
  • Stressful periods;
  • For women, changes in hormone levels, for example, at different times in your menstrual cycle or if you’re pregnant.
Patient with eczema near the mouth

Eczema treatments 

There is no cure for eczema and therefore the treatments mainly work to reduce the symptoms, such as redness, itchiness and dry skin, making it much more bearable for those suffering.  

Varied treatment types are available to help alleviate the symptoms of eczema and keep it under control.

At 152 Harley Street, our Consultant Dermatologists diagnose and treat eczema, offering a variety of treatments depending on each case and the severity of the condition.

Our consultants can also educate, assess, and treat patients with immunosuppressant medications, including new targeted agents and light treatment.

Treatment for eczema is very popular amongst those suffering from the skin condition because it helps to alleviate symptoms and soothe the area of eczema. Although there is no cure for eczema, the treatments available are very effective to reduce symptoms such as itching, redness and dryness. 

There is a range of different symptoms for eczema, these include dry and cracked skin, redness, itching, swelling and rashes.  

Everyone’s eczema is different and therefore requires different treatments. During a consultation with one of our consultant dermatologists, they discuss the most effective treatments for your individual needs.  

Procedure Overview

  • A range of different treatments available
  • Eczema is usually categorised by dry, itchy, red and swollen skin 
  • A tailored treatment plan will be produced to best treat your eczema 
  • The cost of treatments is dependent on which treatment is suggested 
  • You will have an initial consultation with an expert specialist in this area
Patient with eczema marks on the forehead

Dermatitis is a form of eczema but more specifically describes when the skin is inflamed. Therefore, it mainly represents only one symptom of eczema.  

The cost of treatment depends on which treatment is selected as the best option for your individual needs.

"I wanted to say a huge thank you. I had an appointment with you on the 9th of March for eczema on my hands and body and for urticaria. The treatments you prescribed have worked fantastically and I couldn’t be happier. I have ‘normal’ skin again! My quality of life has improved massively – I didn’t think it was possible – having not ever really had my eczema under control since I was about 4. So thank you, thank you, thank you!"


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