Dry Skin Treatment Specialist

Colorado Skin Care -  - Dermatology

Colorado Skin Care

Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Englewood, CO

Dry skin is common. However, if your dry skin is chronic and not responding to over-the-counter moisturizers, you may have an underlying skin condition. The experienced team at Colorado Skin Care, which includes Kimberly Stone, MD and Amy Huber, PA-C, offers dry skin treatment based on the underlying cause, so you get the most effective results. Call the Englewood, Colorado, office, or request an appointment online today.

Dry Skin Treatment

What is dry skin?

Medically referred to as xerosis, dry skin creates ashy, dry, and sometimes flaky skin. Your dry skin may also crack or itch, which may lead to bleeding.

Dry skin may be common, but it can also be a symptom of an underlying skin condition. If your skin is extremely dry or it’s affecting your quality of life, the experienced team at Colorado Skin Care can devise a dry skin treatment plan to help you get relief.

What causes dry skin?

Dry skin can affect anyone at any time. It occurs when your skin is losing too much water or oil. Common causes of dry skin include:

  • Weather changes
  • Occupation
  • Swimming
  • Age

Certain skin conditions may also lead to dry skin, such as eczema or psoriasis. 

Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that affects your skin’s ability to retain moisture, which leads to dry, red, and incredibly itchy skin. Currently, there’s no cure for eczema, but the team at Colorado Skin Care offers the most up-to-date treatments to help keep your symptoms at bay.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition in which your skin overproduces skin cells, leading to dry, scaly patches of skin. The cause of psoriasis isn’t completely understood, but researchers believe the condition occurs because of a malfunction in your immune system that triggers skin cell production as if to heal a wound. 

These skin conditions benefit from comprehensive dermatological care to keep flare-ups under control and improve your quality of life. 

What can I expect during an evaluation for dry skin?

The dermatology experts at Colorado Skin Care conduct comprehensive evaluations when you come to the office with concerns about dry skin. During your evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms and details about the onset of your dry skin and then closely examines your skin.

The goal of the evaluation is to determine the underlying cause of your dry skin, so you can get the most effective treatment. 

What is dry skin treatment?

The team at Colorado Skin Care develops personalized treatment plans for the management of dry skin based on the symptoms and cause. Your treatment may include:

  • Moisturizers
  • Prescription topical medication
  • Lifestyle modification

If your dry skin is because of an underlying skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, then the team may focus your treatment on the management of the skin condition. 

For expert dry skin treatment from a team that takes a personalized approach to care, call Colorado Skin Care, or click the online booking button today.