If you live with eczema or psoriasis, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Not only can the sight of the red, flaky patches be embarrassing, but these diseases can be painful and itchy. There are about 31.6 million people with eczema and 7.5 million people with psoriasis in the U.S. alone. Knowing you are not alone may not make you feel better, and knowing that there is no cure certainly won’t; however, there are many treatment options that can help soothe these itchy patches.
Whether you have eczema or psoriasis, we are sure you have tried multiple remedies to help ease your symptoms. Whether you found a method that has worked for your or not, we are here to discuss another option with you!
At Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, we have recently added a new skin care service that may be able to help soothe your skin disease. Azeal Cryo uses cryotherapy to offer a variety of different treatments. From a CryoFacial to CryoRejuvenation, we offer cryotherapy service that can offer many different benefits.
But we are going to talk about one benefit that may be just what you are looking for. While our cryotherapy services may not be designed specifically for soothing eczema or psoriasis, this is just another thing that Azeal Cryo can offer.
In this blog, we are going to talk about how cryotherapy may be able to help soothe symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. If you have been searching for a different way to treat your skin condition, read on! You can contact us today to talk to an expert and learn more about treatments for eczema and psoriasis.
Cryotherapy and Eczema
If you have eczema, you know how terrible it can be. With eczema, one will often have red and itchy rashes that are generally located on the face, wrists, hands, and feet, which can become so itchy that they can cause sleep problems. While there is no cure, there are many treatments which help soothe these symptoms. Some of the common treatments include topical and oral steroids, emollient creams, and UV rays.
Since cryotherapy is a newer medical technology, studies are still being done, but the results have so far been promising. An article from Hot Ice Treatment Rooms mentions a case study they did. Their patient experienced immediate relief from his itching and noticed an improvement in his rashes as well, these results lasted for at least a week.
Cryotherapy helps boost the immune system and helps increase your body’s ability to heal. Your body will begin to heal these rashes and soothe the symptoms of eczema. While you may not experience instant results that last for a long period of time, this is a treatment option that could help you. It is a newer treatment option that is still being studied, but the results have so far been positive!
Cryotherapy and Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin disease. That inflammatory condition can look similar to eczema, leaving red, scaly patches on your skin. While psoriasis can also be very painful and itchy, eczema tends to be itchier. Like eczema, there is no cure. Treatments focus on reducing pain and managing symptoms of psoriasis.
Some of the common psoriasis treatments include:
- Salicylic acid
- Steroid-based cream
- Calcipotriene ointment
- Photodynamic therapy
- Prescription retinoids
Psoriasis patients have also seen promising results from cryotherapy treatments. Cryotherapy can be used in spot therapy treatments to target plaques of psoriasis. Whole-body cryotherapy may also help offer relief to psoriasis symptoms. One study found that 72 percent of patients saw their psoriasis plaques clear up after a cryotherapy treatment. These treatments have offered relief for several months for some people. Again, this is still being studied and may not be the results you experience.
While Azeal Cryo focuses on different benefits, such as tighter skin, fewer blemishes, and reduced wrinkles, experiencing relief with your eczema or psoriasis could an extremely positive side effect. If you are curious about Azeal Cryo or want to know what our skin care professional would recommend as a treatment for your skin condition, contact Azeal Dermatology Institute. We are located in Boulder but can help treat skin conditions in Fort Collins, Loveland, and more of Northern Colorado! Schedule your appointment today, our dermatologists will be able to help you get the best treatment for your skin condition and needs.