Eczema services offered in Houston, TX

If you develop dry, red, rough skin patches, you may have eczema. At Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club in Houston, Texas, Marcial Oquendo, MD, and the team provide Ultherapy® for eczema. As an off-label treatment, it has the potential to restore healthy skin and diminish bothersome symptoms. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today.

Eczema Q & A

What is eczema?

Eczema is a skin condition that often causes itchy, inflamed, and dry skin. It’s common among kids, but anyone can develop eczema. While not contagious or dangerous, eczema can feel uncomfortable or become embarrassing if not addressed. See the Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club experts at the first sign of this skin disorder.

What are the symptoms of eczema?

The common signs and symptoms of eczema include skin that is:

  • Inflamed
  • Itchy 
  • Dry 
  • Irritated
  • Red
  • Cracked
  • Thickened
  • Discolored
  • Rough
  • Bumpy
  • Crusting
  • Oozing

The condition might appear as a rash or discoloration. It may be sensitive or raw due to scratching.

What may increase my risk of eczema?

The following factors could increase your chance of experiencing eczema:

  • Family history of eczema
  • Personal history of eczema
  • Hay fever
  • Asthma

Complications that may develop because of eczema include food allergies, skin irritation, skin infections, sleeping problems, or depression.

Ways to reduce the chance of experiencing bothersome eczema symptoms include keeping your skin moisturized and clean. You should also reduce or avoid exposure to irritants, allergens, and tobacco smoke.

How does my wellness specialist diagnose eczema?

The Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club diagnoses eczema after discussing your medical history and symptoms, examining your skin, and completing patch testing or other allergy tests if necessary. 

How is eczema treated?

The Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club team may suggest numerous methods for treating eczema, including:

  • Topical medications 
  • Oral medications
  • Moisturizers 
  • Wet dressings
  • Light therapy 
  • Humidifiers
  • Injections 
  • Stress-reduction techniques
  • Off-label treatment with Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a cutting-edge wellness treatment that uses focused (painless) ultrasound energy to improve the health and appearance of treated skin without harsh treatments or downtime.

You might need more than one treatment session, or multiple treatment modalities, to achieve clear, smooth, and even-toned skin. 

Your Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club provider tailors each treatment to your personalized needs. They follow up with you regularly to ensure long-lasting symptom relief.

The practice also provides hormone replacement therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for hair restoration, medically supervised weight loss, intravenous (IV) therapy, and numerous other wellness solutions that maximize the way you look and feel. 

Schedule an eczema evaluation at Houston Wellness & Weight Loss Club by phone or request one online today.