Friday, 22 October 2021 10:11

Dermatitis Detection: Recognizing & Managing Afflicted Skin

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At times, dermatitis exacerbations can come out of nowhere with no rhyme or reason to it. When dealing with this skin condition there is no one-size-fits-all remedy. In many instances, a multifactorial approach to treatment is needed.

The word “dermatitis” is often used to describe various skin irritations and rashes. When breaking down the word “derm” is defined as skin and “itis” as inflammation. Therefore, dermatitis simply means there is an inflammation of skin. Dermatitis does not discriminate; it can develop on both young and old skin alike. In fact, it is the most common inflammatory skin condition, affecting 10% to 25% of children and 2% to 10% of adults worldwide. What makes one individual more susceptible to dermatitis over another? Research has shown that there are a collection of triggers and risk factors aligned with this condition. The risk factors that increase one’s chance of suffering from dermatitis include age, environment, personal family history, certain health conditions, allergies, and eczema. The term “atopic triad” refers to a classic set of atopies including atopic dermatitis (eczema), asthma, and allergies.

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Janet DunleavyJanet Dunleavy began her journey in the aesthetic industry after battling a multitude of skin sensitivities including severe eczema. She received her aesthetician license in 2003 and had the privilege of working with a renowned dermatologist. In 2009, she went on to obtain her registered nursing license to provide clients with a larger variety of treatments than her aesthetician license allowed. For more than 10 years Dunleavy has also worked as a cardiovascular critical care nurse. In addition, she has been trained in a variety of aesthetic services including neurotoxins, dermal fillers, microneedling, microneedling with radiofrequency, medical grade chemical peels, platelet-rich plasma, and platelet-rich fibrin matrix. Her goal is to help clients transform their skin by providing cutting edge bespoke skin care treatments tailored to their specific needs.

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