Skin Disorders

Even the most hard-to-treat skin problems has an innocent beginning - minor itches. The standard treatment from doctors is using steroid or cortisone based skin ointment, which alleviates the itch. In some cases the minor skin problems vanish, but in other cases the problem will persist.

Why keep trying the same thing if it's not working? For patients who do not respond well to steroid creat treatment, doctors should abandon this approach. Continue the treatment with even strong skin ointment will result in more serious forms of skin disorder with symptoms such as reddening of skin and open wound. This is because the steriod skin ointment is now interfering with the body's normal function of repairing the skin through expelling metabolic waste.

At Springwood, we recommend our patients to throw away the skin creams and instead to promote body's natural healing ability. Through Skin Revitalization Treatment(SRT), we help the skin heal itself by removing harmful steroid accumulated underneath the affected skin along with other metabolic waste. We vacate the area to allow healthy blood to come in and restore healthy tissue. Combined with herbal formula which helps expelling internal toxin and restores balance, the patient will start seeing improvement from the first time he or she undergoes SRT.

To avoid turning an innocent patch of itchy skin into a full-blown skin disorder, use SRT instead of ointments to alleviate the itch. Healthy skin will soon emerge without the itchness.

Atopic Dermatitis

Also known as Atopic Eczema, is one of the most common and stubborn hereditary skin diseases. Atopic Dermatitis afflicts infants mainly in the head and the face. During childhood, the disease often occurs to the skin on the flexural surfaces of the joints of arms and legs. In young adults and adults, atopic dermatitis causes erythema, flaky surface and chronic inflammation of the skin, some with darkened skin pigment. Patients and their family members often have history of allergic diseases.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis refers to the skin areas of inflammation and skin hyperplasia. It is a chronic recurring disease that causes skin to form scaly and flaky skin patches, commonly occurring in the scalp, underside of arms and legs and sacral region. The affected skin patches commonly exhibit symmetry and the skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes a silvery-white appearance. A semi-transparent membrane appears after scraping away the silvery flake, and small blood spots appear after the membrane is scraped away. The affected area is itchy to some extent.

Acne Vulgaris

Acne Vulgaris is an inflammatory condition of the hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland commonly found during adolescence. The most often affected area is the face, followed by chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. The affected skin will grow pus containing pimple and secret sebum. Female patient's condition worsens during menstruation. The infection is seldom felt and is localized. For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear, or at least decrease, after one reaches his or her early twenties.

Neurodermatitis

This disease is also termed chronic simple lichen and is a chronic dermal disease characterized by pruritus and lichenoid change. It often attacks young adults in their neck, both sides of elbow, sacral region and hip, upper eyelid and skins around finger joints. The skin lesion is often localized and initially started with scratching, which causes patchy erythema or dense flat papule to appear. This easily led to lichenoid change, serious pruritus. Some cases of neurodermatitis can spread to the entire body. The duration of the disease is long and it is easy to recur.

Eczema

This disease is a dermal inflammation with pruritus, symmetrical and effusing tendency caused by many internal and external factors. It recurs easily and it is characterized by polymorpous. The acute eczema manifests mainly as papules, papular vesicle and blood blisters. After the blisters break, there will be effusion, crust forming on the skin. It can happen in any region of the body and is accompanied by extreme itch. In serious case the whole body can be affected. The subacute eczema is characterized by small papules, scale, crust and effusion. Chronic eczema develops thick and wet skin, lichenoid change and dark pigmentation. Commonly affected regions are hands and foot, calf, elbow, pubic and anus region. The condition recurs frequently.