Xerosis (Dry skin)

Xerosis, a medical term for dry skin, is a common but manageable problem.  Xerosis is more common in elderly patients who appear to have decreased lipid composition of the top layer of skin that helped to prevent water loss on our skin. Retaining moisture in the sin becomes difficult as we age.  When the natural moisture is loss, skin becomes dry, scaly and itchy. When xerosis become severe, complication such as eczema craquelé, or asteatotic eczema developed and the topmost skin layer is compromised by cracking and fissuring, allowing irritant or bacterial to get into the skin causing inflammation or infection. Book an appointment with us to find out the treatment options.