Dandruff In Naperville, IL

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What is Dandruff?

Dandruff, medically termed seborrheic dermatitis, is a common scalp condition characterized by the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. This often results in visible white or yellow flakes on the scalp, hair, and shoulders. It may also lead to itchiness and irritation. Dandruff occurs due to various factors, including an overgrown yeast-like fungus called Malassezia, irregularities in skin oil (sebum) production, sensitivity to hair care products, or certain skin conditions. At Oak Dermatology, located in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL, we understand the impact of dandruff on individuals’ comfort and confidence. Our providers are trained in diagnosing and treating scalp conditions, offering personalized treatment plans to alleviate dandruff symptoms effectively and restore scalp health.

Treatment Options for Dandruff

Medicated Shampoos: Specialized shampoos containing active ingredients like zinc pyrithione, ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, or coal tar are effective in controlling dandruff by reducing yeast overgrowth or slowing the shedding of skin cells

Topical Treatments: Prescription-strength lotions, creams, or foams with corticosteroids or antifungal agents may be recommended to reduce inflammation and combat fungal growth on the scalp

Lifestyle Modifications: Recommendations may include adopting a gentle hair routine, avoiding harsh hair products, managing stress, and maintaining a balanced diet to support scalp health

Follow-up Care: Regular follow-up appointments allow us to monitor progress, adjust treatment plans, and provide ongoing support to manage dandruff effectively.

After trying to get rid of my acne with over the counter products I decided to try going to a dermatologist. They got me on a routine and my acne is significantly better since I have stuck to it daily.

R. Google

Staff is friendly and helpful. Stephanie Tracey is personable and takes her time during visits.

S.M. Google

Had an excellent first experience with Oak Derm today. I was seen by NP Emily Schnurstein for facial flushing and hair loss. She listened carefully to all of my concerns and addressed each one of them throughly. The front desk staff was also very pleasant.

J.W. Google

Most recently I have had several appointments with Dr. Jeffery Hsu for improvement on my shingles scars. They are on my face right above my eyebrow and I had been very self-conscious about it. Everyone in the office has been wonderful, friendly and professional. Dr. Hsu is highly rated in the Midwest, and I agree from my experience—from consulting with me about the scar, exploring my options, explaining everything, and performing the procedures … I was very comfortable and confident he could restore my face to what it used to be. The procedures have been quick and easy, and I am LOVING my results. He said I’d need 4-6 treatments, but so far I’ve had 2, things are already a significant improvement to where I’m able to sort of “forget” the scars are there. He’s been able to repigment the skin as well! I’m going for another treatment Wednesday and may even stop at 3 procedures, we’ll see. Very pleased with the quality of work and care. I also see Claire with Diamond glow facials to help with my milia, and she’s great and it works very well. Would highly recommend Oak Dermatology.

T.R. Google

Loved meeting Dr Hsu - he is so kind and compassionate and I am looking forward to my rosacea treatments with him! All of the staff at oak derm is fabulous!

K.M. Google


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