Pitiriasis Rosea

  by Dr. Yiannis Neofytou

Pitiriasis Rosea
It occurs mainly in autumn and winter, is not contagious and is due to the HSV7 virus.
People with pitiriasis rosea develop a round or oval, light red rash with a slightly raised circumference, which is covered with scales and rarely with blisters. Its center is wrinkled and light in color, almost to the normal skin color of the person.
Within 10-15 days from the appearance of the first plaque, the rest of the rash appears, which is usually symmetrical.
The rash usually resolves after about 6 weeks, leaving perhaps partial hyperchromia or hypochromia in the area, which eventually resolves after a while.
If the person develops itching in the area, they should avoid hot baths and the use of non-specific soaps, as well as rubbing with a sponge or hard cloth. Corticosteroids are sometimes needed and are an effective treatment, able to stop the natural course of the disease.


Mesopen is an alternative form of mesotherapy. It helps the penetration of active substances, creating portals of entry into the skin barrier with the creation of controlled micronulls, thanks to its specially designed head (pen with 12 tiny titanium pins), without obvious skin injury. Through this mechanism of action, the penetration capacity of the active substances increases.



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