Seborrheic Dermatitis (Teenagers)

Stuart Millar Updated by Stuart Millar

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Scaling skin, redness, slight itching or stinging. Most common locations are the eyebrows, central face, and the crease between the cheek and nose. Can occur on the scalp (as dandruff) and in small patches elsewhere on the body. It often flares in the winter or with stress.


Dr. Harlan typically treats his teenage patients for seborrheic dermatitis by having them apply SmartLotion® 2x per day for up to 2 weeks.

He typically recommends a zinc or ketoconazole shampoo to his patients with seborrheic dermatitis affecting the scalp or beard area.

As long as the patient sees improvement during the initial 2 weeks, after 2 weeks he typically recommends tapering down to 1x per day for 2 weeks. The rate of tapering should vary based on how quickly the rash is healing.


After initial control and tapering, Dr. Harlan recommends his patients adopt a long term routine that works for them.

To prevent seborrheic dermatitis from returning, Dr. Harlan instructs his teenage patients to apply SmartLotion® 1x per day, or less as needed.

This is why long-term safety was so important to Dr. Harlan when he formulated SmartLotion®. For whatever maintenance schedule his patients require, he wanted to ensure that there would be no chance of side effects. Rest assured, SmartLotion® is 100% safe for long term use, as demonstrated in his peer-reviewed safety study.

To read Dr. Harlan's peer-reviewed safety study, please click here.

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