Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis Treatment Center in New York, NY

Dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology Associates specialize in treating people with psoriasis, a condition in which thick, scaly patches appear on the skin. Often, these patches itch or burn, and without treatment, they may not go away

Suffering from Psoriasis? What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic or long-lasting skin condition that produces extra skin cells. The extra cells form patches and scales that are red in color and are often dry and itchy.

What Causes Psoriasis?

A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process called cell turnover, skin cells that grow deep in your skin rise to the surface. Normally, this takes a month. In psoriasis, it happens in just days because your cells rise too fast.

Psoriasis can be hard to diagnose because it can look like other skin diseases. Your doctor might need to look at a small skin sample under a microscope.

Psoriasis can last a long time, even a lifetime. Symptoms come and go. Things that make them worse include

Infections
Stress
Dry skin
Certain medicines

Psoriasis usually occurs in adults. It sometimes runs in families.

How is Psoriasis Treated?

If you are currently suffering from the negative side effects of psoriasis, consider receiving psoriasis treatment from one of our physicians at Advanced Dermatology Associates. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, our Bronx dermatology medical team can help reduce the symptoms commonly associated with the disease and offer you the relief you seek.

Psoriasis treatments include creams, medicines, and light therapy.

The following represent the multiple types or forms of psoriasis:

  • Pustular – Pustular psoriasis is characterized by white pustules (blisters of noninfectious pus) surrounded by red skin. The pus consists of white blood cells. It is not an infection, nor is it contagious.
  • Plaque – Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the disease and appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells or scale.
  • Guttate – is a form of psoriasis that often starts in childhood or young adulthood. This is the second most common type of psoriasis, after plaque psoriasis. About 10 percent of people who get psoriasis develop guttate psoriasis.
  • Inverse – (also known as intertriginous psoriasis) shows up as very red lesions in body folds. It may appear smooth and shiny. Many people have another type of psoriasis elsewhere on the body at the same time.
  • Erythrodermic – is a particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis that often affects most of the body surface. It may occur in association with von Zumbusch pustular psoriasis. It is a rare type of psoriasis, occurring once or more during the lifetime of 3 percent of people who have psoriasis.

Effective State-of-the-Art Treatments

Psoriasis treatment is designed to help slow down the rapid growth of skin cells, which in turn will reduce inflammation. While there are a variety of options for controlling this skin disease, topical creams are often the most successful. Our staff at Advanced Dermatology Associates will examine your particular condition and will remain dedicated to helping improve your illness. Contact our medical team at one of the following locations:

  • Midtown Manhattan: (212) 262-2500
  • Bronx: Coop City: (718) 671-1000
  • Bronx: Third Avenue: (718) 742-1000
  • Bronx: Parkchester: (718) 239-1500
  • Bronx: Fordham Rd: (718) 537-5000

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