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DERMATOLOGY, LASER & SURGERY OF CARNEGIE HILL PLLC

PSORIASIS SPECIALIST NYC

PSORIASIS TREATMENT

Our psoriasis specialists in NYC can help you improve your complexion and achieve clearer, healthier skin. Psoriasis is a disorder that occurs when skin cells multiply at an abnormal rate. When the body can’t dispose of skin cells quickly enough, this will create scaly, red patches of skin. Besides making your skin dry and cracked, psoriasis can cause other irritating symptoms such as itchiness, redness, and inflammation. Our dermatologists in NYC can determine if you have psoriasis and help you choose a treatment plan that works for you. Patients can choose from oral medications, topical treatments, and laser therapy psoriasis treatments to create a radiant, glowing complexion.

WHAT IS PSORIASIS?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that occurs when skin cells multiply at a faster rate than normal. When the body can’t dispose of excess skin cells, psoriasis will occur. Psoriasis appears as dry, scaly skin that is often red in color. As psoriasis worsens, it can make the skin start to crack, bleed, and feel itchy. Stiff joints and thick, discolored nails are other symptoms that may occur from long-term psoriasis. Psoriasis can be triggered by symptoms such as stress, injuries to the skin, certain medications, and infections. Psoriasis can occur at all ages, but it most commonly occurs from ages 20 to 60.

PSORIASIS OVERVIEW
APPEARS AS RED, SCALY PATCHES ON THE SKIN
CAN CAUSE THE SKIN TO BLEED AND CRACK
ITCHING, FLAKING, AND INFLAMMATION MAY OCCUR
CAN MAKE JOINTS STIFF AND IMMOBILE
CAN AFFECT PATIENTS OF ALL AGES, BUT MOST COMMONLY OCCURS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 TO 60
CAN BE DIAGNOSED BY A DERMATOLOGIST
ORAL MEDICATIONS, TOPICAL OINTMENTS, AND LASER TREATMENTS CAN IMPROVE PSORIASIS SYMPTOMS
Psoriasis Treatment

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PSORIASIS?

Our psoriasis specialists are experienced in diagnosing and treating the different types of psoriasis. Psoriasis can be categorized into these forms:

      Plaque Psoriasis: Appears as white, scaly patches. This is the most common form of psoriasis.
      Guttate Psoriasis: Common in children and adolescents. Present as small, round spots that have a reddish color.
      Inverse Psoriasis: Is found as red marks found in skin folds. Often appears near the groin and armpits.
      Pustular Psoriasis: Causes white, puffy blisters that are bumpy and filled with fluid.
      Erythrodermic Psoriasis: Erythrodermic psoriasis is one of the rarer types of psoriasis. Erythrodermic psoriasis causes severe redness across large areas of the body. This often leads to shedding, severe itching, and pain.

WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PSORIASIS?

While there is no cure for psoriasis, treatments to reduce the symptoms are available. Patients that have mild psoriasis may opt for oral medications or topical treatments. Laser psoriasis treatment is appropriate for patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Our NYC psoriasis specialists can help you determine which treatment is right for you.

LASER PSORIASIS TREATMENT
ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT IS TARGETED TOWARD AFFECTED AREAS
10 TO 15 TREATMENT SESSIONS TYPICALLY PRODUCE THE BEST RESULTS
REDUCES AESTHETIC SYMPTOMS OF PSORIASIS. SUITABLE FOR MODERATE-TO-SEVERE PSORIASIS
ORAL MEDICATIONS
MEDICATIONS ARE TAKEN ORALLY
PRESCRIPTION LENGTH VARIES DEPENDING ON THE MEDICATION CHOSEN
SUITABLE CHOICE IF TOPICAL SOLUTIONS DID NOT REDUCE SYMPTOMS ENOUGH
TOPICAL TREATMENTS
TOPICAL SOLUTIONS ARE APPLIED TO AREAS AFFECTED BY PSORIASIS
USAGE OF TOPICAL SOLUTIONS WILL VARY DEPENDING ON THE PRODUCT
REDUCES SCALY AND FLAKY APPEARANCE

HOW MANY LASER PSORIASIS TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED?

The number of laser treatments for psoriasis recommended varies for each patient. Typically, 10 to 15 treatments will produce the best results in reducing the appearance of psoriasis. The severity of the psoriasis symptoms, as well as the particular goals of each patient, affects how many treatment sessions are administered. During your consultation, our New York City dermatologists will help determine the number of sessions appropriate for you.

AM I AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR PSORIASIS TREATMENT?

If you have been diagnosed with psoriasis and would like to gain healthier skin, then psoriasis treatment may be right for you. The team at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can help determine if you have psoriasis and explain appropriate treatment options.

WILL ANESTHESIA BE USED FOR PSORIASIS TREATMENT?

General or local anesthesia is not typically required for psoriasis treatment. A topical numbing cream is applied to make sure patients are comfortable during their procedure.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER LASER PSORIASIS TREATMENT?

There may be some redness around the treatment area after laser psoriasis treatment. This should subside within a few days. Patients can go on with their daily activities after laser psoriasis treatment.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM NYC PSORIASIS TREATMENT?

Laser treatment, topical ointments, and oral medications can all improve the appearance of psoriasis, as well as reduce itching, flaking, and other bothersome symptoms.

HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT PSORIASIS TREATMENT IN NYC?

The psoriasis specialists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill would be happy to discuss psoriasis treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.

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DERMATOLOGY, LASER & SURGERY OF CARNEGIE HILL PLLC

646.661.61311095 PARK AVENUE, SUITE 1A
NEW YORK, NY 10128