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DERMATOLOGY, LASER & SURGERY OF CARNEGIE HILL PLLC

PSORIASIS SPECIALIST NYC

PSORIASIS TREATMENT

Our psoriasis specialists help NYC patients relieve the bothersome effects of psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin condition that causes skin cells to rapidly build up and form patchy scales on the surface of the skin. This buildup can become inflamed, bloody, and itchy – making it both a cosmetic and functional concern for patients. With the help of our NYC psoriasis specialists, you can greatly reduce the inflammation of psoriasis, slow the growth of new skin cells, and relieve itching and dry skin. Schedule an appointment with our psoriasis specialists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill to review your medical options.

WHAT IS PSORIASIS?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. This can lead to a large buildup of skin cells which then causes a painful, uncomfortable skin condition. An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. Normally, skin cells grow and then shed about every thirty days. Psoriasis causes the skin cells to grow and turn over about every three days, which is ten times faster than their normal rate. This growth of skin cells is just too fast for the body to process. The extra cells build up and form patches that are inflamed, bloody, and itchy with silver-white scales of plaque in each of the patches.

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PSORIASIS?

Psoriasis appears as a raised, red, scaly patch on your skin. Psoriasis typically occurs on the outside of the elbows, knees, or scalp, although it can show up anywhere on the body and can affect people at any age. Psoriasis can often be associated with other health issues, such as diabetes or heart disease. So, if you develop a rash that doesn’t go away, you should contact a psoriasis doctor to seek the examination of a professional.

WHAT CAUSES PSORIASIS?

Psoriasis has a strong genetic component. It presents itself due to an abnormal process involved in the regulation of the immune system. Individuals may have continual psoriasis or flare ups in response to stress, injury, medications, or infections. Usually, one of the aforementioned factors triggers psoriasis. Psoriasis is not contagious.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PSORIASIS?

Yes. There are five different types of psoriasis that can show up on various parts of your body: elbows, knees, skinfolds (such as the armpits and under the breasts), eyelids, face, ears, mouth, lips, cheeks, forehead, scalp, hands, feet, and genitals. The five types of psoriasis are: plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, and erythrodermic psoriasis. Each type is characterized by different symptoms. The severity of psoriasis is measured by how much it detracts from your daily routine and affects your quality of life. Mild psoriasis allows a patient to partake in all of their activities, while a severe case of psoriasis (for example, on a patient’s hands or feet) could have a negative effect on the quality of their daily activities.

HOW DO YOUR PSORIASIS SPECIALISTS IN NYC TREAT PSORIASIS?

Effective treatments are available no matter the type or location of your psoriasis. The skin on each of each body part is different and requires different psoriasis treatments.*

Our psoriasis specialists have a wide range of treatments available. There are many topical therapies to treat mild-to-moderate psoriasis. For moderate-to-severe types, there are various oral and injectable drugs, as well as photo and light therapies. Our psoriasis doctors at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can help determine the most effective treatment for your psoriasis.*

IS PSORIASIS DIFFERENT FOR CHILDREN?

Psoriasis in children may not be chronic and may clear up within months – especially if the psoriasis appeared after an infection. Children may have flares of psoriasis in response to infections (particularly streptococcal tonsillitis). However, some children have persistent psoriasis that can be challenging to treat. Children and adolescents with psoriasis can experience significant social effects that can impact self-esteem if left untreated, so psoriasis should be managed by a dermatological specialist.

HOW DO I LEARN MORE ABOUT PSORIASIS TREATMENT IN NYC?

Everyone’s psoriasis is different. Talk to one of our psoriasis specialists about all of your treatment options. Our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser & Surgery of Carnegie Hill can examine you and discuss your solutions. Give us a call at 646-661-6131 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.

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