Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by itchy or sore patches of various sizes. Often theses patches of skin have, silvery scales. Most often, it affects the scalp, the trunk of the body and the outer side of the arms and legs, especially the elbows and knees. The palms and soles may also be involved.  Men and women are equally affected . There is no cure for psoriasis, but recent therapeutic advances have given new hope to patients who suffer from this disease.

Psoriasis treatments include:

  • Topical Medications
  • Systemic Treatments - Oral or Injections
  • Phototherapy /Ultraviolet light therapy (Home unit or referral to a center with this option)
  • Excimer Laser  (Referral to a center with this option)

 


 

Other Clinical Dermatology

Barnacles

Barnacles are a very common benign growth.   See your dermatologist if you are concerned, because skin cancer can sometimes look similar to a

Moles

It is usually quite easy to remove moles surgically.  Usually there is a trade involved- removing the mole in exchange for a small scar.  If the mole

Moles, Lumps and Bumps

Never self diagnose.  If you have a growth on your skin that concerns you, see your doctor. A variety of different types of skin growths can appear

Rosacea

Many people suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure

Rash

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and may appear as a red patch, small

Warts

Warts (Verrucae) are common growths that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). These can commonly involve the fingers, hands, feet, while

Skin Growths

REMEMBER you may have multiple types of bumps and bumps  and some that may not be listed here: Small, hard , white bumps (milia) Enlarged oil

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than one million Americans every year. One in five Americans will develop skin

Eczema

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that involves irritated and itchy patches of skin. It is common in childhood but may not manifest until later

Acne

Acne is a common medical condition that affects up to 80 percent of adolescents and adults at some point in their lives. Adult onset acne has become