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