Psoriasis consists of raised red patches that are covered with light-colored scales on the lower back, most commonly on the knees and elbows or on the scalp. Other varieties of psoriasis can cause small red spots, white pustules, smooth red lesions where the skin folds, and widespread redness, itching, and pain. To the outside observer, psoriasis may seem similar to other skin conditions. It’s important to visit a skilled and experienced New York dermatologist so you can be sure you’re receiving the right skin care treatment for your condition.
If you’re ready to learn more about incorporating the right skin care regimen to minimize symptoms of your psoriasis, please don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to restore the health that you deserve.
Scientific research indicates that psoriasis may be a disorder that causes our immune system to over-react and rapidly accelerate the production of skin cells. Instead of growing normally and being replaced every month, the cells may mature in as little as three days and pile up on the surface of the skin. Genetics may also play a role, and injuries to the skin, stress, sunburn trauma and other events may lead to an outbreak as well. Psoriasis symptoms may flare up and dissipate seemingly at random, and one person may experience more than one type of psoriasis, although not simultaneously.
Psoriasis can cause discomfort that ranges from itching to pain, although very mild cases may remain completely unnoticed. Many patients seek treatment for symptomatic relief; embarrassment about the appearance of visible scaly red patches on the skin is also a common reason to pursue treatment.
After a careful examination to determine the type and severity of the psoriasis, Dr. Green may recommend such treatment options as topical creams or lotions, phototherapy that may utilize UV lights, or certain prescription medications. In some cases, a combination of different treatments may offer you the best results. Since no one treatment is best for everyone, Dr. Green focuses instead on determining the right approach to meet your specific skin care needs and provide you with the most relief and the fewest side effects.
If you’re frustrated with the appearance of your psoriasis, there’s finally a solution that can help. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether Dr. Green’s individualized approach to psoriasis treatment may be right for you.