Getting a proper diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis

At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, our doctors see patients regularly with specific skin concerns. This includes troublesome conditions such as psoriasis. Psoriasis is a condition that causes chronic formation of scaley patches of skin due to the overproduction of skin cells triggered by the immune system. This condition can cause patients to feel self-conscious about their appearance, especially when psoriasis is severe and extremely noticeable. Thanks to continued advances in the area of dermatological medicine, patients diagnosed with psoriasis can work with our Short Hills, NJ team to clear psoriasis and manage it effectively. 

How is psoriasis diagnosed? 

In most situations, psoriasis is diagnosed by a medical professional during a physical evaluation of the symptoms. Psoriasis symptoms include one or more of the following concerns: 

  •         Discoloration of the toenails and fingernails
  •         Red patches of skin with silver-colored scales
  •         Tenderness, pain, or swelling of the joints int eh body
  •         Itchy, painful skin that may bleed

What causes psoriasis? 

The primary link with psoriasis is a malfunction of the immune system that produces extra skin cells which build up into the noticeable areas of plaque. Patients with a family history of psoriasis, high stress levels, or prior infections may be at a higher risk of developing psoriasis. 

What treatment options are available for psoriasis? 

Depending on the type and severity of psoriasis, treatment may vary. Below are just a few of the more common treatment methods recommended by our team at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills: 

  •         Topical creams and medications
  •         Oral medications
  •         Light-based or laser therapies
  •         Biologic therapy
  •         Lifestyle changes to reduce flare-ups

Do you need help getting your psoriasis under control? 

Psoriasis is a condition that can significantly impact one’s quality of life, especially if it is severe and bothersome. With the help of a dermatological professional, patients can achieve comfort and manage their condition. Call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ to schedule a visit with our providers. With a proper diagnosis and an effective treatment plan, many patients can enjoy relief from their condition. Call (973) 232-6245 to request a consultation visit at our facility, located at 636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 2H. We accept new and existing patients into our dermatology practice for medical and cosmetic skin and body concerns.

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