Dermatologists That Treat Psoriasis
This chronic skin condition is often found on the elbows, knees, scalp, and/or groin, however it can form on any part of the body. A common inflammatory disorder, Psoriasis is characterized by red, inflamed, scaly patches of skin. Psoriasis can strike the nails, the trunk, the extremities, and even the genitals. People who suffer from psoriasis have often been plagued by the disorder for years, and have sought many treatments in order to improve their quality of life. At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus and Dr. Vuong have been providing complete psoriasis care for patients from all across Northern New Jersey suffering from the skin disorder. Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus and Dr. Vuong have worked with many of the treatment options available to psoriasis sufferers in order to achieve longer remission times, and better quality of life.
New Treatments for Psoriasis
Effective therapies can dramatically reduce the symptoms of psoriasis that plague those who have this disorder. Psoriasis treatment options include:
- Topical Treatments—these include topical corticosteroids, tars, topical vitamin D, and tazarotene
- Oral or Injectable Medications—these include methotrexate, soriatane, adalimumab (Humira) and etanercept (Enbrel).
- Light therapy and Laser Treatments—include phototherapy with ultraviolet or excimer lasers (an exciting new therapy for psoriases, these Lasers deliver specific wavelengths to reduce redness, scaling and inflammation). Excimer laser treatments are quick painless and can reduce the amount of medication that is needed to control a patient’s psoriasis. A series of 10 to 15 treatments can bring about noticeable improvement in a patient’s symptoms. Most importantly, remission times seen with the use of Excimer lasers are generally much longer than the remission times of other treatments.
To take advantage of the increasing number of treatments available to sufferers of psoriasis, it is recommended that a patient seek out long-term care by a board certified dermatologist near you. A dermatologist with extensive experience treating psoriasis can work to develop a treatment regimen that fits your lifestyle and minimizes side effects. At Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills, we provide complete psoriasis care for patients from Livingston, Westfield, North Caldwell, Mountain Lakes and many other communities across Northern New Jersey. If you are interested in treating your psoriasis and you live in the Northern New Jersey area (we have patients across Verona, South Orange, Maplewood and many more in the area), please email or call Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills at 973-232-6245 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Lin, Dr. Farley-Loftus and Dr. Vuong.
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