What psoriasis and how can it be controlled?

Psoriasis is a condition that negatively impacts one’s skin and confidence. It can be troublesome for many, and difficult to control. With the help of a professional at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills in Short Hills, NJ, patients can achieve clearer skin and improve their overall quality of life. Our providers are dedicated to helping new and established individuals take charge of their psoriasis with effective treatment options. 

What is psoriasis? 

First, patients will need to get a definitive diagnosis of psoriasis in order to speak to a professional about effective treatment options. This condition often presents itself as areas of silvery, scaled lesions on the skin. The most common areas where psoriasis can be found include the scalp, knees, and elbow. However, it can occur anywhere on anyone. It is believed that one in 40 people are diagnosed with psoriasis, making it a common skin disorder that can impact the skin’s health and appearance. Psoriasis tends to come and go with flare-ups, due to trigger exposures. Finding what triggers your psoriasis is one way to reduce the risk of problems. 

What treatment options are available for those with psoriasis? 

It is vital that patients understand that psoriasis is a condition that does not yet have a cure. However, proper management and the right treatment can help reduce the severity of psoriasis while also reducing the number of flare-ups patients experience. Below are just a few of the more common treatment options recommended for patients in Short Hills, NJ who are struggling with managing their psoriasis: 

  •         Steroid treatments
  •         Vitamin D3 creams
  •         Topical retinoids
  •         Medicated shampoos
  •         Oral medications
  •         Biologics
  •         Phototherapy
  •         Omega 3 Fatty acids

For some patients, a combination of therapies may be recommended, such as oral medications and light therapies, or topical creams and vitamin supplements. 

Are you ready to take charge of your psoriasis? 

Now is the time to connect with our team of professionals to discuss treatment options for mild, moderate, or severe psoriasis. Our providers are available at our facility, conveniently located at 636 Morris Turnpike, Ste. #2H, and are accepting new patients. An appointment can be made by calling the front desk team at (973) 232-6245.

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