Why You Don’t Need To Suffer From Psoriasis Any Longer

psoriasisLiving with a chronic condition can be extremely difficult. It may seem that you have to manage your life around your condition. Psoriasis is one such chronic skin condition with disruptions to sleep, concentration, and life in general.

Though it may seem impossible to find psoriasis relief, experts now believe that through long-term care, psoriasis can be treated. Let’s examine the different forms of treatment a certified dermatologist may give you and how they can help.

What Is Psoriasis? 

Thought to be an immune system disorder, psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy, scaly, and reddened patches on the skin. These patches can form anywhere from the scalp to the pads of your feet, even nails.

There are many forms of psoriasis not just distinguished by where on the body the patches appear but also the appearance of the patches themselves.

Psoriasis is currently incurable, though this should not discourage you. Studies have shown that, with proper and consistent treatment, psoriasis relief can include remission, or the near complete absence of symptoms for up to a year. 

What Are The Treatments For Psoriasis? 

As psoriasis is a difficult condition to address, there are many treatments available and those clinically studied have shown some form of statistical efficacy.

To understand the full breadth of treatment options available to you, be sure to consult your dermatologist. Today, let’s examine a few of the most common treatment options we may recommend at our office.

Topical Treatments

Creams and ointments, strengthened by prescription-grade ingredients such as vitamin D and vitamin A, are typically used to help treat mild to moderate psoriasis. The goal of this treatment is skin health and hydration.

Topical treatments are directly applied to psoriasis patches and though people have found relief and weakening of their symptoms, effects can take up to six weeks to notice.

Oral Medications

Severe or treatment-resistant psoriasis can sometimes be treated through medications. Because of the systemic nature of medications, this type of psoriasis treatment may have a greater chance of side effects; however, they can be very effective.

A consultation with your dermatologist will help determine if oral medication therapy is the right choice for your psoriasis.

Laser and Light Therapies

Lasers and light therapies, though not new treatments, are the newest form of psoriasis treatment. Using particular frequencies of light, the patches of psoriasis are broken up.

These therapies may take a few sessions but have shown much longer remission periods than other treatments with minimal side effects.

Find Psoriasis Relief at Dermatology Consultants of Short Hills

At the Dermatology Consultants of Short Hill, we know how debilitating psoriasis can be. Located in Short Hills, NJ, our team of dedicated dermatologists is focused on bringing comprehensive psoriasis treatment to you.

We know how important it is to find relief and return to your life. We would be honored to help, give us a call at 973-232-6245 or schedule an appointment online.

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