Psoriasis in New Jersey
Psoriasis is an often itchy or painful skin disease that affects as many as 7.5 million Americans. In fact, the term psoriasis literally means "itching condition" or "being itchy." While common and persistent, psoriasis is controllable.
You don't have to suffer needlessly from this treatable condition.
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a chronic disease. In its most common form, plaque psoriasis, it appears on the skin as raised and often itchy red patches covered with silvery white scales. These patches or plaques can occur anywhere on the body and at any age, but are most often found on the scalp, knees and elbows in adults.
Believed to result from the overproduction of skin cells, psoriasis flare-ups can be frequent or sporadic. Without treatment, the pain and discomfort it causes can make even routine tasks challenging.
Psoriasis Quick Facts
- Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases in the U.S.
- Psoriasis affects 80 million people worldwide and as many as 7.5 million Americans.
- Plaque psoriasis is the most common form, affecting 90% of patients.
- Up to 30% of patients with psoriasis have or will have arthritis.
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While there is no cure for psoriasis, various treatments can help control the symptoms and prevent flare-ups. Our doctors at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care use the most advanced and safest psoriasis treatments available.