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Psoriasis in New Jersey

Get Help With Flare-ups For Livingston, Caldwell, Florham Park, Chatham, and Beyond

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Psoriasis is an often itchy or painful skin disease that affects as many as 7.5 million Americans. In fact, the term literally means "itching condition" or "being itchy." While common and persistent, the disease is controllable. Patients dealing with psoriasis in New Jersey and beyond don't have to suffer needlessly from this treatable condition.

Psoriasis Quick Facts

  • Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases in the United States.
  • The disease 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 this condition have or will have arthritis.
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Speak with New Jersey's psoriasis specialists at Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care. contact us online or call 973-731-9600 to book your appointment today!

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. Other forms include spotty lesions (guttate), shiny and smooth red areas that form in body folds (inverse), blistering (pustular), and the very rare and painful body-wide redness of erythrodermic psoriasis (which can be life threatening and requires immediate medical attention).

Diagnosis may involve a careful visual examination of the skin, a biopsy, and the taking of a detailed family history, since people with the disease have a roughly one-third chance of having a family member who also has it.

Believed to result from the overproduction of skin cells, flare-ups can be frequent or sporadic. Triggers depend on the individual, but may include emotional or mental stress, physical trauma to the skin, certain medications, infections, and other problems that stimulate the immune system. Anecdotally, sufferers have attributed flare-ups to everything from changes in the weather to allergic reactions. Medical scientists are continuing to work on identifying both causes and cures for the disease.

Without treatment, the pain and discomfort caused by these flare-ups can make even routine tasks challenging.

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As board-certified physicians, we take the time to meet your medical needs and concerns, to listen to you, and make sure you get the care you need.

While there is no cure, 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.

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Each treatment will be tailored to the patient, since a range of factors—including the location, severity, and frequency of flare-ups—will determine which strategy to take. Flare-ups, for instance, can appear on the scalp, the face, hands and fingernails, feet and toenails, the genital region, and in folds where skin-to-skin friction, such as beneath the breasts or under the arms, can further irritate the already sensitive skin.

Potential treatment options include topical creams, light-based treatments, and oral and injectable medications.

The Advanced Dermatology & Skin Care team is also prepared to diagnose and treat a variety of other medical dermatology conditions, including acne, eczema, rosacea, warts, moles, and skin cancer.

Learn more about your treatment options for psoriasis in New Jersey! Call 973-731-9600 or send a message online to book your appointment today!