If you are suffering from psoriasis, you will want to come and visit us at our dermatological practice, Karen Lish, MD. Dr. Lish is a board-certified dermatologist who has been providing exemplary dermatological care to our patients for many years. If you are suffering with Woodmere psoriasis, our dermatologist will be able to accurately diagnose and fully treat your condition.
Woodmere psoriasis is a medical condition that affects the autoimmune system. The most common form of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis. When a patient has plaque psoriasis they have patches of raised, red skin that is covered with silvery-white scales. Common places for psoriasis to occur is on the scalp, knees, elbows, hands, and feet. About 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. In some cases, psoriasis has been connected with cardiovascular risk, especially in patients who have psoriasis connected with other risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol lipids or increased body mass index. It is important to have this medical condition correctly diagnosed and treated so that you will be able to live a healthier and more comfortable life. With the many different treatment options that are available chances are great that our skin doctor will be able to find the treatment option that works best for you to help redo of this serious and difficult skin condition.
Woodmere psoriasis can often be treated with biologics medicines. These treatments are made from living human or animal proteins. They are able to target the precise immune responses involved with psoriasis and the overactive cells that cause it. Other treatments can include Adalimumab, Alefacept, Etanercept, and other treatment methods. Phototherapy, which is ultraviolet light treatment, can be used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis that does not respond to topical therapy. Phototherapy can be used for both adults and children when other psoriasis treatments have not been effective. Excimer laser therapy has also been used to treat psoriasis that affects limited areas of the body. These lasers are used to induce biological reactions that reduce inflammation and decrease the number of skin cells that grow too quickly. If you would like to meet with our doctor to see if you do indeed have psoriasis, and to determine the best treatment methods for you in your particular case, contact us today for an appointment.