Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis Treatment Specialist
Patients who live in the greater New York City area can visit Dr. Craig Austin Dermatology to have all of their questions answered pertaining to psoriasis treatment. The facility serves many neighborhoods near the New York City area.

Psoriasis Treatment Q & A

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin cells to multiply several times faster than they should. As the new skin cells push upward, the old skin cells remain on the top of the skin creating a thickened layer of cells. This layer, often referred to as plaque usually has a reddish tint and is covered with silvery, white scales that peel away. The condition is extremely irritating and can appear unexpectedly. There are several types of psoriasis, each with its own characteristics. The skin irritations and plaques that are associated with psoriatic conditions can range from mild to severe and be accompanied by itching, inflammation, and small fluid-filled pustules that can be very uncomfortable.

How is Psoriasis Treated?

Psoriasis can't be cured, but the symptoms are easily treated. Topical ointments may provide temporary relief from the itching and scaliness of the rash, while system treatments can provide support to the tissues from the inside. Retinol based creams that contain Vitamin A can help to strengthen the tissues and reduce the severity of the psoriatic outbreak. Certain types of light therapies that involve exposure to certain levels of ultraviolet light, including that provided by the sun may also help to reduce the severity of a few of the symptoms. Laser therapies are also being used to help strengthen the soft tissues and the dermis. Once the doctor identifies the exact type of psoriasis, they can build an effective treatment plan that will help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with the condition.

What is a Medical Facial?

Medical facials work to hydrate and smooth the skin. The skin is deeply cleaned, removing oil, debris, and dead skin cells that can build up making skin look dull and dry. Many medical facials involve the use of glycolic acid to lighten blemishes and other discolorations. Using glycolic acids along with other treatment options can reduce lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. Medical facials are similar to those that patients can buy in the skin care aisle of the store. The main difference is the medical facials are performed in a doctor's office. Performed in a medical setting, stronger materials can be used for longer lasting results. Medical facials can also be used to help reduce the visual effects of certain skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis.

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