Treatment Options for Psoriasis

Treatment Options for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a stubborn skin condition that can be embarrassing to deal with. The red, scaly psoriasis patches can make it difficult to show off your skin. Our dermatologist can help you get relief from psoriasis. Dr. Abdollah Malek and Jason Staback PA-C, MS at Clear Solutions Dermatology Group provide a wide range of dermatology, plastic surgery, and aesthetic services, including the treatment of psoriasis. Dr. Malek has two convenient office locations in Newark, and Lewes, DE.

What You Need To Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a complex autoimmune skin condition causing excess skin cell production to happen too quickly. The buildup of excess skin cells results in red, scaly, itchy patches appearing on your skin. Psoriasis patches commonly develop on the scalp, elbows, and knees.

Itching and other symptoms of psoriasis can be triggered by various factors, including:

  • Stress
  • Illness
  • Skin injuries
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Excessive cold or dry weather exposure
  • Smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Hormonal changes

Our dermatologist can recommend several treatment options, depending on the severity of your symptoms.

If you have mild psoriasis affecting less than 3% of your body, your dermatologist may recommend:

  • Over-the-counter or prescription bath treatments, shampoos, and moisturizing creams
  • Prescription-strength topical steroid creams to control itching and slow skin cell growth
  • Laser therapy to help get rid of psoriasis patches

If you have moderate psoriasis affecting 3% to 10% of your body, or severe psoriasis, affecting over 10% of your body, our dermatologist may recommend:

  • Prescription-strength oral medications including cyclosporine and methotrexate, to reduce inflammation and lower skin cell production
  • Biologic drugs, which work by suppressing an overactive immune system; biologics are used for the most severe cases of psoriasis.
  • Light therapy, including natural light, phototherapy, or lasers to eliminate psoriasis patches

Want To Know More?

To find out more about psoriasis treatment and other dermatology services, call Dr. Abdollah Malek and Jason Staback PA-C, MS at Clear Solutions Dermatology Group in Newark, and Lewes, DE. You can reach him in either location in Newark, and Lewes, DE, by calling (877) 425-7756, so call today.

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