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Treatment Available To Smooth Skin and Eliminate Psoriasis

Published on November 23, 2011

Psoriasis is a chronic condition that affects the appearance of skin. Although there are several forms of psoriasis, the condition typically causes red patches on the skin that are covered with grayish colored scales. In other forms, psoriasis causes intense itching or burning, red spots and pain. The condition can affect virtually any part of the body, including the:

  • scalp
  • nails
  • eyelids
  • skin folds
  • knees
  • elbows
  • hands
  • feet

How and why do I get psoriasis?

It is believed that the immune system is instrumental in the development of psoriasis, specifically T cells, or white blood cells. As a result of an overactive immune system, these cells attack and damage healthy skin cells. This causes the rapid production of skin cells that build up on the surface of the skin. Since skin cells are being produced too quickly to slough off normally, red patches and silver scales begin to appear on the skin. Individuals afflicted with psoriasis often suffer from depression, low self-esteem and may even avoid social situations.

You can find relief from psoriasis with treatment in NYC

The Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center in New York City offers numerous treatment options for psoriasis sufferers. The primary goals of psoriasis treatment are to smooth the skin, remove the buildup of scales and inhibit the acceleration of skin cells. The dermatologists at Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center will evaluate the skin of each patient and devise a form of treatment based on the severity of symptoms.

Treatment options range from prescription medications, topical applications and varieties of light therapy. Since there is not a preferred method of treatment that is effective in all cases of psoriasis, the professionals at Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center will work to find the treatment that produces the most success and provides symptom relief.

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