Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes pink, flaky rashes at the elbows, knees, scalp and other areas. Psoriasis can also be associated with arthritis/joint pains and nail changes. Although Psoriasis is a chronic condition, it can be controlled. Treatment typically includes prescription medicated creams, Phototherapy treatments in the office at REN Dermatology, and oral and injectible medications.
Topical medication typically includes corticosteroid creams, Vitamin D-based creams, and keratolytics (creams, ointments or lotions that help exfoliate excess skin). Phototherapy includes Narrowband UVB (NBUVB) light treatments or Excimer- both are offered at REN Dermatology. Phototherapy is safe and effective with minimal side effects but requires 2-3 treatments a week. Oral medications include: Methotrexate, Cyclosporine, Otezla. Injectible medications are called “Biologics” and include: Enbrel, Humira, Stelara, Cosentyx, Talz.
At REN Dermatology, we are experts in diagnosing and treating Psoriasis. Our dermatologists specialize in finding the appropriate treatment for you to help clear your skin. We identify safe, effective and practical options for you. We also often collaborate with Rheumatologists in addressing any arthritis concerns.
Click here to read our blog post about treatment options for Psoriasis featuring Dr. Christina Gelbard.