Biologics

Update on Biologics and the Covid-19 Vaccine

Many of our patients are taking injectable “biologic” medications to help reduce the severity and symptoms of their skin condition. This includes patients with psoriasis, hidradenitis, atopic dermatitis, and other conditions. We have received numerous questions about the use of these medications during the pandemic, as well as their effect on the Covid vaccine. Here is the latest info: PSORIASIS Continue reading

How Injectable Biologics Can Assist In Treating Psoriasis

“Psoriasis is most identifiable by raised, red, and scaly patches on the skin, and commonly affects the elbows, knees, or scalp,” explains Dr. Jennifer Vickers, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Although the exact cause is unknown, genetics and the immune system factor into the development and presence of disease. Psoriasis causes an excessive and shortened overturn of Continue reading

What Are The Causes of Psoriasis?

What causes psoriasis? Psoriasis is actually far more than a simple skin condition, it is actually an autoimmune disease. In the case of psoriasis the body’s immune system is overactive and overproduces cells.There are many different types of autoimmune diseases, with psoriasis being the most common of them. What Are The Symptoms Of Psoriasis? “Psoriasis is characterized by an abnormal growth of Continue reading

The Role Of A Dermatology Physician Assistant (PA)

Physician assistants (PAs) are becoming more prevalent in many areas of healthcare. These highly qualified medical providers work with physicians, and they receive education and training in all major specialities, including dermatology. While physicians receive a doctorate degree in medicine, most PAs have a master’s degree in medicine. “PAs who work in dermatology receive a great deal of additional training from the Continue reading

Is TREMFYA the right choice for my plaque psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disease affecting millions of people around the world. The most common type of psoriasis is known as plaque psoriasis and is characterized by raised red areas of skin that can become painful, crack and bleed. Thankfully there are many treatment options available. One of the most recently FDA approved treatments is Tremfrya (guselkumab). Tremfrya is a FDA Continue reading

What Is A Dermatology Clinical Trial?

Dermatology Clinical Trials are coordinated studies that assist in the advancements of medicine and skin therapy within the dermatology industry. This type of clinical research provides dermatology professionals with data-based results, which manifest into evidence based medicine. With the various types of skin conditions affecting the quality of life of millions, clinical studies allow participants to be proactive when it Continue reading

Skin Cancer Risks with Biologic Medications

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United states with a one in five chance of being diagnosed during a persons’ lifetime” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, board certified Dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. Known risk factors include UV light exposure and genetic predisposition, however new evidence is shedding light on the increased Continue reading

3 Minimally Invasive Ways To Treat Your Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disease characterized by red, itchy patches on the body caused by inflammation and increased skin turnover leading to a buildup of extra layers of skin cells. Over 7 million Americans live with continuous pain and discomfort from psoriasis. “Treatments for psoriasis have evolved over the years, as dermatologists and patients alike seek to control outbreaks and reduce Continue reading

FDA Approves Dupilumab for Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis!

Medical researchers are constantly working to find new and more precise ways to treat the many health conditions and diseases found worldwide. Each and every discovery makes an impact on patients, which can ultimately be a life-changing experience. Skin Disease is no different, and new treatments often bring great benefit to patients that suffer from everything form acne breakouts, to more chronic Continue reading

Siliq is now approved for the treatment of Psoriasis. Is this right for me?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting 7.5 million people in the United States. “It’s classified as an autoimmune disorder, meaning the bodies own immune system is creating an inflammatory response to itself,” says Dr. Kellie Reed, board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. The severity of the condition can vary and affect activities of daily living even in mild forms. Continue reading

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