Psoriasis

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

Common Skin Conditions for Skin of Color

Common skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis affect patients of all ethnicities.  But patients with skin of color are more likely to have complications such as loss of pigmentation, dark spots and even scarring.  For these patients, it’s important to see a dermatologist who has expertise in treating ethnic skin and can address the unique challenges of treating 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

Why Would I Need A Skin Biopsy?

When a doctor performs a skin biopsy on you, the doctor removes a small part of your skin, analyzes it, and looks at it under the microscope. “This is a sample, a piece of the bigger skin, usually removed for diagnostic purposes,” shares Dr. Azeen Sadeghian, board certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology in Baton Rouge, LA. In this case, the Continue reading

Pustular Psoriasis | A Rare Form of Psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis is a form of psoriasis, which is an inflammatory skin condition. Per Dr. Kellie Reed, board-certified dermatologist, “However, unlike conventional (plaque) psoriasis, which is marked by thick patches of dry scales (typically on the scalp, knees, and elbows), pustular psoriasis tends to create blisters and pustules on the skin.” These blisters may either be generalized or localized. Also, since both forms of psoriasis are inflammatory conditions, there is 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

10 Things Your Skin Is Trying To Tell You

A rash or blemish on the skin can sometimes be a window to an underlying health issue. Often times people may reach for an ointment or cream to clear the visible problems on their skin, but consider what your body may be telling you. “Those unwanted blemishes or discolorations may not be the main issue, but rather a symptom of 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

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

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