Psoriasis

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

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

Could Cannibinoids Be The Answer To Itchy Skin?

More and more medical studies are being performed examining the potential health benefits of cannabis, or marijuana. “It turns out this taboo drug has been found relieve conditions like chronic pain, nausea, and even anorexia,” notes Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. After the success in previous studies, researchers are now investigating if cannabinoids, chemical compounds Continue reading

Pustular Psoriasis: What You Should Know!

While many people understand psoriasis is a skin disorder characterized by thick scaly plaques on the skin, the disease can actually manifest itself in a number of different forms. Pustular psoriasis, for example, is a chronic inflammatory condition that appears on the skin as blisters of noninfectious pus surrounded by red skin. “The appearance is quite different than the pink, Continue reading

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