Psoriasis

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

Plaque Psorasis: Understanding the Disease and the Treatment Options

Plaque psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by the appearance of patches of thick, red, and dry skin. While the disease shows itself on the surface of the skin, its origins are tied to the immune system. “Faulty signals from the immune system tell skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in new skin cells forming in days rather than Continue reading

New Drug, Taltz (Ixekizumab), Approved For Adult Plaque Psoriasis

A new treatment for adult moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, Taltz (or ixekizumab), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new injection treatment was formulated by Eli Lilly & Co., is expected to be released by the end of the year. “Over 7 million people have been diagnosed with psoriasis, making it important to find a treatment that offers Continue reading

Austin Dermatologists Distinguish Between Eczema and Psoriasis

Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson explain the similarities and differences between the common skin conditions eczema and psoriasis. Austin, TX—Among the many skin conditions people suffer from, eczema and psoriasis are two of the most common that Austin dermatologists Dr. Adam Mamelak and Dr. Miriam Hanson see. The physicians explain that these two chronic rashes can be physically Continue reading

Do I Have Psoriasis?

As the largest organ of the human body, the skin is susceptible to a wide range of conditions. Among the most common is psoriasis, an inflammatory disorder that is often chronic. The problem often takes the shape of round, thickened, red patches of skin, often with a white section on top. Although the cause of psoriasis is still unknown, it Continue reading

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