Sterling, VA area patients ask about the right treatment for psoriasis
Studies have shown that approximately 2 percent of the United States population deals with some form of psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin condition that is caused by an autoimmune disorder, a result of a faulty response in the body that causes skin cells to be produced faster than necessary. This build up causes thickening in specific areas of the body that can become irritated and uncomfortable due to the inability of the body to slough off the old cells.
It is essential that patients get a proper diagnosis from quality staff such as those at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. of the Sterling, VA and Centreville, VA area. We can provide patients with the information they need regarding this condition and provide them the right treatment for psoriasis.
Psoriasis comes in many different types so first, a clear diagnosis of which type of psoriasis a patient is dealing with can help the dermatologist make an appropriate treatment choice. Some of the most common psoriasis conditions include:
- Psoriasis vulgaris (plaque psoriasis)
- Guttate psoriasis
- Inverse psoriasis
- Pustular psoriasis
- Erythrodermic psoriasis
At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. we have a wide range of treatment options to help individuals who are struggling with this condition. We work with patients to build an appropriate treatment plan for their specific needs and desires to help in reducing the development of new flare-ups and discomfort caused by psoriasis.
Treatment may include topical creams to help with the irritation, discomfort, and shedding that can occur with psoriasis. Patients can also take a wide range of systemic medications to help control the disorder. These may include methotrexate, Humira, Soriatane, Stelera, and Enbrel, just to name a few. Patients may also speak with a board certified dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc. to discuss possible skin treatments that can be used to address the problem directly which may include ultraviolet light therapies. All of these are readily available through our practice for new and current patients to consider when controlling this condition.