Centreville Office: (866) 808-3140
Sterling Office: (866) 808-3320
Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia - Dermatologist in Centreville

Relief for many different types of psoriasis starts with diagnostics you can trust

Psoriasis on Elbows, Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, Inc

With many skin conditions, Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia wants to speed up the process of cell turnover, which slows down due to aging or sun exposure. While there are varied types of psoriasis, with this condition the professionals at DANV need to slow cell turnover to relieve painful, distressing symptoms and reveal your healthy, beautiful skin.

Understanding psoriasis

The redness, swelling, inflammation, and silver flakes characteristic of this condition are caused by increased blood flow, directed to nourish this buildup of skin. Those flaky crusts are dead skin cells. These abnormalities often appear as patches known as “plaques,” on the face, scalp, elbows, palms, lower back, knees, and soles of the feet. Plaques are also indicative of psoriasis vulgaris, which is the most common form, affecting around 80 percent of sufferers. Some DANV patients barely notice the inflammation; others are so embarrassed by the condition or so uncomfortable that they avoid social events.

Guttate psoriasis can resemble chicken pox. This variant is usually on the arms, legs, face, and ears. Inverse psoriasis likes moist areas, such as folds under the breasts or armpits. The white pustules or blisters of pustular psoriasis tend to show up on the hands and feet, but its generalized form can cover the body, cycling from red patches to blisters to scaling.

A complication of unstable plaque psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis can cause affected areas to become so inflamed that they look like burns. This type of redness is dangerous; it throws of the body’s chemistry and requires prompt medical attention. Affecting 15 percent of psoriasis sufferers, psoriatic arthritis attacks both the skin and the joints.

Relief is a phone call away

For the Centreville office, call (866) 808-3140. From topical and systemic medications to light-based therapies, there is an effective treatment for every type of psoriasis.

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Rating: 5Dermatologist in Centreville, VA - Five star reviews
Dr. Neeraja C. Mattay Reviewed by Andy. K.

I recently had an appointment at the Sterling office. Booking the appointment over the phone was easy and fast. Upon arrival, I found the front desk staff to be pleasant and efficient. My wait time was minimal in the waiting room and well as in the back room, which is always a nice thing with any doctor's office. When I did meet with the doctor, we discussed my issues and overall felt like all my questions and concerns were thoroughly answered before I left. No complaints, and will definitely be coming back if need be and recommending this practice to my family and friends.

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