Metro Dermatology is committed to offering our patients the effective psoriasis treatments necessary to manage their symptoms and achieve their best possible skin health.

For those in the Elmhurst, Bronx, Flushing, New York, and Fort Lee, New Jersey areas seeking comprehensive, top-quality care, we invite you to get in touch with us.

Understanding Psoriasis

Psoriasis is characterized by the appearance of red, itchy patches on the skin, often covered with loose, silver-colored scales. This condition may also manifest through changes in nail color, texture, pitting, or separation from the nail bed. These symptoms can appear on almost any part of the body.

Though psoriasis is a chronic condition with no current cure, there are effective strategies for reducing the frequency and intensity of flare-ups. At Metro Dermatology, we focus on providing a range of medical-grade treatments, including topical, oral, and injectable medications, as well as specialized in-office procedures, all aimed at helping patients manage their symptoms. Our primary objective is to assist our patients in identifying the most effective treatment combination to keep their psoriasis under control.

The root cause of psoriasis, while still under investigation, is believed to involve a complex interplay between the immune system and genetic predisposition. This condition accelerates the lifecycle of skin cells, causing them to multiply much faster than normal. Typically, skin cells are shed unnoticed, but in psoriasis, the rapid turnover leads to visible piles of dead cells on the skin's surface, resulting in the characteristic itchy and flaky patches.

Genetics play a key role in the onset of psoriasis, with certain triggers potentially activating the condition in those predisposed. These triggers vary widely and can include:

  • Trauma to the skin such as cuts or bruises
  • Bacterial or viral infections
  • Reaction to certain drugs
  • Stress
  • Tobacco and alcohol use
  • Shifts in hormone levels

Metro Dermatology's Approach to Psoriasis

The journey to managing psoriasis with Metro Dermatology begins with a comprehensive evaluation to accurately diagnose your condition, distinguishing it from other similar skin disorders. This might sometimes necessitate further tests to ensure a correct diagnosis.

Understanding that each case of psoriasis is unique, our team collaborates with patients to identify and manage triggers that might exacerbate the condition. While external factors like weather conditions and certain medications are common culprits, our approach focuses on a holistic understanding of each patient’s triggers.

Although psoriasis cannot be cured, it can be managed effectively with the right combination of treatments. Our suite of services includes hydrating creams, prescription treatments, and advanced in-office procedures designed to alleviate symptoms and improve the quality of life for our patients.

To learn more about how we can tailor a psoriasis management plan for you, or to schedule your consultation, reach out to Metro Dermatology. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and treatments needed to manage your psoriasis effectively.

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