Plaque Psoriasis

The most common form of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis affects nearly three million people per year. That means millions must suffer with the itchiness, the raw and bleeding skin, the dryness and cracking. We’ve had great success helping patients cope with and control the embarrassing symptoms of this condition. Using a variety of medications and innovative technologies, we can certainly help you too!

What is Plaque Psoriasis?

A chronic condition that often tends to develop on the back, palms, scalp, feet, face, knees and elbows, plaque psoriasis is characterized by an almost silvery buildup of skin. These skin patches also appear red and flaky, even to the point where they crack and bleed. Causing those who suffer from the condition discomfort and embarrassment, plaque psoriasis is treatable. Helping patients manage the symptoms and control their psoriasis is what we do best!

Should I See a Dermatology Provider About My Plaque Psoriasis?

If you have lesions and scaly patches that are not going away, we do strongly recommend that you see a dermatology provider for treatment options. Your dermatology provider may biopsy the area to determine that it is in fact psoriasis versus another type of skin condition. We want to make sure that you get the right type of treatment in order to help you feel better about yourself and your appearance. Plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition and unfortunately will not go away, but we can help you control it, we can help lessen its effects so that you can face the world again.

Plaque Psoriasis Treatment

We use a variety of topical and light based treatments depending on your case and the severity of the psoriasis. As we come to understand more and more about the disease, we are also able to treat patients effectively with oral medications.  The breakthroughs though, when it comes to light therapy for plaque psoriasis are truly exciting. The excimer laser for one is able to deliver a much larger and focused dose of ultraviolet light, giving great results without the need to expose the entire body, thus it has minimal side effects. Discussing your condition and being seen by a licensed practitioner is the first step to regaining your life. You don’t have hide anymore. We can help you get back your confidence.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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