In a recent article for the Bucks County Women’s Journal, Skin Smart dermatology specialist Jennifer Filip, PA-C, discusses the effects of psoriasis on patients, particularly women.
As Filip, a board-certified physician’s assistant who specializes in dermatology, quotes: The National Psoriasis Foundation defines psoriasis as “an immune mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin.” Psoriasis is distinctive in the fact that it’s a lifelong, hereditary disease. Estimates put the percentage of the U.S. population affected by the disease at 3%, or roughly 6 million.
As the article describes, psoriasis is a unique struggle for women, potentially affecting their clothing choices, relationships and overall self-image. But thankfully, as the article reminds us, the patient’s quality of life often improves as the psoriasis clears. And today, there are numerous options for treating psoriasis to achieve that clearer, healthier skin. Read the article in its entirety here.
At Skin Smart, we offer many of today’s most advanced psoriasis treatments, including those the article discusses. One of these is the XTRAC Excimer Laser, which delivers a highly targeted therapeutic beam of narrow-band UVB light to areas of the skin affected by psoriasis, all without harming the surrounding skin.
An exciting treatment, XTRAC clears symptoms, prolongs remission and returns skin to a clinically healthy state extremely fast.
To achieve effective and positive results, we also treat patients with:
- Topical steroid therapies
- Topical Vitamin D therapy
- Oral and injectable biologic therapies
Find out more about psoriasis treatment at Skin Smart Dermatology. This condition is one of many we treat regularly, including eczema, rosacea, alopecia, spider veins and hyperhidrosis.
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