It’s never a good time to have psoriasis. No one welcomes those red, scaly, itchy plaques that can appear anywhere or everywhere on the body. There’s no way to hide the flakes that fall from an itchy, scaly scalp. It’s never convenient to have painful cracking of the hands and feet. No one wants to live in constant fear of the next breakout, especially in the most visible parts of the body. It’s downright painful to suffer the embarrassment of people reacting and asking if it’s contagious.
Well, now we have some good news for patients with psoriasis. New treatments are now available that give us the ability to realistically clear (yes, clear = no psoriasis) in about half of the patients treated and attain 75% clearance in over 90% of patients. Here at Pariser Dermatology and with our affiliate, Virginia Clinical Research, we have been part of the development of these new super-effective treatments. We have learned a lot about their safety and effectiveness.
We now also know that psoriasis is more than skin deep. It is actually a disorder of the immune system and may be associated with other problems such as arthritis and heart disease. Did you know that if you are a man in his 30’s with bad psoriasis that you have a higher chance of dying from a heart attack than someone who doesn’t have psoriasis?
Ask our providers how the new psoriasis medicines can change (and literally save) your life.
Call us at 757-622-6315 to make an appointment or request an appointment online here.