Psoriasis in Wellesley, MA
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What Is Psoriasis?
Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz of VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA assists men and women with the treatment and ongoing control of psoriasis. This persistent skin condition occurs when skin cells grow too rapidly. Psoriasis causes red, flaky, silvery patches of skin that may become itchy, inflamed, scaly, and can even scab. Regular skin cells cycle and slough off about every four weeks (once a month). Those who have psoriasis possess skin cells that build up quickly and form what are called plaques. They can range in size and position on the body, forming on the elbows, hands, knees, head, and lower back.
There are quite a few different forms of psoriasis. One type, referred to as plaque psoriasis, is the most commonly experienced. Though many cases of psoriasis are believed to be moderate, many are difficult to deal with and may require numerous therapies throughout an individual's life. It's important to remember that psoriasis isn't contagious and cannot be spread from person to person. Once it is diagnosed, it is merely a matter of managing the symptoms so flare-ups can be minimized.
How Is Psoriasis Treated?
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, there are a variety of treatments available to manage the condition, depending on the severity and variety of psoriasis you are experiencing. Mild cases can be treated with prescription creams, ointments, and lotions. If your head is affected, shampoos, sprays, and oils can be utilized. Systemic medications are prescription drugs that are taken by mouth or injected and work through the entire body. They are generally used for individuals with moderate or severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. In addition, advancements in laser therapy have provided tremendous advances for a number of psoriasis cases. Using phototherapy to expose a patient's skin to specialized ultraviolet light helps reduce symptoms.
VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics Reviews
Dr Pomerantz and her office staff provided a perfect experience for a first-time RHA filler patient. The office was easy to access and offered ample parking, inside was pristine and luxurious, reception was communicative and punctual, and Dr Pomerantz offered thorough explanations of both the product and her technique, as well as aftercare. Dr Pomerantz delivered flawless results and I’m excited to return for future medical and cosmetic dermatology!
Dr. Pomerantz and her staff were fantastic to work with! My visit at her clinic ran smoothly, quickly and efficiently, helping address my dermatological needs promptly. Not only was the care and information helpful during my visit, but afterwards as well. She ensured to follow up on my progress to make sure the treatment was working and for that I am grateful. Highly recommend!
Dr Pomerantz is such a nice person, and open to listening and working with me, as I prefer to use natural methods. We discussed many ways of addressing an issue and she likes much of what I am doing and my suggestions. Dr Pomerantz made some suggestions that fit exactly with my approach. Thank you so much.
very nice and does a very thorough exam and asks good questions and readily shares information about your condition
Superior care!! Extremely thorough!! Very polite and kind.
Improve Your Psoriasis
Psoriasis can be painful and embarrassing, which makes it difficult to complete simple tasks in your everyday life. If this is the case in your situation, we invite you to call VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics at your first convenience. At an appointment with Dr. Pomerantz, your condition can be evaluated and a treatment plan customized to make your symptoms more tolerable and your quality of life better.