At Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia, now a part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, we are dedicated to assisting patients in the Centreville area with their skin care concerns. Psoriasis is a medical condition that is an autoimmune disorder that is known for causing the appearance of scaly, red, and raised patches on the skin. Some patients experience burning and stinging sensations, as well as itching, which can make psoriasis an extremely uncomfortable condition. It may also be located on areas of the body such as the scalp, knees, and elbow and make patients feel self-conscious about the way they look. Patients who believe they have psoriasis will need to schedule an appointment and evaluation with a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. Once this has been obtained, patients can work with professionals to find ways to control the condition. It is unknown what causes this psoriasis, but it is believed that genetics are a major factor in who develops psoriasis. Patients usually deal with certain triggers that can make it flare-up, so determining what is causing these issues can help in controlling them.
Many options for treatments may be considered for patients with psoriasis. Some are more effective than others. Every patient’s condition is different, so it is important to take into consideration the variety of factors that may affect the results achieved with each treatment solution. Severity and type of psoriasis may be a factor in how well one treatment works versus another, so working closely with a quality dermatologist can assist in achieving the improvement desired.
Some of the most common psoriasis treatments include:
- Oral treatment
If you are interested in learning more about the services and treatments we offer, contact Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia Centreville. We assist patients of all ages in our state-of-the-art facility. We provide medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to men and women at both our Centreville and Sterling locations. Our Centreville location can be reached at (703) 222-2773 and is conveniently located in Suite #301 at 13880 Braddock Road. We accept new patients who are ready for quality, comprehensive dermatological care.