Psoriasis Treatment

What causes psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an age-old problem that affects 2-3% of the world’s population. Of those affected, as many as 25% can develop associated arthritis. Psoriasis can begin at age 1 or age 100. It is an auto immune disease caused when the body’s immune system that is designed to protect you from infection goes awry. It is partially related to genetics and partially related to external factors or “triggers”. Psoriasis triggers are not universal. What may cause one person’s psoriasis to become active, may not affect another. Established psoriasis triggers include: stress, skin injury, some medications, strep infections and perhaps allergies, diet or weather.

Dr. Green performs a variety of very effective psoriasis skin care treatments for patients in the DC, Virginia, and Maryland regions.

Is psoriasis contagious?

Psoriasis is not contagious. It can be aggravated by infection but it is not caused by infection. Nonetheless, it can be socially isolating as those who suffer with psoriasis can withdraw from friends and family.

Psoriasis treatment

Dr. Green has extensive training and performs a variety of psoriasis treatments including topical medications, phototherapeutic measures (narrow band-UVB), and traditional systemic anti-psoriatic medications [methotrexate, cyclosporine (Neoral), acitretin Soriatane], and the new generation of biologic agents to treat psoriasis [Enbrel (etanercept), Humira (adalimumab), Remicade (infliximab) and Stelara (ustekinumab)].

Dr. Green will carefully evaluate your condition and design a custom psoriasis treatment program that is just right for you. Many of our patients are clear in less than 30 days of their first visit.

Questions?

You may send us an E-mail with your questions.

Schedule an appointment:

You can schedule an appointment for a consultation by calling our office(s) at:

For an appointment in our Bethesda office: (301) 907-7250

For an appointment in our Annapolis office: (410) 974-6444

OUR OFFICE IS COMPLIANT WITH THE CURRENT MARYLAND REGULATIONS INCLUDING:

10.32.09: Delegation and Assignment of Performance of Cosmetic Medical Procedures and Use of Cosmetic Medical Devices. This is a Maryland safety regulation which governs who can legally perform medical cosmetic procedures.  Dr. Green administers all injectable treatments (including Botox™, Juvederm™, Voluma™ , Kyblella™ and other fillers & Sclerotherapy) and laser treatments.

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