Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that primarily affects the skin, but it can also affect the nails and joints. The condition can also range from mild to severe. Mild is defined as affecting less than three percent of the patient’s skin. Three to ten percent is considered moderate, while over ten percent is considered severe. […]
Common Symptoms of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a common, yet troublesome skin infection that affects millions of people each year. While many cases go into remission or go away entirely on their own, others demand that sufferers seek medical help. Find out how to protect yourself from this illness by learning what psoriasis is and what factors put you and […]
Metro Dermatology is proud to provide patients with the psoriasis treatments they need to manage their symptoms and maintain their clearest skin. If you live in the Elmhurst, Bronx, and Flushing, New York and Fort Lee, New Jersey areas and are interested in receiving high-quality, comprehensive care, contact us today! What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is […]
What Causes Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a type of skin disorder. Skin cells reproduce at a highly accelerated rate and as they die, the skin surface becomes reddened. White scales often develop on top of the red patches. Psoriasis is most commonly experienced on the forehead, scalp, elbows and knees, but it can also occur on the torso, back […]
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that attacks the skin. The immune system gets triggered by mistake and it attacks the skin cells, causing an abnormally fast turnover of skin cells. Under normal conditions, skin cells develop deep beneath the skin and rise to the surface in about a month. In a psoriasis patient, the […]