One of the most commonly prescribed psoriasis treatments for psoriasis, UVB phototherapy works by penetrating the skin and slowing the growth of affected cells. Treatment involves exposing skin to an artificial UVB light source—either broad or narrow—over multi-week treatments for 2-3 months. Low-level flare-ups may occur during UVB therapy, but can be treated with topical or oral anti-inflammatories during the process.
PUVA utilizes two effective psoriasis treatments, psoralen and UVA light. Psoralen makes skin more sensitive to light, and helps the effectiveness of the UVA rays in breaking down and clearing psoriasis. This photochemotherapy treatment is often prescribed when psoriasis does not respond to other topical treatments, or is widespread throughout the body. Approximately 25 treatments over a 2-3 month period are required for maximum results, typical…
Acne and surgical scars can be effectively minimized through the use of laser light procedures. For these dermatologist-administered skin treatments, pulses of light break down scar tissue and encourage healthy tissue growth. Laser treatments can be used on all skin types and tones, and deliver more immediate results than traditional topical solutions with less risk and fewer adverse side effects.
…ion Americans suffer from allergies—and the first step to crafting an effective treatment plan is comprehensive allergy testing. Complete allergy tests can be done in-office, as skin or blood tests. A drop of allergan is pricked or scratched into the skin surface and carefully monitored for swelling or redness. Tests are applied on Monday’s (generally), with two additional return visits on Wednesday and Friday for the reading of the results….
From visual diagnoses to surgical, chemo-, immuno- and radiation therapy options, the process of identifying and treating melanoma involves early detection and swift, effective treatment. Melanoma of the skin typically presents as dark pigmented patches with irregular or jagged borders. When detected early, this common form of skin cancer has a high survival rate.
…r or cystic acne, Accutane is a powerful form of vitamin A that works by reducing the amount of oil released by skin glands. This oil suppression then helps skin renew and refresh itself more quickly, leading to a complete acne-free appearance for 80% of users. This oral acne treatment is a common choice among dermatologists and patients once other topical creams and gels and/or antibiotics have failed to yield results. Because of the severe birt…
The Dermatology Clinic offers comprehensive evaluations, one-on-one consultations and a host of treatment plans to help reverse the signs of aging and put patients on a path to youthful, radiant skin for life. The clinic’s renowned team of cosmetic dermatologists leverages some of the premier advances and skin care treatments to deliver unparalleled results fast.